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.
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 at the four way stop at Queen Anne Rd. (country store on corner); continue to the Route 28 intersection (the road will end). Take a left onto Route 28 and travel approximately 3 miles.
Chatham Municipal Airport, 240 George Ryder Rd., Phone: +1 508-945-9000. This is a small airport -- most travelers would fly into Boston(BOS) or Warwick (Rhode Island)(PVD).
Atwood House and Museum, 347 Stage Harbor Rd., Phone: +1 508-945-2493, .
Chatham Light, Shore Road, Phone: +1 508-430-0628. Busy parking lot there at the beach overlook has a 30 minute limit.
The Railroad Museum, 153 Depot Rd. . Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM. Free.
Chatham Fish Pier, Aunt Lydia's Cove (off Shore Rd.). Watch the fishermen unload their catch.
Old Godfrey Windmill, Near Chase Park
Chatham Art Gallery, 464 Main St., Phone: +1 508-255-1056.
Gallery of Chatham, 595 Main St., Phone: +1 508-945-5449.
Hearle Gallery, 488 Main St., Phone: +1 508-945-2406.
Kingsley-Brown Gallery, 499 Main St., Phone: +1 508-945-6035.
Maureen Leavenworth, 464 Main St., Phone: +1 508-945-4699.
Munson Gallery, 880 Main St., Phone: +1 508-945-2888.
Outermost Adventures, off Morris Island Road one-half mile south of Chatham Light, Phone: +1 508-945-5858, . Shuttles to South Beach and North Monomoy Island. One hour seal watch cruises.
Monomoy Island Ferry, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Phone: +1 508-945-5450. . Shuttles, seal tours.
Cape Aerial Tours, Chatham Airport, George Ryder Rd, Phone: +1 508-945-2363. Another way to see the seals.
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 Chatham Squire, 487 Main St., Phone: +1 508-945-0945, . A great place for fresh seafood and a night out with your friends.
The RooBar, 907 Main St., Phone: +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., Phone: +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., Phone: +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., Phone: +1 508-945-3545. A fave. Creative menu, and a tad pricey. Convenient to shopping village.
The RooBar, 907 Main St., Phone: +1 508-945-9988, .
The Red Nun Bar & Grill, 746 Main St., Phone: +1 508-348-0469 .
Christian's Piano Bar, 443 Main St., 508-945-3362.
Hotels and Motels
Chatham Bars Inn, 297 Shore Rd., Phone: +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, Phone: +1 508-945-1133, or Phone: +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., Phone: +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.