A Retro Guide to Hyannis, MA
Living in Connecticut it seemed like a rite of passage to vacation at Cape Cod, Block Island and Martha's Vineyard. I always heard stories and saw the quaint ocean side photos but never traveled to any of those places. When I had an opportunity to travel to Cape Cod, stay at the Double Tree Hilton at Hyannis and explore & document the places & spaces around I was more than thrilled. I was taken aback by how it juxtaposed a graceful liveliness and a coastal, bohemian artsy serenity. I wanted to write my favorite places + spaces that were dipped in retro loveliness for you.
Plush + Plunder is right on Main Street in Hyannis. It features everything from styles ranging from Art Deco, Art Noveau, and Victorian. They have a beautiful array of estate sales finds of gorgeous jewelry, gowns, hats and more.
Cape Bowl has a serious retro vibe from the outside but has a modern day 10 pin bowling, arcade and video game inside. Cape Bowl has been owned and operated since 1958 which gives it its vintage aesthetic, Cape Bowl also a light & sound show while you bowl.
Wackenhammer's Clockwork Arcade and Carousel is a retro, funky place to have fun! It features a gorgeous classic carousel and a wide variety of arcade games.
HISTORY & ART
The JFK Museum "features fresh interactive exhibitions, innovative special programming, opportunities for community involvement, and contemporary educational curricula." While I was there they had an exhibit called "Creating Camelot" which featured so many gorgeous photographs of the Kennedy's I never saw before.