Typically a summer vacation destination, nothing beats the stunning allure of the Cape Cod off season. From after Labor Day to before Memorial Day, “the Cape” still maintains its historic charm and offers an array of captivating things to do. This marvelous time is perfect for those who wish to the sites without the throngs of people filling the streets of our coastal towns. Delight in a New England fall, the snow of a Cape Cod winter, and the splendor of a blooming spring. Whatever time of year you visit, you’ll have a magical time on your getaway to The Captain Farris House!
The Cape Cod off season is just as breathatking as the summers on our Massachusetts gem.
What to Do During the Cape Cod off Season According to Season
If you’re having trouble deciding when to visit, where to stay, or what to do during the Cape Cod off season, consult our Vacation Guide (link above), or review our list below. There’s no shortage of wondrous activities, and we hope you have a magnificent time enjoying our top choices!
Perhaps the most magical times of the year is autumn on Cape Cod. Our already gorgeous landscape transforms from the green of summer to the warm hues of fall. Marvel at the rich reds, crisp yellows, vibrant oranges, and deep browns decorating our landscape. Grab your camera, escape in the beauty of our scenery, and try some of our favorite things to do in the fall include:
- Attending the Wellfleet Oyster Festival in October
- Biking the Rail Trail
- Going apple picking
- Hiking the Cape Cod National Seashore
- Perusing the antique stores
- Pumpkin patch picking
- Sipping at Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis
- Touring Truro Vineyards
- Visiting a cranberry bog
As the cooler winds sweep across our peninsula, begin your day with breakfast at The Captain Farris House and start exploring. One of our favorite ways to spend time during the cooler months is meandering through the museums and historical sites on Cape Cod. Many of our guests rave about their experiences at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, the Sandwich Glass Museum, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Each of these informative exhibit halls showcases the various facets of our region, all of which combine to create our culture!
You can also delight in one of the charming Cape Cod Christmas events. Each of these spectacular extravaganzas gets us in the holiday spirit at The Captain Farris House. In fact, we’ll be participating in this year’s Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll & Open House in Bass River. Stop by and receive a sweet treat in coordination with this event! Other fantastic Yuletide festivals include the Lighting of the Provincetown Pilgrim Monument & Museum, First Light Chatham, and the Gardens Aglow at the Heritage Museum and Gardens.
As the snow melts, our scenic haven flourishes with the scents of freshly bloomed flowers, which decorate our region with soft pastel colors. If you wish to experience this stunning sight, we recommend touring the breathtaking Heritage Museum and Gardens. This beautiful green space showcases over 1,000 kinds of flowers and manicured lawns across 100 acres, as well as a carefully curated selection in the museum. In addition, this season marks the return of whale watching in Provincetown with Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch!
Relax Together at The Captain Farris House
During the Cape Cod off season, you can enjoy your favorite attractions without the crowds of visitors! It’s also a wonderful time to stay at The Captain Farris House! Our charming bed and breakfast will be closed for Christmas, but we’ll be taking reservations for weekend getaways until the new year. We invite you to browse our beautifully appointed accommodations and ask you to check our availability before reserving. Once you book with us, you’ll feel relaxed knowing we’ll help you create the most intimate couple’s retreat yet. We can’t wait to host you this year!