While most people think of warm beaches and sunshine when Cape Cod comes to mind, they’d be surprised to learn that winter is also one of the best seasons to visit our little slice of paradise. With a light dusting of snow and a wide variety of activities, Cape Cod transforms into a winter wonderland that you’ll want to visit again and again. If you’re planning on spending this winter in Cape Cod, here are some great suggestions for things to do and see during your stay with us! You can also find a broad selection of local activities and attractions in our free Cape Cod Vacation Guide!
4 of Our Favorite Things to Do in Winter in Cape Cod
1. Celebrate the Holiday Season
Christmas is the highlight of the winter season, and Cape Cod certainly knows how to celebrate! When planning your holiday getaway, you’ll find a plethora of options to have a magical Christmas in Cape Cod.
The Chatham Christmas Stroll is a Cape Cod holiday staple and a great way to kick start the holidays! The event takes place in Downtown Chatham and includes a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas caroling, horse and carriage rides, and of course, plenty of homemade cookies for everyone. Check out our Chatham Christmas Stroll Vacation Package to find out how you can enjoy two nights in our historic bed and breakfast and this fun-filled event for one unbeatable price!
2. Welcome the New Year
Ring in the new year the right way with a visit to Cape Cod! We celebrate New Year’s Eve in a wide variety of ways, but the most popular by far is First Night in Chatham. Now in its 28th year, this exciting event hosts activities for everyone in the family including performances by local bands and dancers, a costumed road race, a community photo at the lighthouse, and a fireworks display!
We’re also offering an incredible getaway package for First Night in Chatham! Our First Night Package allows you and your sweetheart celebrate the start of the new year with two-night lodging in our bed and breakfast, two First Night Chatham buttons, a New Year’s Day brunch, and late check-out.
3. Explore the Local Museums
Since the weather outside may be a bit chilly, winter in Cape Cod is the perfect time to visit the local museums! Our destination is known as one of the top cultural centers in Massachusetts, meaning you’ll find an abundance of incredible museums to explore.
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will teach you everything you need to know about the natural history of Cape Cod and the natural environment that you see today. Another popular local museum is the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory, which provides tours and chip tastings all year round.
4. Spend Time in the Great Outdoors
During mild winter days, we highly encourage you to get out and explore the natural beauty of Cape Cod!
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. Just make sure you bring your coat and some gloves to keep warm!
You may also enjoy wandering through the Cape Cod National Seashore, a true paradise right by the sea! 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.
The Ultimate Winter Getaway Awaits! Book Your Stay With Us Today!
Nestled just blocks from the ocean in the historic village of Chatham, our lovely bed and breakfast is one of the most romantic places to stay in Cape Cod. Not only will you enjoy convenience to some of your favorite local attractions, but you can look forward to a comfortable place to retire after a full day of memorable adventures.
Each of our eight luxurious accommodations is uniquely themed and features lovely decor, complimentary spa-like amenities, designer fabrics, and privacy. For romantic weekend getaways, our second-floor Coatue Room may be ideal! In addition to plenty of natural sunlight, guests of this room enjoy a comfortable queen-sized bed with Matouk bedding, a fireplace to warm up on those cozy nights, an antique pine chest, and a private bathroom. Plus, you’ll be treated to a hot breakfast each morning of your stay!
Book your favorite room with us at Chatham Gables Inn! We look forward to seeing you in Cape Cod this winter.