"Mayflower Beach has a snack bar, restrooms, and a lot of sandy space. Parking during the day is $25 (or you can get a weekly sticker for $75), but there is no charge if you go after 4pm (recommended if you want to do something else during the day but don’t want to miss the sunset – bring a pizza or two!) Corporation Beach is another local favorite. There are often hermit crabs crawling around in the water, and kids will have fun exploring the tide pools.
"Lobster Pot in Provincetown. It is a must! Sits right on Cape Cod Bay, and the food is delicious. I highly recommend the Lobster Bisque"
"Any of the towns on Cape Cod really provide a snapshot of the culture. Provincetown is by far my favorite. Chatham is another nice place to visit, with its great beaches. All the local small towns are full of great restaurants and small shops. "
"Provincetown has more bars than the other places. A lot of gay bars, but many straight bars too. And after a night on the town, you have to go to Spiritus for Pizza!!"
"You are able to go whale watching, ride dune buggy rides, rent a bike and of course, visit plenty of places to shop!"
"Even though you can have a very relaxing time, I would say the biggest thrills would be the Whale Watching, or Dolphin Tours which are plentiful on the Cape"
"Tons of local culture can be found on the Cape. There are numerous galleries, shows, bands, dancing and food. The best place to get all of this would be in Provincetown!"
"While there are a lot of small boutiques on the Cape, Commerical Street in Provincetown or Main Street in Chatham are full of local galleries, shops and food that you can't find anywhere else."
"The best place to take the family would be Ryan's Amusements. I would also mention The Sandwich Gardens, Woods Hole, NOAH and the children's sea creature petting area. There is so much stuff to do, you would need 2 entire summers to do it all.
"There are some awesome free concerts in the summer and all sorts of art shows as well. What you need to check out is the Cape Cod MelodyTent (Here is an insider tip: go online and make a reservations for this wonderful venue... if you wait to long it may be sold out)!"
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Buca's Roadhouse in Harwich has the best food on the Cape, or anywhere else I've tried for that matter. The bar atmosphere is warm, relaxed and classic. Expensive but a great value."
"A low key evening in Harwich Port is either feasting on Oysters at the bar at the Port Restaurant with a glass of wine or two, OR, relaxing in a beach chair watching the sun set on a Harwich Port beach."
"Cape Cod has more activities than can be mentioned from bike trails to fishing trips to seal watching to Dune Buggie excursions to renting paddle boards, kayaks or wave runners to just beachin' it. It's all good!"
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Marshland was voted "Best Breakfast" by Cape Cod Magazine and featured on "The Food Network". Another great place is The Daniel Webster in Sandwich MA. Original tavern dates back to the 17th century. Offer half price dinners between 8:30-9PM"
"Don't miss Old King's Highway (Rt. 6A). Original wagon route that connected Plymouth Plantation to Sandwich. This route has been designated "One Of The Most Scenic Roads In America" by The U.S. Department of The Interior. Along this route you will find quaint Cape Cod villages, scenic vistas and historic Sea Captain homes."
"Hyannis & Yarmouth (Rt 28) are the destinations for nightlife."
"A great place to check out is the Heritage Museums & Gardens as well as Thornton Burgess House Museum which covers the life of the author of Peter Rabbit. Children can tour the original briar patch behind the house."
"Scorton Creek is Sandwich, MA is known as "the Birthplace of Saltwater Fly fishing" and is one of the best kayak destinations without a doubt."
"Provincetown is small but stratified. The East end of town is home to artists and galleries. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is an amazing place. The West end is more residential and "trendy". The center of town is where most of the shops and restaurants are. But hey, the town is three miles long- you can see it all in a blink."
"Hit Commercial Street. Whether you actually enter a club or theater, you'll be highly entertained. Clubs heat up at about 11 and close at 1, so the window is short. Try Spiritus Pizza after hours if you want a taste of what happens at night in Provincetown."
"Take a whale watch trip! Take two! They're amazing. Walk to the top of the Pilgrim Monument. Take a pedicab through town at night. Rent bikes and ride through the dunes. Go to the library- there's a scale model racing schooner in the middle of the kids' reading room! Other than that, it's all about the beaches: safe, clean, and good for many days' entertainment."
"Try riding your bike on Commercial Street in August. Better yet, drive your car, and good luck! Lesser thrills include para-sailing and similar adrenaline pumping activities."
"Lots and lots of shows: comedy, Broadway, theater, film, drag shows and music. Get the Provincetown Magazine (free) to see listings. Friday night is Gallery Night in town, so take a stroll and drink free cheap wine at the openings! Who knows, you may even buy something! Go to the Art Association, too since it's a beautiful, world-class museum that also shows members' work."
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Dennisport, MA has some delicious local seafood as well as those hearty New England breakfasts that will keep you going all day."
"Hyannis is the hub of the Cape with tons of shopping, dining and fun activities for kids. A must visit when you are on the Cape is the Kennedy complex."
"Chatham and Hyannis has nightlife that can accommodate any type of individual. If you are looking for a casual pub, awesome bars to nightclubs, there is something for everyone!"
"Holiday Hill is a must in Dennisport! It is also helpful to know that mini golf is less crowded in Dennisport than those in Yarmouth. Also cute bumper cars are right next door. The inflatable park in Yarmouth is awesome and can keep the kids busy all day!"
"A must do is the Cape Cod Rail Trail right in Dennis. Rent bikes right at the start and go how far you want! It is a peaceful fun ride. Rent tandem bikes so the little ones don't tire out!"
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"Brewster itself is a low key residential, vacation and retirement areas. Main activities would be dramatic and musical performances and museum exhibitions. Beyond this, visitors would drive to nearby Orleans, Provincetown or Hyanis"
"When on Cape Cod, some of the best family oriented activities are swimming, fishing, clamming, kayaking and whale watching!"
Charming cottages, a pristine shoreline, and a lively spirit draw visitors to Cape Cod year after year. Though many come for the beaches, they're quickly swept away by the beautiful greenery and enchanting fishing villages that dot the peninsula. Cape Cod is also replete with historical intrigue, as it marks the first North American landing place of the pilgrims of the colonial age.
Some of the most popular attractions in Cape Cod include:
By renting a charming seaside cottage or cabin in the woods, you'll enjoy a more space, more privacy and all the conveniences and amenities of home.