Being from a tourist town, I enjoy reading what visitors to my old stomping grounds have to say about the place. The Outer Cape is wonderful to visit during the summer when beach days are plenty and businesses are booming. But, as GoNOMAD’s Kathryn Abbott and Kate Cosme discovered on a recent visit, Cape towns like Wellfleet and Provincetown are great to visit in the off season, when places are less busy and you can get down to what really matters: relaxing with loved ones and enjoying the great natural beauty at hand.
Enjoy the excerpt below.
During the off-season it is best to visit Wellfleet on the weekends, as many of the local galleries and shops are not open during the week.
During our stay in Wellfleet we took a couple of trips to Provincetown, the Outer Cape’s most touristy area, located just 20 minutes down the road.
Staying in Wellfleet offers a convenience to the bustling hub of Provincetown’s shops, restaurants, and nightlife, while giving you a quieter setting to come home to.
While touring Provincetown, don’t miss the many beautiful beaches, including Herring Cove and Race Point, at the very tip of the Cape. Provincetown is also much quieter during the week, but after May 1, the Outer Cape’s season slowly gets into higher gear.
To beat the traffic and enjoy the tranquility that comes from being in a great place with fewer tourists, the off-season is the way to go.