Although Cape Cod may be primarily thought of as a summer vacation destination, there’s plenty of reasons to consider it a year-round vacation escape! From the offerings of spring to the chilly and festive winter excitement, every season is the right season to visit, and this guide to the Halloween events on the Cape allows you a glimpse of the fun that can be had in the fall! Grab your candy, costumes, and pumpkin spice treats and prepare for a spooktacular time in some of our favorite Cape Cod villages!
While the title of this fun event could seem to be the title of a scary movie, this Halloween in Cape Cod event is a family-friendly one that isn’t scary at all! Held in Kate Gould Park on Main Street, the creativity of our Chatham residents shines through strong as you explore the different vignettes of people created from pumpkins. Pose with pumpkin pilgrims, pumpkin puppies, or any other of our pumpkin population for a pictorial souvenir that will never fail to make you smile!
For those who enjoy being “terrified,” this 13-room haunted harbor experience promises to be a memorable one! Held at the Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennis Port and costing just $10 per person, this reasonably priced Halloween thriller offers one of our favorite ways to get into the spirit of the holiday!
Halloween without a costume is like Christmas without Santa, and the annual Halloween Costume Party at Jake Rooney’s ensures the adults can get in on the fun as well! Deck yourself out in your scariest, silliest, or weirdest Halloween costume and dance and drink the night away with other like-minded people. Who says Halloween is just for the kids? This Jake Rooney event held on Halloween night proves this fun holiday is for everyone!
Although this year’s dates haven’t been released yet, this annual event has generally been held the Saturday before Halloween. Designed for your kids’ ultimate enjoyment and offering fun activities that include scavenger hunts and pirate ship adventures, adults get in free with each $6 child ticket purchased!
There are no tricks when you stay in one of our classic New England homes, just treats. Reserve yours today and enjoy the happiest of Halloween getaways on Cape Cod!
The crisp nights and lack of summer crowds are just part of why the fall is one of our favorite seasons to experience Cape Cod. The city opens up with a variety of activities and attractions that are perfect for all ages. Here are some of our favorite Cape Cod fall activities for you to enjoy:
Let’s start with the adults. Each year the citizens of Cape Cod get together to celebrate their love for craft beer. This exciting festival takes place at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, letting you soak in the perfect temperature outdoors. The Cape Cod Brew Fest even features plenty of live entertainment, live music, food trucks, local vendors, and so much more. Best of all, attendees will take home a custom pint glass to show off at home. Enjoy this year’s Cape Cod Brew Fest on September 21st.
Nothing says fall quite like picking out your favorite pumpkin to carve or make a delicious pie with. Take your family pumpkin picking at local Cape Cod farms. Cobwebb Farm is located in West Barnstable and lets you pick out a pumpkin, enjoy a hayride, and much more. Other local farms include Coonamessett Farm and Bourne Farm, where you can spend hours picking local pumpkins and produce. This is a great activity to get your kids outdoors and truly enjoy the gorgeous fall temperatures on Cape Cod.
The East Coast is the root of our nation, and with that storied history comes several reports of haunted locations around Cape Cod. Barnstable Village is the perfect place to enjoy a Haunted History Tour which will take you through multiple locations known for their spooky ghost stories. Stops along the way include the Cobb’s Hill Cemetery, Barnstable Tavern & Restaurant, and more. Tickets start at just $15 for adults and $8 for children.
Everyone loves cranberries, so take advantage of the fall season and tour the Cape Farm & Cranberry Company. This local bog and farm is open throughout the year but the tours are truly special during the fall season. See how these delicious berries are foraged and the large role they play in Cape Cod’s commercial industry.
These fall activities and more are waiting for you on Cape Cod. Let our vacation rentals keep you comfortable during your incredible stay in the area. Luxury amenities and more await you and your family on Cape Cod!
Avid anglers know that Cape Cod is a great place to while away the hours, and you’ve been counting down the minutes to your next trip! This year’s annual vacation is going to be better than any before as you prepare your poles, gather up your gear, and plan on spending every spare minute with rod in hand. And as your dreams come nearer to reality, this guide to the top fishing spots on Cape Cod will ensure that by the end of your stay, your family will probably be really tired of eating fish!
Shh! This is one of the few fishing spots on Cape Cod that is a secret, but one we’re willing to share with our treasured guests, so when you’re ready to reel in your day’s allotment of striped bass, wander to this spot under the overpass on Route 6 near Exit 9. Stake your claim on your favorite rock, pull out your pole, and let the good times commence. Quiet, cool, and scenic, this spot isn’t just great for fishing; the beauty and tranquility will allow for quiet contemplation as well!
There aren’t enough words to describe this Cape Cod hot spot, so we’ll keep it short and sweet. The fish love this area and so will you! Popular with fishing boats, you can pick a spot on the shore to cast your reel or charter a boat and fish from the waters. Either way, plan on catching more than your fair share of delicious dinner options!
Although Morris Island offers the most scenic views, Chatham is a popular fishing town, so finding a hot spot is easy and earning more than a couple of nights of dinner is even easier. Pack a cooler and your favorite ties and cast off from the first or the seventh spot you find. And remember, even though the quiet moments are the best part of any fishing journey, you’ll find very few such moments here. The fish are always jumping in Chatham!
Old Silver Beach is a popular spot for sandcastles and swimming, so picking the right time to fish is the key to success during your Falmouth expedition. As the sun sets and the parking spots open, the large and small mouth bass will practically jump onto your lines!
Planning ahead was always your strong point, and if you chose one of our waterfront cottages or homes, you won’t even need to get out of your pajamas; simply walk out in your backyard and cast your line in the best fishing spots on Cape Cod! All our homes are designed to comfort and coddle, but the fishermen and women in your family are guaranteed to find these homes top notch! Reserve your New England getaway today!
The carefree days of summer must always come to an end, usually way before we are ready, but we manage to stay happy and smile because we know there’s one last hurrah still to come before we have to trade our flip flops for boots! A Cape Cod Labor Day Weekend is how we bid farewell to the fun of summer, and when you spend your last weekend of the season on Cape Cod, you’re guaranteed to have a celebration you will never forget—especially when you choose New England Vacation Rentals for your vacation accommodations!
While not exactly considered a Labor Day Weekend activity, visiting the Chatham Farmers Market offers a chance to stock up for your own celebration and enjoy the beautiful weather at least one more time before summer’s end! Featuring the freshest of local produce, the tastiest of local baked goods, and so many other treats and surprises, your Tuesday afternoon in the sun promises to be a fantastic one!
Stake your claim on your personal piece of paradise and spend much of the weekend enjoying the sun as you frolic in the waves! Take photos in front of Lighthouse Beach in Chatham, surf the waters of Nauset Beach in Orleans, and enjoy snacks from the concession stand of Seagull Beach in West Yarmouth. This weekend is all about summer fun and forgetting the cold days that lie ahead!
Our favorite part of any vacation is participating in a little retail therapy, and Lemon Tree Village offers a variety of shops that will help while away the hours over the warm Labor Day Weekend! Offering toys, sweets, art galleries, and Café Alfresco to feed you when hunger pangs start, in our eyes, shopping ‘til you drop is the perfect way to celebrate how hard we work throughout the year!
Your New England Vacation Rentals Labor Day escape offers the perfect place to celebrate comfortably. Fire up the grill and toss your favorite meats on the heat as you gulp down the first of a few ice-cold beers! This weekend on Cape Cod will be everything you dreamed it could be—as long as you reserve your favorite rental home today!
As you begin to plan your exciting getaway to America’s favorite vacation place, chances are your itinerary is filled with outdoor activities and adventures you can’t wait to experience. From visits to the Cranberry Bogs to quiet walks along the picturesque beaches, your Cape Cod getaway promises to be everything you dreamed it would be. But what about our indoor attractions? Have you made time or space for the indoor sights we hold near and dear to our hearts? If you haven’t, this guide to our favorite indoor Cape Cod attractions should definitely change your mind, especially if you want to experience everything our island home has to offer!
This small museum located not far from your vacation escape in Brewster offers a quietly wonderful good time as you explore the natural side of the Cape. Featuring exhibits that cover everything from archeology to the Preserved Bird Collection, this indoor attraction is a favorite of everyone who visits!
Offering adventures previously only found on the high seas, checking out this museum celebrating everything pirate will put you on your child’s favorite person list for more than a few minutes! Featuring pirate treasures, artifacts, and stories of the pirates personal lives, it may only take a couple of hours to get through Whydah Pirate Museum, but those may end up being the most fun hours of your trip!
There’s nothing better than spending some time inside surrounded by beauty, and when you visit the Cape Cod Museum of Art, that’s exactly the adventure you will have. Offering works created by talented artists all over the world, guests will want to spend more than an hour or two here! Offering pottery studios, art classes, and of course, artwork to view or purchase, don’t be surprised if you run into one of our staff members during your visit; we absolutely love this place and hope you will too!
Open Thursday through Saturday from 11 AM until 4 PM and Sundays from 12PM to 4PM, the once the private residence of Edward Gorey, a famous playwright, author, illustrator, and puppeteer, is now a museum dedicated to his work. Working here until his death in 2000, it still feels as if Edward is going to walk back into the room and pick up where he left off. Fans of his work will be thrilled to stop in the gift shop and pick up a little something to remind them of their visit!
As the sun sets over each day’s adventures, coming home to your New England Vacation Rentals vacation escape will be the best part of your day! Offering comfort, style, and a sense of family, our dedication to our guests’ needs makes us the right choice for vacation accommodations. Reserve your stay today!
We like to think we are pretty lucky when it comes to summer here on the Cape. With average temperatures topping out in the high 70s, we stay comfortably cool the entire season! With that being said, however, there are going to be times when the highs go a little higher and you may find yourself seeking some chill relief. In those cases, cool treats are the perfect way to beat the Cape Cod summer heat, and because you don’t have to be hot to need cool, these sassy delights will be enjoyable no matter how high the thermometer’s red line reaches!
The beaches of Cape Cod are beautiful in every season, but during the summer is when they shine. Spending a day soaking up the rays, frolicking in the surf, or simply walking along shore’s edge is our favorite way to fully enjoy the promise of a summer day! From Nauset Beach in Orleans to Lighthouse Beach in Chatham to Red River Beach in Harwich, your day in the sun will only get better when you choose a Cape Cod beach on which to enjoy it!
Sometimes it’s the small things in life that turn a great day into an idyllic one you’ll never forget: the laughter of small children as they discover the wonders of a tidal pool, sharing a perfect Cape Cod sunset with the love of your life, and the taste and feel of an ice cream on a hot summer’s day! When it’s time to get your sweet treat fix, Sundae School Ice Cream Parlor, found in multiple locations across the Cape, including Harwich Port, Dennis Port, and East Orleans, is where you need to visit first! Offering a huge selection of flavors, the frozen pudding is one all adults should try; featuring rum and candied fruits, there is nothing we can hate about it!
Sitting at a table with your toes in the sand, a cold drink in hand, the ocean breezes ruffling your hair, and the music of the seas playing a nonstop concert for all your senses is the summer moment you will never forget, and Sundancer’s in West Dennis is the spot to be! Located at 116 Main Street along Route 28 and offering live entertainment, great food, and views you could stare at forever, this is where you will often find the NEVR staff enjoying a Tuesday night in the summer!
Finally, our Cape Cod summer escapes are the places that offer the coolest treats. Comfortable, stylish, and designed for today’s travelers needs, there’s nothing better on the Cape. Reserve your rental with New England Vacation Rentals today!
For as many decades as we care to count, Cape Cod has been the place for family vacations, and when it’s time to start planning your annual summer getaway, the only decision you really need to make is one: When can you get away? Offering summer Cape Cod adventures you’ll never forget, following this guide to our summer attractions will ensure every minute of your vacation will be filled with fun and laughter. And when you choose New England Vacation Rentals for your home away from home, your getaway will just keep getting better!
From April through October the opportunity to watch the whales will be plentiful, especially during the summer months. Charter a tour through Monomoy Sportsfishing in Chatham and let the knowledgeable and responsible guides lead you to the places the whales like to frolic. Be careful to keep from doing anything to harm these massive creatures.
Rainy days can put a monkey wrench in your summer activities, but your ace in the hole will be a visit to the Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, which holds real pirate treasures and genuine artifacts that include cannons and pistols salvaged from pirate ships! If the rain stays away, this interesting museum is the perfect way to say farewell to Cape Cod; your last day won’t be so sad when you participate in this summer activity!
Summer theater has been a Cape Cod tradition almost as long as we have been a vacation destination and the Cape Playhouse, located in Dennis, offers the best shows in town. Take in a Broadway show and marvel at the talented performers, who we think could star anywhere in the world; it’s a tribute to the Cape that they choose to stay here and perform for you!
Summer isn’t summer on Cape Cod without a trip to the beach, and no matter which of our NEVR vacation escapes you are staying in, we can promise that the beach is pretty much right around the corner! From the two freshwater beaches in Brewster to the cold or warm water beaches in Orleans to the beach that houses the famous Chatham Lighthouse, it won’t be long till you feel your toes sinking in the sand!
After a day at the beach or hours spent exploring what the pirates have lost, finding your way back to your NEVR summer escape promises to be the highlight of your day! Comfortable, stylish, and designed to spoil our guests, our homes will take your vacation experience and Cape Code adventures to the next level of wonderful. Reserve yours today!
As you look back over your lifetime, chances are you realize just how much you’ve had to put up with to get to the place you are now. From bosses that steal your best ideas to living in cheap apartments where you can hear ALL the neighbor’s adventures, it hasn’t been easy, but you’ve dealt with it. And now, you’re in the position to really live it up—perhaps with an unforgettable luxury trip to Cape Cod? It was rough in the beginning, but this Cape Cod getaway promises to more than make up for all the hassles you’ve dealt with, and our guide will allow you to live like royalty the entire time!
There’s magic on the waters that surround the Cape, and if you don’t believe us, ask the Kennedys; their compound in Hyannis Port has been their escape from the world for decades! And while we certainly don’t expect you to bum a ride, harboring a sailing charter from Down Cape Charters & Boat Rentals in Harwich allows you to enjoy a variety of sailing experiences. Offering sunrise and sunset charters that showcase the beauty of Cape Cod to the fullest, this memorable excursion is one of our favorite luxury activities!
Summer theater hasn’t always had the best reputation, but the Monomoy Theater in Chatham is renowned throughout the nation for the talented actors who give it their all for every performance! A local tradition since opening in 1958, this summer’s shows promise to outshine all others. Starting with Guys and Dolls, June 19th through June 30th, and ending with You Can’t Take It with You, August 21st through August 25th, your Cape Cod Journey would be missing something if you didn’t take in at least one performance!
Lobster rolls and seafood shacks will always be a special part of the Cape Cod experience, but on those nights when you are seeking something more, Twenty-Eight Atlantic in Harwich offers more than what you are looking for! Elegant and sophisticated, the menu is creative and delicious, and the views are lifechanging, especially as the sun sets over the water!
The best vacation homes can take your getaway to the next level of wonderful, and our New England Vacation Rentals luxury escapes will be the highlight of your vacation! Featuring a comfortable luxury that makes you feel at home while still managing to spoil, staying with us for your Cape Cod getaway will be the best idea you’ve had this year. Reserve yours today!
Cape Cod has been the vacation place for travelers for centuries, offering beautiful scenery, a rich history, and a sense of community you can’t often find in a vacation destination. Even as our history grows richer with each passing year, the Cape is also known as a trendsetting getaway for the rich and famous who seem to have a secret pipeline that guides them to the most trendy shops and restaurants on Cape Cod. When you choose New England Vacation Rentals for your vacation accommodations, you have access to that same pipeline! This guide to the trendy shops and restaurants on Cape Cod island home is all you need to live like the stars—if only for a week at a time.
This cozy spot in downtown Chatham is one of our favorites. Effortlessly staying ahead of the trends, they offer clothing and accessories for men, women, and children as well as an intimate fine art gallery featuring the photography of Ashley Bilodeau. You never know when you may find the need for a faux fur muff clutch or a set of Mama, Papa, and Baby Bear matching tees, but when you do, All Points Beautiful should be your first place to look!
Intimate, elegant, and upscale, Stars is ahead of the game when it comes to providing sophisticated food options in an oceanfront setting. Open every day of the week for breakfast from 7 AM until 11 AM and for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 5PM until 9PM, reservations are recommended. Serving a mixture of surf, turf, and pasta, the dry aged ribeye for two will change your life forever. Lobster crepes for breakfast is our latest obsession and is definitely worth a try!
Those in the know understand it’s the handmade art that is flying high on the wish lists of the upscale and famous and Adorn in Orleans is often their first stop on the Cape! Featuring the best work of talented local artists, this is where to go when you’re looking for something extra special for your mom who stayed home to watch your fur babies!
There are more than a few trendy spots in Orleans, so narrowing down the choice to just one was difficult. Fortunately, Vers was up to the challenge! Serving New American Cuisine in a chic and elegant bungalow, its menu is exciting and innovative, offering the perfect date night experience.
Visiting all of the trendy shops and restaurants on Cape Cod can be a challenge and you will need a place to stay during this multiple-day adventure! While they are neither a restaurant or a shop, our properties are trendy, charming, comfortable, and stylish, offering an appeal that draws all demographics—reserve yours today!
The world is a busy place and there will always be meetings to go to, school events you must attend, and chores to be done, but that person sitting across the breakfast table from you every morning deserves something more. She (or he!) has worked unfailingly beside you, ensuring that every mundane detail in your busy life is taken care of. From doctor’s appointments to remembering the big school project, all while working a full-time job, your life partner never quits. And today, we think it’s time to thank that special person with a Cape Cod romantic getaway for two. This guide will help ensure that this trip is an extraordinary one that will never be forgotten!
The fully-equipped kitchen in your New England Vacation Rentals romantic escape makes it fun and easy to whip up some French toast for the love of your life; all you need to do is pick up the supplies at the nearest Shaw’s (They also sell pastries if cooking isn’t your thing!). There’s nothing better than awakening to the smell of French toast or a freshly heated muffin, and who knows? Maybe she will return the favor on day two!
The best way to explore the beauty of Cape Cod with the love of your life is aboard two wheels, and it’s easy to find bike rental shops, no matter which village you are staying in. The Rail Trail Bike & Kayak Shop, located at 302 Underpass Road in Brewster, offers direct access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail and also offers tandem bikes if you want to take romance to the next level of wonder! In the summer, wear a swimsuit under your street clothes and stop for a swim in Seymour Pond; sandy beaches and sunny skies add to the romance of this Cape Cod romantic getaway!
As the sun sets over the Cape, a simple stroll along the beach is the best way to re-spark the embers of your romance. Hold hands as you walk along the shore’s edge, watching the fiery show off yet another ending to yet another day in paradise. No one will blame you for not being able to resist stealing a kiss. You made the right choice all those years ago and it shows in the smile on your face and the fullness of your heart.
It’s the little moments you share with your partner in life that often have the biggest impact: murmured conversations before falling asleep, private jokes that no one else understands when you dissolve into giggles, and a special Cape Cod romantic getaway that will remind you how lucky you are. Spending your getaway in one of our New England Vacation Rentals honeymoon hideaways promises to be the second-best idea you’ve made in your lifetime—reserve yours today!