A Getaway to Provincetown with a Toddler

Provincetown with a toddler

Can you believe it is September? Although summer is still technically here for a few more weeks, fall is in the air. Milo is transitioning to the toddler room at daycare this week — so many emotions! I find myself hanging on to these sweet summer moments and hoping that the next few months go a little bit slower than the last few months.

Matt, Milo and I recently returned from a weekend getaway to Provincetown, where Matt’s uncle has a house (it’s crazy to me that Milo was this tiny last summer. You can see more past visits to Ptown here). It is one of my favorite summer destinations, and so easy to access with the 90 minute fast ferry from Boston’s Long Wharf.

We left on a Friday afternoon and enjoyed two evenings in the coastal town. Matt’s uncle lives in the West End but right on Commercial Street. It is the ideal location since you are close to the water, the shops and restaurants on Commercial Street, but still far away enough from all of the noise. Matt and I love to walk down Commercial Street, all the way to the East End to check out the artist studios (there are so many) and all the little shops along the way. On Saturdays, there is a Farmer’s Market that sells produce in addition to delicious baked items. I have a serious sweet tooth and can’t say no to all of the fudge, candy, and soft serve that is so readily available in Ptown.

We had a relatively low-key weekend. We took plenty of early morning walks, had a celebratory dinner at the best restaurant in town, Sal’s Place, and took a nice walk out to the jetty. One afternoon, we went to the town pool behind the Provincetown Inn. It is free to use, but recommended to order food and drink from the pool bar. They have the best french fries!

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I think that Ptown is a great destination for a weekend away or a day trip, especially if you are taking the ferry, which alone is enjoyable! There is so much to do — or nothing to do — depending on what you want.

My favorite things to do in Provincetown:

– visit Herring Cove and Racepoint Beaches — and if you’re in town during the evening, try to get a beach fire permit

– eat dinner at Sal’s Place (the best restaurant in town), followed by drinks at The Red Inn (in rocking chairs overlooking the water)

– take a walk to the jetty

– walk down Commercial Street, and enjoy a stroll down MacMillan Wharf to see where the boats come in

– peruse the artist studios in the East End

– caffeinate with iced coffee fromĀ Relish orĀ Kohi Coffee

– for low-key food: enjoy pizza in the back garden at Spiritus Pizza, grab something from the food court and eat at the picnic tables overlooking the harbor at the Aqua Bar, pick up a sandwich at Pop+Dutch or Relish, and snack on fish tacos at Canteen

– end with something sweet at the Provincetown Fudge Factory, Happy Camper (best soft serve ice cream) or a treat from the Portuguese Bakery

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Have you been to Ptown? For more on our recent visit to Provincetown (and a million more photos), check out my recent post over on Wishful Nals.

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