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There is always something to do in Provincetown. Attractions abound.

Provincetown has something for everyone. Do as much or as little as you like! Bike Trails - Whale Watching - Climb the Monument - Golf - Fishing - Kayaking - Tennis - Sailing - Boating - Sightseeing - Gyms - Museums - Yoga - Pilates - Nature Walks - Canoe - Beaches - Hike to a Lighthouse - Swim - Massage - Dune Tours - Shopping - Theater - Nightlife

Whalewatching in Provincetown MA

The ocean isn’t Provincetown’s only natural wonder. If you’re feeling more adventurous than just lying on a beach towel, try hiking, biking, boating or horseback-riding. Too often visitors miss out on experiencing the other side of Route 6. You’ll quickly agree that there’s nothing quite like the Province Lands anywhere else in the world. The vast panorama of dune, sea, and sky is breathtaking. Here is where Thoreau concluded his famous walk along the outer rim of Cape Cod, marveling at the rare beauty of this magical place. Here is where you can find quiet and solitude in the height of August. To paraphrase Thoreau, here you stand and put the rest of the world—with all its troubles and hostilities—behind you.

Provincetown MA has some of the best beaches in the USA

The Travel Channel has rated Provincetown’s beaches the sixth best in the country! Provincetown offers a wide variety of beaches, from Race Point’s dramatic sweep of tall dunes on the Atlantic Ocean to narrow Herring Cove, where ocean meets the bay. Don’t miss the beaches on Long Point—if you want a bit more seclusion from the summer hordes, trek across the breakwater and find a spot far removed from the crowds. It’s one of the most dramatic and beautiful walks you will ever take, crossing Provincetown Harbor on the gigantic rocks that prevent the fragile marshlands from being swallowed by the ocean.

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History & Culture in Provincetown

Outdoor Activities in Provincetown

Escorted Tours: Provincetown also offers numerous guided tours of the town, the surrounding waters & seashore

DUNE TOURS:  Surprisingly entertaining one-hour guided tours past the dune shacks and Pilgrim Lake in North Truro to the beach in four-wheel-drive GMC Suburbans. Art’s Dune Tours on main corner of Standish St. at Commercial, (508) 487-1950.  

TROLLEY:  Provides narrated overview of attractions and departs every half hour!  Can catch it in front of Town Hall on Commercial St. and Ryder St, (508) 487-9483.  

WHALE WATCH CRUISES:  Provincetown’s whale watch fleet locates dolphins and whales at the northern end of a 4,000 mile migratory path. Whale watches venture into the Atlantic for 3 to 4 hours; warm clothing and sunscreen are musts! All depart from MacMillan Wharf.  We particularly recommend The Dolphin Fleet,  (508) 349-1900.

SAILING CRUISES:  Enjoy day sails and sunset sails! We recommend the Bay Lady II (73’ schooner) which is about a two hour sail. Launches from MacMillan Wharf, (508) 487-9308.

FLYER’S BOATYARD:  Choose to be taken (staff will take you across bay and can offer to come & pick you up! Discuss options with staff)... or rent your own!  Also rents skiffs, Hobie Cats, Sailboats. 131A Commercial at rear facing bay between Pleasant & Franklin Streets, (508) 487-0898.

Provincetown Modes of Transport & Useful Links

Provincetown is located at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 116 miles from Boston. It's between 2 1/2 - 3 hours by car, depending on the traffic. The Bus takes slightly longer or you can relax on the daily ferry (in season). Check out the links below for more detailed information and schedules. 

  • Cape Air  1-800-352-0714

  • Bay State Cruise Line  Boston boat & High Speed Ferry - 90 minutes) from Commonwealth Pier at the World Trade Center in Boston:  617-748-1428. Thru Oct 1st (w/select dates in oct). Please call company for additional directions &/or options from airport (taxi, water taxi).  Ferry Service from Boston to Provincetown runs at: 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM . Trip is 90 mins .  Fare: $44/one way or $69 roundtrip; children under 12 is $28 or $50 roundtrip.  Return times from PTown to Boston are 10:00 AM, 3:00PM, 7:30PM
  • Boston Harbor Cruise Line 
    High Speed Ferry (90 minutes) from Long Wharf in Boston:  (617) 227-4321, Toll-Free (877) 733-9425. Ferry Service begins around Memorial Day and runs through Columbus Weekend.  This company typically runs a limited Ptown Schedule @ 9AM from Boston & arrives 10:30 AM PTown and from PTown @ 4:00PM arriving Boston 5:30PM (check schedule for exceptions around holidays/events).

  • Nantucket Ferry:  Hy-Line Cruises  (508) 778-2600

Bike Rentals

  • PTown Bikes: 42 Bradford Street, (508) 487-8735; 8AM-5PM each day
  • Arnolds Bikes – 329 Commercial St., (508) 487-0844; 9AM-6PM

Parking:  We recommend Grace Hall Parking at $25/night (24 hour); it's 3 blocks from our guesthouse and it provides controlled access, was recently paved and is well lit; located on the corner of Bradford at Prince Street it's very easy to get to...we can help you get there after you check in! 

Provincetown MA, where the attractions find you.

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