The Best Things To Do In Provincetown, Cape Cod
Provincetown is located at the very tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA. It’s known for its arts community & for being LGBTQ+ friendly.
With a thriving downtown on Commercial Street, beaches, & historical sites, there’s plenty to do. Here are the best things to do in Provincetown.
Go for a hike! There are many trails like the Old Colony Pathway to escape to when you want to get away from the busyness of tourist season.
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Province Lands Visitors Center is part of Cape Cod National Seashore & has plenty of trails & nature programs.
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Here is a view from the observation deck of Province Lands Visitors Center. There is also a shuttle stop here so you can get to downtown easily.
Walk down MacMillan Pier. See the many Portuguese flags that point to the Portuguese fishing heritage, art shacks, take a a whale watch boat, & more.
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Take some touristy shots! There’s a whale, anchor, large Adirondack chair, & other places for some fun vacation photos!
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Here’s another photo opp spot. But this city is so picturesque you can’t help but take photos everywhere anyways!
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Celebrate Pride! P-town is one of the most open-minded communities in the country which is why it’s so popular among the LGBTQ+ community.
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Have a meal at one of the local restaurants like Governor Bradford which hosts drag karaoke.
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Or have a fancy lunch or dinner and drinks al fresco at Patio, a trendy eatery on Commercial Street.
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Visit the Provincetown Public Library housed inside a former Methodist church built in 1860. Inside you’ll also find a half-scale model of a ship.
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Visit The Lobster Pot, a casual & classic seafood restaurant where Anthony Bourdain got his start in the food industry.
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Take a walk down the colorful Bob Gasoi Memorial Art Alley next to Shop Therapy.
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Grab some handmade saltwater taffy from Cabot’s, a whimsical candy store. There are dozens of flavors to choose from.
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Don’t like taffy? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of other sweet treats to choose from like fudge, chocolate, & old-fashioned & modern candy.
And don’t forget to head to the back of Cabot’s to grab some souvenirs from The Shell Shop!
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Climb to the top of Pilgrim Monument which stands at a height of 252 feet. Climb 160 steps & 60 ramps to the top for an epic 360-degree view!
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Marvel at some of the architecture here. There are several churches and other historical buildings you will want to photograph.
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Explore the shops in Whalers Wharf, a landmark building in Provincetown.
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Grab a coffee, candy, ice cream, or delicious baked goods from The Nut House located at Whalers Wharf.
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Head to the beach!Whether it’s one downtown by the marina or drive to Race Point or Herring Cove, Cape Cod beaches are a must-visit!
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