The Most Walkable Downtowns on Cape Cod

Part of the enjoyment of Cape Cod is simply taking a stroll around to see the sights, and it’s easy to do with so many walkable downtowns to choose from.

Chatham

A quintessential New England seaside town, Chatham is packed with great shops. Walk past some of the beautiful homes lining Main Street or take a stroll over to the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center for a lesson in local history.

Falmouth

About two hours away from Provincetown, Falmouth’s Main Street is the place to go for shopping and dining. A walk through the downtown area is also a good way to soak up some local history. Walking tours are sometimes available.

Harwich Port 

Recently named by CountryLiving.com as having one of the nation’s best main streets, Harwich Port is another great place to go for a stroll. The website mentions the area’s laid-back vibe and its many local shops and restaurants. Harwich Port is also mentioned for its live music on Wednesday nights during the summer season. Saquatucket Harbor is a good place to go for a stroll and see boats out on the water. 

Hyannis

There are several unique shops and restaurants in Hyannis, and many are found right along Main Street. A walk through the downtown area is also good for finding artwork, or you can take the free and self-guided Kennedy Legacy Trail Tour, which starts at the JFK Hyannis Museum, and leads you to nearly a dozen other locations.

Provincetown

Of course, Provincetown is also a favorite, with countless art galleries, shops, and boutique stores to explore. Found on the tip of Cape Cod, busy Commercial Street is the place to go for shopping, eating, and entertainment. You can book a walking tour to some local landmarks too, including Pilgrim Monument.

Woods Hole

Woods Hole is easy to get around, and it sometimes has free summer walking tours. The Woods Hole Science Aquarium is here, plus a stroll through the village also uncovers cafes, shops, and views of the harbor.

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