Things To See In Cape Cod In Winter
The magic of the season is in full swing on Cape Cod.
Snow birds who can’t make the trek to warmer climates often like to vacation in New England. After all, there are so many things to do on Cape Cod in the winter.
Indoor and outdoor activities abound – and they’re sure to please everyone in the family.
Head To The Vineyard!
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 of our favorites 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.
Another bonus of Cape Cod winter vacations?
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.
And the best part?
No crowds. You’ll have the whole place to yourself.
Now, who can beat that?