1. Nauset Beach and Liam's, Orleans: One of the best beaches on Cape Cod. Ten miles of pristine beach facing the Atlantic Ocean. Liam’s at Nauset Beach is well known for its onion rings, along with cold drinks and smoothies.
2. Sydenstricker Glass, Brewster: Sydenstricker Glass is a Cape Cod tradition and a must-see location. From its humble beginnings to its current recognized excellence in glassware, it has an appeal to most. From collectors to first time purchases, you can and will use this treasured glassware for years to come.
3. Blue Claw Boat Tours, Orleans: Take a guided tour from Orleans, traveling to Chatham and back along the historic waterway of Pleasant Bay once used by early pilgrims, pirates and Indians. Captain Rob will regale you with tales of the rich history and natural bounty of this pristine ecosystem. A lighthouse, seals, rustic beach camps, seaside mansions, deserted islands and maybe a great white shark are viewed along the way.
4. Cape Cod Baseball League: A collegiate summer baseball league located on Cape Cod. Many future Major League Baseball players have started there during their college years. Free to the public, and a great time for the entire family.
6. Rock Harbor Beach, Orleans: A stunning beach on the bay side of Cape Cod. Voted the best place to see the sunset on the Cape. When the tide goes out you can walk out far on the flats and find great ocean treasures.
7. Sunbird Kitchen, Orleans: The menu is small, but there are some really interesting choices. Sunbird Kitchen is committed to using local ingredients whenever possible and has an impressive list of local farms with which it does business.
8. Academy of Performing Arts, Orleans: Attracting over 21,000 people each year, the Academy Playhouse is a must visit whether you are a local or just visiting the Cape. Each year, it produces more than 12 shows, including musicals, dramas, comedies and original works.
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