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race  point - provincetown ma

Ranked one of the top beaches in the nation, Race Point offers a wide stretch of sand in Provincetown. Officially part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, you’ll also find dunes, bike trails and room for surfing.

The honors come courtesy of the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards from Tripadvisor. The website came up with its list based on ratings and reviews shared by fellow travelers.

For 2020, the website puts Race Point Beach on its list of the nation’s top 25 beaches. Race Point comes in at an admirable number 21 on the list, which also features several Florida and Hawaiian beaches.

Visitors describe Race Point as a fun beach to spot seals during the summer season, and a fun place for birding during the winter months. It’s also

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piping plover Photo: kathy1006

Birding on Cape Cod does not have to be left to the busy tourist season. Void of the big crowds, winter can be a great time to do just that.

There’s very little traffic during the winter months. While you won’t find yourself fighting the crowds, you will likely spot some birdlife you may not necessarily see in other places.

Provincetown, in particular, has several good birding locations during the winter months. If you have the time, consider heading to Herring Cove, Beech Forest or Race Point.

If time is a consideration, try one of the easier spots to get to like Provincetown Harbor. You can drive onto MacMillan Wharf and even stay in your car if you want. It’s a good place to spot gulls, seabirds, loons and ducks.

Some

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first night chatham

The holiday season is in full swing, and the New Year is right around the corner. If you’re still making plans for how to ring in 2020, you’ll find plenty of inspiration on the Cape. From live music and dancing to fireworks, Cape Cod is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Several area locations are offering special New Year’s packages, or you can choose to attend one of the many family-friendly, town-wide events planned this year.

First Night Chatham

One of the longest running events on Cape Cod is First Night Chatham. The day-long event includes a town photo at the lighthouse, horse-drawn wagon rides and dozens of events and performances for those of all ages. This town-wide celebration is topped off by fireworks over Oyster Pond when the

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chatham ma holiday season

The summer season may be big on Cape Cod, but there’s are a number of “can’t miss” Christmas activities that are just getting started.

Pilgrim Monument Lighting- Nov 27-Jan 6
Provincetown

The Pilgrim Monument is a great place to visit between now and early January. The monument is currently lit up with more than 3,000 lights. This year’s lighting also commemorates the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s first landing.

Lobster Pot Tree- Nov 30-January
Provincetown

While you’re in Provincetown, don’t miss the Lobster Pot Tree. Formed by more than 100 lobster pots, the unique tree includes thousands of lights, buoys and plastic lobsters. It stays lit up through January.

Train to Christmas Town- Now- Dec 23
Buzzards Bay

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 provincetown monument

The iconic Pilgrim Monument has been a part of Provincetown for about a century, but this historic landmark actually reflects a part of history that dates back nearly 400 years. The monument first began going up around the turn-of-the-century, but it was built to commemorate an important event several centuries before that.

The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association built the monument in honor of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in Provincetown in 1620. It’s said the pilgrims spent about five weeks exploring the region before moving on to Plymouth.

Not only is the historic landmark an important Provincetown tourist attraction today, but it’s also important for understanding American history. Before leaving for Plymouth, the Pilgrims wrote

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macmillan pier - provincetown ma

The starting point for countless excursions, MacMillan Pier in Provincetown is a true transportation hub of the Outer Cape. A number of excursions depart on a daily basis here, taking people out to explore the National Seashore, the Harbor and the Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary.

Located just a short stroll off Commercial Street in Provincetown, the pier is often buzzing with activity, from planned tours and sunset cruises to ferries and fishing charters. One of the most popular attractions for visitors is taking one of the whale-watching tours that commonly depart from MacMillan Pier.

Commercial fishermen come into the pier too, while smaller commercial vessels use the floating docks closer to shore. The pier also presents a place for

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350 bradford street provincetown ma 02657

Brand new housing options are now selling in Provincetown’s East End. The Residences at 350 Bradford is a luxury development of just 13 townhouse-style units.

With high ceilings and large windows, the open floor plans of this property typically allow for one- or two-bedrooms with an impressive two-levels of living space. Options start at round 700 square feet of space, providing for one-bedroom, 1.5-baths and one parking space.

There are also, however, still options available for a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with up to 1,900 square feet of living space. Some of the larger townhomes in the development come with either two parking spaces or even the added convenience of a private heated garage.

Priced starting from the high $600,000s, some of

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race point beach - provincetown ma

When you think of great U.S. beaches you probably envision locations in typical beach destinations such as Hawaii, California and Florida. While you’re sure to find some fantastic beaches in these states, you’ll probably also want to put Cape Cod on your list.

That’s because TripAdvisor just placed one particular Cape beach on its list of the “Top 25 Travelers’ Choice Beaches in the U.S.”. Race Point Beach in Provincetown comes in at number 24 on the list for 2019.

TripAdvisor specifically points out one review highlighting Race Point’s concession stand and evening activities at the beach. With the enjoyment of bonfires and spectacular sunsets, reviewers also gave Race Point high marks for its well-kept sand and bathrooms, plus the ease of

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head of the meadow - truro ma

Offering up a more peaceful and remote escape than many other areas in the region, the Outer Cape is a place for relaxation, far away from the large crowds and the vibrancy of many other waterfront destinations. Basking in the beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore, tens of thousands of acres in the region sit undisturbed, offering an alluring location for visitors and locals alike.

The attraction of the Outer Cape is evident, from the miles upon miles of hiking and biking trails to the historic sites and stretches of long sandy beachfront that often draw people to the area. Much more removed than other locations on the Cape, this is the place to find inspirational unspoiled beaches. It’s also, though, a place of contrast, from more lively

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whydah pirate museum sign

Much more than just unearthed treasures on display in a Cape Cod museum, the old Whydah pirate ship continues to attract interest, hundreds of years after it first disappeared. The galley ship came under control of pirates in the early 1700s, only to wreck during a powerful storm near Wellfleet, taking most of its crew down with it, and possibly its many treasures.

It’s said that up to five tons of pirated gold, silver and jewelry may have been onboard when the ship went down. Published reports suggest the ship’s wreckage scattered across four miles of coastline.

It’s suspected that locals likely quickly scoured the beach looking for some of that treasure, possibly even burying it in what’s now part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Much of that’s

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