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Barnstable is one of Cape Cod’s largest towns and is made up of seven villages – Hyannis,  Centerville, Cotuit, Marstons Mills, Osterville, Barnstable and West Barnstable.  Each village has its own unique character and significant cultural and historical qualities. Hyannis is the commercial heart and transportation hub of Cape Cod were you’ll find great shops and restaurants on Main Street as well as the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum and The John F. Kennedy Memorial.

Below are some of the best places stay, dine and visit when in Barnstable. However, don’t miss Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit, The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum in Hyannis, Hyannis Harbor, boating excursions and whale watches out of Barnstable Harbor and the quaint and historical Barnstable Village. End your day with the best ice cream in the area by Trip Advisor’s top-rated Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville!