A Day Trip to Provincetown


We’ve explored 5 day trip destinations from Boston: Newport, RI, Burlington, VT, Nantucket, North Adams, MA, and Portsmouth, NH. Today, pack your tote with day trip essentials, as we are off to the outer Cape to Provincetown!

Provincetown (or Ptown as it’s often called) is on the outer hook of Cape Cod. It’s a 2 to 2.5 hour drive, or you can take the fast ferry from Boston Harbor and arrive in Ptown in just 90 minutes.


When to go:

Summer is high season on the Cape, and do check out the Provincetown International Film Festival each June, as well as holiday events in late November and December.

What to do:

– Stroll down Commercial Street and check out the many art galleries (here’s the online version of the Gallery Guide).

– Rent a bike to see all parts of Ptown from downtown to lighthouse.

– Spend the day catching some rays at Race Point Beach or Herring Cove Beach.


Where to eat:

Mews Restaurant & Cafe: a community staple that has been around for 51 years.

Two Southern Sissies: a BBQ spot that opened just this year.

Jimmy’s HideAway: ranked #1 on TripAdvisor.


Where to shop:

Century: for a unique array of items for men, women, and home.

Room 68: a home decor, furniture and design shop.

Provincetown Antiques Market: a sister store to their Cambridge location.

And if you’d like, where to stay overnight:

Salt House Inn: a contemporary B&B.

Seaglass Inn & Spa: for the R&R experience.

BayShore-Chandler: condos for rental that would be great for extended stays.

Jaime shares fun day trip ideas – be sure to keep an eye out for her other posts (read them all here!) as you adventure around New England. Catch up with Jaime on her blog, La Vie Jaime, and on Twitter and Instagram.

Check out more of our Provincetown favorites here.

Photo credit: Natalie Chassaigne Kurtzman

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