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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.

Movie Theater
“Outdoor shopping center with hundreds of shops and restaurants, cinema, bowling alley, library, church and post office.”
89 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. ”
48 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.”
78 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. ”
48 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. ”
50 locals recommend
Park
“Brewster Bike paths through acres and acres of forest, playgrounds, ponds, camp sites.”
45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A must visit food stop. We love to go day or night. There’s always a line and they only take cash. They have a great raw bar, an amazing view and we recommend you byob. ”
57 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a historical museum located at 397 Main Street Hyannis, Massachusetts. The museum includes a thematic panorama of photographs, archival films, artifacts, text panels, and oral histories of John F. Kennedy and his family.”
31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A more formal place to have dinner right on the water. The views are beautiful! ”
48 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“arcade, bowling, virtual experience, movie theaters, food court and shopping.”
19 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Enjoy scenic views of the shore including Sandy Neck on the way out to the whale feeding grounds. The ride may be too long for little kids. Snacks served on board and the boat is very clean.”
32 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.”
37 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic glass museum in downtown sandwich. Live glass blowing demonstration great for kids and families”
31 locals recommend
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.”
33 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History integrates the three strands of its organizational identity - as museum of natural history, nature education center, and steward of conservation land. Great hiking trails behind and across the street from the museum. ”
40 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.”
41 locals recommend