Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Hyannis on Cape Cod is one of the most popular summer destinations for individuals with money. Main Street in Hyannis, Massachusetts is located in the business district. Just recently plans to improve the street and the surrounding area have been discussed and formalized. They are going to improve the streets looks with better sidewalks, crosswalks, and drainage. There will also be new furniture, trees, and restrooms for those walking around Main Street. The street lights, walkway to the sea, and east end alley will also be seeing some improvements in the following years.

Main Street in Hyannis is where visitors will find everything they could want on vacation. There is family entertainment, art, music, ethnic dining, shops, boutiques, and even places for a little errand. Throughout the summer are events, entertainment, and more. Events are planned before the summer begins such as concerts, annual festivals and much more. Some events will change year by year, so they are not mentioned here.

For entertainment there are plenty of things to do on Main Street. For example Cape Cod Central Railroad, Cape Cod Duckmobiles, Melody Tent, Maritime Museum, and the Olde Barnstable Trolley Company are places one can visit while on the island. The railroad is located right on Main Street as a museum. Visitors are able to attend the museum for a small cost. They can see trains and other items dealing with the railroad, as well as learn the history. The maritime museum discusses the history of the Cape with shipping and other maritime vessels. Again the museum like that of the railroad will have exhibits that depict this way of life and its history. The museum is actually on South Street just off of Main Street.

Main Street's appearance is much the same as in the 19th century. The brick buildings that housed many of the new settlers are still in place. These brick buildings with white wood windows and eaves are still immaculate in their looks today. It brings out the reminder of the 1800's and one might even expect to see the correct period costumes, though this only happens during festivals. The walkways are not always concrete as there are still some areas of cobblestone. Gardens and landscaping also help to enhance the beauty of Main Street.

A few other things to do while on the street include John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, Hy Line Cruises, Hyannis Ospreys, Ryan Family Amusements and Cape Bowl and the Steamship Authority.

Eating is something that must be done each day, and walking around Main Street will make visitors hungry. There are numerous places to dine like Chauncy's Restaurant, Island Merchant, Albertos, British Beer Company, Fresh Ketch, and the Asa Grill. Lobster and fresh seafood are offered, though only when the season is right. International cuisines are also available at certain restaurants on Main Street. Much of the attractions and other establishments can be walked to rather than moving around in a vehicle. There is plenty of parking along the street for those who do wish to move around in a vehicle.

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