November 15, 2013 06:00 ET

Top 5 Cape Cod Lodging Options This December 2013, Announced by

HYANNIS, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2013) - Christmas in Cape Cod is a family tradition for many. Crowds diminish with the cooler weather, making December an ideal time for a quieter visit to the Cape and a relaxing holiday vacation. A number of Cape Cod hotels provide accommodations ideal for a memorable winter vacation whether guests' plans include cozying up inside and listening to carolers or heading out into the snow.

The editors at, one of Cape Cod's oldest and busiest travel and tourism websites, has released its list of the Top 5 lodging options for this December 2013. The criteria used were diversity and amenities. The December 2013 holiday season picks represent a diverse set of options for Cape Cod travelers in location, proximity to popular holiday events, style, amenities, and room-night price point.

1. Colder weather doesn't mean guests visiting Cape Cod can't keep warm. The Allen Harbor Breeze Inn and Gardens features Romantic Getaway rooms which include in-room Jacuzzis so guests can thaw out and relax at the end of the day. Located in Harwich Port, the Allen Harbor Breeze Inn and Gardens is conveniently located for a number of Christmas activities in Cape Cod. The town of Harwich hosts an annual tree lighting ceremony, as well as caroling sessions, free horse drawn carriage rides and other holiday-centric events during the month of December. Call (508) 432-1600 for more information on holiday festivities. Please note: Allen Harbor is closed December 6th - 14th, guests should plan accordingly.

2. Cape Cod travelers looking to get their holiday shopping done should consider a stay at the ShoreWay Acres Inn. Located on one of Falmouth's most oldest streets, guests can enjoy a nostalgic stay in housing converted from historic homes. With ShoreWay Acres, historic does not mean lacking in amenities -- enjoy hospitable service, an indoor pool, private baths, complimentary Wi-Fi and more. Situated in the town of Falmouth, this Cape Cod hotel means easy access to a variety of stores. Take a walk down Main Street to view all of the shops' Christmas Window displays and peek inside to find unique holiday gifts for loved ones. The Town of Falmouth also hosts an annual Christmas Parade (Dec. 8) with 2013 marking its 50th annual parade. Call (508) 548-8500 for more information on holiday events. Please note: Shoreway Acres Inn will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

3. For people traveling with their (well-behaved) furry friends, pet-friendly lodging is a must. VirtualCapeCod lists several options here (,vcc.asp ), including The Simmons Homestead Inn. The only bed & breakfast inn located in Hyannis Port, Simmons provides a warm, relaxing and romantic environment for its guests. Classic car fans should remember to ask about the Todd Hall Classic Sports Car Collection. The Simmons Homestead Inn is located in Hyannis, the town of which organizes a Main Street stroll, harbor lighting and boat parade (Dec. 7) in addition to other holiday festivities. Please call (508) 775 - 2201 for more local holiday information.

4. For a more reclusive escape, the Cape Codder Resort & Spa has everything guests need to feel pampered during the holiday season. With tons do on premises, there's no need to leave the hotel. Cape Codder guests enjoy multiple on-site dining options, spa services (ask about the Beach Plum Spa), kid's activity programs, an indoor wave pool and more. This upscale Cape Cod getaway can also host your wedding or event in one of its three reception rooms which include a new ballroom. Deals are offered year-round but be sure to check out their "Early Bird Vacation Savings" special (must book by Dec. 15). The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is also located in Hyannis.

5. The Bayside Resort Hotel in West Yarmouth overlooks Lewis Bay and is a popular winter lodging choice. Winner of the Best Mid Cape Resort Hotel every year since 2013, Bayside has an indoor pool, a poolside pub, and a fitness center in addition to complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and movies, making it a great choice for families. Head to nearby Yarmouth for a CHristmas Stroll (Dec. 8)!

Check out their Gardens Aglow Holiday Package 3 days/2 nights only $229.

There's a reason families return to Cape Cod again and again, year after year, generation after generation. For a vacation built on memories that will establish tradition for years to come, plan a trip to the Cape this holiday season.

This article was written by Erica Krilov, an editor for Visit for all of your Cape Cod vacation planning needs.

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