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Even though Labor Day weekend is at the tail end of our summer season, it is still the perfect time to visit Harwich, Massachusetts and see what Cape Cod is all about. With so much to do in Harwich, you might need a little help narrowing down your vacation itinerary. Here are five incredible Harwich activities to do to celebrate Labor Day:

Hit the Beaches

In Harwich, you can find everything from bustling public beaches to private and secretive hidden beaches that are perfect for some additional privacy. Since July and August are the busy months in Harwich, the crowds should be a little thinner and less hectic for a family getaway. Relax with the gentle waves of the ocean and the sun setting in the background.

Grab a Bite!

Cape Cod is full of delectable restaurants to dine at for a romantic evening or family fun. Enjoy a casual eatery just off the coast for lunch or visit a fine dining establishment. Labor Day weekend can be busy with tourists, so make sure you call ahead for a reservation for your lunch or dinner plans. We love the outdoor patios of Ember Pizza and Wings, The Port, Perks and the Mad Minnow. All have food and music.

Labor Day Road Race in Dennis

Each year the Annual Labor Day Road Race is held to showcase the top 5K racers in our area. Participants are awarded in multiple categories with an overall winner announced. Stretch out your legs and see how you stack up against our New England runners!

Truro Agriculture Fair

Take a short trip over to the Pamet River and enjoy a look at Cape Cod’s agriculture highlights with the Truro Agriculture Fair. This annual event is a great way to see the various healthy produce harvested in the area and how New England’s farmers continue to protect and respect the environment. Family friendly activities will include live music, a pie eating contest, bake shows, and tons of kids’ games.

Vineyard Artisan Festival

Another great local event is the Vineyard Artisan Festival, an annual celebration to support the local arts of Cape Cod. You will enjoy delicious seafood, live music, and all kinds of kids’ activities like hay rides and more. Entry is free, so bring the whole family!

After Your Harwich Activities Stay With New England Vacation Rentals

Now is the time to check out Cape Cod for your next family vacation getaway and enjoy all of the great Harwich activities. Let New England Vacation Rentals help you find the perfect vacation rental that will make you feel right at home. Call us today and see what properties we have available.

It happens every year at this time—suddenly we turn the page of the calendar, October is over and Thanksgiving and Christmas are just a short time away! How did this happen? Only yesterday it was the first day of summer and NOW IT IS CHRISTMAS?!!! Fortunately, you were smart this year, and determined that your holidays would be spent in one of the most beautiful spots on earth: Cape Cod. Good planning, my friends! Because we are so proud of you for thinking ahead, we are going to offer up a list of holiday experiences on Cape Cod that will make you even happier!

Isn’t Cape Cod a Summer Vacation Spot?

While the Cape is traditionally a summer vacation paradise, the reality of this beautiful vacation destination is that it’s beauty can be enjoyed year-round, and at Christmas, Cape Cod really shines! The weather is perfect for a visit from everyone’s favorite jolly old elf: cold, crisp, and snowy, just like his home at the North Pole!

Holiday Events on Cape Cod

Lobster Pot Christmas Tree – Because we like to be a little different than most, Provincetown offers the lighting of the Lobster Pot Christmas tree!

Gardens Aglow – The Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich dress up their already stunning gardens from November 25th through December 18th with 10 miles of twinkle lights, marshmallow roasts, and visits from the jolly guy himself!

Polar Express – You and your children can live the story of the Polar Express aboard a Cape Cod Central Railroad train in Buzzards Bay featuring hot cocoa, a dramatic reading of the book, and a visit from Santa!

Falmouth Holidays by the Sea – The season kicks off with the largest parade in the region—after Santa arrives by boat, that is; his reindeer need to conserve energy for the big night! After the parade on Thanksgiving Day, Falmouth becomes Christmas central with caroling and the downtown stroll. This town is one of the more festive ones on Cape Cod, and that is saying a lot!

Brewster for the Holidays – In addition to the traditional Christmas festivities, Brewster offers blacksmith demonstrations and the annual lighting of the Windmill in Drummer Boy Park.

Hyannis Christmas Stroll and Harbor Lighting – Hyannis is where you want to be December 2nd. Daytime celebrations include rides in horse drawn carriages, carolers strolling the streets of downtown, and a petting zoo. But as soon as the sun sets, the real fun begins with a boat parade! The boats are lit up and dressed in their holiday finest. We love Hyannis at Christmas and we think you will too!

New England Vacation Rentals

The Holidays on Cape Cod are absolutely amazing. Book your luxury New England Vacation Rental today and start planning for the most magical holiday celebration ever!