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Provincetown [1] is at the very tip of Cape Cod, the easternmost part of Massachusetts, USA. It's remote location and beautiful scenery have lent themselves to a thriving artist community in Provincetown, and has attracted artists of all types over the years. One of the oldest artist colonies in America, it has produced a large number of excellent galleries, cutting edge theatre and many unique shops. Provincetown exudes an extremely tolerant and accepting attitude, making It a preferred home and travel destination for many, especially members of the LGBTQ community.

"P-town," as it is sometimes called, also plays an important part in early United States history. These sandy shores were the originally settled by the Pilgrims (before moving into Plymouth), and is the place where the Mayflower Compact was signed.

Fishing and whaling have also been a huge part of Provincetown's past, and has left behind a substantial Portugese influence. P-Town's large, safe harbor and prime location made it the Cape's fishing center, with thousands of ships calling it home port. The glory days of fishing are now gone and only a couple dozen ships continue the traditions.

Provincetown is also blessed with pristine beaches and dunes on the Atlantic side. Race Point Beach has often made the lists of top beaches in America. It is also one of the few spots on the east coast where one can watch the sun set into the water.


Because of its ethic of tolerance and the development of a large LGBTQ community, it is very common to see same-sex couples showing affection. One can also expect to encounter men in drag, particularly on Commercial Street, which is the main string of restaurants, shops and galleries. If this is not something you wish to experience, you may want to go elsewhere. However, the town's attitude of tolerance extends equally to heterosexuals. Keep in mind, this is a very inclusive community, but ignorance and hate is not tolerated.

While this is a family friendly area for the most part, there are areas that are more racy in nature. There are sex shops, head shops, and other attractions that may be out of the ordinary.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The fastest route from the Cape Cod Canal bridges is Route 6, the Mid Cape Highway. Travel time from Logan Airport is about 2.5 hours without traffic slowdowns. From the Cape Cod Canal Provincetown is about 60 mi (97 km) and 1.5 hours.

By bus[edit]

  • Flex Bus, +1 800-352-7155, [2]
  • Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway, 17 Elm Av., Hyannis, +1 508-771-6191, [3].
  • Bonanza Bus, +1 888-751-8800, [4]

By plane[edit]

  • Provincetown Municipal Airport (ICAO: KPVC), (small planes only), +1 508-487-0241, [5]. Cape Air flies several times a day from Logan Airport to Provincetown Airport. 20 min flight. Taxis (~$7) and shuttles {~$2) are available to take you to central Provincetown.
  • Cape Air, Barnstable Municipal Airport, 660 Barnstable Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601, +1 800-352-0714, [].

By boat[edit]

Ferry Service To/From Boston:

  • Boston Harbor Cruises, One Long Wharf, Boston [6]
  • Bay State Cruise Company, 200 Seaport Blvd. Suite 75, Boston, MA 02210, +1 617-748-1428 or +1 877-783-3779, [7].

To/From Plymouth:

  • Captain John's Boats, +1 800-242-2469, [8].

Get around[edit]

Generally speaking, visitors to town will not need a car during their visit. Most visitors staying in Provincetown walk, bike, or take a pedicab. Longer trips or visits to the grocery store can be accomplished by taking a taxi ($7 per person anywhere in town).

Walking is the most efficient especially in the summer, everything is close so walking is great for all ages. The streets are often very crowded and there is a lot to look at while you stroll. It’s a short walk to the beach from Commercial Street as well. Short enough walk for elderly as well.

Car Rental

  • Enterprise Car Rental, Provincetown Municipal Airport, +1 508-487-0009.
  • Provincetown Rent-a-Car, 42 Conwell St., +1 508-487-3577.


  • Atlantic Rides, Inc., 928 Commercial St., +1 508-237-5173. [9]
  • Black & White Taxi, 336 Commercial St., +1 508-487-7800, [10]
  • B&W Taxi Cab Company, Provincetown, MA +1 508-232-4158, [11]
  • Cape Cab Taxi Service, +1 508-487-2222 and 508-487-3333. [12]
  • Mercedes Cab Taxi & Transportation Service, 35 Alden Street., +1 508-487-3333. [13]
  • Provincetown Taxi Cab Company, 963 Commercial St., +1 508-232-4156, [14]

Party Bus

  • Funkmobile Transportation, +1 508-487-0111. [15]
  • Provincetown Trolley, Inc., +1 1-508-487-9483. The trolley leaves from in front of Town Hall every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. The ride is about 40 minutes long, and although they don’t take reservations (unless a large group), it isn’t hard to get a spot on the trolley (since walking is so popular). [16]


A walk through the center of town on narrow Commercial Street is entertainment all by itself. Unique shops, abundant galleries of all sorts, phenomenal restaurants and cute old cottages in the East End are all absolutely worth the trip.

As you venture down to the waterfront, be sure to stop by the Trap Sheds on MacMillan Pier. Artists seasonally rent these small sheds on the pier and use them as workshops, where the public is encouraged to look at the artist's work. They are open seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Art Galleries[edit]

  • Adam Peck Gallery, 137 Commercial St., +1 508-274-8298, [17]
  • Albert Merolla Gallery, 424 Commercial St., +1 508-487-4424, [18].
  • Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial St., +1 508-487-4994, [19].
  • Charles-Baltivik Gallery, 432 Commercial St., +1 508-487-3611, [20].
  • Doug Marr Gallery, 289 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1147, [21].
  • Gallery Voyeur, 444 Commercial St., +1 508-487-3678.
  • Helltown Workshop, 237 Commercial St. Whaler's Wharf 2nd Flr, +1 508-487-5483, [22].
  • Kiley Court Gallery, 445 Commercial St., +1 508-487-4496, [23].
  • Kyle Ringquist Gallery, 349 Commercial St., +1 774-538-2555, [24].
  • The Packard Gallery, 418 Commercial St., +1 508-487-4690, [25].
  • The Passions Gallery, 336 Commercial St., +1 508-487-5740[26].
  • Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, 342 Commercial St., +1 508-487-0884, [27].
  • Tristan Gallery,148 Commercial St., +1 508-487-3939, [28].
  • Wildflower of Provincetown, 152A Commercial St., +1 508-487-6732, [29].
  • Wohlfarth Galleris, 336 Commercial St., +1 508-487-6569, [30].


Provincetown plays host to attractions that suit all ages and interests. Whether it's walking down the bustling main Commercial Street stretch, shopping, visiting museums, or going on a whale watch, there's something for everyone to explore.


  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), 460 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1750, [31]. Hours: Memorial Day to Jul 4 daily 12PM to 5PM and also F,Sa 8-10PM; Jul 4 to Labor Day daily noon-5PM, 8-10PM; Sept daily noon-5PM, F,Sa 8-10PM; Oct-May Th,F,Sa,Su noon to 5PM. Really worth visiting. Excellent museum school for aspiring artists.
  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, High Pole Hill Rd., +1 508-487-1310, [32]. Climb the 252 foot tower and visit the museum which portrays the roles of Provincetown in Pilgrim history, fishing, art, and theatre.
  • Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Point Rd., +1 508-487-1256, [33]. In the Cape Cod National Seashore. Free admission. Open May-Oct 9AM-5PM. Observation deck with 360 degree view is open year round. Ranger guided tours, activities and exhibits about the natural and cultural history of the area. Five and one-half mile bike loop.
  • Whydah Pirate Museum, MacMillan Pier, +1 508-487-8899, [34]. Cape Cod's own pirate shipwreck. Come and see nautical artifacts from the 1700s, learn the legends of the Whydah, and learn about shipwreck recovery and conservation. Open May-Oct., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children under 6-12 and seniors.


Throughout the year, there are many different festivals and celebrations happening in Provincetown. Those listings can change frequently, but check out the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce website to get a full idea of what might be happening during your visit. [35]. These are some of the most notable festivals that happen annually in P-Town.

  • The Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet[36] Mid June.
  • Provincetown Fringe Festival, 476 Commercial St., +1 508-487-2666 (General Information), +1 508-487-2666 (Box Office).
  • Gay Pride Parade, in August each year. The parade goes down Commercial Street and various performances are usually being done.
  • Provincetown Jazz Festival, every August. Features different jazz concerts. +1 508-274-2513 (General information) [37].
  • Provincetown International Film Festival, each year, early to mid June. +1 508-487-3456 (General Information). [38].

Theater and Shows[edit]

Provincetown plays host to many theater shows, but also to lighter fare comedy performances. These shows can range from family friendly, to sophisticated political humor, drag shows, musical cabaret, raunchier comedies, and much more.

  • The Art House, 214 Commercial St., +1 508-487-9222, [39].
  • The Crown and Anchor, 247 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1430, [40].
  • Post Office Cafè and Cabaret, 303 Commercial St., +1 508-487-0006.
  • Provincetown Repertory Theatre, 476 Commercial St., +1 508-487-0600 (General Information), +1 508-487-0600 (Box Office).
  • Provincetown Theatre Company, 238 Bradford St., +1 508-487-8673 (General Information), 508-487-8673 (Box Office).
  • Shakespeare on the Cape, [41]

Whale Watching & Cruises[edit]

  • Alpha Whale Watch, +1 508-221-5920, [42]. Offering private, catered whale watching tours for up to six passengers at a time.
  • Cape Cod Whale Watch, 293 Commercial St., +1 508-487-4079 or +1 877-487-4079, [43].
  • Provincetown Whales (PTownWhales), [44]. 100% DIY whale watches for up to 3 people. Whales in their own environment, on their own terms, without disrupting them or the seascape.  edit
  • Go sailing on the Schooner Hindu, 5 Ryder St., Provincetown, +1 800-296-4544, [45].
  • SeaSalt Charters, [46], +1 508-444-2732, Macmillan Pier. Offering private whale watching and fishing trips (specializing in striped bass and bluefish).
  • Viking Princess Harbor Cruises, MacMillan Pier, +1 508-487-7323 (General Information), +1 508-487-7323 (Reservations), [47].


  • Herring Cove, Cape Cod National Seashore, Off Route 6. Lifeguards, rest rooms, changing facilities, food, handicapped accessible. Usually calmer waters than Race Point.
  • Long Point or "Breakwater" (Provincetown Harbor), By some it's called "the end of the earth". An 1827 lighthouse graces the very tip of the Cape. Beware poison ivy.
  • Race Point Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Off Route 6. Lifeguards, rest rooms, changing facilities. This is a nice, wide beach. The surf can be rough at times.
  • Town Beaches. The stretch of sand on the bay side is all public beach, but it's not as nice as the beaches above.


Race Point and Herring Cove beaches are popular surfcasting spots. The following companies offer charters:

  • Bay Lady II Excursion Schooner, 584 Commercial St., +1 508-487-9308.
  • Cee Jay, +1 800-675-6724 or +1 508-487-4330. Deep sea fishing.
  • The Ginny G - Charter Sportfishing, MacMillan Wharf, +1 508-246-3656; 781-322-8539, [48].
  • Outer Cape Sportfishing, +1 508-740-4462, [49].
  • Shady Lady, Bradford Street Ext., +1 508-487-0182. Sportfishing.


A bike trail starts at Bradford Street in the West End and loops through the dunes to Race Point in the National Seashore. The trail is well maintained and marked. About 6 miles. [50].

  • Arnold's Bikes, 329 Commercial St., +1 508-487-0844. Downtown.
  • Gale Force Bikes, 144 Bradford St. corner of West Vine, +1 508-487-4849, [51]. Free parking, helmet, locks. Near the start of the trail.
  • Ptown Bikes, 42 Bradford St., +1 508-487-8735. Rentals, service. Near start of the bike trail.


  • Art's Dune Tours, 4 Standish St., +1 800-894-1951. [52]. Take a tour of the Cape Cod National Seashore through the sand dunes. Narrated tours, sunset cocktail tours, and walking tours all available. Great for families of all ages.
  • The Cape Cod School of Art, 207 Rt. 6, +1 617-717-9568. Painting classes are offered to residents and visitors. Prices may vary. See website or call registrar for more information about scheduling.
  • Race Point Lighthouse Tours, Race Point beach, +1 508-362-9304, [53]. Fully working lighthouse with set tour dates that allow visitors to hear the history of RPL and go up into the tower to see the panoramic views of Hatch's Harbor and Race Point beach. See website for tour dates and details.
  • SEA SPACE Marine Discovery Center, 333R Commercial St., (see website for details). +1 508-487-3622, [54]. Learn about the waters around Cape Cod with real marine biologists. Classes and exhibits are free or have a nominal fee. Check website for details and activity frequency. Great for kids.


There are a plethora of stores on Commercial Street that range from specialty jewelry, knick knacks, high end clothing and eclectic novelties. Artists usually sell their work in their own galleries. Many shops are open year round, but they do tend to frequently change because of the nature of the area. You really never know what you'll find.

Weekends from May to October, Provincetown hosts its own farmer's market where local growers sell their wares. It's located in the municipal lot off Ryder Street, at the intersection of Ryder and Commercial. Visit their website for more details. [55]


  • Cape Tip Sportswear, 224 Commercial St., +1 508-487-3736. [56]. "Clothing for active people." Activewear featuring high quality brands.
  • Birdie Silkscreen Studio, 355 Commercial St. (Across from the Town Library), +1 508 487 3338, [57]. A unique clothing store. All of Birdie's art is specifically designed with images of Provincetown and Cape Cod. One of the fun aspects of shopping at Birdie's is that you can watch her print while you shop - but don't ask her more than three questions, or she'll put you to work folding tee-shirts!  edit
  • Tim Scapes, 208 Commercial St., +1917-626-4052, [58]. T-shirts and novelties with special P-Town logo. Where to get your "must have summer tank."


  • Toys of Eros, 200 Commercial St., +1 508-487-0056, [59]. Provincetown's premier sex boutique - all persuasions! Apparel, books, toys, safer-sex accouterments and current and classic DVDs.
  • Wild Hearts, 244 Commercial St., +1 487-8933, [60] is a women's space. It also ranks among the nation's most respected purveyors of lesbian erotica.


  • Marine Specialties, 235 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1730. Army Navy Surplus store. Lots of variety, cheap in price, quality can vary.
  • Puzzle Me This, 290 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1059. Toys, puzzles, board games, and fun for all ages. No pets, no food or drink (very strict).
  • The Shell Shop, 276R Commercial St., +1 487-1763, [61]. Shells and shell creations, great for kids.
  • Shop Therapy, 346 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1310, manufactures, imports, wholesales and retails goods for alternative lifestyles including hippie clothing and children’s tie dye clothing.</buy>


Restaurants are constantly changing in the area, so make sure to check listings before you decide to visit. Provincetown hosts over 50 different dining spots. Many restaurants are kid and dog friendly, but always call ahead or check online if you're unsure.


  • Bayside Betsy's, 177 Commercial St., +1 508-487-6566, [62]. Predominantly seafood, but offers a wide variety of entrees.
  • Big Daddy’s Burritos, 205 Commercial St, +1 508-487-4432, offers food for both meat-lovers and vegetarians. Meats, salsas, beans, rice, and sauces are prepared with fresh ingredients.
  • Box Lunch, 353 Commercial St., +1 508-487-6026, [63]. Serving sandwiches, open in April.
  • Burger Queen, 331 Commercial St., +1 508-487-4749. Burgers to go or to stay in, dog friendly.
  • Fanizzi’s by the Sea, 539 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1964, [64]. Brunch, seafood, Italian-American. Oceanfront dining, kid friendly.
  • John's Hot Dog, Hamburger & Seafood Stand, 309 Commercial St, +1 508-487-7434. Take out with open outdoor seating.
  • The Lobster Pot Restaurant, 321 Commercial Street, (508) 487-0842, [65]. Open 7 days for Lunch & Dinner. Famous for fresh seafood, lobster, Portuguese specialties and more. Two dining rooms overlooking Provincetown harbor and a cocktail area for drinks and appetizers.  edit
  • Mac’s Provincetown Restaurant and Market, 85-87 Shank Painter Rd., +1 508-487-6227, [66]. Both a restaurant and seafood market in one. Dine in, or take orders to go at the walk-up counter. Sushi, seafood, cocktails.
  • Mojo's, 5 Ryder St. Ext., +1 508-487-3140. Takeout-style fried seafood, burgers, fries (must try), wraps. Right at the end of the Wharf parking lot.
  • Red Shack, 315A Commercial St., +1 508-487-7422, [67]. Variety of take-out options for all tastes. Pizza, mac-and-cheese, lobster rolls, sandwiches, hot dogs, and more. Great for kids, not much outdoor seating.
  • Spiritus, 190 Commercial St., +1 508-487-2808. Good pizza and open in the wee hours. A late night happening spot.
  • Twisted Pizza and Ice Cream, 293 Commercial St. +1 508-487-6973. [68]. New York style pizza, homemade hard and soft ice cream. Good for families, dine in, delivery, or take out.
  • Two Southern Sissies BBQ, 205 Commercial St. (within the Aquarium Mall) +1 508-487-8437. [69]. New to the area, BBQ with an upscale twist. Oceanfront seating, full bar.
  • Vorelli's Restaurant, 226 Commercial St. +1 508-487-2778. [70]. Beef of all sorts. Specialty burgers and steak. Moderately priced.

Fine Dining[edit]

  • 186 Local Restaurant and Grotta Bar, 186 Commercial St., +1 508-487-7555, [71]. Gourmet burgers crafted by well-renowned chefs.
  • Bistro at Crowne Pointe, 82 Bradford Street, +1 508-487-6767, [72]. Set in a historic mansion on a bluff overlooking Provincetown. Unrushed award winning dining, free parking, stellar wine list.
  • Bubala’s By the Bay, 185 Commercial St., +1 508-487-0773, [73]. Open “brunch to last call” seven days a week, serving cocktails and seafood bistro dishes.
  • Ciro & Sal's Northern Italian Restaurant, 4 Kiley Ct. (behind 430 Commercial), +1 508-487-6444, [74]. Great choice.
  • Edwige at Night, 333 Commercial St., +1 508-487-4020. Innovative dinner menu and great ginger-infused martinis. Note that this is a different restaurant during the day.
  • Enzo, 186 Commercial St., +1 508-487-7555, [75]. Italian indoors and out.
  • Front Street Restaurant, 230 Commercial St., +1 508-487-9715, Fax 508-487-7748, [76]. Long time favorite for Italian. Good choice for wine lovers.
  • Mews Restaurant, 429 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1500, Fax +1 508-487-1461, [77]. Harborfront dining with 211 vodka selections from 29 countries? All one can say is, "Wow!". Good Food as well. Casual upstairs.
  • Napi's Restaurant, 7 Freeman St., +1 508-487-1145,, [78]. In the provincetown spirit, with lots of art, lots of funk and great food.
  • Patio American Grill and Blue Bar, 328 Commercial St., +1 508-487-4003, Fax +1 508-487-4043, [79]. Quintessential P-town experience. People-watch, fun, great food, cocktails, good music and very friendly.
  • The Red Inn Waterfront, 15 Commercial St., +1 508-487-7334, +1 866-473-3466, Fax +1 508-487-5115, [80]. Harborfront. The real deal.

Bakeries and Dessert[edit]

  • Connie's Bakery, 43 Race Point Road, +1 508-487-2167. [81] Connie makes the to-die-for pies, cakes and other sweets; Richie makes the wonderful Italian country loaves. Sandwiches and coffee, too. In season only.
  • Lewis Brothers Homemade Ice Cream, 310 Commercial St, +1 508-487-0977 [82]. Located on Lopes Square, homemade ice cream, made on premises daily.
  • Provincetown Fudge Factory, 210 Commercial St., +1 508-487-2850. Hand-crafted butter crème fudge.
  • Provincetown Portuguese Bakery, 299 Commercial St., +1 508-487-1803. Mar-Oct Breakfast and lunch all day. Until 11PM in summer. Try the malassadas, or the rich trutas. $10 to $16.

Coffee and Cafés[edit]

  • Coffee Pot, 315 Commercial St., +1 508-487-2580, [83]. Cafe style, serves soups, salads, sandwiches. Eat in or take out, kid friendly.
  • Far Land Provisions, 150 Bradford St., +1 508-487-0045, [84]. Deli and bakery, serves breakfast and lunch.
  • Purple Feather Cafe & Treatery, 334 Commercial St., +1 508-487-9100, [85]. Coffee, lunch, dessert, dinner, chocolate and gelato. Offers creative cocktails in a cozy setting.
  • Wired Puppy Specialty Coffee & Tea, 379 Commercial St., ‘’+1’’ 508-487-0017. Changing seasonal drinks, wifi available, very dog friendly.


  • Governor Bradford,312 Commercial St., +1 508-487-2781.
  • Front Street, 230 Commercial St., +1 508-487-9715. Great food, too.
  • The Mews Restaurant and Café, 429 Commercial St, +1 508-487-1500. American cuisine including seafood, contemporary and eclectic.

Gay and Lesbian Oriented

  • Atlantic House, 6 Masonic Place, +1 508-487-3821.
  • Crown & Anchor Entertainment Complex, 247 Commercial Street, +1 508-487-3821. [86]
  • Gifford House, 11 Carver St., +1 800-434-0688.
  • Paramount, 247 Commercial Street, +1 508-487-1430. Provincetown's premier nightclub! [87]
  • The Vault, 247 Commercial St., (downstairs at the Crown & Anchor), +1 508-487-1430. Leather. [88]
  • Vixen, 336 Commercial St., +1 508-487-6424. Women's performance nightclub.
  • Wave Video Bar, 247 Commercial Street, +1 508-487-1430. Provincetown's only video/sports bar. [89]
  • Shipwreck Lounge, 67 Bradford Street, 508-487-9005, [90]. 6 PM - Close. An upscale bar located at the Brass Key Guesthouse featuring an outdoor patio with lounge seating, beautiful fountain, stunning gas fire pit and delicious cocktails. Conveniently located in the center of Provincetown. Ample parking available at the adjacent municipal parking lot.  edit


  • Beaconlight Guest House, 12 WINTHROP STREET, 800-696-9603, [91]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 11am. Award winning guest house on a quiet cross street from Commercial St. Featuring 14 rooms with private baths, well appointed and uniquely decorated. 3 levels of outdoor decks including the largest roof top sundeck in town with panoramic views. outdoor hot tub, ac, free wireless, non smoking. expanded gourmet continental breakfast. Delicious coffee and espresso available. 90-440.  edit
  • Benchmark Inn, 6 Dyer St, 508-487-7440, [92]. checkin: 2pm; checkout: 11am. Luxury guesthouse with 7 beautiful and modern rooms, all with central AC, fireplaces, private baths with shower or jacuzzi tubs, private entrances. Close to center of town, but in a very quiet side street. Continental breakfast. Innkeepers speak german, french and english.  edit
  • The Boatslip Resort Hotel, 161 Commercial Street, +1 508-487-1669 Toll Free 877-PTOWNMA, [93]. A gay-friendly hotel.
  • The Brass Key Guesthouse, 67 Bradford Street, (800) 842-9858, [94]. Everyone is welcome at Provincetown’s premier gay luxury resort. Nine historically restored buildings enclose the terraced courtyard with its infinity edge pool and in-ground spa. Experience extraordinary lodgings, a gracious staff, full-service bar, on-site spa treatments, and private rooftop ocean-view deck. The perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and make new friends; A short walk to the nightlife, museums, restaurants, shops, art galleries and bars of Provincetown. $130 - $679.  edit
  • Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa, 12 Johnson Street (, 800-487-0132, [95]. Small luxurious Spa Resort featuring 19 rooms, gourmet breakfast, daily wine & cheese hour, 24 hour espresso coffee and tea station and numerous amenities to pamper you during your stay. Clothing optional Spa with Provincetown's largest Steam Room, Finnish Sauna and Hydrojet Spa Tub and Spa Deck. Full spa menu offering classic massages, scrubs & polishes, energy work and Thai Massage. 508-487-4242 $95 - $445.  edit
  • Carriage House Provincetown, 7 Central Street, +1-508-487-8855, [96]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. A blend of space, amenities, privacy and location. 13 rooms all with private entrances in the center of Provincetown. $125-395.  edit
  • The Chicago House, 6 Winslow Street (Bradford St. to Winslow St.), (508) 487-0537, [97]. checkin: 2 pm; checkout: 11 am. We are located in the center of town. Just steps from Commercial Street. We have FREE parking, WiFi, continental breakfast, an outdoor 5 person jacuzzi, FREE bikes to borrow and we are one of the least expensive houses in Provincetown! 60-195.  edit
  • Christophers by the Bay Bed & Breakfast, 8 Johnson Street (, 508-487-9263, [98]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. Award winning bed & breakfast close to galleries, shopping, dining and nightlife. Ten guest rooms, both private and shared bath available. An inviting common room, sumptuous continental breakfast and a relaxing sunny back patio.  edit
  • Crew's Quarters, 198 Commercial, 508-487-5900, [99]. Right in the heart of town. New guesthouse with great energy for those who want to experience the best Ptown has to offer. ~$125/nt.  edit
  • Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, 82 Bradford St., +1 508-487-6767,[100]. Central location walk to everything, great spa, wonderful rooms. Cape Cod Life Magazine Editors Choice 2007. The Shui Spa is open to the public and offers great treatments, steam room, sauna, mineral soaking tub, 4,000 gallon exotic koi pond.
  • Heritage House (Heritage House), 7 Center Street, 508-487-3692, [101]. A lovely four-room B&B located close to everything in the center of town. delicious breakfast, on-site parking. $165.  edit
  • Land's End Inn, 22 Commercial Street, 508-487-0706, [102]. Panoramic ocean views and luxury accommodations located high atop a hill in Provincetown's West End. Provincetown's most luxurious guest rooms.  edit
  • The Outermost Hostel, 28 Winslow St, +1 508-487-4378, [103]. May-Oct. European-style youth hostel.  edit
  • The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s, 102 Bradford St, (508) 487-3232, [104]. checkin: 3:00PM; checkout: 11:00AM. Historic Provincetown hotel in the heat of the village. Spacious rooms, suites and apartments with Jacuzzis, fireplaces, kitchens and made to order breakfast. Family and pet friendly. $125-$500.  edit
  • Places Men Stay, 97 Bradford St., +1 508-487-6636 or 1-877-697-6636,[105] Located only 1/2 block from the major dance club, the A-house, The only official clothing optional back deck and hot tub in Ptown.
  • Provincetown Inn and Resort, 1 Commercial St., +1 508-487-9500 (Fax: +1 508-487-2911). [106].
  • Revere Guest House, 14 Court Street, +1-508-487-2292, [107]. checkout: 11 AM. A restored nineteenth century colonial house furnished with antiques and modern amenities.  edit
  • Romeo's Holiday Inn & Spa, 97 Bradford St., +1 508-487-6636 or 1-877-697-6636,[108]. Central location walk to everything, On site massage therapist, Unique rooms.
  • Salt House Inn (Salt House Inn), 6 Conwell Street, Provincetown, 1.508.487.1911, [109]. Located in the heart of downtown Provincetown, just a short walk to Commercial Street, shops, restaurants, art galleries, and clubs, newly renovated.  edit
  • The Sandpiper Beach House, 165 Commercial Street, [110]. Waterside residence available to rent by the week.
  • Surfside Hotel and Suites, 543 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657, +1 800-421-1726, 508-487-1726 (Fax: +1 508-487-6556), [111] Beachfront Provincetown hotel with outdoor pool, fire pit, free WiFi, free parking and onsite bar.
  • White Porch Inn, 7 Johnson Street, +1-508-364-2549, [112]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11 AM. The new boutique contemporary B&B in Provincetown.  edit
  • Victoria House, 5 Standish Street, 508-487-4455, [113]. checkin: 2:00pm; checkout: 11:00am. 1 block from MacMillan Pier, central to everything. affordable, clean, spotless accommodations with continental breakfast. private and shared bathrooms, A/C, WiFi, and more. $99-$199.  edit


  • Coastal Acres Camping Court, Bayberry Avenue, +1 508-487-1700, [114]. 120 sites.
  • Dunes' Edge Campground, Rte. 6 at Milepost 116, +1 508-487-9815, Email:, [115]. 100 sites.
  • Race Point Lighthouse, Race Point Beach. +1 855-722-3959. [116] Stay in Race Point Lighthouse's former Keeper's House, or the Whistle house for one night or a week long stay. Reservations made well in advance strongly recommended, see website for details. Prices vary throughout the season. Rustic experience, houses are located directly on the sand, and are only accessible by four wheel drive.

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Routes through Provincetown
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