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As the summer crowds fade away, a serene magic blankets Cape Cod, MA. Get ready to explore the peninsula’s pristine beaches and charming villages, each adorned with a unique, cozy charm during winter. To make your journey unforgettable, here’s the ultimate winter guide curated to help you explore Cape Cod. Packed with local insights, hidden gems, and must-try experiences, this guide is your ticket to savoring the Cape’s tranquil beauty. From beach strolls to delightful seafood feasts, this perfect itinerary ensures that your Cape Cod winter getaway is nothing short of enchanting.

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Get Ready to Embrace Winter’s Charm in Cape Cod, MA

Cape Cod’s pristine beaches aren’t just for summertime. During winter, they transform into tranquil havens, perfect for contemplative walks. The brisk sea breeze and the sound of waves breaking against the shore create an otherworldly ambiance that will soothe your soul. Look forward to dressing warmly and exploring beaches like Coast Guard Beach or Nauset Light Beach for a truly serene experience.

To truly immerse yourself in the culture of Cape Cod, explore the charming towns. Visit Provincetown, with its artsy ambiance, unique boutiques, and welcoming community. Or head to Hyannis to explore the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and experience a slice of American history.

Cape Cod’s rich culinary scene also shines in winter. You can warm up with a bowl of clam chowder at a cozy waterfront restaurant or savor fresh lobster in a historic Cape Cod inn. The local seafood is at its finest during this season.

There are quite a few holiday celebrations to check out while you’re in Cape Cod, make sure you check the holiday strolls which are happening in many towns in the area throughout December. You definitely won’t want to miss out on the lighting of the Lobster Pot tree in Provincetown. Lastly, make sure you check out “First Night” in Chatham which is taking place on New Years Eve.

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Get ready to embrace the serene charm of Cape Cod, MA, during the winter. Discover the cozy seaside towns, pristine beaches, and warm hospitality that make this a perfect winter escape. To fully appreciate this unique experience, you can reach out to us to book your stay in one of our breathtaking vacation rentals and make the most of your winter getaway.

There are two distinctly different types of travelers in this world. The first are the ones that love the carefree vibe of a summer day, traveling to places where the sun always shines, the seas are warm, and flipflops and swimsuits are the only outfit of the day. They love long days and party nights. They swim, they tan, they explore hidden beaches in popular areas and yes, they visit Cape Cod in droves in the summer months, finding everything they love right here on our historic island. But today, we want to talk to the second type of traveler, the ones for whom the nights can never be long enough and the snow can never be deep enough. These travelers declare winter their soulmate and cannot be happy without boots and a colorful parka as they trek through blankets of the white stuff. These romantic souls love the quiet of a dark night as more snow falls softly to the ground, and when they are tucked away under a colorful blanket with a fire roaring in the fireplace and a cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or tea in hand, they are in their element. Our comprehensive winter guide to Cape Cod is designed to enhance your vacation experience to the fullest.

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Ultimate Winter Guide to Cape Cod

A Cape Cod vacation in the winter is a far different one than occurs in the summer months, and for those who fear they will have nothing to do in the snowy winter wonderland of the Cape, we at New England Vacation Rentals have created this ultimate winter guide, a day-by-day itinerary, to your vacation in our chilly paradise. And of course, the only thing better than exploring the winter adventures you can have during your stay on Cape Cod will be coming home to our seasonal sanctuaries where warmth, romance, and comfort are awaiting! 

Day 1: Welcome to Your New Happy Place! 

Chances are your first night at the Cape was spent getting to know the comforts of your home sweet vacation home, and perhaps you did nothing more than grab a spicy pie from Pizza Barbone in Hyannis, which happened to be located conveniently near your rental property. There is no wrong way to dive into your first night on Cape Cod, so we hope it was a pleasant one. But today is a new day, and there are a plethora of adventures awaiting you! 

Breakfast is the first item on the agenda, and the Daily Paper is our first recommendation! Offering two locations in Hyannis, 644 West Main and 546 Main Street, this local diner serves breakfast all day, and their breakfasts will definitely stick to your ribs on a cold winter day. After finishing off a delicious Lobster Benedict and a couple of cups of strong, hot coffee, it is time to venture out into the cold (But not that cold, because our Cape is protected from the biggest weather issues and stays relatively warm in comparison to the rest of Massachusetts!) to one of the beaches of Hyannis. A beach in winter? We can almost hear the incredulous tone of your voice as you ask but trust us. While no one is suggesting a swim in the icy waters, the sight of snow-covered sands, gray skies, and stormy waters will reach out and take hold of your winter loving heart! The beaches—East, Kalmus, Sea Street, and Veterans—are a major draw in both winter and summer, and once you experience them, there is no going back. You will be hooked forever, and the pictures you take will offer a stark and rugged beauty that will add warmth to your home when you print and frame them. 

When the need for heat arises, it may be time to head indoors, exploring a little bit of American history at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Located at 397 Main Street and open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5 (These hours can be different over holidays, or on the first Friday of every month, when they stay open until 8 PM for First Fridays events.) Hyannis served as a respite for our nation’s 35th president, serving as a playground and often acknowledged as the summer White House during his term, and this incredible museum delves deeply into his life and his legacy. Ticket prices range from free (for kids 5 and under) to $14 for adults 18 to 64, and a gift shop is filled with items that will serve as concrete reminders of the moments you spent in his favorite part of the world. 

Finally, on this first, fun-filled day of your escape to the Cape, it is time to explore dinner options, which of course should be seafood related. Massachusetts is known for its sweet seafood, and even those who claim not to like it can’t resist a taste, which is why the Black Cat Tavern, located at 165 Ocean Street, is our suggestion for this night’s meal! Offering waterfront views of the harbor and an extensive menu that includes fish, oysters, clams, and so much more, you will want to save room for their Oreo cake as you possibly end your first day with a great meal and live entertainment. 

Day 2: A Tour of Lighthouses 

After a yummy breakfast of Steak Tips and Eggs at Marshland Restaurant, located at 109 MA-6A in Sandwich, (which has made an appearance on everyone’s favorite Food Network show, Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives) you will have all the energy you need for a drive around Cape Cod and a tour of the lighthouses for which we are famous. There are 14 lighthouses on Cape Cod, but not all are easy to access, such as the Sandy Neck Lighthouse in Barnstable, which is actually a private residence and should only be viewed from a distance, perhaps by boat. But never fear; there are many more you can explore! 

The Nauset Lighthouse is the most photographed one on Cape Cod, its red, white, and black structure standing out against the skies in all seasons, perched next to the classic Cape Cod keeper’s house. Located in Eastham and known as one of the Three Sisters, it was completed in 1838 and originally stood about 500 feet away from where it stands now. The Three Sisters, a trio of lighthouses constructed in 1911 after the original threesome fell into the sea, aren’t at water’s edge anymore but are located just a short walk away from Nauset Light, serving as a stately reminder to those early more dangerous days in the seas around Cape Cod. 

Chatham Light is the next structure on our tour, offering a peek at an automated lighthouse still in use. Built in 1877, this pure white structure is much loved, and although they only offer tours in the summer months, a picture taken in front of the lighthouse will make an excellent photo for your annual Christmas card. If you time your travels right, you should stop into the Wild Goose Tavern, 512 Main Street in Chatham, for a bowl of their Spanish Stew, served with your choice of seared cod or scallops! 

Heading back out on the road, Nobska Light in Falmouth is next on the tour. Built in 1829 and offering stunning views of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Sound, this white tower is also still in use, and watching the ferries commute from island to island from the grassy cliff is one of our favorite ways to find peace on a chaotic day. 

With 14 lighthouses on the Cape, we could go on and on about each one, but the best way to learn about these important structures is to visit those you can, including all the ones we listed here, plus others such as Monomoy, Woods End, and Race Point Lighthouses. You won’t be able to tour these beautiful structures during your winter adventures, but just seeing them, photographing them, and enjoying the views from their base will make this winter trip one you will never forget. And in the evening, after being on the road all day, you may wish to just enjoy a dinner at home, and our fully equipped kitchens will make it easy to do just that! 

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Day 3: The History of Cape Cod 

Lying just minutes away from the most famous rock in the country, this region is at its heart, practically the birthplace of our country, and as such, winter visitors can enjoy a historic tour of Cape Cod with visits to museums and antique stores, proving once again that education can be entertaining! As with any of our suggestions, travelers can pick and choose their favorite ideas and plan out their own itinerary, but today, we want to step back in time with a tour of museums.  

Breakfast, of course, is where we begin, and today’s pick of the day is for our Chatham guests. The Chatham Filling Station, located at 75 Old Harbor Road, may never have actually been a gas station, but the owners ensure that no one ever leaves hungry, filling their empty stomachs with a delicious array of foods! Preferring cash, but taking debit and credit cards with an additional fee, this locally owned business is worth visiting twice, so why not come back for lunch? 

After the most important meal of the day, the adventures will begin with a visit to the Atwood Museum, located at 347 Stage Harbor Road in Chatham. Built in 1752, over 20 years before our nation fought for its independence, a major renovation project began in 2009, ensuring that it would continue to tell its story for centuries to come. The renovations were done in much of the same ways it was originally constructed, including hand-blown glass windows, ax-hewn beams, and historically correct brick-and-lime mortar was used for restoring the fireplace, ensuring that even the pickiest of architectural buffs will be pleased with the restoration. 

For those who can’t find themselves excited about museums, a visit to Monomoy Salvage Antiques & Gifts will give you a taste of history that you can actually bring home with you! Located at 1134 Main Street in Chatham, you could probably spend the entire day here and not see everything they have to offer, but fortunately, they also offer an online shop that you can peruse from anywhere in the world. 

If you want to continue on with your tour of museums, instead of focusing on just one, some of the best museums on Cape Cod include the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, the previously mentioned John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Museum in Mashpee. The museums we have listed here should be open during your winter visit, but you should check, just in case something changes.  

Day 4: Almost Time to Leave?

We’ve crammed a lot of activities into just three days, so feel free to spread the activities out over your longer stay, but however you choose to explore the winter wonderland that is Cape Cod, we like to suggest that you take at least one day to experience all the comforts of home in our seasonal sanctuaries! Wake up early one morning, bundling up to experience a sunrise on the beaches that are nearest your escape, scramble up some eggs for a hearty breakfast, and then head back to bed for a little midmorning nap. Of course, the sofas in our living rooms are notoriously nap worthy, so maybe you will fall asleep while watching the holiday parade at Thanksgiving on large state-of-the-art televisions. On a snowy day, there is nothing more rewarding than staying in your jammies, sipping coffee or cocoa in front of a roaring fire, reading by the light of lamp placed next to the most comfortable reading chair. After another home-cooked meal, (Our kitchens make cooking fun!) clear the dishes off the table, spread out the pieces of a board game and play late into the night. 

There’s a magic that winter brings to Cape Cod, and our New England Vacation Rentals seasonal sanctuaries reflect that magic. Contact us today to reserve your favorite property today! 

Cape Cod is known for being America’s playground, offering beautiful beaches, charming homes, and a lifestyle that makes the world wish they could move here permanently, but it also offers a history that is rich and full. Located just miles from Plymouth Rock and growing up as our country matured, when you have a vacation on Cape Cod, you are literally walking in the footsteps of our nation’s heroes. Sandwich on Cape Cod, one of our favorite towns, is its oldest settled town, becoming incorporated in 1639 and providing a history that delves deeper in time; settled in 1637, this part of the Cape was occupied before they were burning witches in Salem, if you can believe that! And when your vacation journey brings you to Sandwich in the winter, a stay in one of our New England Vacation Rentals classic cottages will add comfort and modern conveniences to a getaway filled with fun, beauty, and a living history lesson that is entertaining and fulfilling. Settle in as we paint a day by day picture of adventures you will wish could continue on forever and joys that will take root in your soul!

Why Sandwich On Cape Cod Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

The first day of vacation is always a complicated blend of excitement, worries, and exhaustion, as you begin to look forward to all that lies ahead, fear that you really don’t know your way around, and fight jet lag. Jet lag is usually harder to handle on your return to real life, especially if you preempt any major issues by immediately jumping in and adhering to the new time, so an early breakfast on day one is of utmost importance. Now, this is a winter getaway, and not all restaurants are open during the season, but for a hearty breakfast that will give you a head start on your adventures, Café Chew will never let you down! Located at 4 Merchants Road and open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week, their menu is filled with pancakes, classic breakfast dishes, and our personal favorite, their Pain D’Avignon Brioche, French toast made from brioche bread. Lingering over a second cup of coffee and perhaps stealing a piece of bacon from your kiddos still full plate, (too excited to eat, we are sure!) soon enough it will be time to venture out into the cold for the first of your Sandwich adventures!

This first day may be more about getting your bearings, getting to know the lie of the town, but we think it will also involve a trip to the beach, even as Jack Frost is breathing his icy breath down the neck of your winter coat. Cape Cod doesn’t get anywhere near as cold as the rest of Massachusetts, however, tucked away in a warmer spot, but depending on when you arrive, you may still be able to experience the thrill of exploring a snow-covered beach. Keep your cameras on hand as you approach, noticing how the snow gives the beach the appearance of those warmer ones in Florida, appearing to be white sand instead of icy crystals. And if you really want a treat, First Beach is our local dog beach, giving visitors the opportunity to check our furriest of residents, or if you are staying in one of our pet friendly escapes, providing sweet Sadie the opportunity to frolic as well!

The rest of this first day may consist of enjoying a steaming bowl of creamy clam chowder (New England style, of course!) at Captain’s Scotts, located at 71 Tupper Road, and maybe purchasing groceries to stock your kitchen at home. Lambert’s Farm Market, found at 271 Cotuit Road, provides farm fresh foods and a deli that is always stocked with delicious sandwiches.

A Step Back in Time

Now that you are acclimatized to the time change, you can perhaps sleep in a little later on day two, staying in for a home-cooked breakfast (those farm fresh eggs from Lambert’s are such a treat on a cold and snowy day, as is the fresh brewed coffee you can keep brewing in your fully equipped kitchen) before bundling up to explore places that have been in existence for centuries! The Hoxie House Museum, located at 18 Water Street, is billed as the Cape’s oldest still standing home, having been constructed in 1675. Built in the classic Saltbox style and remarkably occupied without electricity, plumbing, or HVAC until the 1950s, this stunning structure presents an authentic peek at what life on Cape Cod must have been like for those early settlers. (Tours are not offered in the winter months, but exploring the grounds where those early settlers once walked is still an experience you will never forget.)

After lunch at the Next Door Burger Bar, 8 Jarves Street, you might want to make sure you have your walking shoes on because as the snow continues to fall, you will be exploring the aisles of the Sandwich Antiques Center, 131 MA-6A. Offering 5000 square feet of items that have stood the test of time, this peek into the past can actually be brought home when you find a battered pewter candle holder that may have graced the tables of the original pilgrims or a colorful woven rug from the 19th century, that although it may be too large to carry home in your luggage, could quite possibly be shipped!

For those who are still full after their burgers at lunch, but are still seeking a light meal, tea at the Dunbar House Tea Room & Wine Bar is always a good idea, adding yet another touch of authenticity to your Sandwich escape into the past. Located in a 19th century carriage house, history surrounds every sip you take and every bite you savor, and high tea here closely resembles those enjoyed in the old country, something we are sure the original pilgrims missed very much in those early and much harsher days in Sandwich!

Your Wild Card of a Day

Day three can go in a lot of different directions, and as always, remember, these are just a few suggestions as to how to fill your winter hours in Sandwich! Depending on whether this is your last full day on the Cape or it’s the center point of a luxe and wonderful getaway, you may want to take today to seek out souvenirs to help you remember your time in paradise! Breakfast at Cape Cod Donuts, 66 MA-6A, sounds like a delicious idea, and so fortified with sugar and caffeine, it’s time to move on to the shopping phase of your vacation!

Stores with whimsical names such as The Spotted Cod (153 Main Street), Painted Daisies (679 Old King’s Highway), and Salty Girl Studios (130 MA-6A) are all open and waiting for you to peruse through their wares. The last shop also offers an online presence, so if you see something that is too large to carry home with you, be sure to visit online and snatch that wonderful prize right up!

Today may be a great day to sample a Massachusetts favorite, the lobster roll, and heading to Captain Scotts for lunch could be an excellent idea! For those who are leaving tomorrow, (We are so sad to see you go, but safe travels and be sure to visit again!) today is the perfect day for a road trip, heading out and about for the opportunity to see your first lighthouse in the wild and maybe take a family photo in front of your favorite, destined to grace the front of your annual Christmas card. There are 14 lighthouses on Cape Cod—16 if you count the 3 Sisters separately, but as they are so close together, we tend to stick with the number 14! Again, during this winter visit, there won’t be any tours open. but being able to pose in front of the most photographed lighthouse on Cape Cod, Nauset Light in Eastham, which is also the lighthouse on the bag of Cape Cod Potato Chips, or simply scanning the views available from where any of the lighthouses are perched, is a life experience you would kick yourself for missing.

Holiday Adventures

If your winter escape to the Cape takes place during the holidays, you are in for such a treat, extending far beyond a white Christmas! Greet each morning with a sunrise walk on the chilly beaches, perhaps noticing that as beautiful as Sandwich is all decked out for Christmas, its light show simply does not compare to Mother Nature. However, you will probably spend your days visiting the shops we mentioned earlier, shopping for gifts for family that reflect the beauty of Cape Cod, but it is the nights where this holiday comes to life! Watch the lighting of the littlest Christmas tree, something that generally takes place on the first Sunday in December at the Thornton Burgess Museum, or be prepared to have your breath taken away by the sight of the Giants of Sandwich, massive light displays created from twisted metal and rebar. The Sandwich Glass Museum often offers a Light up the World display. A visit to the Heritage Museum and Gardens provides a peaceful walk through their Gardens Aglow exhibit, which may also offer your kiddos the chance to meet Santa! He is generally stationed in the antique car building, offering hot cocoa with marshmallows and the ability to make Christmas all that more magical for your children! The Charles Dicken Dinner, held in mid-December at Dunbar House Tea Room & Wine Bar, sells out early, but if you make your reservations months in advance you can enjoy a four-course English dinner that would be the pride of the newly reformed Ebenezer Scrooge and his new friend Tiny Tim! Ending with the traditional plum pudding and also offering Christmas caroling, this event is destined to make your holidays shine brighter.

Christmas Part 2

Sandwich isn’t the only game in town, and although you may spend a majority of time exploring all it has to offer during your winter getaway, there are enough Christmas activities taking place all over Cape Cod to warrant a part two, making your 5th and possibly final day in our winter wonderland even more special.

The Yarmouth Port Christmas Stroll, held the first Sunday in December, offers trolley rides, live music, entertainment and treats that make the holiday that much sweeter and ends with a caroling ceremony on the Village Green, beginning at 4:15. That first weekend in December is a busy one, with Brewster offering its Holiday Windmill Lighting, and Harwich sponsoring a Holiday Market and Open House with special live performances and over 20 vendors exhibiting their wares for sale. Mashpee’s Season of Celebration and Annual Mashpee Chamber Christmas Parade takes place the second weekend in December, and the Holidays at Highfield begin the end of November, generally lasting through the second week of December. This fun event is held at the Highfield Hall & Gardens and offers spectacular decorations, crafting opportunities, even a model train setup that never ceases to impress! And finally, the Cape Symphony presents a holiday extravaganza in Dennis every year, offering a soulful exploration of your favorite Christmas songs.

As you drive through the dark night, lit only by stars and Christmas lights, back into Sandwich, perhaps seeking one last dinner before it is time to wake up, start packing, and return back to reality, a seafood dinner that reflects the taste of Cape Cod is our final suggestion. Fisherman’s View Seafood Market & Restaurant, located at 20 Freezer Road, provides varying menus of the freshest seafood in town and with its views of the seas an occasional live entertainment, this night will reach a Cape Cod magic of surprising proportions!

Come Again Soon!

Now that you’ve experienced Sandwich, and Cape Cod, in the winter months, it is time to contact us and start planning many more return trips, perhaps in the fall or in the summer next time? Our New England Vacation Rentals seasonal sanctuaries will always be there to welcome you with warmth and comfort, no matter what the season. Reserve your favorite property with us today!

In the blink of an eye, the holiday season has descended upon us once again. While previous years’ chaos and craziness may have made you wish you could skip it, this year, you are planning a holiday visit to Cape Cod! Anticipating the magic of snow-covered beaches and nights spent sipping hot cocoa in front of a roaring fire (courtesy of our New England Vacation Rentals holiday hideaways!) adds to the excitement of your getaway, especially as we have provided this guide to all the holiday events that make Cape Cod come alive at Christmas!

Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, 11/11

Over 400 years ago, the story of our country began with a rock, a few ships, and the people who risked it all to start a new life in a land fraught with danger and filled with possibilities and the lighting of the Pilgrim Monument is the first-holiday event we will discuss, our simple way we pay homage to those brave souls! Taking place on November 11th to commemorate the landing on Plymouth Rock, this year brings back the much-loved in-person ceremony again. Join in the fun as we set the 252-foot tall monument alight and if you have someone you are missing more than normal this year, you can even dedicate a lighting for them. The lights add a festive gleam to the holidays, staying on through the New Year of 2024!

Provincetown Lobster Trap Tree Lighting, 11/25

A unique and vibrant tradition in Provincetown is the Lobster Trap Tree Lighting. This isn’t your typical Christmas tree. Made from over 112 real lobster pots borrowed from local lobstermen, the tree stands tall and proud in the heart of Lopes Square. Adorned with dozens of bows, buoys, plastic lobsters, and thousands of LED lights, the tree rises over two stories high, illuminating the square with its festive glow. It’s a bright and colorful addition that captures the essence of the Cape Cod community and its deep-rooted connection to the sea.

Polar Express Christmas Train, Buzzard’s Bay to the North Pole, 11/25-12/23

If you have seen the movie you will be pleased to see that this special train retains its magic and charm! Offering a reading of the book, dancing waiters and chefs, hot chocolate and cookies, and, of course, a visit with the jolly old elf himself, even the most doubting of children will begin to believe once again/ Each child will take home a commemorative sleigh bell, a golden ticket, and a magical memory they will remember forever let your kiddos wear their Christmas jammies to fully experience the magic of your train ride to the North Pole!

Gardens Aglow, Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, 11/24-12/23

The natural beauty of a Cape Cod winter shines even brighter with a visit to Gardens Aglow, a Christmas experience unlike any you may have experienced before. Stroll through gardens that twinkle with the warm glow of Christmas lights, meet Santa as he hangs out in a 1913 Model T, and stay warm by roasting marshmallows! Also featuring a reindeer scavenger hunt and a beautiful and authentic model train display which is, of course, decked out for the holidays, Garden’s Aglow is a great addition to your holiday adventures.

Gingerbread Lane & Artist Market at the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties, 11/24-11/25

Shopping at the holidays is a time-honored tradition and the Gingerbread Lane & Artist Market will bring magic to your expedition that you just can’t find at the big box stores. Stroll along the Main Street area of Hyannis, checking out all the gifts you may want to keep for yourself, and just enjoy the spirit of the season as Christmas carols play, treats are devoured, and holiday displays wow!

Cape Cod Christmas Strolls & Cookie Strolls, Dates Vary

The holiday season on Cape Cod is not complete without the much-anticipated Christmas and cookie strolls. Towns across the Cape come alive with village tree lighting ceremonies, caroling events, and of course, the delightful strolls. As you walk through the charming streets, local businesses and eateries offer up shopping experiences, visits with Santa, horse-and-carriage rides, and delicious treats. From the Candlelight Stroll & Tree Lighting in Orleans to the festive activities in Hyannis Village, there’s something for everyone. And for those with a sweet tooth, the cookie strolls are a must-attend, offering a delightful array of cookies and treats as you explore the festive streets. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these strolls are a perfect way to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit of Cape Cod.

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As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better place to experience the magic and wonder of winter than Cape Cod. And while the events and festivities are sure to leave you with cherished memories, the comfort and warmth of a New England Vacation Rental will make your stay truly unforgettable. Our holiday hideaways offer the perfect blend of coziness and luxury, ensuring that after a day of exploring the festive streets and snowy beaches, you can return to a home that feels just right. With roaring fires, spacious living areas, and all the amenities you need, our rentals are the ideal base for your Cape Cod holiday adventure. Don’t wait too long; book your stay with New England Vacation Rentals and make this season the most memorable one yet!

A romantic getaway with your significant other can help foster your bond and deepen your intimacy. The scenic peninsula of Cape Cod features numerous attractions, perfect for a lovely couple’s holiday. Here’s a list of things to do in Cape Cod for couples and what the ideal date night looks like at this beautiful Massachusetts gem.

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Begin With an Evening Stroll on the Beach

Cape Cod is famous for its world-class beaches, offering an excellent setting for a scenic evening walk with your partner. Mayflower Beach in Dennis is a favorite among couples, featuring breathtaking sunsets and calm waves. Newcomb Hollow Beach has several massive dunes, providing a beautiful backdrop for a late, hand-in-hand stroll as you watch the sun disappear over the horizon. South Cape Beach features a mile of gorgeous white sand, giving you and your partner an excellent view of the famous Martha’s Vineyard.

Head Out for a Romantic Dinner

Cape Cod has an impressive collection of fine-dining eateries for the ultimate romantic date night. Bleu Restaurant in Mashpee offers a lovely French menu with several dinner classics and a well-curated wine list. Cape Sea Grille is a Harwichport favorite, offering a sumptuous seafood menu with delicious dessert options. Stop by Front Street in Provincetown and enjoy Italian cuisine in a unique 18th century Victorian setting. Other restaurants worth eating at include Belfry Bistro, Water Street Kitchen, Scargo Café, and C Salt X.

Finish the Night With a Live Show Attendance

Cape Cod hosts several theaters showcasing numerous musicals and plays. If you’re up for a chuckle, The Barnstable Comedy Club is the ideal go-to. This community theater has been a Cape Cod mainstay since 1922, offering hilarious skits and musicals. Cape Rep Theater in Brewster features musicals and plays on indoor and outdoor stages, while the Cape Playhouse in Dennis produces top-rated plays. Stop by the Falmouth Theatre Guild for riveting musicals and enjoy Broadway-like performances.

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Cape Cod consists of 15 beautiful towns, including beachside and historical municipalities. This famous hook-shaped peninsula has been a favorite for couples for decades thanks to its robust collection of attractions. From gorgeous beaches to fine dining establishments and lovely live shows, Cape Cod delivers fantastic romantic date nights. Before setting out on your intimate getaway, secure the best vacation rental with New England Vacation Rentals. We have exquisite holiday homes in 17 Cape Cod locations, offering you and your partner ample choice. Contact us today to book your preferred rental and relish the romance of this Massachusetts gem.

A vacation in the iconic Cape Cod needs an equally exciting rental that complements your holiday. This property is two separate rentals that can be rented together and has been designed to serve that purpose. It is a remodeled waterfront that can hold more than 10 vacationers. Here’s all you need to know about the 22-24 Follins Pond Road property in Cape Cod.

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Enjoy High-End Amenities

This property has been remodeled to incorporate the changing face of architecture. One of the standout components is the keyless entry feature. Such properties make it a secure space for you to live. Also, it makes it easy for you to check in and out of the property without bothering anyone.

Within the property are five bedrooms and three bathrooms, one with two bedrooms and one bathroom, and the other with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This combo means the space can hold 10 vacationers without feeling crowded. It is the perfect vacation rental for large families. Corporate vacations too have a chance to thrive under such circumstances.

The kitchen space is designed to be exactly what you would expect to find in a modern-day home. Inside the kitchen are state-of-the-art appliances ranging from a microwave and toaster to a blender and dishwasher. Also, there is a grill located outside to ensure you enjoy your steak and BBQ wherever you go.

This property is an entertainment hub of its kind. The huge TV mounted on the wall of the living rooms combines with the paid cable to give you an entertainment experience like never before. The presence of free Wi-Fi means you are not missing out that work-related mail despite being miles away from your conventional office setup.

Amazing Outdoors

The fun that awaits you in Cape Cod is not limited to the walls of this property alone. There is a lot more waiting for you outside. First, it is a property with views of the Bass River shoreline which explains the kind of activities you can expect here. From fishing to kayaking, there are multiple activities for you to explore.

Better still, the ocean is nearby which brings an exciting beach experience to your doorstep. Waking up each day to those wonderful views of the sea further explains why you need this property more.

If you are the kind that loves golfing, you are in the right place. There is a golf course not far from the property allowing you to swing your troubles away. The property also incorporates a backyard where your kids and dogs can go to play.

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22-24 Follins Pond Road property is a combination of high-end amenities, spacious rooms, and elegant outdoors. It is a renovated property with all the crucial aspects of modern-day homes. Also, it is a dog-friendly setting. Reserve today and shift your focus on what Cape Cod has to offer.

Cape Cod is known for its jaw-dropping scenery, stunning sandy coastline, and top-notch recreational activities. This Massachusetts peninsula comprises 15 towns offering unique attractions, including sumptuous restaurants and magnificent shops. As a Cape Cod vacationer, supporting local businesses is one of the best ways to show your love for the area. Here are a few Cape Cod local businesses you can champion.

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Cape Cod Coffee

If you’re a coffee enthusiast, Cape Cod Coffee is the ideal place to get your daily dose of caffeine. This iconic coffee house has been a mainstay since 1970 and sources coffee beans from 12 different nations. Apart from the expansive variety of coffees, Cape Cod Coffee also offers a delightful lunch and dinner menu, including sandwiches, nachos, mac & cheese, classic & specialty pizzas, and wings. You’ll find them at 10 Evergreen Circle, Mashpee, off Route 130. You can also tour their roasting facility in Wareham Crossing and get a behind-the-scenes look at their roasting process.

The Cape and Islands Bookstore Trail

The Cape and Island Bookstore Trail is a fun way to grab your favorite books as you visit the peninsula’s bookstores and explore what each has to offer. The trail’s founders, Vicky Titcomb, Sara Hines, and Caitlin Doggart-Bernal, wanted to raise Cape Cod’s reputation as a literary destination and make it easy for avid readers to find independent bookstores. These stores are essential in helping introduce local debut authors to readers and bringing established writers into schools and communities.

Chatham Jewelers

Chatham Jewelers is the brainchild of Walter and Pota Meier, who founded the store on the cornerstones of philanthropy, integrity, and fine craftsmanship. Today, the store maintains its standard of excellence by providing exquisite, handcrafted jewelry. Aside from custom design fabrication, the store offers onsite appraisals and repair services. Chatham Jewelers utilize state-of-the-art Computer Aided Software and expertise from experienced goldsmiths and local jewelry manufacturers to create tailored pieces.

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Cape Cod is a vacation gem drawing almost six million yearly visitors thanks to a unique blend of attractions. Part of what makes the holiday experience complete is the quality of accommodation. As you plan your Cape Cod visit, New England Vacation Rentals is the go-to for rental holiday homes. We offer numerous impeccable options with ample amenities in 12 Cape Cod towns. Contact us today to secure your vacation rental and partake in the charm of this iconic southern Massachusetts archipelago.

Located in Massachusetts, Cape Cod is home to pristine beaches and rich history. Thus, it’s clear why visitors return year after year. And when it comes to a place to stay during your visit, 7 Cutter Lane is your answer. It is a beautiful Yarmouth rental that will help elevate your getaway experience. Whether you’re visiting with your pals or family, this 3-bedroom, 1-bath abode can comfortably house six guests.

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Step Inside the Charming 7 Cutter Lane

From the moment you step into 7 Cutter Lane, you’ll be transported to a world of comfort right from the living room. It is spacious and has plenty of natural light flooding the space. With that, it creates a warm, inviting atmosphere that makes you feel at ease. Plus, the large windows provide a picturesque landscape view. Sit back with a glass of wine from the comfort of the couch after a long day.

The kitchen in this home is sure to impress whether you’re a seasoned chef or a newbie. It’s outfitted with stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator, an oven, and a dishwasher. Plus, you’ll find vast granite countertops and white cabinetry with ample space to store your essentials. Adjacent to this culinary space is the dining area. The dining area hosts a table and comfy chairs that can fit everyone on your trip.

When it’s time to retire to bed, the bedrooms in this abode await. Each chamber has a comfortable bed topped with cozy bedding, ensuring you have happy dreams. You’ll also find ample closet space, perfect for storing all your clothing and accessories. When it comes to the bathrooms, they are modern and stylish, with updated fixtures.

Unwind From the Inviting Backyard

The backyard in this vacation home is a sprawling green space. It is ideal for summer barbecues and outdoor activities. Lounge and enjoy the tranquil sound of the birds chirping as you sip on your drink. And since this area is spacious, the youngsters can run around as the adults in the family unwind. It is also fully fenced so bring your dog to this pet-friendly property and give them the space to run and play!

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7 Cutter Lane offers phenomenal comfort and style that’s great for families, even bring along the older people in your family because this home is all on one level. Thus, it is the ideal place to stay whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. And with its amenities and prime location, it is the perfect choice for your next escape. So why wait? Get in touch today for any questions as you make your reservations.

Cape Cod is a popular holiday destination, particularly once summer swings around. This Massachusetts gem is home to several beaches, seafood restaurants, and charming villages, attracting massive crowds yearly. You may find it challenging to explore Cape Cod if you’re new to the area or if it’s your first time traveling, given that there’s so much to see and do. Our Cape Cod Travel Guide is the ultimate go-to to help you learn more about the peninsula’s best attractions and find something to suit your taste.

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Cape Cod Map

We understand that traveling to a new destination can be confusing. That’s why our travel guide incorporates a map of Cape Cod to help steer you in the right direction. You’ll find the locations of 15 towns, each with its unique charm. On the upper end, there’s Provincetown, which lies at the northernmost point of the area. As you move south, you’ll encounter other towns, including Truro, Wellfleet, and Eastham. Each destination offers something different, creating an expansive variety of attractions.

Signature Events

Cape Cod has tons of unique events worth checking out. Our travel guide offers plenty of information on these thrilling events, ensuring you stay updated on what’s going on. You’ll discover excellent activities, which include the Saint Patrick’s Parade, Art Week, Opening Day of the Cape Cod Baseball League, Father’s Day Auto Show, and Fourth of July Fireworks & Parades. There are 14 pages offering information on Cape Cod’s signature events to keep you abreast of the goings on.

Activities for the Little Ones

Cape Cod is the perfect spot for the ultimate kid-friendly experience. Our guide has a couple of pages full of thrilling activities for children, ranging from mini golf to whale watching, and many other thrills.

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Whether you want to spend a day at the beach, enjoy an indulging shopping session, or explore the peninsula, our travel guide is an excellent resource. Inside our guide, you’ll discover so much more about this Massachusetts beauty that you may choose to stay much longer than intended. As you plan your Cape Cod getaway, contact us today to book the best vacation rentals on the peninsula for the ultimate holiday experience.

If you’re looking for the best ways to experience the local flavors of the New England Coast, you’ve come to the right place! Eating like a local is one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in the culture and get to know the area. Here, we’re going to be sharing some tips for eating like a local on the New England Coast. From the best New England food, freshest seafood catches to the most traditional lobster shacks, you’ll have an unforgettable experience with the regional dishes that make New England special. Let’s dive in!

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Know What’s in Season

Eating like a local on the New England coast means staying in tune with the seasons. Each season from early spring to late fall brings a unique array of produce, seafood, and other culinary delights. To eat like a local, you need to know what’s in season.

In the spring, look for fresh greens like asparagus and fiddleheads, as well as ramps and rhubarb. Summer is all about juicy berries, sweet corn, and heirloom tomatoes. In the fall, root vegetables like carrots, turnips, and squash come into season, along with crisp apples and pears.

The best way to stay up to date on what’s in season is to consult a seasonal produce chart or talk to your nearby farmers and fishermen. Eating locally and seasonally not only tastes better, but it’s also better for the environment and supports the economy.

Visit a Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s markets are the perfect place to find fresh, locally grown produce straight from the source. Not only is the produce usually more flavorful and nutrient-dense than what you would find in a grocery store, but buying directly from farmers also supports the community’s economy and helps to promote sustainable agriculture practices.

Don’t be afraid to try something new and experiment with flavors you may not be familiar with. New England has many unique and delicious crops, including Cape Cod cranberries, Maine blueberries, and Vermont maple syrup.

Enjoy Local Restaurants

One of the best ways to eat like a local on the New England coast is to visit the area’s restaurants. These restaurants use locally sourced ingredients to create delicious and authentic meals that capture the essence of the region.

Be sure to do some research before your trip to find the best restaurants in the area. Websites like Yelp and TripAdvisor are great resources for finding highly rated restaurants with a focus on local ingredients. And don’t be afraid to ask the locals for recommendations – they’ll be happy to share their favorite spots with you. Eateries like Nantucket Cookie Company, Nantucket Coffee Roasters, and C Salt Wine Bar & Grill are great places to start depending on your cravings!

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Eat Like a Local When Visiting the New England Coast!

When it comes to eating like a local on the New England Coast, there are plenty of options to choose from. By knowing what’s in season, visiting a farmer’s market, and enjoying nearbt restaurants, you can experience the fresh and unique flavors of the area. Supporting local businesses, connecting with other foodies, and learning about the history of food in the area can also enhance your dining experience.

So, whether you’re a resident or a visitor, don’t be afraid to try new dishes and savor the fruits of your labor. With these tips, you can truly indulge in the delicious and authentic cuisine of the New England Coast. Ready to book your stay? Contact us to get started!