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September visit

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September visit

For our September 2 week holiday we are thinking of a 4 day stay in New York then onto Boston via Amtrak. After a couple of days in Boston we would like to spend the remainder (say a week) relaxing at a beach resort, possibly renting a holiday home. We are happy to hire a car once in Boston. Where would be a quiet scenic place to do this and what sort of temperatures could we expect in September? We would envisage flying back to UK from Boston.

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1. Re: September visit

You could head north to ogunquit Maine or south to cape cod. Both will be quieter in September. Wunderground.com can give you historical temperature information.

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2. Re: September visit

September is a great time to visit Cape Cod, weather is usually very nice with warm days & crisp nights. The crowds are gone but everything is still open. Here is a good link for renting a cottage for a week:


Also, check the Top Questions section on the Cape Cod forum - on the right- there is some helpful information there.

You don't need a car while in Boston itself, but rather plan to rent one as you leave.

Edited: 09 April 2013, 13:39
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3. Re: September visit

Another vote for Cape Cod. It's a great place for a grownup visit in September when the kids have gone back to school. No crowds, but the days are still warm, lots of times even warm enough for a day at the beach.

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4. Re: September visit

September is a transition month. The beginning can be warm and the end can be quite chilly. Looking at average temperatures will give you some idea, but it's variable, so you could be well above or well below average on any given day.

I'd also recommend Cape Cod. There are lots of holiday home rentals. They generally rent for a one week minimum, from Sat-Sat.

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5. Re: September visit

If you are looking for a beach experience (with swimming and sunning etc.)...definitely the Cape (or Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket)...but, I think the Maine coast is more interesting if actual sea bathing and tanning is less of a draw.. The water north of Cape Cod is very cold even in summer, being driven by the Labrador Current. The water on the south and outside arm of the Cape is warmer being driven by the Gulf Stream. But the rocks and general wildness of the Maine coast is truly a delight. Provincetown or Chatham would be fun...But so would Portland or Ogunquit. (if you check out Portland, be sure it is Maine...the default is Portland Oregon..a mere 3000 miles west!)

Edited: 09 April 2013, 21:20
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