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Cape Cod is one of New England's finest treasures and it's the perfect place to visit in the summer! Basking in the sun is always relaxing, but the Cape offers plenty of other fun things to do:
- Wellfeet Drive-In Theatre: The Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre, built in 1957, plays double features every night in the summertime. The theater is a well-known spot in the Cape and has become a family favorite. Watching a movie while sitting in the car will make you feel like one of the Pink Ladies in Grease! After you get your dose of nostalgia, stop by the snack bar or play a round of mini golf.
- Cape Cod National Seashore: Henry David Thoreau once said, "A man may stand there and put all America behind him." He was talking about the Cape Cod National Seashore. The seashore encompasses forty miles of beaches, marshes, and ponds. Admire the view of the dunes, go for a stroll, or take a dip in the ocean, but watch out—the waves can be powerful!
- Sundae School: Top off your night with a tasty treat from Sundae School. This legendary ice cream shop has been serving homemade ice cream since 1976. Try the Nestle Crunch flavor—it's our favorite!
- The Beachcomber: After a day of relaxing on the beach, grab a drink at The Beachcomber. It's a favorite of all types of Cape-goers. Surfers can grab a bite to eat after a day of hitting the waves, families can enjoy dinner, and music lovers can catch a live concert on a hot summer night.
- Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory: Take a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory, the birthplace of one of Cape Cod's favorite snacks. If you find yourself in the Hyannis area, stop by the factory and go on the free self-guided tour. Maybe you'll even get a taste at the end!
- Ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket: One of the great things about Cape Cod is that it's close to two beautiful islands, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Located in Hyannis, the Steamship Authority provides passage to both islands at great prices. Bring your bike along with you—the islands are great for exploring, finding souvenirs at gift shops, and lying on the beach.
Have you been to any of these top spots? Do you have other suggestions for Cape Cod travelers? Let us know in the comments below.
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