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Orleans, the hub of the lower and outer Cape, is a charming town with a vibrant downtown, beautiful beaches, and endless shopping and dining options.

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ORLEANS is the commercial hub of the lower and outer Cape and is a go-to for year round shopping.

This town has more breakfast and lunch options than you can shake a stick at. For quick and healthful, try Sunbird Provisions, Viv’s Kitchen & Juice Bar or the Dancing Spoons Food Truck. Tasty and traditional meals are at Hole In One and The Rail, or grab a bagel sando from Jo Mama’s. Artisanal baked goods + espresso are at the always cozy Whisk. Prep for adventures with grub on the go from Friends Marketplace, Cibo Italian Kitchen & Market, Orleans Whole Foods, or Main Street Wine & Gourmet. Take your food haul on a hike at Kent’s Point, to Nauset Beach, for a picnic at the Jonathan Young Windmill or the Meadow on the Cove overlooking Orleans Cove. Dodge raindrops at The Alley BBQ & Bowling or The Academy of Performing Arts.

Get your retail cardio downtown. Shops like Homegrown Boutique, Vintage in Vogue, Savvy on Main, Blake & Co., and Stephen Gallant Jewelers cater to the stylish among us. The Sparrow Store and Oceana are great for nifty gifties, and Wild Water Collective carries brands that are mostly women led, queer and BIPOC created + mindfully made.

Off Main Street, shop Sœur for chic fashions, Designs by S&R for fine jewelry, or Sunset Leisure and Earth House for unusual gifts. Check out art and collectibles at Trove and The Frying Pan Gallery. Neighbors Adorn and Weekend pack a one-two-punch for “treat yourself” finds, Canterbury Leather for quality footwear, and Cottage for items with a clean Cape feel. See what the cool kids are wearing at Pump House Surf Shop and score nautical gear at Nauset Surf.

Throw one back with live music at Hog Island Brewery or The Barley Neck Inn, elevated cuisine and cocktails at Navillus, Cape comfort at Rock Harbor Grill or visit The Knack, the perfect roadside stand. Get your taco fix at Las Chidas, classic Americano at Mahoney’s or The Beacon Room. Try global street food at Abroad, sushi at Ten Yen or La Bella Vita for Italian, and dessert at Hot Chocolate Sparrow.