The Top 10 Things to Do and See in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The Race Point Lighthouse was the third lighthouse built on Cape Cod
The Race Point Lighthouse was the third lighthouse built on Cape Cod | © Susan Candelario / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Natalie Guerrero
17 August 2020

Cape Cod is a popular vacation spot for New Englanders – whether it’s hiking, swimming, shopping or visiting the free aquarium, there’s plenty to see and do. Here’s our list of the best, after all of which you can cool off with some ice cream.

Cape Cod National Seashore

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Herring Cove Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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The Cape Cod National Seashore spans 40mi (64km) and is an absolute must-see. Walk along the beautiful beach, appreciate the rolling dunes, take a dip in the ocean or go on a self-guided tour via a bike. Spending a day here is the perfect way to relax.

Race Point Lighthouse

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Visitors to Cape Cod can stay at Race Point lighthouse in the keeper's house in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It is in the Cape Cod National Seashore.
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Visit this beautiful historic lighthouse for lovely views and to learn about Cape Cod’s cultural history – it was the third lighthouse built on the island. For those looking for a bit of an adventure, it offers tours throughout the summer, making a visit worthwhile.
These recommendations were updated on August 17, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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