CAPE COD- getting oriented
Cape Cod is a popular vacation spot during the summer months located about 90 minutes away from Boston. It is broken down into several parts referred to as the upper cape, mid cape, lower cape and outer cape. The upper cape consists of Falmouth, Bourne, Sandwich and Mashpee. Mid cape consists of Barnstable, Hyannis, Yarmouth and Dennis. Lower Cape consists of Harwich, Brewster, Chatham and Orleans. The outer cape consists of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket are 2 islands located off the coast of Cape Cod and can be accessed by boat or air.
Memorial Day week-end seems to start the season off but things really get busy when the students begin summer break. The heavy crowds die down around Labor Day weekend when the kids go back to school. September is still a nice month to visit because the weather is warm but the traffic and lines thin out. You can try restaurants that were difficult to get reservations in over the summer. Some restaurants run specials to bring in customers so you can benefit from that. Also, nobody is collecting for parking at the town beaches so you can try out new places without paying fees. Rental homes and hotels are cheaper after Labor Day also. Things seem to wrap up for the season Columbus Day week-end with some hotels, restaurants and activities closing for the season.