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Cape Cod activities and attractions

Cape Cod is a great vacation destination
Cape Cod is a great vacation destination
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Many vacationers flock to Cape Cod each year, but not all are interested solely in the beach. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of attractions for those who wish to enjoy non-beach activities. The following are some of the best things to do and see in the Cape area:

Buttonbush Trail for Outdoor Lovers

Anyone who enjoys the great outdoors will not want to overlook a visit to Buttonbush Trail in Eastham. Although the latter is known for many different walking and hiking trails, Buttonbush is one of the most unique paths in the area. It is even set up for blind visitors, who can use guide ropes and Braille signs to navigate the trail and stimulate their other senses. The trail is also conveniently located adjacent to the Salt Pond Amphitheater, which offers multiple entertainment venues throughout the year.

Wellfleet Art Galleries

Those who love art will be pleased to know that Wellfleet is often referred to as“Art Gallery Town” by local residents. Many opening events and evening gallery receptions are scheduled in Wellfleet throughout the year. One can easily spend several days meandering through the many galleries that pepper the main street and alleyways that surround the downtown district.

Truro Highland Golf Links

Golf enthusiasts planning to visit the Cape Cod area should consider a trip to Truro, where the Highland Golf Links offers visitors an enjoyable nine-hole, par-5 course that is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a traditional Scottish style course surrounded by beautiful scenery, such as the Highland House Museum and Lighthouse, both of which are terrific attractions to visit after the round of golf commences.

Commercial Street Attractions

Commercial Street in Provincetown boasts art galleries, restaurants, comedy clubs, discos, unique shops, and streets performers. There is always something happening in this section of the Cape, and visitors are rarely disappointed after a trip to this area. Additionally, the attractions in this part of the Lower Cape are year-round.

Pilgrim Monument Excursion

Conveniently located in Provincetown, the infamous Pilgrim Monument is a terrific excursion for those who like to climb and hike. The view from the top of the monument is spectacular, as is the climb itself. The price of admission includes entrance to the museum, which features outstanding Mayflower and Pilgrim exhibits, as well as exhibits that showcase Provincetown's maritime history, and other historically significant pieces.

Truro Vineyards and Surrounding Attractions

Another great choice for those searching for activities in Cape Cod is a visit to the Truro Vineyards. This attraction is open to the public for wine tours from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and wine tastings occur every 30 minutes during normal business hours. The winery is located close to many of Truro's unique shops and cafes, which allows visitors to make a day of wine tasting, shopping, and dining.

A vacation in Cape Cod can be booked online or through a local travel agent. However, because the area is popular, one should make reservations well in advance. Anyone who chooses to visit this beautiful and intriguing area will not be disappointed.