Known for its role in American history, iconic sports teams, and residents with very distinct accents, Boston is a charming city to reside in. With so much to see and do, how could you ever want to leave? However, if you’re like us, the fast pace of big city living can take its toll after a while. If you find yourself in need of weekend getaways from Boston in winter, we invite you to Chatham Gables Inn at Cape Cod, MA! Visitors can experience much-needed peace, quiet, and relaxation while still having an abundance of dining, entertainment, and recreation opportunities. Whether you’re planning fun weekend getaways in New England this winter or any other time of year, we guarantee your Cape Cod getaway will be the vacation of your dreams.
Find more recommendations for your weekend getaways from Boston by downloading your free copy of our Cape Cod Vacation Guide! It’s filled with all the best things to see and do including local entertainment, dining, shopping, and more.
4 of the Best Things to Do During Weekend Getaways From Boston in Winter
Cape Cod winters can be fairly mild, with daily temperatures sometimes reaching as high as 50 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s why we highly encourage our guests to get out and explore during their stay with us, even during the winter months! The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 22-mile stretch of road that used to serve as railroad tracks. With so much to see along the way, many hikers, bicyclists, walkers, and runners populate the trail all year round.
The Cape Cod National Seashore also offers plenty of outdoor recreation right on the water! This 40-mile long national park is a must for hikers and those interested in wildlife. Whether you want to see a herd of seals sunning themselves on a rugged beach, or curling waves against rolling sand dunes, the Cape Cod National Seashore is the place to go.
Indulge in Some Retail Therapy
Whether you’re getting holiday shopping done or searching for the perfect addition to your wardrobe, Chatham and Cape Cod offers plenty of shops to choose from. If you’re a lover of antiques and unique items, New England is one of the top destinations in the world for antique shopping! The Antique Center of Cape Cod boasts a wide variety of New England antiques and even European treasures. Antique Asylum is located in “Antique Alley” and features plenty of vintage items that you’ll want to add to your collection immediately.
Museums and Tours
Known as one of the top cultural centers of Massachusetts, Cape Cod offers an abundance of museums and historic sites to explore. Whether you’re interested in art, nature, or New England history, you’ll find a Cape Cod museum that is perfect for your itinerary! Learn more about the natural environment of the region at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. If you’d like to see artwork from native artists and other New England talents, the Cape Cod Museum of Art is where you’ll want to go.
One of the top-selling brands of potato chips is created right here in Cape Cod! Get an inside look into how these “wicked good” chips are made at the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the factory’s most popular and unique chip flavors.
Attending one of Cape Cod’s fantastic annual events is a great addition to winter weekend getaways in New England. During the holiday season, the Chatham Christmas Stroll is a local favorite that includes a holiday parade through Chatham, hot chocolate, hayrides, and an awe-inspiring tree lighting ceremony.
If you’ll be in town during New Year’s Eve, the First Night in Chatham event is a must! This town-wide event features over 70 performers that get the crowds ready to welcome the new year in style.
Enjoy the Ultimate Weekend Getaways From Boston in Winter With Us!
When you plan your winter getaway to Cape Cod, don’t forget to book your stay at Chatham Gables Inn. Staying at our local Cape Cod bed and breakfast will make your trip stand out from all the others. Our classically decorated rooms offer the finest furnishings and linens and spa-inspired bath amenities by ZENTs. Plus, your stay includes a delicious full breakfast each morning so you can start the day with a culinary delight. It’s everything you need and more to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Book your winter escape with us today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.