Planning A Winter Cape Cod Escape
When the air grows cold and the snow begins to fall, why not come and enjoy it all on Cape Cod? Cape Cod Winter Vacation Packages kick into high gear in December and last all through winter. Whether you like stay indoors or head out into the elements – Cape Cod has a little something to offer everyone during the chilly winter months.
Bundle up and hop on a Steamship Authority ferry and ride out to Martha’s Vineyard.
The island is bustling with activity, even in the dead of winter. Be sure to make a stop in Edgartown, a town loaded with history and charm.
Edgartown was once one of the nation’s primary whaling ports. Sea captains made Edgartown their home, building opulent mansions that now line Water Street. These homes are quite impressive – and quite charming in the winter. The snow-lined streets remind you of what England may have looked like more than hundred years ago.
Though quiet, Nantucket is also a quaint winter destination.
Since the beach is out of the question, visitors usually stop by The Nantucket Historical Association’s Whaling Musuem. It’s a must-see for any history buff. The museum features a restored 1847 candle factory, and a 46-foot skeleton of a sperm whale that washed ashore on New Year’s Day in 1998. It’s really quite a sight.
Cape Cod Antiques
If you’re not up for a ferry ride to one of the Cape Cod islands, antique shopping is one of the best things to do on Cape Cod in the winter.
From Bourne to Provincetown, there’s an antique shop sure to suit your every want and desire.
One favorite is the Antiques Center of Cape Cod.
Located on route 6A in Dennis, the Center has been in operation for more than 16 years. Its four huge buildings house dealers who sell books, art, glassware, furniture, jewelry, pottery, silver, collectibles and many other antique items.
Dealers offer a constant supply of both domestic items, and many fine items imported from Europe and many other exciting and exotic parts of the world. No matter what type of piece you are looking for, there is a good chance you’ll find it at the Antiques Center.
Winter Vacation Discounts
Another bonus of vacationing on Cape Cod in the winter? Deep discounts. You’ll find affordable Cape Cod hotels up and down the Cape, offering some of their lowest rates all year. You really can’t run out of things to do on Cape Cod in the winter.