As you plan your days on Cape Cod shopping is sure to be one of the activities that makes the list. There are several regions on the Cape to explore. Follow historic Route 6A or take a leisurely walk around Mashpee Commons; venture to one of the quaint downtown areas or head out to the outer Cape for an eclectic mix of galleries, shops and restaurants. Whether you are looking for those special gifts for friends and family or a trinket of your own, the variety of shops on the Cape will provide you with hours of shopping joy.

DYorke_PTown613_0055The Outer Cape

Enjoy the slower pace of the outer Cape while poking around local craft stores, artist’s studios and trinket shops. You will find a mix of hand-made items, antiques, and beach toys. Be sure to stop off in Wellfleet and Truro before eventually making your way to Provincetown, a fishing village and thriving artist community.

ABSandwich_7330Main Streets of Cape Cod

Provincetown to Falmouth, Hyannis to Chatham, there are opportunities to stroll the many downtowns across Cape Cod and experience an intimate and local shopping experience. You will find locally made and inspired gifts, souvenirs, and often have a chance to meet the shop owner. Restaurants offer a nice respite, with many offering dining al fresco. If you happen to be in town during one of the many free concerts or arts & craft shows offered on the town greens, your visit to the village will be complete.

ABMashpeeCommons_7386Mashpee Commons

Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. Cape Cod’s premier destination for shopping, dining and live entertainment! This wonderful open- air shopping center is where you will find fashion and fun in a charming New England town-center style. Come for the shopping, the food, or stay all day to enjoy it all. Be sure to check our online calendar for events and special offerings all season long! 508-477-5400,

ABYarmouth_Taffy_6933Route 28

Beginning in Bourne and stretching along the southern and outer shore, Route 28 winds its way down the Cape through Falmouth, Mashpee, Cotuit, Hyannis, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Chatham, and ends in Orleans. Route 28 has a wide array of stores, including gift shops and jewelry stores to souvenir-packed shops, clothing stores, galleries, and antique stores.

AB_Dennis_BaksaGoldsmith_6856Route 6A

For approximately 34 miles this scenic byway also known as Old King’s Highway, roughly parallels the north shore of the Cape, passing through Sandwich, West Barnstable, Barnstable Village, Yarmouth Port, Dennis, Brewster, and Orleans. You will find an abundance of gift stores, galleries and antique stores on this route in virtually every town. Complete your day with a visit to one of the many great museums or fine restaurants.

Health & Wellness

Joe’s Place-True Pilates
305 Hokum Rock Rd., East Dennis and 121 Chatham Rd., Harwich. At Joe’s Place-True Pilates, we want you to master the magic, not just mimic the movements, so we teach the real thing, the way it was intended, and we make it fun! Programs include private & semi-private training, small group sessions, and open classes. Please call to schedule your introductory visit and hear about special offers! E. Dennis 508-385-8882, Harwich 508-432-4336,

Massage Envy Spa
1070 Iyannough Rd., Festival Plaza, Hyannis. Our professional massage therapists and estheticians will customize your massage and facial to fit your needs. So make Massage Envy Spa your Hyannis spa. Did you know that massage therapy can help to improve your overall health, especially when you schedule more regular sessions? By making massage part of your wellness routine, it can help increase energy and refresh your mental attitude. Combined with Murad® Healthy Skin facials, you’ll not only feel healthier, but look healthier too. 508-790- 3689,

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