The Town of Provincetown is an historic fishing port and artist colony situated at the tip of Cape Cod in an area of spectacular natural beauty, surrounded by miles of dunes and beaches. Provincetown has a diverse and singular history, beginning when the Pilgrims first landed in Provincetown in 1620, well before they finally settled in Plymouth. Provincetown has been home to sailors, pirates, fisherman, painters, and authors for centuries. It is this diverse history that offers the visitor to Provincetown a wealth of sights and activities.
What To Do
The majority of Provincetown’s social and commercial enterprises are found on Commercial Street , just steps from our door, which runs parallel to the harbor shoreline. It is a one mile stretch of eclectic shops from antiques to art galleries, from handcrafted jewelry and clothing, to interior design items to marine surplus greets visitors to Commercial Street and it’s surrounding connector streets. There is something for everyone and every pocketbook.
After or during shopping, enjoy dining in one of the Provincetown’s many restaurants. Whether savoring fish and chips from an outside stand, dining in a patio setting watching the Commercial Street “scene” or relaxing in world-class restaurant specializing in award-winning delicacies, Provincetown offers a wide selection of dining options to meet everyone’s taste and price.
Visitor’s activities are not limited to shopping. Provincetown is famous for its beaches and waterfront.Rent a boat and explore our harbor. Surf cast for bass and bluefish or drop a line off the wharf and catch a flounder for dinner. Experience the thrill of seeing a whale frolic in the ocean. While you’re at it, bring or rent a bike and explore the miles of bike trails through the National Seashore or maybe rent a kayak. And if you are in the mood for tennis, Provincetown boasts 2 excellent tennis clubs. Enjoy Friday night strolls through the Gallery District openings and enjoy the work of world renowned artists while sampling cheese and wine. Or, maybe a night at the theater, a reading by an author from their latest book, a drag musical, comedy or cabaret show, is your choice. There is something for everyone in Provincetown.