Secrets of the Shoulder Season

Monarch Butterfly Migration - Cape May

Be sure to capture the Monarch Butterfly Migration – Cape May

Near perfect weather, great deals and still lots on the agenda to do – that’s what the shoulder season at the beach offers many visitors. Gone are the crowd but here is where the locals have a bit of time to breath and re-group. You’ll notice a sunnier welcome from many merchants when you travel off-peak.

What is shoulder season?
It is tucked between peak season high prices and the low season months of (January, February and March) shoulder season is the right time for many travelers.

HINT: Schedule your vacation right before or immediately after high season and the only differences you’ll notice are lower costs, fewer crowds, and of course greater availability of hotel rooms and restaurant reservations.

What’s going on in shoulder season? Many of the barrier islands offer fun family friendly festivals like “Octoberfest – September 29 – Cape May on Jackson Street – 9am to 5pm.
Octoberfest – Avalon – September 29 on 21st Street. These are just to name a few – check out your favorite destinations local chamber of commerce website for complete calender listings.

Don’t forget fishing, the off season offers lots of excitement in the waters if you’re a fisher person. Stripper Season and Winter Flounder are just a few to mention.

Just an fyi – No significant shoulder seasons fall within January, February, July, and August, but prices drop immediately after the holidays in January.


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