FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Korean Air

Five Reasons to Head to Cape Cod Off Season

by Felicity Long

Nov 4, 2019

Nortophoto | Dreamstime.com

Listicles

New Englanders know the best time to visit Cape Cod is in the fall, after the crowds have gone but the weather is still beautiful. Not convinced? Here are five reasons to put the Cape on your family’s to do list this season, courtesy of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

 

Arts & Culture

It’s easy to overlook culture when your mind is on the beach, ice cream and other staples of summertime fun. But every town and village along the Cape has its own personality, and many offer private art galleries and some historic museums, like the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Music and arts festivals are also plentiful in the fall.

 

Beaches

Wait, did we just say to forget about beaches after Labor Day? Actually, beach combing and long walks along the shore are perfect in the fall, especially if you don’t mind wearing a sweater while you’re doing it. Even little kids can enjoy the nearly 600 miles of pristine coastline, including the 40-mile stretch that makes up the Cape Cod National Seashore, in the autumn without having to dodge flying Frisbees, groups of clustered beach chairs and blankets and masses of sun worshipers taking up the real estate. What you likely will see are a few happy locals — including the four-footed variety — enjoying the scenery in peace.

 

Children playing on the beach in Cape Cod at sunset. Photo: Eric Cote | Dreamstime.com

 

Some of the best beaches include Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, which routinely makes Dr. Beach’s annual list of Top 10 Beaches in America; Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth; Nauset Beach in Orleans; Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown; and Mayflower Beach in Dennis.

 

Tours

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean tour companies have rolled up the sidewalk. Arts Dune Tours, for example, has been around for generations and offers a look at the eco-system that makes up the National Seashore Park in Provincetown. Or visit The Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory, which welcomes an astonishing 250,000 visitors a year — but beware, the chips are addicting.

 

Breweries & Wineries

Have older kids? How about a tour of one of the many craft breweries that cropped up on the Cape? Or check out Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth, just one of the wineries in the area where you can taste the local varietals.

 

Spas

Enjoy some serious pampering at the Beach Plum Spa at the Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa in Sandwich, where little ones can enjoy mani-pedis in the Kids Corner while Mom and Dad relax at a couples massage.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Destinations / North America
Apr 15, 2024

Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Hawai’i

Take family travel to Hawai’i this May to celebrate Mother’s Day. Two of Hawai’i’s most luxurious hotels, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki, shower moms with the spirit of aloha with celebrations all weekend long.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Multigenerational
Apr 15, 2024

Enjoy Multigenerational Travel in New York with Motto by Hilton

Family Travel Agent recently found family travel will continue to grow this year, as 81 percent of families expressed their likelihood of traveling in 2024. Of that group, more than 50 percent plan to take part in multigenerational travel. If that multigen travel is taking place in New York City, two hotels, Motto Times Square and Motto Chelsea, prove ideal options.

Destinations / Europe
Apr 12, 2024

Learn About Bavarian Kings at Museum of Bavarian Kings in Germany

If your family travel happens to take you to Schwangau, Germany, to tour Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles, you might want to also visit Museum of Bavarian Kings before to learn a little more about the Bavarian kings who once lived there.

Travel Tips to Help Protect Your Health and Your Trip

Five Tips to Help Minimize Potential Travel Problems

Destinations / Caribbean
Apr 12, 2024

Vacation Like James Bond in Jamaica

James Bond has entertained movie-goers for decades, earning legions of fans of all ages. For the next month, family travelers can book a stay at a Sandals or Beaches resort that lets you pay homage to the world’s favorite spy with a new deal, the Love and Let Fly package.