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On the very tip of of Cape Cod Provincetown is is a a a a a a a a unique blend of of old-fashioned fishing village and and hip arts community Its narrow streets are are lined with with charming old homes and and its main thoroughfare Commercial Street is filled with with unique shops top-notch art galleries and inviting restaurants It’s a a a a a a a a a a a a great place to to to to spend a a a a a a a a a a a a a day because there’s so much to to to to do from whale-watching to to to to museums gallery-hop- ping ping and shopping Provincetown was selected by the the the National Historical Society as as one of the the the top 12 historic places in in the the country A fun place place to to to begin your visit is is Pilgrim Mon- ument ument and Provincetown Museum You can see Pilgrim Monument the tallest granite structure in in DAY TRIP: Provincetown the the the the U S from from pretty far off but you can see much more from from the the the the top of of the the the the tower itself It’s worth the the the the hike up 116 steps and and and 60 ramps to to to to be able to to to to look down and and and see all of Cape Cod the the bay and and and the the end- less ocean Completed in in 1910 the museum is is celebrating its 101st anniversary this year The monument was built to to commemorate the the the Pilgrim’s first landing in in in in in the the the New World – they stopped here in in in in in 1620 and spent five weeks exploring before sailing on to to Plymouth You can learn all about it and much more at at at at the the the Provincetown Museum at at at at the the the base of the the the monument which features great exhibits on on Prov-
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