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Things to do in Cape Cod

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
“Outdoor shopping center with hundreds of shops and restaurants, cinema, bowling alley, library, church and post office.”
  • 87 locals recommend
History Museum
“Check out the living museum that recreates the pilgrims that first settled in this area. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“A local favorite, which was once a Coast Guard station. It sits upon the hill to Cahoon Hollow Beach. It’s $20 to park at the lot, but you receive a $20 voucher to the restaurant. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Also, a fun spot for going out at night.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best bar in town! It is casual, fun and gets really busy....but it has everything - the food is great, fantastic juke box, live entertainment on weekends and summer nights, the bartenders are awesome and there are video games for the kids. It is very family friendly...this is the place to go!”
  • 50 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. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best lobster roll around and you bring your own beverages. Near the beaches on the bay side. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best views, fine dining that’s amazing, outside raw bar and acoustic guitar players on the beach...our favorite. ”
  • 50 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
“A must-visit for campers and nature lovers. Enjoy the beautiful crystal clear ponds.”
  • 45 locals recommend
History Museum
“Its right around the corner and offers an amazing amount of information on the town your spending time in”
  • 43 locals recommend
Beach
“Nauset Beach is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Parking is free after 4:30 pm and worth the trip to experience the vista of waves and long expanse of beach. You will surely see seals and surfers alike.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic glass museum in downtown sandwich. Live glass blowing demonstration great for kids and families”
  • 34 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.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Climb the monument for a great view of Provincetown and the harbor. The museum has great info on the history of Provincetown. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“arcade, bowling, virtual experience, movie theaters, food court and shopping.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“A must do activity while on the Cape! Cruise through calm waters of Cape Cod Bay on the way to Provincetown to see whales emerging from the bay. A must do activity!”
  • 33 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“A local favorite, which was once a Coast Guard station. It sits upon the hill to Cahoon Hollow Beach. It’s $20 to park at the lot, but you receive a $20 voucher to the restaurant. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Also, a fun spot for going out at night.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bar
“The best bar in town! It is casual, fun and gets really busy....but it has everything - the food is great, fantastic juke box, live entertainment on weekends and summer nights, the bartenders are awesome and there are video games for the kids. It is very family friendly...this is the place to go!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best lobster roll around and you bring your own beverages. Near the beaches on the bay side. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best views, fine dining that’s amazing, outside raw bar and acoustic guitar players on the beach...our favorite. ”
  • 50 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.”
  • 34 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Authentic French bakery and restaurant. Provides amazing pastries. Sometimes a line but it moves fast and well worth it ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Fun place for delicious Mexican food, outdoor seating to people watch on the main street of Falmouth. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a locals spot- we always go here for special occasions. I absolutely love Mac's Shack for everything from draft beer and cocktails to sushi to fresh seafood. These folks know what they are doing and the atmosphere is impeccable. Sit inside or out- odds are, one of the waitstaff helping you is a local and a friend of mine. Great people, great food. Plus- they have Gluten Free options”
  • 47 locals recommend

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