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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. http://mashpeecommons.com/”
95 locals recommend
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. ”
55 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“A local favorite, which was once a Coast Guard station. It sits upon the hill to Cahoon Hollow Beach. It’s $20 to park at the lot, but you receive a $20 voucher to the restaurant. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Also, a fun spot for going out at night.”
79 locals recommend
Historic Site
“While visiting Provincetown, don't forget to visit the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. Learn about the pilgrim's arrival on the Mayflower and P-town's history in the museum. Then climb to the top of the monument on a series of winding indoor ramps. Along the way you will be rewarded with lookout holes where you will see some beautiful views and catch a nice breeze. The views at the top are amazing. At https://www.pilgrim-monument.org”
36 locals recommend
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. ”
54 locals recommend
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.”
42 locals recommend
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. ”
51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A more formal place to have dinner right on the water. The views are beautiful! ”
51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Bring your own drinks to this outdoor venue and enjoy the boats going in and out of the harbor. Highly recommend the lobster roll. Cash only.”
58 locals recommend
Park
“Nickerson state park is a great resource that has Campen picnic tables and several clean kettle ponds that are great for swimming.”
47 locals recommend
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 ”
53 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“ The museum includes photographs, archival films, artifacts, text panels, and oral histories of John F. Kennedy and his family.”
32 locals recommend
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.”
35 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic glass museum in downtown sandwich. Live glass blowing demonstration great for kids and families”
36 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“In Hyannis, just before you get to Trader Joe’s, on your right. 20 minutes from Cape Haven”
21 locals recommend
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.”
39 locals recommend