(Closed) Cape Cod in late October

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it should be GORGEOUS then.  Leaves turning, fewer tourists, crisp weather…I wanna go now…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I guess your perception of cold depends on where you come from. I would go to the Cape in October but I’m from about an hour away. My uncle from south FL would not be caught in New England in fall. In all honesty, Oct. Is a great time for the Cape because you can get great hotel prices and the weather is quite nice as long as you don’t plan on swimming in the ocean, that would most likely be cold.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This depends on where your from and what your looking to do. I love the cape in the summer for the aweome beaches….so I wouldn’t enjoy it as much in October.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

New England is beautiful in the fall, but the Cape offers pretty specific summer fun. It’ll be pretty dead in October and it can be pretty chilly and damp. I wouldn’t recommend it after September.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have to disagree with MrsMcGyro.

I lived on the cape for many years, and October is one of my favorite months there. It shouldn’t be snowy – the Cape has significantly less snow than Boston, anyway. Late October is usually when the fall foliage is in full force there (it peaks a little later than the rest of New England), and it is crisp, but not freezing outside. It’ll be empty, though – no tourists (yay!) and some of the stores and restaurants are seasonal. There will still be plenty to do/places to eat, but it won’t be quite as full-on as during the normal season. Nice and quiet to relax!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You would get off-season pricing and uncrowded streets, but it’s too cool for most signature Cape activities (boating, beaches, etc.) and unless we get some unseasonably warm weather you’d be wearing pants, long sleeves, and jackets.

Where on the Cape were you looking? If you’re thinking upper Cape — Sandwich, for example — you might get slightly better weather and things might still be open, but the majority of the Cape closes down after Labor Day (Sept), or Columbus Day at the very latest.

Also, what kind of activities do you and your SO enjoy, and what are you looking to do on the Cape? There isn’t much to do indoors if the weather is inclement, regardless of season.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

I actually avoid the cape in the summer because the traffic and tourists are just too much for me. October is a beautiful time in New England. Like some PP’s said, some restaurants and shops might be closed, but there is still plently to do. There is an awesome bike path that goes through cape cod (i think 5 or 6 towns) that is really pretty. It even goes right past a huge cranberry bog.

There are some really amazing hotels and spas. There are winerys in the area if you are into that. And if you are looking for some nightlife it’s only a car ride to Boston or Providence where there are TONS of things to do.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

I actually avoid the cape in the summer because the traffic and tourists are just too much for me. October is a beautiful time in New England. Like some PP’s said, some restaurants and shops might be closed, but there is still plently to do. There is an awesome bike path that goes through cape cod (i think 5 or 6 towns) that is really pretty. It even goes right past a huge cranberry bog.

There are some really amazing hotels and spas. There are winerys in the area if you are into that. And if you are looking for some nightlife it’s only a car ride to Boston or Providence where there are TONS of things to do.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Late October? no way, weather too unpredictable. Cape Cod is a May to late September place. You will be indoors by a fireplace late October and could get very bored after a couple of days. Unless you loe scrabble!!

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