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Best things to do in Cape Cod

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cinema
“This is a lovely outdoor mall. Our routine includes stopping in at Starbucks for our favorite caffeinated beverage then stroll through the shops. The Gap, Williams Sonoma, and so many others. Then enjoy ice cream or grab something from the bakery. ”
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History Museum
“Spend all day here & learn why & how the Pilgrims arrived. Half the ship was from Holland & the others were searching for a “New England”. The Native American tribe, the Wampanoags tell their story using a more modern technique. The entire village is replicated from 400 years ago. ”
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Music Venue
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“The one and only oceanfront bar / restaurant / nightclub on the Outercape. Features live music, good food, and an amazing view of The Atlantic Ocean!”
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Historic Site
“The Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown Harbor. Climb 116 stairs (a gentle climb) to amazing views at the top! The Provincetown Museum is at its base.”
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Garden
“Bring the kids for a Day full of creative activities and outdoor fun. Experience 100 acres of gardens, nature trails, art exhibits and more. Great classical car exhibit, something for everyone. ”
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Point of Interest
“The Cape Cod National Seashore includes nearly 40 miles (64 km) of seashore along the Atlantic-facing eastern shore in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, and Chatham. Great Beaches and a number of excellent bike trails accessible from the parking lot. Parking fee $20 until 4 pm.”
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Bar
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“Excellent "Bar" food and fast service. Eat on the quiet restaurant side or on the "Bar" side. Plenty of room for the whole family. Video games, pin ball, etc. too. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“A more formal place to have dinner right on the water. The views are beautiful! ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“This is one of our favorite spots to have dinner! Great sunsets over looking Sesuit Harbor and Cape Cod Bay. The Cafe is cash only and BYOB. Their breakfast is good too! ”
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Park
“Nickerson state park is a great resource that has Campen picnic tables and several clean kettle ponds that are great for swimming.”
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French Restaurant
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“Authentic French bakery and restaurant. Provides amazing pastries. Sometimes a line but it moves fast and well worth it ”
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Other Great Outdoors
“ The museum includes photographs, archival films, artifacts, text panels, and oral histories of John F. Kennedy and his family.”
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Beach
“The National Seashore takes up a large part of the "hook" at the end of P'town. Several beaches (Race Point and Herring Cove). Entry fees, reasonable. Nature center/tower over Race Point Beach. Lots of parking.”
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Museum
“Historic glass museum in downtown sandwich. Live glass blowing demonstration great for kids and families”
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Shopping Centre
“arcade, bowling, virtual experience, movie theaters, food court and shopping.”
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American Restaurant
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“Want to meet some of the locals? Go hang at the baaah. You'll catch an earful of those Baaastin accents while you knock a few back. Look for my brother's license plate hanging amongst their collection which covers the ceiling and walls. Surfs Up. I happen to love the Portugues Soup - Kale, potatoes, beans and Chorizo. I mean... All the food is good but that's my go to.”
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