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Spring brings some much-needed respite from the biting winter temperatures. What better way to celebrate springtime than with a riveting escape to the lovely peninsula of Cape Cod? Here’s what to expect from this Bay State gem on your Cape Cod spring vacation.

Brewster in Bloom Festival

Join in on this three-day event that celebrates the onset of spring with live performances and fine arts shows. This year, the 38th rendition of the festival will take place from May 3 to May 5, culminating with an indoor concert at Brewster Baptist Church. Come witness vendors exhibiting various crafts in an open-air arts and crafts show or participate in the 5K run or walk. Additionally, there’s a lawn display contest and a kids’ festival where little ones enjoy kid-friendly activities.

Winter Art Series

Witness Cape Cod’s finest art galleries and most talented artists at the Winter Art Series. The event happens most Saturdays from 3 PM to 5 PM, with the final installation on March 23. Plan an early spring visit and enjoy Theresa Harriman’s exquisite decorative pottery at Cape Cottage Studio. Theresa boasts over 15 years of experience in the space, making her pieces a must-see on Cape Cod.

Sunday Brunch at Wequassett Resort

Treat your taste buds to a sumptuous brunch at the famous Wequassett Resort. The resort plans on serving its famous brunch beginning February 18 through April from 10 AM to 1 PM. Relish your lavish buffet meal as you take in the majestic views of Pleasant Bay. Each meal features fresh and locally sourced ingredients meticulously prepared and served with complimentary mimosas or champagne.

Mixology Classes

If you’re a mixology enthusiast or looking to learn the ropes for mixing the perfect cocktail, Chatham Bars Inn offers mixology lessons at its Chef’s Table. Classes run on Fridays from 6 PM to 7 PM, each offering lessons on a different drink. If you make an early spring visit, you’ll be part of the rum class on March 22 or the tequila class on March 29. Each session begins with a welcome cocktail and then proceeds to expound on how to prepare ingredients and garnishes.

Rhododendron Festival

Experience the beautiful rhododendron bloom at the annual Rhododendron Festival in Heritage Museums & Gardens. Thousands of rhododendrons spanning over 100 varieties offer a breathtaking display of their bright colors throughout the garden. Take a self-guided tour of the facility as you learn more about these beautiful plants, then pose for a picture next to the walls of bright flowers. There’s a fun-filled activity guide for kids and a store where you can grab one of the signature plants as a gift for yourself or a loved one. The event runs from May 17 to May 27 from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Biking Along the Cape Cod Rail Trail

Relish an epic biking adventure along the famous Cape Cod Rail Trail. The route passes through seven towns, including Harwich, Brewster, and Eastham, before culminating in Wellfleet. You’ll pass by picturesque pine forests, kettle ponds, and lake beaches, creating a peaceful riding excursion. The best time to enjoy a springtime Cape Cod Rail Trail bike ride is from April through early June, when temperatures allow for a snow-free experience.

Wellfleet Restaurant Week

Explore Cape Cod’s delightful culinary scene during Wellfleet Restaurant Week. The event lasts a week, with this year’s edition kicking off from May 29 to June 4. Restaurants participating in Wellfleet Restaurant Week offer unique menus with special items, which you can view online on the Wellfleet website.

Oil Painting Lessons with Carol Maguire

Tap into your inner painter by attending this insightful workshop by renowned local artist Carol Maguire. The three-day event is scheduled for June 12 to June 14, from 9 AM to 3 PM, with admissions on a waitlist basis. During the class, Carol will take you through an inspirational session, teaching you how to paint pieces that look fresh and bold. Each day begins with a demonstration and exercises to guide you through color mixing and establishing the right light and dark hues.

Book a Spring Rental Here!

Book Your Cape Cod Spring Vacation Rental Early

The famous arm-shaped peninsula of Cape Cod is a vacation paradise, delivering umpteen thrills and attractions. From its stunning sandy shoreline to exciting whale-watching tours off the coast and a world-class creative scene, this Massachusetts favorite is the perfect spot for a springtime vacation. As you count down to the onset of spring, book your Cape Cod rental early with New England Vacation Rentals and choose from our impressive list of high-end holiday homes. We offer luxurious properties with ample amenities in several Cape Cod towns, including Harwich, Chatham, East Harwich, Dennis, and Brewster. Contact us today to secure your preferred Cape Cod vacation rental and relish a memorable spring holiday in this lovely Massachusetts gem.

As Spring Break season rolls around, the thought of fighting crowds of partying students for blanket space on the southern beaches of our nation can leave us feeling less than thrilled about our getaway. You’ve grown, matured, and to be perfectly honest, can no longer “hang” like you used to. We get it, because we’re where you are in our stage of life as well. But just because you’re not the party animal you once were, it doesn’t mean you should just give up and stay home; we think it means you should come to Cape Cod and participate in these fun Cape Cod Spring Break things to do!

Beach Time

It still can be pretty chilly in March and April on Cape Cod, so swimming is definitely off the menu, but there’s still fun to be had without entering the surf! Take pictures in front of the Chatham Lighthouse, grab a blanket and a good book and spend a few sunny afternoon hours escaping into the story, or bundle up and take a walk with your sweetie under the glow of starlight and moonbeams. These tranquil beach moments will be a reminder of how smart you were to choose Cape Cod—especially when you don’t have to fight for your piece of the sand!

Music Appreciation

A key element in an enjoyable spring break is the music. Whether itis headbanging rock, smooth sounding jazz, or in this case, the happy lilt of an Irish tune, your Cape Cod Spring Break will be a lot more memorable when spent listening to the music you love. O’Shea’s Olde Inne, a traditional Irish Pub located at 348 Main Street in West Dennis, holds Irish Music sessions every Sunday from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Open to all musicians,you can participate or simply enjoy your Guinness as you tap your toes to the old Irish favorites that make your heart beat faster.

Fill Your Stomach and Feed Your Soul

A good meal does more than just fill your belly, it feeds your soul,and when you dine at the restaurants we list in this guide, you’ll understand exactly what we are talking about! Whether you choose a former church in Chatham that now serves the best Italian style seafood you’ve ever tasted (The Impudent Oyster, 15 Chatham Bars Avenue),the fine French cuisine you’ll find (Chillingsworth Restaurant, 2449 Main Street in Brewster), or any of the other wonderful restaurants on the Cape, you’ll come away feeling peaceful, happy, and full!

The Most Important Part of Your Cape Cod Spring Break Experience?

Gone are the days of rooming with a dozen other college students in cheap hotels with questionable hygiene issues. You’ve grown to expect the kind of service, style, and yes, cleanliness you will only find in a New England Vacation Rentals vacation hideaway! Reserve yours today and celebrate this Cape Cod Spring Break with style!