What Should I Bring to Cape Cod in the Fall?

If you’re planning a trip to Cape Cod in the fall, there are a few things you should consider bringing to ensure your trip is comfortable and enjoyable. The autumn months on the Cape can bring unpredictable weather, so it’s best to be prepared for anything.

When it comes to clothing, layers are your friend. Bring a mix of short and long sleeve shirts, as well as lightweight sweaters or jackets for cooler evenings.

Don’t forget to pack a rain jacket or poncho in case of unexpected showers. Comfortable walking shoes are a must for exploring the beaches and hiking trails.

Tip: Check the weather forecast before you go and pack accordingly.

Sun Protection:
Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen! The sun can still be strong during the day, especially if you plan on spending time at the beach or on a boat tour. Don’t forget to bring sunglasses and a hat to protect your face from UV rays.

Bug Spray:
While fall is generally less buggy than summer on Cape Cod, mosquitos and ticks can still be present. Pack some bug spray just in case.

    Other items to consider bringing:

  • Reusable water bottle: Stay hydrated while reducing waste by bringing your own refillable water bottle.
  • Camera: Fall foliage on Cape Cod is stunning, so don’t forget your camera!
  • Cash/credit card: Make sure you have money available for parking fees, admission fees at attractions, and meals.
  • Bathing suit: Some hotels and rental properties may still have their pools open during the fall months.

In Conclusion

Packing for any trip can be stressful but being prepared will make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable. Remember to include layers, sun protection, bug spray, a reusable water bottle, camera, and cash or credit card. With these essentials in your suitcase, you’ll be ready to explore all that Cape Cod has to offer in the fall.

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Michael Allen