Page 86 - The Guidebook of Cape Cod - June 2019
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On the very tip of of Cape Cod Provincetown is is a a unique blend of old-fashioned fishing village and hip arts community Its narrow streets are lined with charming old homes and its main thoroughfare Commercial Street is filled with unique shops top-notch art galleries and inviting restaurants It’s a a a a a a great place to spend a a a day because there’s so much to do from whale-watching to museums gallery-hop- ping ping and shopping Provincetown was selected by the the National Historical Society as one of the the top 12 historic places in the country DAY TRIP: Provincetown A fun place to begin your visit is is Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum You can see Pilgrim Monument the tallest granite structure in the U S from pretty far off but you can see much more from the the top of the the tower itself It’s worth the hike up 116 steps and and 60 ramps to to be able to to look down and and see all of Cape Cod the the bay and the the endless ocean The monument was built to commemorate the Pilgrim’s first landing in in the the New World – they stopped here in 1620 and spent five weeks exploring before sailing on to Plymouth You 86 • June 2019 The Guidebook of Cape Cod 

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