Looking for New England fall family beach vacations that are an alternative to leaf peeping? Once the shopping malls start stocking Christmas wreaths, get into the autumn spirit at one of these family beach destinations, where rates tumble like the leaves.
A Massachusetts beach vacation in October? Yes, we know it’s off season. But it’s still a beach-like envirnoment and a fun, restful family vacation getaway for those on a budget.
Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Massachusetts
Family amenities at the Cape Codder Resort start with the resort’s invigorating indoor water park. Try spa treatments and check out the live music on weekends. Standard rooms range from parking lot to water park views, and all have a small fridge, free WiFi and the option for room service. Big families will want a Family Suite, which sleeps up to 6 with one bedroom, two bathrooms, queen pull-out sofabed and dining room that doubles as a Murphy bed. Talk about a place to spread out for a New England fall family beach vacation!
Families who are huddled inside during the school week will most appreciate the fun waterpark, covered for use in all seasons. Recent reviews note that some of the slides are not working as expected, but it’s well managed by the lifeguard staff. Attractions include an indoor wave pool and slides — including a three-story play lighthouse — waterfalls, whirlpools, saunas and a pirate-themed kiddie pool. There’s a “stormy” lazy river and, for dry play, a games room with arcade. There’s also a heated outdoor pool open year round. The small spa does mother-daughter pedicures. Perfect for a chilly Cape Cod weekend.
Available now through the fall, based on availability, are several packages that include meals, spa discounts and other perks to enjoy the resort during the colder off season.
For a $332 per night, for example, a double queen room sleeping four (or five if you pay the $20 extra cot fee) also includes a $10 meal voucher and four passes to the waterpark complex. You’ll need to use a AAA or AARP membership to get this rate — ideal for a grandparent – grandchild getaway or a skip-gen weekend.
The website has more details on Haunted Weekend packages with Saturday night trick or treating in October; call 855/861-4370 to verify dates. Also, don’t forget to read up on FTF’s articles for nearby attractions and more information on the Cape Cod area.
Southcape Resort, a Ramada by Wyndham in Mashpee
While it’s hard to stretch those dollars during a summer visit to anywhere on Cape Cod, some not-to-be-missed vacation deals allow travelers to take in the plunging rock formations, crystalline waters and buttery lobster rolls off the southern coast of Massachusetts.
One popular option for value New England fall family beach vacations is the fully stocked condos at the Southcape Resort Mashpee a Ramada by Wyndham. Located close to the water and white sands of South Cape Beach State Park, this resort has indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a gym, sauna and playground. It’s located near shopping at Mashpee Commons, the greens of Quashnet Valley Country Club and just a ferry ride from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Midweek rates are in the $200 range for a family of four and they have a 3rd night free deal after a two-night stay this fall.
Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, Massachusetts
Sea Crest Beach Hotel is located on the gorgeous, natural white-sand coast line of Old Silver Beach at Buzzard’s Bay. The crisp autumn air and vibrant foliage of the surrounding landscape make this North Falmouth destination worth the hour drive from Boston. This is an elegantly styled beachfront hotel which has modernized its 253 guest rooms and guest house.
Hoping for a New England fall family beach vacation? Families may be able to make use of the outdoor swimming pool and there’s always a kids pool and an indoor one. In good weather, count on beach games, watersports and some yoga classes. The live music that’s so popular on summer weekend evenings may go on till late September; call them at 508-540-9400 to check before booking. on Friday nights.
Sea Crest is kicking off their fall season by offering various hotel stay packages. We like their Stay More, Save More offer which offers special savings to those who stay a little longer. For example, if you stay 3-4 nights you’ll save up to 20% off per night. Stay 5 nights or more to save up to 25% off per night.
For more information on what to do in Cape Cod, check out Cape Cod Seashore Family Resorts. For more ideas on fall vacations, visit FTF’s Fabulous Fall Getaways for 2021 and get inspired.
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