Packing for your getaway can be tedious. There are a lot of factors impact what you bring like the weather and what you plan to do. It’s especially important to take the weather forecast into consideration while you’re packing for your Cape Cod getaway since the weather here can be finicky throughout the year. We’ve compiled a list of must-haves for every season on this Cape Cod packing list. This list is just one of the ways Candleberry Inn can help you plan a stress-free getaway. Our complimentary Vacation Guide can also help you fill your Cape Cod itinerary. This guide has recommendations on the best places to eat, drink, sightsee, get outside, and so much more.
Your Year-Round Cape Cod Packing List
Dressing for Cape Cod Summer
The overarching theme of Cape Cod attire is predominantly casual per our leisurely peninsula culture. Many people wear preppy summer fashion that features classic nautical colors. You can’t go wrong with navy blue, stripes, bright white button-ups, and some brown leather loafers. If you’re a little more on the edgy side, try some bohemian sundresses, cat-eye sunglasses, and pastel sneakers for walking. It’s easy to add a personal flair to this popular way of dress.
Beach apparel is a necessity when traveling to Cape Cod in the summer. Be sure to bring your bathing suit for those sunny mornings and relaxing afternoons lounging in the sunshine on one of our many amazing beaches. Don’t forget a hat and slip-on sandals for the windy, sandy conditions at the beach. We recommend a straw hat, fun-patterned bucket hat, classic baseball cap, or sunglasses to keep the sun rays at bay.
A camera is a great, practical accessory to carry with you when the perfect photo op arises. After all, our area, and especially our uniquely different beaches, has no shortage of sightseeing and spectacular views!
Cape Cod evenings are cool and comfortable. It’s the perfect weather to sit outside at one of Brewster’s amazing restaurants. We recommend wedge sandals or boat shoes paired with a cardigan or fitted blazer for your evening attire. If nothing in your closet is striking a chord, you can also always buy some Cape Cod outfits at one of our favorite local shops.
Dressing for Cape Cod Fall and Spring
The weather in the Cape fluctuates the most in the spring and fall. This means you need to pack layers and options! There will be a few warm days, so a classic T-shirt and jeans are a good start. Pair them with a sweater and a jacket— always remember that you can add and take away layers depending on the weather. Spice it up with a scarf and hat. Not only are they stylish, but they’ll keep you warm! Close-toed shoes are a must during these seasons. You can wear anything from trendy boots for walking around town or sneakers for biking and exploring the outdoors.
Dressing for Cape Cod Winter
It gets chilly during the winter in Cape Cod, but it remains a beautiful oasis! Cozy sweaters and warm shoes are a must. Keep packing layers for these cold months so you take a walk on the beach and then shed some of these layers inside a quintessential Cape Cod seafood restaurant. If you’re planning to spend some time outside, we recommend bundling up. You’ll most likely want a hat and mittens along with your winter coat.
Don’t Forget These Items
There are a few items on your Cape Cod packing list that might slip your mind. One is a reusable water bottle. We provide these in-room at our inn, but this is a great item to bring along on your walks along the beach, bike rides, and other outdoor adventures!
A great beach bag or oversized purse is also a good idea to pack for carrying all your gear. This can be your carry-on at the airport or an additional way to store some snacks during your road trip. Other must-bring items include a phone charger, camera batteries, and other electronic additions you might need. Also, don’t forget your toiletries like a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, and razor.
How Candleberry Inn Can Help You Pack
You can leave some items at home during your Cape Cod getaway! For your convenience, Candleberry Inn provides a variety of amenities that you might need during a beach trip such as chairs and towels. Room amenities include Malin + Goetz bathroom essentials like shampoo and soap as well as bathrobes. Carry a lighter suitcase by leaving some of these necessities at home and using our luxury products during your stay!
Ready, Set, Go to Candleberry Inn
Now that you have your Cape Cod packing list all ready to go, it’s time to browse all of our luxurious guest rooms and book your stay! Our inn’s amazing amenities and unparalleled service is just the start of why you need to stay with us. Our historic inn is located in the center of the Cape, making it easy to see everything on the Cape. With calm bayside beaches and other great towns just moments away, there is no better place to enjoy your getaway.
To experience authentic Cape Cod, reserve our Seacroft Suite. This suite has a light and airy Cape Cod ambiance as well as traditional New England decor. You can also enjoy amazing views of our property from this room. Even better, slip into the room’s brand new king-size bed. This room will leave nothing more to be desired expect to come back to Cape Cod again and again.