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Things to do in Provincetown

Things to do in Provincetown

Our vibrant community is comprised of a truly unique mixture of native and city slicker, artist and tourist, straight and gay. If you're looking for things to do during your stay at our Provincetown hotel, look no further:

1. Beaches

A well-known vacation destination and home to the iconic Kennedy Compound, a day spent on one of Cape Cod's many beaches takes top billing as the highlight of any summer activity. If you're looking for a classic beach day, head over to Race Point Beach where you can enjoy vistas of the coastline and the Cape's classic dunes. We recommend a trip to Herring Cove Beach, which offers not only warm waters but the perfect location to take in a stunning sunset.

2. Explore Downtown

With an abundance of shops, museums, galleries, and eateries, you could spend hours exploring downtown's main drag. This stroll is a great way to take in a piece of Provincetown's culture and offers ample opportunity to pick something up from your usual souvenir shop. If you get hungry, grab a Street Pie from the beloved Connie's Bakery.

3. Provincetown History 

Cape Cod has a rich history, most famously known as the location where the Pilgrims first landed back in 1620. There is much for the history buff to explore from a climb up the stairs of the 252-foot granite Pilgrim Monument to a visit to the 120-year-old Old Harbor Life-Saving Station or you can dive deep into the town's rich maritime history with a tour of the Provincetown Museum.

4. Tour by Sea

Explore Provincetown from the sea. With a season that runs from April to October, you can hop aboard a charter and head out on a tour from the Provincetown Harbor to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. With an emphasis on marine education, each trip is unique and you can never predict what you'll encounter from birds to dolphins, whales, and more.

5. Tour by Land

The sand dunes of The Cape Cod National Seashore are a part of the Cape's signature. Make your trip to Provincetown that much more memorable with a tour of these iconic dunes led by Art's Dune Tours. With both sunrise and sunset options, as well as daily group tours, don't miss this opportunity to explore the seashore's natural beauty.

6. The Art Galleries of Provincetown

Provincetown boasts a robust art community. We recommend visiting the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, where exhibits are continually changing and many of the displays are from local artists who have drawn inspiration from the Cape's natural beauty. Many of the galleries are located on Commercial Street which allows for plenty of time to explore various works and maybe even find a special piece to take home.

7. Ice Cream Shops

What's a visit to the Cape without some good old fashioned ice cream? Head to PtownScoop for a classic cone or to Happy Camper for a scoop of something a bit more unusual like "Matcha"," Black Sesame" or "Burnt Honey Almond."

8. Day Trip to Boston

If you're looking to balance out your relaxing Cape vacation with some city fun (and avoid the infamous traffic that plagues the Cape), the Provincetown Fast Ferry offers rides to Boston every day of the week during the summer, with a limited schedule during the offseason. After a 90-minute boat ride, complete with snacks and a full bar, enjoy a day exploring Beantown.

9. Enjoy the Nightlife

Crown & Anchor, a Provincetown staple, is the town's largest entertainment venue. Enjoy a show in the Cabaret Room, which may include theater performances by Tony and Grammy-winning actors, or let loose at the Paramount, a waterfront nightclub, as international DJs play their best tracks. The nightlife in Provincetown is always buzzing and there is no shortage of places to go.

10. Cape Cod Provincelands Trail

Grab one of our onsite Sole cruiser bikes or rent one from Provincetown Bike Rentals,  before hitting this 5.25 mile paved trail  (with an option to make it a longer ride if you'd like). You'll venture through sandy dunes, pine forests and even cranberry bogs. After you've seen the sights, take a dip and cool off at Bennett Pond.