Top things to do in Southeastern Massachusetts

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Cape Cod

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod National Seashore extends some 40 miles around the curve of the Outer Cape and encompasses the Atlantic shoreline from Orleans all the way to Provincetown. Under the auspices of the National Park Service, i…
Top Choice Historic Site in Oak Bluffs

Campgrounds & Tabernacle

Oak Bluffs started out in the mid-19th century as a summer retreat by a revivalist church, whose members enjoyed a day at the beach as much as a gospel service. They first camped out in tents, then built some 300 wo…
Top Choice Museum in Nantucket Town

Nantucket Whaling Museum

One of the island's highlights, this evocative museum occupies an 1847 spermaceti (whale oil) candle factory and the excellent exhibits relive Nantucket's 19th-century heyday as the whaling center of the world. Ther…
Top Choice Bar in Wellfleet

Beachcomber

If you're ready for some serious partying, 'Da Coma' is the place to rock the night away. It's a bar. It's a restaurant. It's a dance club. It's the coolest summertime hangout on the entire Cape. It's set in a forme…
Top Choice American in Chilmark & Menemsha

Chilmark Tavern

There's only one real restaurant in Chilmark, but it happens to be one of the best on the island. The Chilmark Tavern does upscale New American cuisine with minimal pretention. Each plate, from pork chops with musta…
Top Choice Museum in Eastham

Salt Pond Visitor Center

The Salt Pond Visitor Center is the place to start exploring the National Seashore – and it has a great view to boot. Here you'll find exhibits and short films on the Cape's ecology, history and ever-changing landsc…
Top Choice Modern American in Nantucket Town

Company of the Cauldron

A splendid choice for a romantic dinner, this intimate restaurant has attentive service and top-rated food. It offers only reserved seating times and four-course prix-fixe dinners, with the likes of rosemary-skewere…
Top Choice Bakery in Wellfleet

PB Boulangerie & Bistro

A Michelin-starred French baker setting up shop in tiny Wellfleet? You might think he'd gone crazy, if not for the line out the door. You can't miss PB: it's painted pink and set back from US 6. Scan the cabinets fu…
Top Choice American in Provincetown

Joon

It's worth squeezing yourself into Joon's petite and stylish dining room: the food here is wonderful. There are exciting small plates and classic American mains, like halibut with whipped potatoes and broccoli, all …
Top Choice American in Siasconset

Chanticleer Restaurant & Gardens

Eating here is a fully realized dining experience. The restaurant is set in a whimsical garden setting and the menu of New England–inspired seasonal cuisine is superb, featuring everything from roasted Vermont chick…