Visit Cape Cod
Best Time To Go
Most travelers visit Cape Cod from June through September—but traveling here in the summer means you’ll be battling crowds and paying a premium for hotels. Insiders know to come during the less-busy shoulder season (April and May, October and November), when prices drop.
On a good day Cape Cod is a little over an hour’s drive from Boston—factor in extra time if you’re arriving or departing in summer. You can take a short flight from nearby cities into Hyannis or Provincetown; there’s also a fast ferry from Boston to Provincetown starting at $58 one way or $88 roundtrip per adult. You’ll want to rent a car in order to explore.
July is the hottest month, with an average high of 79°F (26°C). January is the coldest month, with an average high of 37°F (2.7°C).
Know Before You Go
Because of Cape Cod’s geographic location, temperatures can be surprisingly mild: cooler than expected in summer and warmer in winter. Bring a light jacket, even if the forecast calls for hot weather. Temperatures dip in the evening and can change at a moment’s notice.
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