How to Spend 48 Hours in Brewster
The best way to enjoy a Cape Cod vacation is by dividing your stay into segments. Spend two days in Chatham, taking family photos at the Chatham lighthouse, and then head to Harwich for another couple of days, making time to ride along the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and for a grand finale, take at least two days to explore the adventures that Brewster has in store for their visitors. Here’s some ideas on how to best spend your 48 hours in Brewster—enjoy!
Sleeping in Can Be Fun
New England Vacation Rentals wants to make it easy for you to forget that you only have two days to explore Brewster, so wipe the sleep out of your eyes, slip into your walking shoes, and start the adventure with breakfast at Brewster Coffee Shop. Offering outdoor seating, hearty breakfast choices (including a strawberry and banana waffle that will give you the energy for your day ahead) and strong, dark coffee to keep the caffeine headache away, Brewster Coffee Shop is a local favorite. And don’t forget the famous Brewster General Store for old fashion cool treats and Cape Cod souvenirs.
After breakfast, you’ll head to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History for a morning of education and entertainment. Located at 869 Main Street, Route 6A, the museum is a smaller one, but it packs a punch inside its four walls. Featuring everything from an Archeology Exhibit to a Butterfly House, an Osprey cam, live honeybees and Pollinator Path, families with younger children will really appreciate the exhibits offered here.
Exploring the natural wonders found at the museum will make you hungry, so lunch at Cobie’s, a local institution since 1948, is the best way to stave the hunger pangs. Try the lobster roll; it will change your life!
An afternoon at Breakwater Beach finishes off your first day of fun in the sun in Brewster. If you’re too tired for dinner, Stone L’oven Pizza serves pasta, pizza, calzones, and more, and because they offer take-out, you can enjoy it in your jammies back at your NEVR vacation escape!
Because you were smart yesterday, chances are you stopped in Eat Cake 4 Breakfast and picked up some pastries for this morning’s meal, allowing you to start in on the day’s exploration immediately. Today is about museums, so again, make sure to wear your walking shoes!
We’ll start with a visit to The Crosby Mansion, only open on Sundays in August and located at 163 Crosby Lane in the morning. Built in 1888 and known for its famous visitors, which included Hellen Keller, the Crosby Mansion is also known for its extensive art collection.
In the afternoon we’ll visit another grand manor, the Nickerson Mansion, built in 1907 and located at 2871 Main Street. Finishing off the day with a romantic dinner at the Brewster Fish House, your time in Brewster must draw to a close.
Make sure you make time to visit Ocean’s Edge for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a sunset cocktail and enjoy the views and top service.
Nickerson State Park in Brewster is famous for its 1900 acres of nature and beauty. Take a walk, take a swim, take a bike ride around –you decide.
But Not Before One More Night’s Sleep in Your NEVR Vacation Escape
As the stars twinkle brightly in the night sky, your time in Brewster will remain a shining moment in a vacation filled with wonders. Your last night’s sleep in one of our classic New England cottages will be the best one yet—reserve yours today!