Seven Ways to Spend Your April Vacation

Spring is supposedly here! The weather has to get warmer at some point, school is coming to a close and the last push until dreaded finals is near. But, before we say goodbye to this school year and hello to summer, one more break is on its way. We’re talking about April vacation on Cape Cod.

Now we know there is a good chunk of you that will read this and say, “I’m leaving the Cape for the week to go somewhere warmer.”  Fair enough. 

For those of you staying on or around the Cape, here are a few suggestions as to what to do.

Take a Staycation

Whether you’re looking for something fun for the kids or a relaxing retreat from everyday life, the Cape has options for both.  For those with kids, check out the Cape Codder Resort and Spa.  They have something for everything between the Hearth & Kettle restaurant and the water park.  Another option is the Chatham Bars Inn.  

Hit the Movies

A pretty obvious choice, but what better way to bond with your peeps and grab some warm delicious popcorn and hit that new movie everyone’s been raving about? Try the Regal Cape Cod at the mall in Hyannis, Heritage Theater in Sandwich, Cape Cinema in Dennis, or a variety of others dotted around the Cape.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s Spring Guided Field Walk

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History has such great events for kids.  Join them each weekday during April vacation week at 1 p.m. for a spring guided field walk. Perfect for the kids. For more information, click here.

Go to the Beach

Yes, it might be cold.  Yes, you may not swim.  But you’re still at the beach!  Take a few moments and walk around and breathe in that fresh, salt air. It’s still less crowded that it will be in season, and you can still bring your dog. Cape Cod happens to be beach haven, so you’ll literally have dozens to choose from!

Get Your Spring Cleaning Done

It’s probably not the most fun thing to do during your spring break, but certainly the most satisfying. A week off is the perfect time to get a head start on your spring cleaning to-do list. You may have forgotten that your New Year’s resolution was to get organized, but your closet sure hasn’t. Make this break a productive one.

Start Your Garden

It’s the perfect time to get your hands dirty. Take some time to get reacquainted with the outdoors and work on your garden this spring break, after this hectic winter it can probably use a little TLC. Starting some indoor planting can be fun, too!

Visit Another Main Street

The Cape is loaded with quaint Main Streets from Falmouth to Provincetown.  If you haven’t spent time at each, pick a new one and walk around with the kids. 

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