Where to eat, play and stay in Provincetown, 2.5 hours from Boston

Located at the northern tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is a seaside retreat for tourists and locals alike.

  • It is known to be very LGBTQ friendly and is the ultimate getaway for anyone looking for coastal New England charm with a funky twist.

Here’s what to do and where to eat/drink and stay.

Where to stay

1. West End Beachfront Cottage (AirBnb)

Enjoy the views from the harbor and lighthouse in this remodeled one bedroom beachfront cottage.

  • Features: Access to public beach, free parking on site, Wi-Fi
  • Assess: $725 per night
  • Location: Southern Province
Photo courtesy of Airbnb
Photo courtesy of Airbnb

2. The Crown and Anchor Inn

crown and anchor is an entertainment and nightlife complex with clubs, bars and restaurants nearby. The hostel allows visitors to stay right in the middle of the action.

  • Features: Fireplace, flat screen TV, private balcony, heated swimming pool.
  • Assess: $279+ per night
  • Address: 247 Commercial Street.

3. Art Inn White Porch

This long duration bed and breakfast allows visitors to appreciate and acquire works of art.

  • Features: In-room breakfast and coffee, smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, wine coolers
  • Assess: $299+ per night
  • Address: 7 Johnson Street
Where to eat

1. Napi’s

Taste seafood in an art-filled setting known for its stained glass windows.

  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-9pm, Sunday 5pm-8pm
  • Address: 7 Freeman St.

2. The cafeteria

A must in Provincetown, The Canteen is a casual eatery that serves the classics: lobster rolls, clam chowder, and fish and chips (plus treats like whoopie pies!) in a 200-year-old building reminiscent of an old seafood shack.

Photo: Rob Anderson/The Canteen

3. Strangers and Saints

This warm Mediterranean restaurant that serves a variety of dishes including octopus, pizza, oysters, duck confit and prime rib.

Photo: Fred Latasa-Nicks/Strangers & Saints
What to do

1. Art’s Dune Tours

Visitors will have an off-road tour experience through the National Historic District of Cape Cod Coastline National Park.

  • Hours: Tours operate 15 Apr – 11 Nov 15. Check here for more information on daily and sunset tours.
  • Address: 4 Standish St.

2. Provincetown Theater

Provincetown Theater has been entertaining audiences in the Cape Cod area since 1963.

3. Monument to the pilgrims

Enjoy a great view of Provincetown from the top of the Pilgrim Monument, the biggest all-granite building in the United States.

A general view of the Pilgrim Monument and Museum of Provincetown on June 22, 2013 in Provincetown, MA.
Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

4. Cycling along the beach

Take some wheels from P-Town Bikes and take a ride along the Cape Cod National Coast.

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