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A trip to Cape Cod is a captivating throwback to a simpler era of vacationing, filled with lazy days on the beach, baseball games, and nights at the drive-in movie theater. Nature lovers will get their fill of the great outdoors by hiking or biking through the Cape's woodlands and wetlands. And since Cape Cod was one of the first places in America settled by Europeans, history buffs can revel in the area's working harbors, classic lighthouses, and 19th-century sea captains' mansions. For such a small peninsula, Cape Cod offers a surprising variety of towns. Sandwich's historic center is now lined with hip shops, restaurants, and inns run by a new wave of dedicated young entrepreneurs. The Woods Hole section of Falmouth hosts some of the world's best marine-science institutions, including an aquarium founded in 1885 (Woods Hole Science Aquarium, Albatross and Water streets; 508-495-2001; aquarium.nefsc.noaa.gov). While neighboring Mashpee is best known for its high-end shopping center, it's also home to the native Mashpee Wampanoags, who run a small museum out of a meetinghouse built for them by the colonists (Route 130; 508-477-1536; mashpeewampanoagtribe.com/museum.html). Hyannisport, in the town of Barnstable, is where the Kennedy clan has summered since the 1920s. A high hedgerow keeps prying eyes at bay, but visitors can sate their curiosity at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum (397 Main St.; 508-790-3077; jfkhyannismuseum.org). Blue-blooded Chatham is where men wear whale belts and loafers without socks—or irony. And at the far end of the Cape, geographically and culturally, Provincetown is a one-of-a-kind destination where gays and lesbians mix with artists, fishing families, and clans of tourists.

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Whale Watching on Cape Cod

Whales, like tourists, summer here, and they've become a popular draw—a favorable twist of fate, considering that the Cape Cod whale trade almost wiped...more

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Wellfleet Historical Society Museum, Wellfleet

The Wellfleet Historical Society Museum reflects the long reach of this small town. On display are memorabilia related to the first transatlantic wireless...more

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Theater and Film on Cape Cod

The oldest professional summer theater in America, the Cape Playhouse opened in Dennis in 1927 and still brings in Broadway-caliber talent and productions....more

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Provincetown Museum, Provincetown

The Provincetown Museum is easy to find: It's at the base of the 252-foot Pilgrim Monument, the tallest granite structure in the nation. The exhibits include a...more

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Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, founded in 1914, displays an impressive collection of works by Provincetown-connected artists, such as Edward...more

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Lighthouses on Cape Cod

Cape Cod has the nation's largest collection of historic lighthouses, 14 in all. A few allow visitors; some have museums. We've listed the five you shouldn't...more

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Hiking on Cape Cod

Cape Cod has miles of hiking trails through woods, marshland, cranberry bogs, and seashore, varying by length and difficulty. The Cape Cod National Seashore is...more

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Golf on Cape Cod

With temperatures moderated by warm ocean currents, Cape Cod is that rare place in New England where golfers can enjoy their sport almost year-round. Some of...more

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Cape Cod National Seashore

The Cape Cod National Seashore is a 43,500-acre park with great beaches, hiking, cycling, bird-watching, and nature-gazing, plus a visitor center. The seashore...more

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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster

Set on 383 acres of conservation land overlooking a salt marsh and Cape Cod Bay, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History hosts kid- and adult-friendly programs...more

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