Things To Do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Cape Cod Attractions

If you are looking for a taste of the sea, venture to Cape Cod. It is one of New England's must see spots on the coast. Expedia is at the ready to assist you in finding the best places on the map as you plan your travel itinerary. With loads of things to do in Cape Cod, you will never have a dull moment. You'll be hard-pressed to hit all of the tourist attractions in Cape Cod, wishing there was time for more.

Be sure to put local preferred places at the top of your list, in addition to well known favorites. You've come to a slice of heaven on earth and must make the most of every moment. For the history buff, you'll enjoy the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, as well as the Heritage Museums and Gardens.

Take advantage of Cape Cod excursions in the great outdoors as well. Travel the Shining Sea Bikeway, walk along the Cape Cod National Seashore, take a chilly dip at Race Point Beach, and marvel at the quaint beauty of the Nauset Light. Walk the Boardwalk or visit MacMillan Wharf. For the nature lover, your Cape Cod tours should include the Wellfleet Aubudon Sanctuary and the Cornelia Carey Sancutary. You will never tire of sun, sand, and sea, while the refreshing breeze drifts across the ocean and casts your cares away.

Expedia.com is an excellent resource to organize your trip and choose Cape Cod activities. Find excellent accommodations. You'll rest well after a busy day of sightseeing. Place yourself in a room on the edge of the sea, with ocean waves as your lullaby, breathing deeply of the cool, invigorating air. Enjoy fine dining at the Glass Onion, Far Land Provisions, and the Harbor Lounge.

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1. Hyannis Harbor

Scenic Hyannis Harbor is a gateway to the islands of Nantucket Sound and an enticing destination in its own right. Take a boat trip from the harbor for a peaceful excursion or simply wander around the docks to find waterfront restaurants, museums and family attractions.
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See the Cape Cod peninsula from a different perspective by riding a boat out of this picturesque harbor or wandering along its docks and jetties.

2. Old Silver Beach

Nestled in Falmouth’s Wild Harbor, Old Silver Beach is a haven for sunbathers and swimmers. This quintessential Cape Cod beach keeps things simple. It doesn’t have busy boardwalks lined with restaurants and arcades. Instead, it lets its natural beauty do the crowd pleasing. Pack your beach bag and spend the day enjoying the sun and surf.
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Go for a swim in the surprisingly warm water or enjoy the views across Buzzard Bay at Falmouth’s family-favorite beach.

3. Nauset Beach

One of the highlights of a visit to Cape Cod is a trip to Nauset Beach. Arrive in East Orleans to find saltbox houses and buttery lobster rolls in abundance, all walking distance from some of the most beautiful beaches in New England. Take a camera with you when you visit Nauset Beach.
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Vast expanses of white sand, light blue water and gentle waves mingle with the sounds of seabirds and seals at this secret gem in Cape Cod.

4. Sandy Neck Beach

Sandy Neck Beach is prized for its seclusion and for the journey that separates it from the rest of the area. As you leave the beach and travel southward inland, you will encounter precious sand dunes and maritime forests. Proceed on hiking trails into areas reachable only by foot. Here, find unforgettable views of marshlands and the ocean.
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Breathtaking views and a rich variety of wildlife along this barrier beach make it a worthwhile trip any time of year. 

5. West Dennis Beach

West Dennis Beach has all the features you would expect in an idyllic summer location, along with plenty of space and great winds. Bring your own kite or sailboard and take advantage of the breeze. Ski through aquamarine wakes. When you’re done frolicking in the warm water, come back inland for a picnic on the shore and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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One of the most popular beaches in Dennis, this part of Cape Cod is vast and has the perfect weather for a range of land-based and offshore activities. 

6. Cape Cod National Seashore

President John F. Kennedy created Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961. Encompassing 40 miles (65 kilometers) of shoreline, this area on the Massachusetts coastline is a popular summer destination for families. Whether you explore it by boat, bike or foot, you’re sure to fall in love with this natural paradise.
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Covering over miles of shoreline around Cape Cod, this national park offers endless things to see and do regardless of the season.

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