With its lovely garden, goldfish pond, and light wood décor, Inaho (www.inahocapecod.com, 508-362-5522) offers a tranquil place to dine during the high season on Cape Cod. As you might expect seafood offerings abound at this longtime Route 6A fixture, from the appetizer Tuna Nuta (bite-size rare tuna tossed with scallions and miso sauce) to Seafood and Mushroom Soup with shrimp and scallops.
Not far down the road is the Old Yarmouth Inn (www.oldyarmouthinn.com, 508-362-9962), offering classic dishes with some oomph, like Portuguese Style Linguini and Clams with Spicy Sausage, and Pan Seared Lump Crab Cakes with Cilantro-Lime Aioli.
If you have a hankering for clam chowder, visit Captain Parker’s Pub (www.captainparkers.com, 508-771-4266) in West Yarmouth, where the thick, creamy concoction is legendary.
For a good look at the night sky and universe, attend a Star Party at the Werner Schmidt Observatory (www.ccas.ws, 508-398-4765), housed on the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School campus in South Yarmouth. While Star Parties sometimes gather in the off-season, they are primarily held on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. from June through August by the Cape Cod Astronomical Society. To gaze at the heavens, the CCAS uses large and small telescopes and binoculars out on the lawn or in the domed observatory, according to Peter Kurtz, CCAS treasurer and observatory staff member. The CCAS also surveys constellations using a laser pointer.