Labor Day Weekend Visitors Make the Escape to the Cape

BOURNE – Cape Cod is geared up for a busy Labor Day Weekend, with thousands of tourists expected to hit our shores over the next several days.

Volume was already building late Friday morning on the approaches to the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges.

Tourism-related businesses were hoping for a strong finish to the heart of the summer before they transition into the so-called shoulder season.

At the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center in Centerville on Friday, Carolyn and Jim Dragans of Danville, Pennsylvania were perusing information booklets.

Their daughter is getting married at the Lighthouse Inn in Dennis next year. They made the Labor Day trek to the Cape to check out the sights in advance of the wedding.

“We’re trying to find things to do for her and everyone coming to the wedding – we’ve got a lot of people coming to the wedding,” said Carolyn Dragan.

The demographics of the Cape Cod visitor changes in September and October to more retired couples, younger couples without children and tour buses as kids return to school

Nationwide, 16.1 million people were expected to fly to Labor Day destinations between Friday and next Wednesday.

Industry trade group Airlines for America said low unemployment and strong economy were helping fuel a surge in late-summer travel.

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