Recently, Becky and I traveled around Orleans preparing for our upcoming Cape Cod Road Trip Series (stay tuned for more on that in a couple weeks!) We started at the Hot Chocolate Sparrow where we grabbed a cup of coffee. I chose the nitro cold brewed iced coffee and, wow! It was definitely the Guinness of coffees—dark, rich and smooth. Hold onto your hats with that one, that’s some good stuff!
Afterwards, we ventured over to one of our favorite spots in Orleans, Rock Harbor. The views there are spectacular! (Tip from a local: find your way over to the other side of Rock Harbor by following Dyer Prince Road all the way to the end. The beach there feels a little more private, and it’s dog friendly!
We then made our way into the center of Orleans, stopping in at one of the oldest businesses in town, Snow’s Home & Garden. Not only does Snow’s have everything you might need for your home, be it décor, paint or linens, but it has the most delightful train display that is worthy of a trip in and of itself!
Throughout our travels we stopped by some rental homes that Becky has photographed. All of them were looking beautiful with trees and flowers blooming, spring was definitely in the air!
For lunch we stopped at Sir Cricket’s, an institution that has been around since 1970. Their fried seafood and lobster rolls are to die for! On my first return trip home from California as a college student, I was greeted by my parents at Logan Airport with a Sir Cricket lobster roll—it was the perfect welcome home!
Last stop - The Hole in One for one of their Gluten-free muffins (the cupcakes are great, too!) to savor later. Seems like no matter what time of day I stop in, there are people gathered, enjoying the food and laid-back setting.
What’s your favorite Orleans haunt? Let us know and maybe we’ll dedicate a blog post to it!
For a recap of some of the hot spots we visited, check out this video: