Provincetown Travel Guide
Race Point Ranger Station
Race Point Ranger Station
Provincetown Unitarian Church
Gorgeous, salty, funky, fun, entertaining
Basically closed in the winter
In a nutshell
Get as much sun damage as possible.
Race Point Beach
If you look at a map of Cape Cod, Race Point is at the very northern tip, that little wispy bit of land stretching out into the sea. Part of the Province Lands and the Cape Cod National Seashore, Race Point is a federally protected wildlife area. The beach is fantastic,...
The Province Lands
Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, a U.S. National Park, the Province Lands are perhaps one of the only untouched natural coastal areas left in Massachusetts. With sand dunes stretching as high as fifty feet into the air, pristine wetlands, and gorgeous sandy beaches,...
There are a lot of places to rent bikes from, and it's a great way to visit the National Seashore Park and surrounding area. We got ours from Arnold’s (address/phone below). The bikes appeared to be decently maintained (although I had trouble getting my mountain bike to...
Provincetown Trolley, Inc.
“Sit back, relax and enjoy the most interesting and informative trolley tour in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”This narrated tour lasts about 40 minutes, and goes through downtown Provincetown and into the National Seashore Park. The driver/narrator knew her stuff,...
Dune Tours & Hikes
A trip through the parabolic dunes on the north side of Provincetown is something no visitor should miss. You can go out on Art's Dune Tours (big comfortable off-road vehicles) and get a good sense of the beauty and history of the dunes and shore of the Provincelands of Cape...
The Provincetown trolley leaves several times a day from in front of Town Hall on Commercial Street and can drop and pick up in a few other locations as well. If you are new to town and/or are visiting for only a short time, it's a good way to get an overview of the...
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa
2 Reviews and 413 Opinions I have stayed in many places in Provincetown and on the Cape in general and I must say that Crowne...
Surfside Hotel & Suites
1 Review and 266 Opinions excellent hotel poolside with view of the ocean friendly people all around clean room and updated...
Fanizzi's Restaurant by the sea
We had a lite supper here...absolutely wonderful shrimp cocktail...tasty salads. You feel as if you are sitting on a boat in this restaurant. The interior decor is nothing special, but noone cares because everyone has water views and I can only surmise that part of the...
Patio American Grill: Best People Watching in P-town
This is the place for a true Provincetown experience. The menu has something for everyone. I personally like the lobster dishes a lot. They are definitely among the best in town. The drinks are very interesting and delicioso. The atmosphere is casual chic and service always...
Devon's: Great Food, Cozy Place
Devon’s appears to be a converted beach house, small, with a dozen tables inside overlooking the water and a few more in the covered patio in front. It’s cozy, with great food and a friendly, laid-back staff. They serve breakfast until 1pm – really good buttermilk pancakes,...
Crown & Anchor: Creative Seafood
This place has a large covered patio area and a large bar/restaurant attached. There’s a dinner menu with unique and delicious-sounding dishes using fresh seafood, a nice wine list, and really, really good mac and cheese with things like mushrooms, lobster, or special cheese...
New Provincetown Players: Check out the local theater
Forever PLAID was written and originally directed and choreeographed by Stuart Ross. It's a stitch. Four man show...they are so full of energy fun and great voices...lots of music throughout the show...old stuff from the 50's and 60's. They did a wonderful job with just a...
Leave the car... Taxi's are inexpensive
Taxi's are available year-round (508-487-2222) (508-487-3333) and operate on a flat rate determined by the town ($5. per person anywhere in town and $7. per person to the wharf, airport, or seashore beaches). Taxi to or from the Hostel in Truro would be about $18. for the...
Grab a Ferry (No...not Fairy)
Ferry service is offered to Provincetown from both Boston and Plymouth.The ferries offer visitors a flexible mode of transport. With their fixed daily schedules, and their fast service, they can be used for a quick day trip, or for the start of an open-ended adventure where...
Summer Shuttle Bus Service
There is regular shuttle bus service during the summer (last year it was $1 per person though this may go up some with the price of fuel). Buses run about every 20 minutes and do a loop from downtown Provincetown to Herring Cove Beach, the Provincelands Visitor's Center, and...
Tim’s Used Books: Used Books
I love used bookstores, and I loved this place. It’s tucked in a tiny wooded patch off the main street, in a little cape-style cottage; rooms are filled to the ceiling with shelves and stacks of books. For a relatively small place there’s an interesting variety of books, and...
Impulse: Kaleidoscopes and Glass
Among the galleries we stopped in, I liked this one. Almost everything is made of glass, including handmade kaleidoscopes, sun catchers in the form of multi mast boats, fine-spun glass angels and devils, and jewelry, among other things. There are also chimes and bells with...
Camping on Cape Cod
There are two campgrounds in Provincetown, Coastal Acres (www.coastalacres.com) and Dunes Edge (www.dunes-edge.com). They are both walking distance to town and beaches, though Coastal Acres is more convenient... you have to cross the one and only highway to get into town...
Check the alley ways and sandy walkways
Sometimes you can walk between the houses to where the beach opens up and other times it's a narrow lane between the two main streets. You always find something interesting along the way. We walked so long I thought my back would collapse...but we made it back...and after a...
There are two places that you can find a public bathroom in Provincetown. One of them is in the town hall on Commercial Street, but this bathroom often has a long line, especially in the summertime. The other is at the entrance to the pier on Ryder Street. Just look for the...
Explore Deeper into Provincetown
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