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Chatham is at the "elbow" of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Its beautiful beaches, harbors, coastal scenes and its interesting village shops make it a popular day-trip destination as well as a top-notch vacation area.
In 2007 Chatham was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations.
From Route 6 take Exit 11; go left off the ramp onto Route 137 South; go straight through one set of lights (by car dealership); go straight (actually a right dogleg) at the four way stop at Queen Anne Rd. ( The Corner Store on corner); continue to the Route 28 intersection (the road will end). Turning right (west) will bring you into the South Chatham neighborhood, while turning left (east) will lead you through Chatham's Main Street (the local name for Route 28). Driving straight (or more precisely, left and then an immediate right up a driveway) brings you to Chatham's Tourist Information Center, sponsored by the local chamber of commerce. This is an excellent first stop, as the Center's volunteers can provide local context and suggestions.
The Annual Hookers Ball, . Saturday, August 16th, 2008. Under the Big White Tent on George Ryder Road, Chatham VFW. The Hookers Ball has grown from a small gathering at a raw bar to a 700 person bash, complete with a live and silent auction, seafood buffet and raw bar, live music, open bars, and dancing! Presented by the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association.
Main St. Chatham is host to many small and distinctive shops. The best time to visit is late May/early June or September when the crowds have left. The ladies seem to always love Yankee Ingenuity and you have to stop at The Chatham Candy Manor for some homemade fudge. There is always plenty of free parking, but make sure to park within the lines because the police are notorious for ticketing naive tourists.
The Box Office Cafe, 2642 Main St., 508-430-5211, . Kick-back, ecclectic vibe. Stellar espresso bar, beer and wine, gourmet sandwiches and true NY Style PIZZA--best on Cape! Unlike anything around.
The Chatham Squire, 487 Main St., +1 508-945-0945, . A great place for fresh seafood and a night out with your friends.
The Corner Store- Burritos & Panini, 1403 Old Queen Anne Road, +1 508-432-1077, Fax: 508-432-1003, . This is where the locals eat. Breakfast & lunch burritos and amazing panini sandwiches fresh, fast & fun (great prices as well).
The RooBar, 907 Main St., +1 508-945-9988, . A nice restaurant near downtown Chatham with a unique artistic setting. If you're on a budget, the pizzas are an excellent choice.
The Red Nun Bar & Grill, 746 Main St., +1 508-348-0469, . This is the perfect place to have a drink with your friends because it's never too crowded. $8-$11
Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Rd., +1 508-945-0096,. Main dining room, beach house, tavern, or the intimate Chef’s Table & Wine Cellar. Expensive. Dinner dances every Saturday night in the summer. Sunday night Grand Buffet. Afternoon tea.
The Impudent Oyster, 15 Chatham Bars Av., +1 508-945-3545. A fave. Creative menu, and a tad pricey. Convenient to shopping village.
Chatham Fish & Lobster, 1291 Main Street, ☎ 508-945-0545, . 9-6. Great place to enjoy lunch/dinner: lobster rolls, hamburgers, fried seafood, sandwiches/wraps, salads, and daily specials.edit
Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Rd., +1 508-945-0096., . Year round. One of the top hotels world-wide. AAA Four Diamond. Right on the Atlantic -- beautiful, luxurious and pricey.
Pleasant Bay Village Resort Motel, 1191 Orleans Road, +1 508-945-1133, or +1 800-547-1011 Fax: +1 508-945-9701, . One and two bedroom suites with full kitchens. Heated pool, A/C. AAA Three Diamond.
The Hawthorne Motel, 196 Shore Rd., +1 508-945-0372, Fax: +1 508-945-9041,  Waterfront with private beach. Kitchenette units and motelrooms as well as one private cottage. $185-$225 /night for rooms.