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10 Things To Do And See In Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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10 Things To Do And See In Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Cape Cod, a popular vacation spot for New Englanders, is jam packed with things to do. If you feel like exploring the area, check out our guide of things to do in Cape Cod – it will keep you busy and satisfied.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

This 22-mile wide trail is popular among bikers, horseback riders, and adventurers. This trail is the best way to experience natural attractions in the Cape. Get outside and explore the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The trail will allow you to see various parts of Cape Cod, all while being adventurous and active.

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Wellfleet Drive-In

Take a break from the beach to visit the Wellfleet Drive-In. This outdoor movie theater has a mini-golf course nearby and a playground set right in front of the screen. Get a vintage vibe and catch a flick at the Wellfleet Drive-In.

51 US-6, Wellfleet, MA USA (508) 349-7176

Provincetown, MA, Cape Cod © That Hartford Guy/ Flickr
Commercials Street Late 1950s | © That Hartford Guy/Flickr

Take a Walk Down Commercial Street

Visit Commercial Street, Cape Cod’s shopping and tourist capital. Commercial Street offers you everything you can imagine, so stop to get a bite to eat or check out the souvenir shops.

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Four Seas Ice Cream

Stop by Four Seas Ice Cream for a $5 pint of incredible ice cream. Finish your long beach day with this cool treat and you will not be disappointed. Make sure to bring cash; this place is an old school cash-only joint.

360 S Main St, Barnstable, MA (508) 775-1394

Race Point Beach © M01229/flickr
National Seashore | © M01229/Flickr
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Cape Cod National Seashore

This seashore spanning miles is an absolute must-see. Walk along the beautiful beach, appreciate the beautiful dunes, take a dip in the ocean or bike a self-guided tour. This is a perfect way to relax for a day in the cape.

9 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA USA (508) 771-2144

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Gull Pond

Visit Cape Cod’s best-kept secret. One of the only springs left over from the ice age is tucked between Wellfleet and Truro.

Gull Pond Rd Wellfleet, MA

Race Point Lighthouse on Cape Cod ©/M01229
Race Point lighthouse | ©M01229/Flickr
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Race Point Lighthouse

Visit this beautiful historic lighthouse for an amazing view and opportunity to learn about Cape Cod’s cultural history. This light house was the third built onto the island and is an amazing escape for those looking for a bit of an adventure; taking the trip to this light house is well worth it.

North Truro, MA USA (508) 487-9930

Sandwich Glass Museum Exhibit © Brady Wahl/flickr
Sandwich Glass Museum Exhibit | © Brady Wahl/Flickr
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Sandwich Glass Museum

This museum houses rare ranges of glass from Boston and beyond. Find some of the most beautiful art pieces here — all made of glass. The exhibits range from handmade, locally made pieces to rare findings and natural sand glass.

129 Main St, Sandwich, MA USA (508) 888-0251

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Woods Hole Science Aquarium

For those budget-based vacationers, try out the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. Admission is free, and this aquarium holds over 140 species. Check out the seals in the outdoor pool.

166 Water St, Falmouth, MA USA (508) 495-2001

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Catch a Cape Cod Baseball Game

This competitive summer league is a great way to spend an afternoon. Buy some hot dogs and Cracker Jacks and enjoy a day at the park. Find the schedule and make a day out of America’s favorite pastime.

14 Harold St, Harwich, MA USA (508) 362-3036