The Town

A Travel Guide to Provincetown, Massachusetts

An endearing town located on the northern tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is an enchanting and arty little place that really comes alive during the summer months. The initial landing spot of the Mayflower pilgrims, the town has a strong sense of history and Portuguese influence. Today, it is a vibrant seaside town with a progressive spirit and a proud LGBTQ community. From the picturesque coastal landscapes to the independent boutiques and lively restaurants and bars, Provincetown has everything you need for a relaxing break from fast-paced city life. Once a thriving fishing port, Provincetown is also known for its outstanding seafood – think huge oyster platters and juicy lobster rolls. Our travel guide to Provincetown takes you to the best restaurants, hotels and attractions in this holiday destination.

Sleeping

Where to Stay in Provincetown: AWOL

One of the greatest things about Provincetown is the selection of charming inns and boutique hotels in the area that are guaranteed to make you feel relaxed and right at home. Located a short 15 minute walk from the centre of town, AWOL is one of our favourite no-fuss hotels here. Embodying laid-back coastal living, everything at AWOL is effortless. Taking a backseat to the hotel’s gorgeous natural surroundings, the designs of the rooms at the inn are simple and stylish. Every room has its own private terrace or balcony where guests can take in the sea breeze and lose themselves in the panoramic views of the moors. If you’re travelling with a furry friend, we can book you one of the pet-friendly room options. For an added touch of luxury, we recommend the Lark Suite with a rooftop deck, kitchen and spectacular ocean views.

Best Hotels in Provincetown

Salt House Inn: A stylish and contemporary boutique bed and breakfast in the centre of Provincetown.

Eben House: A quirky and modern inn with a range of accommodation options including a private studio and separate self-catered cottage.

Seeing

What to do in Provincetown: Whale Watching

Hop aboard the Dolphin XI, a specialised whale watching vessel built with eco-friendly technology and top-notch equipment to facilitate the ideal whale watching experience. The Whale Watch Dolphin Fleet offers fascinating three to four hour boat tours of the nearby waters, all guided by expert naturalists who will entertain as they educate you about these majestic gentle giants. The tour starts with a fascinating presentation by one of the team before you are taken to deeper waters where you will encounter incredible humpback whales and learn about the ecology and natural history of Cape Cod and Massachusetts Bay.

Best Things to do in Provincetown

Picnic from Relish : Pick up a picnic hamper from Relish before heading to Long Point or Herring Cove to enjoy lunch in the great outdoors.

The Dune Walk : A challenging but beautiful hike across the sand dunes.

Cape Cod Province Land Bike Trail: A cycling trail for intermediates taking you around the Province Lands.

Eating

Where to Eat in ProvinceTown: Strangers & Saints

A contemporary take on a traditional portside tavern, Strangers & Saints is a dark and alluring restaurant with a curious charm that attracts locals and visitors alike. Housed in a restored 19th-century shipmaster's home, the space combines old-world character with stylish modern flair and refinements. The menu champions high-quality ingredients and Mediterranean dishes that are best enjoyed shared around the table and paired with one of the creative craft cocktails from the extensive drinks list.

Best Restaurants in Provincetown

The Canteen: A casual and lively counter-service restaurant championing local seafood.

Sal's Place: A friendly and community-focused Italian restaurant in the heart of Provincetown.

Front Street : An ambient fine-dining restaurant specialising in Italian cuisine.