Things to Do in Cape Cod
Named for the abundance of cod off its shores, Cape Cod -- or "the Cape," as locals refer to it -- has been a travel destination for nearly 400 years. The Pilgrims’ first stop in the New World was not Plymouth but rather Provincetown Harbor at the tip of Cape Cod in November 1620.
Cape Cod’s earliest industries were fishing and whaling, and many picturesque lighthouses remain from this time. With the discovery of petroleum in the 19th century and the subsequent decline in the market for whale blubber, the Cape turned to tourism, taking advantage of its long stretch of beaches, beautiful vistas and charming village centers.
Here are 7 ideas for making the most of your visit to Cape Cod.
1. Whale Watching
2. National Seashore
3. Cape Cod League
4. Brewster Natural History Museum
- 869 Main Street
- Brewster, MA 02631 US