Cape Cod Travel Guide

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There's something delightfully odd about Cape Cod. More affordable than the nearby Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket islands, this place -- known as "the Arm" of Massachusetts or simply "the Cape" to locals -- is a main summer retreat for New England mainlanders. Life moves at a slower pace here -- larger towns like Dennis and are just getting Wi-Fi -- but that's part of the charm. After bottlenecking on the island's two bridges, the tourists ... continue»

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When to Visit Cape Cod

The best time to visit Cape Cod is during April, May, October or November. These shoulder months are far less crowded and expensive than the busy summer season, plus the weather is warm enough to enjoy the outdoor attractions. Visiting between June and September is best if you want a beach-centered vacation, but you'll pay through the nose for it. Plus, crowds get unbearable on holiday weekends. In contrast, the Cape is near abandoned from December through March. And hotel prices are cheap then. If you're looking for some time to curl up with a good book in quiet solitude, winter is the time for you. 

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