Cape Cod

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Cape Cod

Peak Season: late-June to mid-September

Families come in droves when school lets out for summer. The hotel rates are high and the beaches are crowded, but the weather is lovely and everything – from clam shacks to golf courses – is open.

Off Season: December to March

Sure it’s chilly, but temperatures are usually about ten degrees warmer than in Boston. Rock-bottom rates on hotels are plentiful, and if you can find an open restaurant you’ll have no trouble scoring a table.

Sweet Spot: April to May; mid-September to November

People “in the know” know that the shoulder season is the best time to visit the Cape. Empty expanses of sand, reasonable rates at hotels, and mild, perfect-for-a-walk-on-the-beach temperatures pervade.

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