About this time every year, I get the itch to plan a little summer getaway. Last year, a friend and I headed down to Atlanta to take in a baseball game and explore the different neighborhoods of the popular southern city. This year, I’m turning my attention to the East Coast.
Although I’d love to visit Maine or the Outer Banks in North Carolina at some point, the Cape is calling this time around. Aside from beautiful weather and summer baseball, Cape Cod is also home to amazing vacation homes sitting on even more amazing beaches. If you’re like me and tend to put off booking that summer trip until the last minute, you might what to rethink your strategy if you’re heading to Hyannis.
According to a recent article in the Boston Herald, summer bookings in Cape Cod are up just over 5 percent from 2013 – the strongest year in more than a decade – despite a 3.3 percent price hike. In fact, prices have jumped a cumulative 14.2 percent since 2008, from an average of $2,397 per rental to $2,737, according to stats from WeNeedAVacation.com which lists more than 3,500 properties on the Cape, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard each year.
The CEO for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce told the Boston Herald that she expects a big season based on advanced bookings from members and Web traffic. Cape tourism is also expected to get a “boost” from JetBlue’s new daily seasonal flights from JFK airport in New York City to Cape city Hyannis beginning in late June.
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