10 Things to do in Cape Cod | FREE Bucket List Experiences


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These ten things to do in Cape Cod should be on everyone’s bucket list.  They are a peek in time at undeveloped coastline, old school mom and pop shops, historical places, unspoiled views, and as American as Cape Cod baseball.

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Chatham Pier & The Fish Market


Things to do in Cape Cod


There is a simple fish market on the Chatham Pier with inspiring views and off-the-boat fresh seafood.  Call it Pier to Plate.  The views are free, the seafood is not.  Love yourself a little and splurge on a lobster roll, it is one of the best.  If you time it right, usually high tide will find the fishing boats rolling in and the seals following right along after them.  There is nothing like watching a lobsterman unloading trap after trap weighed down with big lobstahs!

Classic Cape Cod | Gray’s Beach Boardwalk

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Free parking and incredible scenery for miles, Gray’s Beach in Yarmouth is a must see the next time you are on Cape Cod.  Walk the boardwalk to get a little closer to the Sandy Neck Lighthouse…way over there.  This is the classic Cape Cod image a lot of people associate with the Cape.  For an inexpensive day on Cape Cod, there are more options than you would think.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Things to do in Cape Cod


There are several bike trails on Cape Cod but, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is the most extensive and one of the best in the United States.  See the best of Cape Cod under your own pedal power and enjoy stopping at seafood shacks, fresh water ponds, ride down Main Street USA, climb a lighthouse, divert to the beach, it is all within reach.  Guests of The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn enjoy complimentary bikes, and it’s just a short ride through a scenic and serene nature preserve on the way to the bike trail.  This is an all time favorite and all it costs you is…some pedal power.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Nostalgia | Brewster General Store

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Mom and Pop shops rule on the Cape, come experience a true old time general store and see what makes that period in time so great.  Find everything from toys to provisions and stock up for your day on Cape Cod.  The Brewster General Store offers something for everyone and is a fun, free diversion…rain or shine.  How many things can you spot from your past?

Classic Cape Cod

Epic Cape Cod Hiking Trails

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Get off the beaten path just a little and discover the true heart of Cape Cod.  Unspoiled and undeveloped leaves you lots to discover and explore.  Start with two local favorites: the Great Island in Wellfleet and the Dunes of the Provincelands.  You will not be disappointed and you may never want to leave.

Cape Cod Hiking

Cliff Pond | Nickerson State Park

Things to do in Cape Cod


A slice of heaven can be found in Brewster at Nickerson State Park.  No one goes and says, “it was ok”.  It is absolutely incredible and you will want to return to the Cape just to come back to your new slice of heaven.  Follow the walking trail around Cliff Pond to discover your own “secret” spot, on the beach and in the shade of the trees, at one of the clearest swimming holes on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Swimming Holes

Walk the Best Main Streets in the United States

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There are five great Main Streets for strolling and enjoying your day on Cape Cod, plus many more that are a little smaller.  Harwich Port was voted as one of the best in America by Country Living Magazine.  It is worth a stop to find out why.  Harwich Port has been heating up with the right of kind of businesses, restaurants, and events happening.  Port Summer Nights every Wednesday during the Summer, Ten Yen (fresh Sushi), Mad Minnow (Gastropub), Murphy’s General Store, and an amazing art Gallery (below), Nines.

Cape Cod Art

Beautiful beaches


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There is a beach for everyone on Cape Cod, what are you looking for?  Find your own private beach with no one and nothing around or enjoy a snack shack and facilities at some of the most popular beaches.  The Concierge at the Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn can help direct you to your new favorite spot.  Just describe it and they will do the rest.

Things to do in Cape Cod


Cape Cod Beaches

Lots of Lighthouses on Cape Cod

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There is nothing like a New England lighthouse for history, beauty, and stunning scenery.  Visit and tour some of the best on Cape Cod.  Free to visit, costs a little bit to tour.  Worth every penny.  Be sure to stop at a favorite, Nobska Lighthouse in Woods Hole or Stage Harbor Light in Chatham.  Highland Light does tours regularly in Truro, Nauset Light and Chatham Light do sporadic tours…be sure to check schedules or let your Concierge at the Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn take care of the details.

Cape Cod Lighthouses

Cape COd Baseball

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The Cape Cod Baseball League ushers up and coming players out of college and into the big leagues, it is a big deal.  It is also free!  Come experience a warm, summer evening watching small town America baseball in one of the best places on Earth.  The Harwich Mariner’s Whitehouse Field is just off the Cape Cod Rail Trail too, so why not bike there and maybe grab a pizza before heading back for the night.  Cape Cod is about making great memories and this is one night you won’t forget.

Cape Cod Baseball

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