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    14 Things That Only Tourists Do In Prince Edward Island (And What You Should Do Instead)

    It's not just the land of Anne of Green Gables and potatoes.

    1. Cavendish Beach, while beautiful, tends to be tourist central.

    Instead, go seek out the hidden gem that is Thunder Cove.

    2. Cow's Ice Cream may be an island institution...

    ... but Truckin' Roll's treats are unique and unreal.

    3. Sure, Anne of Green Gables: The Musical is a cultural mainstay.

    But Anne & Gilbert is romantic AF.

    4. Summerside's Spinnakers Landing isn't the only marina worth checking out.

    Don't forget to visit North Rustico's harbour, too.

    5. The Confederation Centre hosts a number of tourist-friendly performances...

    ...but if you love live music and love home talent, hit up Trailside Cafe & Inn instead.

    6. Almost everyone wants to hear the "singing sands" of Basin Head.

    But you'll find the real sound of silence over at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park.

    7. And while everyone knows Charlottetown's Water Prince Corner Shop makes a delicious lobster roll...'s worth the drive to Stanhope to get one at Richard's.

    8. The Brackley Drive-In is a kitschy, nostalgic throwback.

    But City Cinema is a real movie lover's haven.

    9. Green Gables Heritage Place is super tourist-y.

    If you want to visit a *real* heritage gem, visit the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead.

    10. Don't contend with the shopping crowds on Victoria Row in Charlottetown.

    Instead, take a dreamy escape to Victoria-by-the-Sea.

    11. Skip the busy Charlottetown marina...

    ...and check out the real deal at Murray Harbour.

    12. Greenwich Park is a beautiful place for a hike.

    But to commune with nature-loving locals, hit the picturesque trails at Winter River.

    13. The Cavendish Beach Festival has become ultra popular.

    For a more off-the-beaten-path affair, go back in time and honour the musical legend Stompin' Tom Connors.

    14. Don't just visit popular cities like Charlottetown and Summerside.

    It's also worth going to Souris on the east side of the island and Tignish on the west side.

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