When most travelers envision Cape Cod, they think of summer days and fresh seafood. Yet there's another side of this peaceful destination to explore, one that you can find by choosing Cape Cod winter rentals
. During the winter season you might not be dining outside or getting up early for a fishing expedition, but there's still plenty to do that warrants a trip to the Cape during the cold months too. Keep reading for a little inspiration on why Cape Cod vacation rentals should be on your wish list.
1. Stroll Along the Beach
You might be used to a Cape Cod that is full of traffic and beaches brimming with families. But during the winter, you can have all the scenery to yourself. A stroll along Lighthouse Beach
in the Edgartown Area
is guaranteed to be peaceful. During the winter you will have the opportunity to take in your surroundings that just isn't possible during the bustle of winter.
2. Indulge in a Spa Treatment
A hot stone massage doesn't have an ounce of appeal in the summer, but after a chilly walk on the beach in winter, this type of massage will be incredibly welcome. Cape Cod is home to several day spas, including the spa at Chatham Bars
, where you can choose from a long list of winter-appropriate treatments.
3. Antique Shopping
During winter trips to Cape Cod, you might be too preoccupied with the beach to consider the offerings of charming towns. Antique shops are one of the biggest attractions to the area in the off season, allowing serious shoppers to browse without the hassle of the crowds. The town of Chatham is home to a large number of antique dealers where you are sure to find something special.
4. Learn a New Skill
When the outdoor temperatures encourage you to be inside, the result is often new and creative activities. When you choose Cape Cod winter rentals, you will have the opportunity to learn a new skill or take a cooking class. One of the most popular classes in recent times is one on making jams and preserves from the bounty of summer fruit. Sign up for a class at Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen
, and then practice your new techniques in the kitchen of your rental.
5. Indulge in the Local Flavor
At night, you will want to be tucked away in the warmth of Cape Cod vacation rentals or in a cozy restaurant. While summertime meals can often be rushed, the opposite is true during the winter. Start your meal with a few plates of local oysters, and you can be the judge if they taste any different during a different season. Try the Wicked Oyster
for some of the best in town.
6. Check out Local Art Galleries
During the warmest point of the day, be sure to stroll along the beach and hit the forest trails. But when the sun starts to descend, it's time to be indoors. One great option is to peruse local art galleries. In the town of Wellfleet, take a walk along Commercial Street
where you will find several art galleries.
7. Stock Your Rental
If you choose Cape Cod winter rentals, be prepared for a snowstorm. Pack your car with board games, decks of cards, favorite DVDs, and toys for the kids. When a snowstorm forces you inside, you will be glad to have a stocked fridge full of yummy treats to prepare family feasts. The weather might force some quality family time, but if you're prepared, you can enjoy every minute of it.
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