Everyone knows that Cape Cod is a summer vacation paradise, but what about the winter? As temperatures drop, so do the prices for lodging. This time of year, the Cape becomes quieter and more serene with its uncrowded shops, restaurants, and beaches. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or solitude, Cape Cod in the winter will dazzle you with its many winter activities and things to do.
I recently visited Cape Cod and was amazed by the sheer number of Holiday-themed events happening in December. Beach towns were transported into winter wonderlands, filled with Christmas lights, Holiday strolls, parades, fairs, concerts, and more. But even if you don’t have a chance to visit in December, you can’t go wrong with a Cape Cod winter vacation in January, February, or March.
Planning a winter getaway in New England? Enjoy a fun and relaxing vacation to Cape Cod in the winter and you’ll fall in love with the atmosphere and activities! Here are the top 10 things to do in Cape Cod in the winter.
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Winter Holiday events
If you have a chance to visit Cape Cod in December, make your way across the Sagamore Bridge where you’ll find yourself in a winter wonderland! Cape Cod goes all out during the Holiday season with its endless lighting ceremonies, village strolls, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Holiday fairs.
Enjoy Christmas caroling and cocoa at the Chatham Bars Inn, check out the light displays at Gardens Aglow, and watch a candy cane making demo at Chatham Candy Manor. There’s also a Christmas parade in Falmouth and a lighting ceremony in Provincetown that you won’t want to miss.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, these Cape Cod winter activities will surely get you in the Holiday spirit!
Enjoy a spa day at a charming Cape Cod hotel
On a cold winter day in Cape Cod, get pampered and treat yourself to a massage. There’s no shortage of charming Cape Cod hotels offering a range of spa services, including the Chatham Bars Inn, Ocean Edge Resort, Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa, and Crowne Point Hotel.
From in-room massages and whirlpool tubs to salon services like facials and body treatments, spa treatments are a must during the winter in Cape Cod!
Winter hikes on Cape Cod
In Cape Cod, there aren’t any mountains. The Cape is known for its super flat terrain, so it’s generally a safe place for winter hiking.
For a smooth and scenic stroll, walk along the Cape Cod Canal, which offers eight miles of paved walking paths with beautiful waterfront views and bridges. Wildlife lovers will enjoy exploring the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and its many acres of woodlands, salt marshes, and sandy beaches. Not far away is the Cape Cod National Seashore Trail, which is absolutely stunning when covered in white snow.