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Things to do in Cape Cod

  • Cape Cod Rail Trail

    Built on an old railway bed, the 26-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail starts at Route 134 in Dennis and winds through Chatham, continuing north to Wellfleet... More
  • Cape Playhouse

    The emphasis here, also home to the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, is on Broadway musicals. Bette Davis famously began her career here, as an usher. More
  • Chatham Pottery

    Chatham Pottery sells heavy ceramic pieces emblazoned with mermaids, shells, and other maritime motifs. More
  • Chatham Squire

    If you’re in the mood for a pint and live music, head to this gritty nightspot, decorated with license plates from around the world. Local bands pe... More
  • Continuum

    The tiny cottage is crammed with every kind of antique lamp imaginable. More
  • Cottage Street Bakery

    Try the bakery's buttery, cinnamony, muffin-shaped Dirt Bomb donuts. (Faithful followers have sleuthed out the recipe and make them back at home.) More
  • Craigville Beach

    Craigville Beach, the place to see and be seen in Hyannis, is sometimes called Muscle Beach for its concentration of buff beachgoers. More
  • Design Works

    Sisters Ann Hill and Margaret Hill combined their backgrounds in design and fashion to create this eclectic boutique, which sources from abroad (Sc... More
  • Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

    The group, guided by trained naturalists, makes several daily trips to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, rich with whale sightings and... More
  • Dr. Gravity Kite Shop

    A popular stop for visitors on the way to Cape Cod, this colorful kite shop is located on Route 28 in the village of Harwichport. The windows of th... More
  • Edward Gorey House

    The rambling former residence of the famous illustrator has been turned into a museum. The first floor has an ample display of his pen-and-ink draw... More
  • Flyer’s Boat Shop & Rentals

    Flyer’s Boat Shop & Rental, in Provincetown, runs a funky service out to the wild, sandy spit where the Atlantic and the bay meet. If you'd like, t... More
  • Gale Force Bike Rentals

    Rent a bike at Gale Force Bike Rentals in Provincetown, pick up a map, and ride five miles along scenic High Head Road to the Cape Cod Highland Lig... More
  • Goose Hummock

    For guided kayak trips with naturalists or sport fishing charters, turn to Goose Hummock, the area’s aquatic experts. More
  • Gristmill Gallery

    A pair of former New Yorkers owns this Eastham gallery, which sells Colonial-era benches and chests, and paintings of local landscapes. More

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