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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.

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

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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.

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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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