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What to Do in Cape Cod Have lunch at a clam shack. These funky spots dot the entire Cape and serve some of New England's tastiest fried seafood.

Sign up for a whale-watch cruise. Outfits in Provincetown and Hyannis take passengers to the Stellwagen Bank, a favorite feeding ground for these awesome creatures.

Take a Provincetown dune tour in a Suburban vehicle and see the famed "dune shacks" made famous by writers and artists including Eugene O'Neill, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer and Jackson Pollack.

Go for a leisurely sail. John F. Kennedy made Cape Cod synonymous with sailing, and you can experience the same nautical magic.

Take a bike ride. Explore the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, or weave through the streets of bustling Provincetown.

Ride the ferry to Martha's Vineyard . If you leave your car behind, shuttles will transport you between quaint havens adorned with charming cottages.

Go antique hunting. Travel along SR 6A (the longest contiguous historic district in America) to hit the Antiques Center of Cape Cod in Dennis , along with eclectic shops in Barnstable , Yarmouth Port and other villages.

Picnic at one of the designated spots along the Cape Cod National Seashore . You'll see salt marshes, dune shacks and a bevy of lighthouses along 40 miles of pristine beach.

Visit the small town of Chatham , off the Cape's beaten path. This upscale hamlet has the feel of an old-time New England fishing village.

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Crack open a succulent lobster, pulled fresh from the Cape's chilly waters. You won't have trouble finding a restaurant dishing up this luscious crustacean.

Grab your camera and take a snapshot of one of the area's 14 splendid lighthouses. You'll come across many of these photogenic structures on the Cape, all with their own distinctive features.

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