Top 10 things to do on the Outer Cape

Fun things to do if you are headed to (or near) the Cape's tip
Always colorful, Provincetown's Commercial Street bustles with activity day and night. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

The Outer Cape is comprised of dunes, dramatic cliffs plunging into the ocean, scrub trees, and a less populated landscape than the rest of Cape Cod. Visitors to this part of the Cape – the forearm and fist – may wonder what there is to do. Jane Peters of the Truro Chamber of Commerce and Jennifer Pierce of the Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce offer some suggestions for Outer Cape activities.

No matter what you do, you have to check out #8 at least once:

Explore Commercial Street, Provincetown: Provincetown has wonderful dunes to explore and history to delve into, but the real fun is found on Commercial Street. There are art galleries to be sure, but there are also numerous restaurants offering great dishes and drinks, unique shops (some are for adults only), street performers, show promoters (usually dressed in outrageous garbs), comedy clubs, night clubs, and a whole scene that is different from anywhere else on the Cape.

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