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Around Town 2018-04-19T21:26:43+00:00

Theres no shortage of things to do on Cape Cod

and Provincetown is at the center of it all!

Despite it’s small size, Provincetown has world class shopping and cultural attractions. If you decide to come to Provincetown in the off season, or it happens to be too cloudy to go to the beach on one of the days during your stay, fear not! There is plenty to do around town. In fact, many people come to Provincetown just to take advantage of all that our quaint yet luxurious town has to offer.

Take a stroll along Commercial Street, where you will find not only a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants, but also be able to experience one of Provincetown’s best features- its people! Provincetown is a famous destination for people watching, and you will see some most colorful (literally) and friendly characters. Provincetown’s delightful main drag is filled with things to do and people to see and depending on the time of day and year, there is always something new and different to see.

Provincetown is proud of its artisanal shops and boutiques. There are very few chains in town, and those that do exist, such as Keihl’s, have been carefully chosen by the town. There are plenty of unique treasures to be found around town, from hand knitted sweaters to subtle jewelry to tasty homemade snacks.

Whether you are in the mood for a delicious bite to eat, a fancy cocktail, or cold Whale Tale Pale Ale, there is a restaurant or bar for you! Experience Provincetown’s world class culinary scene and never want to leave. Try our famous lobster rolls, fresh oysters, or enjoy a traditional Cape Cod clambake on the beach!

For nature enthusiasts, Provincetown also boast fantastic beaches and stunning dunes, where you can swim, hike, run, bike and kayak and canoe. The national seashore is brimming with wildlife, and when the tide goes out in town, you can explore the flats just beyond Land’s End Inn, where you can find sea glass and beautiful shells and even sand dollars.

Provincetown is also the perfect destination for pet lovers! Consistently rated one of the most dog friendly towns in the United States, Provincetown has pet bakeries, dog friendly cafés and restaurants, and of course, the Land’s End Inn is a premiere pet friendly destination as well.

Ptownie.com

PTownie is a fantastic resourse to find bars, restaurants, shopping and other activities in the Provincetown Area. With local news and a calendar of events, PTownie is a must-visit site, whether you’re just planning your next Provincetown vacation, or already in town and looking to fill a few hours. Click below to visit the site.

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Sailing and Fishing Charters

In addition to whale watching, Provincetown has a lot to offer if you are interested in sailing or boating tours.The Schooner Hindu, a majestically restored sailing ship with a fascinating history, offers sunset tours and tours of the bay. Enjoy a relaxed sail with stunning views of Provincetown and even take the opportunity to hoist the sails, or even steer the schooner!

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Whale Watching

Provincetown is one of the premiere whale-watching sites in the world. Due to it’s proximity to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, hudreds of whales and dolphins pass through Provincetown during the summer to feed in the nutrient rich waters. Whales can even be seen from the top floors of the Land’s End Inn and many of our guests enjoy sitting on their decks with binoculars in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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Breakwater and Lighthouses

If you enjoy long walks with magnificent views, consider a trek across Provincetown’s Breakwater, located just a few steps down the street from Land’s End Inn. The breakwater takes you directly to the very tip of the Cape, to Wood End, and then to Long Point, a beautiful beach and historical lighthouse. On your walk you can enjoy sightings of seals, fish, crabs, and a whole host of other marine life.

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Dune Tours

Be sure to book a dune tour while visiting Provincetown. The dunes of the National Seashore are stunning and have a rich and remarkable history. Part of the reason that Provincetown became such a renown art colony is the peace and inspiration artists were able to find in the nature that surrounds it. Many artists, including writers Eugene O’Neill and Harry Kemp escaped the world, including luxuries such as running water and electricity and isolated themselves in the dune shacks, some of which can still be seen today.

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Provincelands Bike Paths

Provincetown’s Bike Trails are some of the most beautiful and well maintained trails you will come across in New England. Travel through the Provincelands and enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as the abundant wildlife. The bike paths are the perfect interruption to your monotonous workout schedule! Enjoy over 5 miles of looping, hilly, trails with views of cranberry bogs, pine woods, the Beech Forest, and salt water kettle ponds. From the highest points of the trail, you will see sweeping ocean views and vast dunes.

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