Visit Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the fall for a different perspective of the usually bustling New England vacation spot.
Autumn is off-peak travel season, so your dollar should be stretched further during September, October, and November than during the summer. School is back in session, the families have gone home, and the Autumn leaves are beginning to change color.
The days are still warm enough for ocean activities, but at night, pack a sweater for a cool evening stroll on the shore. Plus, there are several things to do on the Cape during the fall that you can’t enjoy during the hot summer months.
Check out the Cape’s fall festivals and art fairs. The Harwich Cranberry Festival in September kicks off the harvest of the famous cranberry bogs, and the Bourne Scallop Festival is one of the largest in the area. The Provincetown’s Fall Arts festival welcomes local artists and musicians from all over the Cape. Plan a trip around one of the fall meteor showers and watch the natural phenomenon on a secluded Cape Cod beach.
And as always, you can still enjoy the things you love about the Cape during the summer, or any time: bike trails, nature walks, sand dunes, and views of the famous lighthouses at night. Most restaurants and shops stay open during the off-season and the public beaches are free after Labor Day. And here’s a little secret: locals are more relaxed and friendlier now that most of the tourists have gone home. So deals are to be found everywhere on the Cape, and a smile goes a long way – even in New England.