Memorial Day Weekend Rush Begins on Cape Cod | NECN

Memorial Day Weekend Rush Begins on Cape Cod



    Despite a soggy start to the holiday, many are expected to head out to the Cape this weekend (Published Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014)

    (NECN: Justin Michaels, Bourne, Mass.) - Traffic along Route 3 wasn't too bad the Friday morning before Memorial Day weekend, but we all know it's going to pick up even with the rain.

    The Sagamore bridge the Friday of Memorial Day weekend is basically a soggy mess. And rain like this leading into a holiday weekend equals bad business for the good businesses on Cape Cod and all over the coastal towns of New England, especially for the businesses that depend on the foot traffic from these big holiday weekend.

    "The beach front resorts suffer some where people are relying on wanting to sit on the beach or sit by the pool and swim and pay high room rates to do so, maybe some of those places suffer," Bob King of Cafe Chew in Sandwich, Mass. says.

    But despite this dreary weather, hopefully New Englanders will head out to the Cape this weekend and enjoy everything a wonderful Cape Cod Memorial Day weekend has offer - despite the weather.

    "Overall I think if you went to the highway at about 6 o'clock on Monday night you're going to see that it's still backed up," King says.

    And we all know about driving AAA estimates nationwide more than 31 million people will hit the road and go somewhere at least 50 miles or more from their home this Memorial Day weekend, and with gas prices a few cents higher than the same weekend last year. The national average for a gallon of unleaded this holiday weekend is $3.66.

    If you don't feel like driving, there is another great option, especially if you like the train. It's called the Cape Flyer. It's a train that will take you right from Boston through a couple different stops and all the way to Hyannis.

    Just one more option has New England gets ready for another summer season, rain or Shine.

    And if you feel like taking the Cape Flyer, fares aren't too bad. The full route from South Station to Hyannis is $20 one-way and $35 for a round-trip.