A Weekend in Provincetown

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We love the Cape, and nothing is better than spending a hot summer weekend shoreside. With only a few summer weekends left, we’re sharing a few tips on exploring Provincetown!

Provincetown is just under three hours from Boston by car, and of course that’s without the notorious Cape traffic. But, our favorite way to get to this vibrant community on the tip of the Cape is by boat. There are several options – personally, we love the fast ferry (there are two lines that offer Boston to Provincetown trips: Boston Harbor Cruises and Bay State Cruise Company). Even if you’re headed down to Provincetown for a quick weekend, you can’t help but feel like you’re on vacation as soon as you step aboard the ferry.

One of our favorite ways to relax in Provincetown is to walk up and down Commercial Street. At one end, you’ll find a subdued vibe with art galleries lining the street. At the other end, you’ll find Breakwater’s Rock Passage – a great excuse to walk out and see the beautiful views. In between, there’s an abundance of beautifully manicured homes, bars and restaurants, shops, and nightlife fun.

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Our favorite store in Provincetown is WA – be warned, you’ll find the store so peaceful that it will be hard to leave! Be sure to check out their jewelry as well as the cute garden behind the shop. We also love popping into Provincetown’s many antique shops – so many treasures to uncover! It may be a bit on the touristy side, but Shop Therapy feels so Provincetown. We also love Marine Specialties for adorable knick knacks and gifts.

In terms of eating and nightlife, there is so much going on! Provincetown can be as relaxed or busy as you want it to be. We love Spiritus Pizza for something quick and easy (and they have great outdoor seating!). The many ice cream, fudge, and candy shops always lure us in! If you’re looking for a seafood fix, we love Native Cape Cod Seafood. The nightlife scene offers something for everyone – if you’re looking to experience all that Provincetown has to offer, be sure to stop by one of the infamous Tea Dances at the Boatslip.

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Although you’ll need a car or taxi ride to get there, Race Point Beach is well worth the excursion. Also, if you’re looking to do something different for a few hours, head on over to Truro and marvel at the spectacular countryside – and maybe even make a stop at Truro Vineyards.

Have you been to Provincetown? If so, what are your favorite things to do while there?

Photo credit: Natalie Chassaigne Kurtzman

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