7 Reasons Why Cape Cod is Boston’s Best Off-Season Getaway
For many Bostonians, trips to the Cape are synonymous with summer. After all, there’s no shortage of sunshine, sandy shores, stunning ocean views and freshly caught seafood in this quintessentially New England paradise. But with the coastal hotspot so easily accessible all year round, why wait for peak summer months, when beaches become busier and prices inflate, to book a stay?
With warm months like May and June considered off-season at Cape favorites like Red Jacket Resorts – comprised of Red Jacket Beach Resort, Riviera Beach Resort, Blue Water Resort, Green Harbor Resort and Blue Rock Resort and golf course – we checked in to see just what we’ve been missing out on once spring is in full swing.
Here’s how guests take advantage of the off-season at Cape Cod’s Red Jacket Resorts:
- They check-in with ease.
How could anyone neglect the fact that such a magical opportunity is so close?
It’s easiest to jet to the Cape in slightly off-peak months! In just about an hour and a half, (or even less, depending on where you’re coming from), a scenic drive leads guests to a wondrous destination that’ll make them glad they left for summer vacation a tad early.
- They pay lower rates and have more lodging options.
At Red Jacket, guests can always select from comfortable rooms with great views and character. But in late spring/early summer they can choose their favorite room more easily and at a lower price. And whether they opt for charming sleeping quarters near an oceanfront pool or a luxurious suite overlooking a picture-perfect private beach, there are no hidden fees. Plus, when they book directly through Red Jacket they’re guaranteed the best rate found anywhere.
- They can explore more.
When travelers save on rooms in the off-season, many decide to book an extra night – or two or three. Weekend trips have the potential to turn into weeklong vacations in May or June, leaving more time to absorb all that the beautiful Nantucket Sound area has to offer.
- They become one with the stunning Cape Cod seascape.
When guests aren’t in their room relaxing, or shopping or dining in town, they can enjoy the outdoors and have the sand pretty much to themselves. The typically warmer May and June months, combined with the fact that not many people vacation then, makes those “long walks on the beach” all the more romantic. During the cool Cape nights, guests can grab a sweatshirt and cozy up with a cocktail around an Instagram-worthy bonfire, too. S’mores, anyone?
- They can mingle more with locals.
Though hidden from the hustle and bustle of tourist attractions, the Red Jacket Resorts are just a hop, skip and jump away from entertaining downtown Hyannis. Filled with cool boutiques and casual beach restaurants that are operating well before summer, Hyannis welcomes Red Jacket guests to experience the Cape like a local.
- They take advantage of more amenities at all five resort locations.
Guests explore more than just the beach when they stay at any of Red Jacket’s five fun-included resorts!
Located in close proximity to one another, the Red Jacket Beach Resort, Riviera Beach Resort, Blue Water Resort, Green Harbor Resort and Blue Rock Resort each offer a unique set of options and amenities. And when you stay at one location, you’re free to take advantage of the other four locations’ activities and dining options. Choose from dozens of activities like indoor and outdoor swimming, tennis, miniature golf, and water sports like rowing, canoeing and fishing. Then, treat yourself to some quiet time at Red Jacket’s full-service Otis Cole Day Spa before eating at any of Red Jacket’s fine dining restaurants, each serving up classic Cape Cod specialties.
- They up their game (golf, that is).
Red Jacket’s award-winning Blue Rock Golf Course is the perfect Par-3 course for a golf outing that includes customized guest service in beautiful surroundings. And what’s great about playing in off-peak months is that when there are fewer groups on the course, guests feel less pressure to speed up their game. There’s even a golf school for guests who want to try golf for the first time, or have a pro help improve their swing.
Complete with a practice range, two putting and chipping greens and full-service Pro Shop, the meticulously maintained course located in a wooded setting was designed in 1962 by legendary golf course architect Geoffrey Cornish. Since then, its signature ninth hole has been named one of Cape Cod’s 18 Best – a reason seasoned players and newbies alike will love to play a round or two.
Ready to try something different and plan an off-season getaway? Book it to Cape Cod by booking a stay at Red Jacket Resorts and take advantage of all that Boston’s greatest off-season destination has to offer!This is a paid partnership between Red Jacket Resorts and Boston Magazine's City/Studio