Lazy beach days or cool autumn nights? What’s your pleasure? People travel from all over the globe to experience the iconic Cape Cod sea and surf, but lucky for those who live here, fall is equally special. When you make Cape Cod your home, you don’t have to choose. With a thriving cultural scene, cutting-edge cuisine, and a stunning landscape spanning Falmouth to Provincetown, locals will tell you there’s no such thing as “off-season” anymore.
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With the foliage comes the return of some local favorites, such as the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, which kicks off the season on September 21. Led with panache and humor by Conductor Jung-Ho Pak in the intimate setting of Barnstable High School, the Cape Symphony is not to be missed. Tickets go fast, especially for holiday performances, so be sure to secure yours now.
The cooler temperatures make it ideal for touring the grounds at Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth, featuring a one-of-a-kind outdoor sculpture by visionary artist Patrick Dougherty, created with the help of community volunteers. No longer known just for cranberries, the Cape is becoming a mecca for craft beer aficionados, thanks to tasting rooms popping up all over the region.
Take a ride on the Cape Cod Brew Bus to safely explore the offerings at local favorites like Hog Island Brewery in Orleans, Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis, and Mashpee’s Naukabout Brewery. Next on the itinerary is Bad Martha Beer, bringing a little Martha’s Vineyard flavor to East Falmouth. Celebrate their Cape arrival at the Grand Opening on September 6.
And contrary to popular belief, it was Cape Cod that first welcomed the Pilgrims, who landed in Provincetown before calling Plymouth home. Visit Pilgrim Monument & Museum to learn the fascinating history of this eclectic town, once home to legendary writers like Norman Mailer and the late, great chef and travel writer, Anthony Bourdain.
Here on Cape Cod, there’s something for everyone, no matter what time of year.