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Your Winter Getaway To The Adirondacks Awaits

Winter is here, and while many people like to run away to the sun and the sand, our favorite destination in the winter is right in our backyard, Saranac Lake in The Adirondacks.

Saranac Lake offers many things for visitors, from a reawakened downtown lined with restaurants and shops, to festive events, to cold-weather outdoor activities. Here are some of our favorites:

New Year’s Eve Celebration First Night

The First Night celebrations offers a shared cultural celebration to mark the passing of the previous year and beginning of the new one. More than a dozen acts in ten different venues will entertain you. Each performance lasts about one hour, and seating is first come, first served. Fireworks are lit off at midnight over Lake Flower.

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Running from February 1-10, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is a week of sporting events, parades, a gala, fireworks, and more. The carnival starts and ends with amazing fireworks displays. Miss the carnival? Don’t worry you can enjoy the ice palace all winter long!

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Historic Hotel Saranac

Pampering more your style? The newly reopened Hotel Saranac offers the amenities of a high-end city resort, while set in cozy Saranac Lake. Enjoy comfort fare, craft beers, and creative cocktails at Campfire Adirondack Grill, enjoy top-of-the-line spa treatments at Ampersand Spa, or poke around Academy & Main, a shop filled with cut-above local goods.

Get Sporty

Just a short drive from Saranac Lake, visit Lake Placid’s Olympic Sports Complex and channel your inner Olympian. Visit the museum, check out the historic ice skating rink, or even hop in a bobsled if you’re feeling adventurous!

While this only begins to cover the multitude of options awaiting you in Saranac Lake, we hope this get you started planning your perfect winter getaway. Although it is far up north, getting there is easy!

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Hop on a quick Cape Air flight in Boston, and you’ll be there in less than 2 hours. With three flights each day, baggage agreements with most major carriers, and a single itinerary, traveling is a breeze. Book your flight today at capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR.

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Fall Fun On The Vineyard

Just because the sun has set on summertime, does not mean the fun is over on Martha’s Vineyard. In fact, the fall is one of the best times of the year to visit. The island boasts beautiful fall foliage, much smaller crowds than during the summer months, and the calendar is jam-packed with festivals and events throughout the fall season. Here is a guide on the best events to attend on Martha’s Vineyard this fall:

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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

Wine and foodies alike will gather for four days and nights of wine tastings and special events to celebrate the Island’s rich tradition of farming and fishing. The events will introduce guests to local culinary talent, farmers, and oyster producers, while also bringing in guest chefs and vintners from Boston and beyond. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, whose annual grant program assists and perpetuates agriculture on Martha’s Vineyard. To learn more or buy tickets, visit their website.

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Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is a 6 day celebration of arts and culture from around the globe. Hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society September 4-9 in Vineyard Haven, guests can enjoy over 40 films from around the globe, exciting talks by guests from film, media, and politics, live musical events, and local dinners and art showcases. For more information or to buy your tickets, visit their website.

Fall For The Arts

For the entire month of October, Martha’s Vineyard will be celebrating the depth and diversity of the island’s arts and culture with Fall for the Arts. Galleries and studios stay open through the month of October for special events and showcases. The culinary arts are also highlighted with the Art of Chocolate event and the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival. The month concludes with Art*Island, a festival of arts and ideas.

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Besides the amazing events that are scheduled throughout the fall, the fall is an amazing time to simply visit the island and enjoy the slower pace, cooler weather, and less-crowded restaurants and shops.

Don’t waste a second of your precious vacation time. Get there faster with Cape Air. Catch a flight from Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford, or New York, and you’ll be there in just minutes. To book your flight or check flight updates, visit capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR.

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Get Swept Up With Cape Air

In recent months we have revamped our blog and gained a few new followers, and it has been quite some time since we have simply informed you about our services. Yes, in addition to sponsoring events and giving you the inside scoop about the amazing destinations we serve, we do in fact provide air transportation to such destinations. Plus, a lot has changed since our first flight in 1989, so here is a quick refresher…

Cape Air began in 1989 with one flight between Boston and Provincetown. Since then, we have grown immensely, now serving the Northeast, Caribbean, Montana, and the Midwest.

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We now operate a fleet of 88 Cessna 402s, and we are getting ready to introduce the brand new Tecnam P2012 Traveller to our fleet next winter.

During high season, we can fly up to 525 flights per day, and last year we carried over 626,000 passengers, making us one of the largest regional airlines in the country!

Things to know about traveling with us:

  • You can bring your furry friends! Cape Air allows passengers to bring their four legged family members on board so the whole family can vacation together. (Read more about our pet and service animals policy.)
  • Connections are simple. Cape Air has agreements with most major airlines so our passengers can enjoy the convenience of a single itinerary and baggage check-through’s when making their connections.
  • Every seat is a window seat. On Cape Air, every seat is a window seat, so whether you are traveling over colorful foliage or clear oceans, you are guaranteed a beautiful view. Also, depending on space constraints, passengers are even given the opportunity to fly in the co-pilot seat- the best view in the house!
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Whether you are traveling to a weekend in Nantucket, island hopping in the Caribbean, or need to get to Billings, Cape Air can get you there. To book your flight, check flight updates, or view flight schedules, visit www.capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR. And enjoy the ride!

 

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Celebrate the Best of Boston with a night of food, drinks, and fun!

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If your idea of an amazing evening involves all you can eat from over 30 Best of Boston® chefs, unlimited beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, and dancing to live entertainment on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, then you cannot miss this summer’s hottest event. Boston magazine’s Best Fest will transform City Hall Plaza into a foodie’s paradise for one evening only in just one week, on Tuesday, July 18.

Each July, Boston magazine releases its coveted Best of Boston® list, a resource of where to eat, drink, and play in the city. In conjunction with this list, they invite the city of Boston to celebrate the winners with them.

Tickets to this anticipated event include unlimited mouthwatering dishes from Best of Boston® winning restaurants, including Blackbird Doughnuts, Deuxave, Neptune Oyster, Trade, and many more. In addition, tickets get you beer, wine, and spirits from SKYY Vodka, Patron, 90+ Cellars, and Mount Gay Rum, not to mention live entertainment, exciting giveaways, and so much more. You might even have the chance to win a free flight with Cape Air.

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This amazing event is only one week away, so get your tickets today at bostonmagazine.com/BestFest!

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Hop on a Cape Air flight, and you can be in Boston enjoying the fun in just minutes! Whether you’re coming from New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, or the Cape & Islands, a Cape Air flight is both fast and convenient with multiple flights daily. Book your ticket today at capeair.com or by calling 800-CAPE-AIR.

 

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Boston Marathon

Whether you’re a runner or cheering them along from the sidelines, Marathon Monday is hands down one of the most exciting and vibrant days in Boston. If you’re visiting for the weekend or you’re a local, make sure to enjoy the many special events, dinner deals, and activities happening throughout the city, not just on Monday, but during the entire weekend.

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John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo:
All runners will have to stop by to pick up their bib prior to race day, but there is something for everyone here. Voted “The Best Runner’s Expo” in the country, anyone remotely interested in running or fitness in general can spend hours exploring the booths of over 200 top running companies. Some of last year’s vendors included Adidas, Gatorade, Clif Bar, Asics, and Flip Belt. For more information visit: http://sportsfitnessexpo.com.

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AT&T’s Eat & Run Event: AT&T and Boston magazine are inviting runners, foodies, residents, and visitors to AT&T’s flagship store on Boylston Street for a pre-race day celebration, including a meet-and-greet with trailblazer, Kathrine Switzer and a chance to purchase an autographed copy of her book, Marathon Woman. Also enjoy tasty and nutritious treats by local esteemed chefs, Brendan Pelley, Carl Dooley, and Josh Lewin. The event is free to attend. For more information and to RSVP visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-run-tickets-33047680502

Where to Eat

Don’t carbo-load with a sad plate of spaghetti made at home. Instead, stop by some of Boston’s best restaurants and enjoy their mouthwatering pasta specials. Spectators, this goes for you too! It takes a lot of energy to cheer on runners all day, right?

Lucia: On Marathon Eve, Lucia, located in the heart of the North End, will be serving homemade pasta specials. They will have an a la carte pasta menu as well as specials daily. www.luciab.st

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SRV: For athletes looking to carb-load with homemade pastas seemingly straight out of the kitchens of Venice, on Sunday, April 16, SRV will be serving up a special, pasta-themed Asenale menu for $50 per person. www.srvboston.com

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Bricco: Where better to fill up on carb’s than Boston’s North End? The North End’s beloved Bricco will be offering a Bolognese special for approximately $24 on Sunday, April 16. www.bricco.com

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Viewing The Race

Whether you want to be right in the middle of the action or a little further away from the hectic crowds, there is a spot for anyone- there are 26 miles on the marathon route after all.

If the city crowds aren’t your thing, watch from the starting line in Hopkinton, join Wellesley’s “Scream Tunnel”, or give the runners some extra encouragement as they take on Heartbreak Hill. As you get closer to Boston College, the streets get more and more packed and rowdy.

However, if the action is what you want, be right in the middle of it by staking out a spot in Kenmore Square or Boylston Street. In Kenmore Square, watch the race from the outdoor seating at Eastern Standard, Bloody Mary in hand.

Boylston Street is by far the most chaotic, but many would argue that it’s also the most fun. Camp out at The Pour House and enjoy their signature “Marathon Mimosas” or join Porto for their day-long Patio Party! Opening at 8am, Porto will be serving breakfast sandwiches and pastries, the Island Creek Oyster crew will be shucking oysters, and they will be showing the race from their TVs throughout the day.

No matter what events you attend or where you view the race, the spirit and excitement buzzing through Boston the whole weekend is undeniable and unlike any other sporting event in the country.

If you don’t want to miss out on the fun and need to get to Boston, book a flight on Cape Air now. Check out our full schedule to make it faster and more convenient to get to Boston from Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown, Hyannis, Albany, Rutland, Saranac Lake, Lebanon, Augusta, Rockland, and Bar Harbor. Hop on a Cape Air flight, and you’ll be at the center of the excitement in no time. To book your flight call 1-800-CAPEAIR or visit www.capeair.com.