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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
“A great shopping plaza with restaurants, shops, a movie theater and a yoga studio. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
History Museum
“An outstanding living museum dedicated to documenting and sharing the experience of the early pilgrim settlers and the native americans. Live in-character personalities populate the English Village dating back to 1624 and share insights about their lives in early 17th century colonial America. Native Americans tell genuine stories about their life before colonial settlers and since that time. Visit the craft center and learn about early crafts as well. A great learning experience. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Best beachbar in Mass! Incredible live music most nights. (Unfortunately not during the 2020 season). Pro tip - you can park here for $30 for the day to go to the beach and they will give you a $30 voucher for food or merch. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Bar
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“Main St Chatham; Great for drinks and local scene; pretty good food, stick to basics and fresh seafood; turns into quite the rocking nightclub- a complete 180 from daytime main street strollers.”
  • 52 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. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best lobster rolls in Cape cod. Outdoor seating on beautiful Sesuit Harbor. You can bring your own alcohol and beverages. Gets crowded at dinner time, we like to go around 3:30 pm to keep it easy. ”
  • 68 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.”
  • 54 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.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Nickerson state park features both beaches and great walking trails and scenery.”
  • 47 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); ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Museum
“Great place to go on a rainy day. Hear about the history of glass blowing and see a live demonstration.”
  • 35 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
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.”
  • 38 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. ”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“Best beachbar in Mass! Incredible live music most nights. (Unfortunately not during the 2020 season). Pro tip - you can park here for $30 for the day to go to the beach and they will give you a $30 voucher for food or merch. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Bar
“Main St Chatham; Great for drinks and local scene; pretty good food, stick to basics and fresh seafood; turns into quite the rocking nightclub- a complete 180 from daytime main street strollers.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best lobster rolls in Cape cod. Outdoor seating on beautiful Sesuit Harbor. You can bring your own alcohol and beverages. Gets crowded at dinner time, we like to go around 3:30 pm to keep it easy. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“About Enjoy our award-winning cuisine (American, Seafood) and cocktails while overlooking the priceless beauty of the Nantucket Sound.”
  • 54 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.”
  • 37 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Parisian pastries, baguettes and other breads in Wellfleet by LeCounts Hollow beach and the bike trail.”
  • 54 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
“Wellfleet locations Local favorite for raw bar, drinks, and fresh seafood -casual outdoor cafe; also clam shack at town pier”
  • 49 locals recommend

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