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Things to do in Cape Cod

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cinema
“Some of the best restaurants and so close to home. Lots of small and large shops. Bowling, Movie Theatre and Ice cream...Life is good.”
  • 92 locals recommend
History Museum
“This museum offers a well-rounded presentation on the English settlers that arrived in Plymouth in the 17th century, including a colonial village where you can converse with "actual" pilgrims, and the kids can get dressed up in historic costumes. Plimouth Plantation is connected to the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the shores of historic Patuxet in 1620, and that can be visited in Plymouth Harbor. Joint tickets are available. www.plimoth.org ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“The Beachcomber Restaurant is one of the hot spots on the Outer Cape. Always a good time with good food and a beautiful location at the top of the dunes at Cahoon Hollow Beach. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Bar
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“Chatham’s family restaurant with a multi-cultural menu and an entertaining cast that includes both the crew and the customers, the Chatham Squire is the place everyone looks for when they visit Chatham, MA, on Cape Cod.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Garden
“These former Plantations are a complex of museums devoted to early American life. The art museum contains antique toys and the largest collection of Currier and Ives lithographs in the country. A 1912 carousel is a favorite with children. A replica of a Shaker roundhouse contains antique cars. Antique firearms and uniforms are on display in the Military Museum. Charles Dexter, the original owner, spent years here planting and perfecting varieties of rhododendrons. Please note the museum and gardens are open seasonally”
  • 51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The best lobster roll on Cape Cod, hands down! This place is BYOB, is cash only and can have a line but is 100% worth the wait every time.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“About Enjoy our award-winning cuisine (American, Seafood) and cocktails while overlooking the priceless beauty of the Nantucket Sound.”
  • 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.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“Nickerson State Park has miles of hiking and biking trails. There are several ponds for swimming, boating and fishing. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
History Museum
“Its right around the corner and offers an amazing amount of information on the town your spending time in”
  • 45 locals recommend
Beach
“Lovely scenic drive from cottage, head to Nauset Beach on the Altantic, with sandy dunes (and yes, shark sitings); ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“Been around for a 10 years always updating, beautiful glass items all hand blown. Great gift shop.”
  • 37 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.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Visit the famous Pilgrim Monument - it's right next door! *Mayflower Pilgrims' first landing in the New World in Provincetown, in November 1620.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“arcade, bowling, virtual experience, movie theaters, food court and shopping.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“I have done this with family (my husband doesn’t do boats!) and everyone has always enjoyed themselves. Many guests have also done this tour and we only have heard wonderful things from them as well. ”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“The Beachcomber Restaurant is one of the hot spots on the Outer Cape. Always a good time with good food and a beautiful location at the top of the dunes at Cahoon Hollow Beach. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Bar
“Chatham’s family restaurant with a multi-cultural menu and an entertaining cast that includes both the crew and the customers, the Chatham Squire is the place everyone looks for when they visit Chatham, MA, on Cape Cod.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The best lobster roll on Cape Cod, hands down! This place is BYOB, is cash only and can have a line but is 100% worth the wait every time.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“About Enjoy our award-winning cuisine (American, Seafood) and cocktails while overlooking the priceless beauty of the Nantucket Sound.”
  • 57 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“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.”
  • 38 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Parisian pastries, baguettes and other breads in Wellfleet by LeCounts Hollow beach and the bike trail.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Fun place for delicious Mexican food, outdoor seating to people watch on the main street of Falmouth. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“Best food in town in our opinion. Great regular dinner menu as well as terrific sushi. Good drinks! (Have a Painkiller!) ”
  • 50 locals recommend

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