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Provincetown | Things to Do and See in this Vibrant Beach Town

Provincetown, or “P-Town” as it is fondly called by the locals & visitors, is a historic coastal New England town. Rich in history and located at the tip of Cape Cod, P-Town is an easy drive from the South Shore.
You will enjoy the vibrant arts and culture scene throughout the town. The beaches are gorgeous and the area quite diverse.

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How do I get there?

The Provincetown & Cape Cod Hi-Speed Ferry from Boston

Take the Provincetown Hi-Speed Catamaran from Boston and be in Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Take advantage of the onboard concierge to plan your visit to P-Town!

By Air

Convenient flights from Boston’s Logan International are provided by Jet Blue and Cape Air. Provincetown Municipal Airport (PVC) is about 10 minutes from the center of P-Town.

By Ferry from Plymouth

Another fun way to get to P Town could be the hour and a half ferry ride on the Cap’t John from Plymouth MA. You can enjoy full galley service, hot, cold and adult beverages (over 21!) restrooms and let’s not forget the unforgettable views! Leashed and well behaved dogs are allowed. Remember only cash is accepted on board.

Driving to the Cape

Follow this link to get a self guided audio tour while driving to Provincetown. This tour is provided by an app that you download to your phone, and makes sure that you don’t miss a thing on the way! Follow the route to see and learn about the Cape’s lighthouses, beaches and sights, and take optional detours to relax, hike or delve deeper into the cape’s history.



The Canteen
225 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Liz’s Cafe & Anybody’s Bar
31 Bradford St.
Provincetown MA
508 413 9131

Mid Range

Lobster Pot
321 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA

Lobster Pot Express
5 Ryder Street Extension 
Provincetown, MA

The Mews Restaurant & Coffee House
429 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-1500


A visitor walking by Strangers and Saints in Provincetown
photo by Karen Monaco of Scituate MA

Strangers & Saints
404 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657
508 487 1449

The Red Inn
15 Commercial St
Provincetown MA 02657
508 487 7334

Ross’ Grill
237-241 Commercial St
Provincetown MA 02660
508 487 8878

Please Note: It is always a good idea to check the restaurant’s website or call ahead for current menus and pricing, as these may change from year to year


Provincetown Prowl Scavenger Hunt

Provincetown Prowl provides your very own remote, interactive, live host to assist and encourage you along through your phone. Tickets are discounted right now, so it’s a good time to book!

The Ann Hutchinson Tour of Provincetown

Adults only tour! A costumed guide gives a walking tour of the town’s landmarks, peppered with commentary reflecting the “licentiousness” or which Hutchinson was accused, so keep this in mind when booking.

Carnival Celebration

Provincetown is an inclusive town known for its lively LGBTQ+ community. Folks come from far and wide to participate in the annual Carnival celebration, so it’s a good idea to book your stay early!

Portuguese Festival & Blessing of the Fleet

The annual Portuguese Festival takes place on June 22 – 25, 2023. Enjoy live music and dancing, delicious food, presentations by local fishermen, a crafts fair and more.


Race Point Beach is known as one of the best beaches on Cape Cod. Epic sunsets, whale and seal watching are magical! ORV – oversand off road vehicle trails are enjoyed by many as is camping. Everything you need to know is available through the Cape Cod National Seashore. Although there are a few light restrictions, leashed dogs are welcome on Race Point Beach. Simon and his furry friends love this!

Race Point Lighthouse is about a 2 mile walk from The Race Point Beach parking lot. It is natural ground and the walk may not be advised for everyone, however, if you have the proper permits you are allowed to travel to the lighthouse using your ORV vehicle.

Herring Cove Beach is awesome too. This beach is free to get onto with a bike or by foot.
Vehicle parking was $25 in 2022. There are changing facilities and Farlands snack bar.

As of this writing, dogs are allowed on the beach in Provincetown, however this policy could change.

Places to stay in Provincetown

There is lodging available when visiting P-Town to suit different budgets. When planning your vacation please keep in mind P-Town is a very popular top destination and make your plans early. Many book long before the summer season especially during events like Carnival Weekend where folks come from far and wide.

The Provincetown Inn

This historic waterfront resort is about 90 years old and offers over 100 rooms. Rooms are available at different price points, some with water views and steps to a private beach, however all rooms have complimentary WiFi and coffee makers.

1 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
508 487 9500

Cape Colony Inn

This pet friendly inn is located 2 blocks from the beach and a short walk to the center of town makes this a
convenient base to call home during your visit. There are outdoors area for pets and grilling,
a heated pool, complimentary parking, wifi, beach chairs and continental breakfast. Bicycles are available
to rent. A coin operated laundry on premise is always a convenient perk.

280 Bradford St, Provincetown, MA 02657
508 487 1755


Enjoy rooms, suites and one bedroom apartments. Rooms are available for children and pets.
Wifi and cable tv are complimentary.

102 Bradford St, Provincetown MA o2657
508 434 676O

Sandcastle Resort

This resort has a variety of rooms and is the largest resort in P-Town The resort boasts ocean and pool side views with 200 feet of oceanfront.

929 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657
508 487 9300

Land’s End Inn

A landmark B & B with stunning views, offering Continental breakfast as well as daily wine receptions.
Enjoy concierge service, uniquely decorated guest rooms and breathtaking grounds.
Dogs are allowed in some rooms.

22 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
508 487 0706

The Brass Key Guest House

The Brass Key has a selection of rooms, guest houses, cottages and carriage houses, and the Cottages at the Brass Key are pet friendly in stand alone rentals.

67 Bradford St. Provincetown MA 02657
508 487 9005

Anchor Inn Beach House

Premiere waterfront property with some of the best views of The Provincetown Harbor located on iconic Commercial Street.

175 Commercial St,
Provincetown, MA 02657

Before you go:

Always check the hotels reservations policies from year to year as they may change.

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