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We are a chef owned restaurant with the most delicious menu of classic Italian food along with ever changing eclectic Continental delights available in Provincetown. Our venue has a warm and inviting ambiance and a knowledgeable, friendly staff that will ensure you have a memorable dining experience. Front Street creates two mouth-watering menus that are sure to satisfy most everyone. From children to adults, there is something for all to enjoy.

230 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Provincetowm’s unique, luxurious and newly renovated boutique hotel just steps away from Commercial Street & the center of town. We offer a contemporary beach atmosphere.

We have 10 tastefully decorated rooms with clean lines & calming qualities which adds to a restful relaxing stay. All of our rooms have private baths, flat screen, refrigerator, Smart TV’s with streaming, complimentary wireless broadband and air conditioning. Most rooms offer fireplaces, 2 offer spa tubs. There are water views, private porches and roof decks, private garden entrances and more, depending on which room you book.

The living room, dining room and of course the Front Porch and garden areas provide special common areas to mix and mingle with friends or simply a place to unwind and relax.

A European continental breakfast with a build your breakfast sandwich option and in room coffee is included. Liquor license offers in house purchase of Bottled Sparkling, Red, White Rose Wines and Champagne that can be enjoyed on the porch while taking in the sights of P’town.

7 Johnson Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
The Brasswood Inn (formerly White Wind Inn) is prominently located on Commercial Street in the West End of Provincetown and offers a warm, relaxed atmosphere where all are welcome. Our historic bed & breakfast is just steps from harbor beaches, restaurants, shops, and galleries that make Provincetown unlike anywhere else. Enjoy our ample common spaces, including a newly expanded back patio and iconic front porch, with occasional live music featuring local artists. Explore each charming room to find the unique features you are looking for, including private balconies, water views, gas fireplaces and more. We now have an innkeepers bar where we can serve guests a variety of signature cocktails, wine and local beers. Discover why many of our guests consider ours their “home away from home.”

More About the Inn
The Brasswood Inn is a stately, 11-room Victorian mansion with updated amenities and ample indoor and outdoor space for guests to enjoy. The term “Brasswood” is a musical reference inspired by the materials used to create co-owners Tom’s and Brian’s primary instruments: the trumpet (brass) and the marimba (wood), respectively. Music plays such an important role in their lives that each room is now named after an influential American composer, songwriter and/or performer who has had a profound impact on them personally and has contributed significantly to the identity of American music.

174 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Legendary waterfront hotel and home of the world famous Tea Dance, The Boatslip in Provincetown is located on Commercial Street just steps away from shops, cafes, art galleries and historic Provincetown Harbor.

An iconic gay and lesbian destination, The Boatslip’s high energy atmosphere welcomes everyone who wants to escape the hum drum of daily life. Come and experience the freedom, camaraderie and uninhibited fun a stay at The Boatslip offers. Since all areas of our beach club, pool, deck and grill, serve alcohol, all guests in our hotel must be 21 or older.

Our guests enjoy: Air-conditioned accommodations with newly-renovated bathrooms, views of Cape Cod Bay, our huge sun deck and heated pool. Our amenities include complimentary access to our world famous Tea Dance, continental breakfast, air-conditioned rooms, in-room coolers, 800 count Egyptian cotton sheets, heated pool, WIFI and more.

A desirable Commercial Street location on the water at the beginning of the West End with shops, cafes and restaurants right outside our door.

161 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Open year-round and just steps away from the excitement and energy of Provincetown’s Commercial Street, Pilgrim House offers a friendly setting for a relaxing and energizing vacation or getaway.

Located just off Commercial Street in the Historic District, you’re at the center of it all! Discover world-caliber galleries, fresh retail shops, local attractions, or treat yourself to an artisanal craft cocktail and scrummy entreé at our Landing Bistro & Bar, which offers a unique escape from the energy of Provincetown.

NEW & READY FOR YOU SUMMER 2021!
Three brand new deluxe, private-entrance guest staterooms.

TIP: You always STAY for LESS when you book directly from the Pilgrim House website!

336 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Cozy waterfront 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment at 421 Commercial Street (Unit 1) in the heart of the gallery district. Hardwood floors throughout, A/C, modern kitchen with granite counters, high end appliances. Cable & internet, large flat screen TV, gas fireplace, laundry, street parking, no pets
421 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657

Welcome to Winter Shopping in Provincetown!

Commercial Street in Provincetown with visitors celebrating New Year 2020

Winter in Provincetown ~ busy Commercial Street on sunny and warm January 1st, 2020


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Winter in Provincetown offers many things to our visitors and among them is shopping experience in small shops and galleries with exclusive selection of art, jewelry, ceramic, home decor, gourmet spices, herbs, teas, essential oils, salt water taffy and fudge, leather goods, Equalty Wear, locally sourced seafood, eclectic trove in the army-navy store, yarn for knitters, brain teasers and mind bogglers, games, books, gift cards and so much more! We like to say here “Say I love you with a gift from Provincetown!”

And if you are hungry visit some of Provincetown local food markets, offering wide range of lunch sandwiches, deli meats, baked goods, soups and salads!

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Angel Foods – meats, baked goods, sandwiches, picnic lunches, soups, salads, milk, butter and breads, sweets and wine
Atlantic Spice – gourmet spices, herbs, tea, essential oils, cookware and more!
Cabot’s Candy of Cape Cod – since 1927 making gourmet salt water taffy, sugar free taffy, fudge, peanut brittle and honey crunch popcorn
Conwell Ace Hardware – all you need to fix your house
CVS Pharmacy – full service pharmacy and wide assortment of general merchandise
Far Land Provisions – deli, bakery, prepared foods and meals, catering; reakfast and lunch sandwiches
Hersheldon’s Leather – shoes, jackets, bags
HRC Action Center and Store – unique fusing of education and grassroots advocacy with HRC’s signature merchandise; 100% of every purchase goes to HRC’s fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality
Land’s End Marine – hardware, garden center
Mac’s Seafood Market – fish, oysters and much more!
Marine Specialties – Provincetown landmark for over 55 years
Purl – Provincetown’s knitting shop, yarn and gifts
Stop & Shop Grocery Store – supermarket with pharmacy

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Angel Foods

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Waterfront  Shopping  Weddings  Dining

Visit Angel Foods, located just across Provincetown Art Association and Museum in the East End, and choose one of Specialty Sandwiches or Create-Your-Own just the way you like it. We offer beach ready, picnic lunches for at the beach or a hike along the dunes! Our prepared food case is filled with fresh, homemade soups, salads, and other healthy, mouth-watering options, convenient and delicious for lunch, dinner, or anytime you don’t feel like cooking. For vegetarians our beans and greens with whole roasted garlic is wildly popular. We offer vegetables that are seasoned and grilled to perfection. There is something delicious in every department. We offer full catering services for weddings, anniversaries and any other occasion. Call now to place your order 508 487-6666.
467 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657

Atlantic Spice Company Inc.

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Shopping

The Atlantic Spice Company retail store, since opening in 1994, has become a destination for summer visitors to the Outer Cape, as well as an opportunity for our year-round customers to engage in some retail therapy during the long, cold Cape Cod winter. Gourmet spices, herbs, tea, essential oils and potpourri at wholesale prices. The highest quality culinary herbs and spices, teas, dehydrated vegetables, nuts, seeds, botanicals, essential oils, spice blends, potpourri ingredients and fragrance oils all at wholesale prices.

All of the items found in our extensive wholesale catalog are available in the store at the same great discounts. Browse among the more than 250 herbs, spices and baking and food items that range from allspice to zaatar including saffron and vanilla beans.

Our eclectic mix of gourmet food items, dried fruits and nuts, coffees and teas, is matched only by our unique collection of houseware and tabletop items, kitchen gadgets and cookbooks.

The retail store, which is located at the junction of Rt 6 and RT 6A in North Truro in the front section of our big blue warehouse, is open year-round Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. Wheelchair accessible.

2 Shore Rd., P.O. Box 205, N. Truro, MA, 02652
508 487-6100

Cabot’s Candy of Cape Cod

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Shopping

Cabot’s Candy – since 1927. Making gourmet salt water taffy, sugar free taffy, fudge, peanut brittle and honey crunch popcorn. Retail and wholesale.
276 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-3550

​Conwell Hardware & Lumber

 Open Year Round  Pet Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Art  Parking  Professional Services  Shopping

Offering supplies for the home and garden, building and repairs, paint and painting needs, cleaning agents that are earth friendly with the lowest toxicity of materials possible. Conwell also offers electrical and plumbing supplies, phone, computer and electronics need, as well as a full line of art supplies. Wheelchair accessible.
21 Conwell Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-0150

Curaleaf

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible

At Curaleaf, our mission is to produce high quality, standardized dose cannabis to improve your health and well-being.

We are known for our reliable, and effective products which are available in a variety of formats and strains.

Our Provincetown location is for adult use, allowing those 21+ with valid ID to purchase from our store. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm.

170 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657

CVS Pharmacy

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Shopping

CVS is a full service pharmacy with prescription and over the counter drugs.

We offer a wide assortment of general merchandise including: sunscreen, seasonal items, cosmetics, personal care items, vitamins, househould items and travel items.

We also have food and beverages including, snacks, frozen food, milk, eggs, ice cream, candy and groceries.

132 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657

Far Land Provisions

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Shopping  Dining

Year round deli, bakery, prepared foods and meals, catering. Breakfast and Lunch Sandwiches. Winner: Best Sandwiches on the Outer Cape for 12 years in a row (Cape Cod Life Magazine). Parking, Wi-Fi, credit cards.
150 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657

Hersheldon’s Leather

 Open Year Round  Shopping

In Provincetown for 40 years. Cape Cods largest shoe and boot selections and fine accessories. A great variety of bags, wallets, hats, briefcases, belts, etc. Open Year round. Call for hours.
317 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 1011, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-9046

HRC Action Center and Store

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible  Shopping

The HRC Shops offer a unique fusing of education and grassroots advocacy with HRC’s signature merchandise. The Shops offer HRC’s most complete line of Equality Wear — from caps to pullovers to watches. From fashion to casual, the Shops offer something for everyone. 100% of every purchase goes to HRC’s fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Wheelchair accessible.
205 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487- 7736

Lands End Marine Supply, Inc.

 Open Year Round  Pet Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Professional Services  Shopping

Whether you’re a pro or taking on a DIY home improvement project for the first time, we’re right here in your neighborhood with the expert advice, tools, equipment and the products you need to get the job done.

We offer so much more: Carpet Cleaner Rental, Delivery Available,Gift Certificates, Senior Citizen Discount, Special Orders, Glass Cutting, Key Cutting, Knife & scissor Sharpening, Screen & Window Repair & Shades Cut, Automotive,
Bird Feed & Supplies, Pet Supplies, Boating & Marine Supplies, Building Materials, Cabinet Hardware, Cleaning Supplies, Storage & Organization, Housewares, Grills & Accessories, Lawn & Garden, Patio Furniture, Outdoor Power Equipment, Paint, Paint Color Matching, Electrical, Plumbing, Lumber & Building Materials, Hand & Power Tools, Door Hardware, Hardware, Electronics, Workwear, Christmas & Holiday Decorations, Office & School Supplies, Sporting Goods, Gifts & Toys!

Come in and see us today, we’re here to help!

P.O. Box 599, 337 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657

Mac’s Fish House Provincetown

 Open Year Round  Kid Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Martini  Fishing  Parking  Shopping  Dining

Enjoy ultra-fresh sushi, locally sourced seafood classics and inventive specials in the sleek dining room, garden patio or new outdoor bar. We also serve ice cold oysters & clams from the raw bar for a buck each, every day from 3-5pm. Open year round with free guest parking. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Gluten free menu options. Event space available. All major credit cards accepted. Mac’s Seafood Market is right next door.
85-87 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown, MA, 02657

Marine Specialties

 Open Year Round  Pet Friendly  Kid Friendly  Handicapped Accessible  Art  Shopping

Celebrating our 60th anniversary Marine Specialties has been a Provincetown landmark since 1961. Often known simply as “the army-navy store,” it is an eclectic treasure trove of salvage, surplus, slight irregulars, closeouts, overruns, misprints, mistakes, spare parts, odd lots, cast-offs, direct imports, and new and nearly-new items. Over time it’s grown to be the kind of jumbled, inclusive, and eccentric “army-navy” store Provincetown deserves. Wheelchair accessible. Contactless payment.

Open daily April through New Year’s.
January – March weekend afternoons by chance.

P.O. Box 638, 235 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-1730

Stop & Shop Grocery Store

 Open Year Round  Handicapped Accessible  Parking  Shopping

56 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown, MA, 02657

Directly on the water, this unique apartment complex is literally just a short walk to the bustling center of town, yet far enough away to avoid the noise at night. The owners have certainly capitalized on the natural resources of sun and sea. All the 1 & 2 bedroom apartments are designed for maximum use of space, and all are furnished individually.

We also have units in the West End at 77 and 97 Commercial Street.

77 Commercial Street is a 1 bedroom unit on the 2nd floor and 97 Commercial Street a large studio on the 1st floor. Both have wonderful water views, full kitchen, private bathroom, and free wifi. Pet friendly and air conditioned.

493 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
A friendly Bed & Breakfast with an affordable range of 12 guest rooms. Many new upgrades have been made including new beds. The unique location is steps for Commercial Street yet surprisingly peaceful.
350A Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Over 30 years later, Chef/Owner Bob Montano remains committed to creating authentic Italian cuisine in North Truro – from scratch, of course. Montano’s is Cape Cod’s original restaurant for fresh, daily-made bronze-die pasta. All of our pasta is made fresh in the kitchen, and is featured in house favorites such as Fettucine Bolognese, Short-Rib Ragu, and Ricotta Gnocchi. In addition to the pastas, all of Chef Montano’s sauces and pizza doughs are made fresh every day.

Montano’s is more than just traditional Italian fare – our steaks are dry-aged prime, our seafood is locally caught, and our desserts made in the kitchen. We are located just a few minutes away from Provincetown’s Commercial Street and open our doors at 4:30 every night. Buon Appetito!

481 Route 6, North Truro, MA, 02652

There’s so much for families to do in and around Provincetown!

In order to make it easier for you to plan your family’s next trip to PTown, the following are family-friendly activities you and children can enjoy based on the length of time you have in Ptown. We’ve also made suggestions on what to do based on the ages of your youngsters, be they little ones, children or teenagers.

Either way, we know that you and your children will have a fun-filled stay here!

Note:
Tots = infants, toddlers and preschoolers
Kids = children in grammar school
Tweens = those in middle school and/or 11 and 12 years old
Teens = those 13 to 19 years old

Race Point Beach

Family day at Race Point Beach

IF YOUR FAMILY HAS ONE DAY IN PTOWN

Hot day at Herring Cove Beach

Hot day at Herring Cove Beach

Beaches: Race Point or Herring Cove
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Both of these spectacular beaches are part of the National Seashore yet have very gentle waters that are perfect even for little ones.
• Herring Cove’s parking lot fills up by mid-morning during high season so get there early.

Shopping: Commercial Street
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Stroll colorful Commercial Street for as much time as you have. There’s something here for everyone.
• This street might feel crowded in July and August for those with strollers; you may want to avoid peak time such as dinner time and evening. Shops on Commercial Street are open late during July and August so this makes a great after-dinner family activity.

Exhibit at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Exhibit at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument and Museum
Appropriate for: kids, tweens and teens
Family-tested tips:
• Do this in the morning while kids have lots of energy to climb all the stairs to the top.
• Tots will probably not be able to make the climb to the top.
• Bring a camera for the awesome view of the tip of Cape Cod.

Sunset Photos
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• The calm waters of Provincetown Harbor make an excellent back drop for sunset photos.

Provincetown Carnival Parade

Great fun to watch Carnival parade!

IF YOUR FAMILY HAS A WEEKEND IN PTOWN

Cape Cod National Seashore Park, Beech Forest

Above suggested itinerary for one day in PTown in addition to:

Bicycling on National Seashore paths
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Make sure you bring food and water for your excursion.
• The rugged scenery and rolling dunes necessitate photo stops!

Whale watching
Appropriate for: kids, tweens and teens
Family-tested tips:
• Make a reservation ahead of time since whale watches from PTown are THE BEST on the East Coast!
• Toddlers might not enjoy this excursion due to the confines of the boats.
• If your child is prone to seasickness, give him/her Dramamine or Bonine prior to departure.

Provincetown Harbor MacMillan Pier

Fishing for Squid at MacMillan Pier

IF YOUR FAMILY HAS A WEEK IN PTOWN

Herring Cove Beach, Summer 2012

Herring Cove Beach, Summer 2012


Above suggested itinerary for two days in PTown in addition to:

Art’s Dunes Tours
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Make a reservation ahead of time for these one-of-a-kind tours.
• Bring your camera for unique scenery.

Beech Forest: It’s for the birds!
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• Since PTown sticks out 40 miles from the mainland, it is a migratory spot for birds. Beech Forest’s short walking trails provide opportunities to bird watch.
• Explain to children ahead of time that the quieter they are, the more birds they’ll spot.

Summer! East End of Provincetown

Provincetown East End Beach

Bayside Beaches:
Appropriate for: all ages
Family-tested tips:
• The gentle waters here are perfect for all ages, especially little ones.

East End Playground

East End Playground

Playgrounds:
East End Playground at Howland and Bradford Streets
West End Playground at Nickerson and Bradford Streets
Appropriate for: tots, kids
Family-tested tips:
• Perfect for little ones to blow off some steam any time.

Provincetown Library:
Appropriate for: tots, kids
Family-tested tips:
• Check out the library’s schedule of children’s events prior to your visit. Even when there aren’t events, children’s books and a play kitchen await.
• Bring your camera for a photo of the huge replica ship in the center of the children’s section.

West End Breakwater

West End Breakwater

Walk the breakwater to Long Point:
Appropriate for: tweens, teens
** Please note:
Crossing the breakwater can be dangerous when rocks are wet from splashing waves.
Beware of the tide as at some high tides you are unable to cross.
Family-tested tips:
• This 1.2 mile walk is awesome but children and parents must be in reasonably good shape for the walk over the breakwater’s boulders.
• Sneakers are suggested, not flip flops.
• Bring plenty of water and snacks since there are no facilities.
• Bring binoculars and camera for bird sightings.

Water Sports: Make a splash!
Sailing, kayaking and fishing
Appropriate for: kids, tweens and teens
Family-tested tips:
• For up-closed and personal views of PTown harbor, book these water activities ahead of time.
• You will have to adhere to individual outfitter guidelines in regards to their minimum age recommendations.

Let's splash some water in the swimming pool!

Let's splash some water in the swimming pool!

Provincetown's beautiful Town Hall decorated for New Year's celebrations!

Provincetown’s beautiful Town Hall and Pilgrim Monument decorated for Holiday Season


PTown for Teens

What’s there in PTown for Teens?

Provincetown is deemed the “coolest” spot on Cape Cod for families with teens. From colorful street culture to awesome nearby beaches, PTown has it all.

For parents with teens, PTown is a safe environment to consider allowing your young adult some limited freedom. Provincetown has the excitement of a small city — which is the type of vacation atmosphere teens gravitate to – yet all shops, restaurants and non-beach attractions are in walking distance.

All the activities listed below are teen-approved by teen travel bloggers and their friends who visit PTown annually.

    Family dining, fast food, take out, sweets, ice cream

    For more information about businesses listed below check our restaurant page and look for a teddy bear icon!

    Family dining, quick bites and take out:
    186 Local Restaurant and Grotta Bar
    Angel Foods
    Box Lunch
    Bubala’s By The Bay
    The Canteen
    Captain’s Choice
    Coffee Pot
    Fanizzi’s by the Sea
    Far Land Provisions
    Harbor Hotel Provincetown
    John’s Hot Dog, Hamburger & Seafood Stand
    The Landing Bistro & Bar at the Pilgrim House
    Lobster Pot Restaurant
    Mac’s Fish House Provincetown
    Mayflower Restaurant
    Montano’s Restaurant
    Napi’s Restaurant
    Patio American Grill & Cocktail Bar
    Pepe’s Wharf
    Twisted Pizza, Subs and Ice Cream
    Vorelli’s Restaurant

    Sweet Treats:
    Cabot’s Candy of Cape Cod
    The Nut House
    Purple Feather

    In Cabot’s Candy (taffy, fudge, candy) kids can fill their own bags which is so much fun!

    Ice Cream, always a family favorite:
    Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
    Cabot’s Candy of Cape Cod
    The Nut House
    Purple Feather Café & Treatery
    Twisted Pizza, Subs and Ice Cream

    Activities & Fun

    Biking – Try CC Seashore Bike trails
    Museums From Pirate treasures to climbing the monument
    Kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding
    Skateboard Park
    Art’s Dune Tours, Ghost Tours, Trolley Tours, Pedi cab ride
    Take the shuttle boat to the beach at Long Point

    Free & Fun

    Walk Commercial Street
    Listen to Street performers
    Walk the Bayside or Ocean beaches – gather shells, do somersaults,
    Take a stroll on MacMillan Pier
    Take a walk in the sand dunes
    Check out the Public Library with incredible views and a ship inside!
    Visit wonderful Art Galleries throughout the town.
    Go fly a kite at the beach!
    Visit the fun shops in Provincetown

    So much more …

Ptown Face Painting

Provincetown is deemed the “coolest” spot on Cape Cod for families with teens.

In this section, teen who visits PTown annually have provided input in regards to their favorite Provincetown spots.

18-year old Alex writes:

    Alex

    Alex

    Where can one find the quaintness of a New England seaside town coupled with the vibrancy of a metropolitan area? Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, fits this exact mold. From family-friendly beaches, eateries, and activities strewn across a few main streets and surrounding ocean side venues, to lively ventures that entertain the younger generation, Provincetown (PTown) is the best of both worlds.

    PTown is known for its eclectic atmosphere. It’s an environment that serves as a “place to go” on any given night on a Cape Cod vacation. I’m 18 years old and never get tired of hanging out in PTown. My family and cousins vacation in Cape Cod each summer so I have been lucky to have spent many exciting nights in Provincetown with my cousins who are slightly older than I. Even if your teenager doesn’t have any companions their own age on vacation with them, parents will enjoy some of our regular hangouts in Ptown as well.

    After a long day at one of the Provincetown beaches—my personal favorite is Herring Cove—we’re usually pretty tired from all of the energy we exerted sitting on the beach all day (sarcasm intended). Therefore, a journey into PTown is always welcomed! We soon make our way to one of our favorite eateries for a fun, group family dinner. After meandering down Commercial Street (the main avenue in PTown) for a while and popping our heads into various shops, the parents usually decide to let us “kids” (teenagers) have some fun on our own.

    When the sun goes down in Provincetown, vampires unfortunately don’t come out (oh darn!), but the street definitely has a livelier and sometimes “adult” vibe to it. There are many types of entertainment available from comedy to musical productions and many restaurants stay open late. As teenagers, just walking this street at night is the most exciting to us due to the constant amusement anywhere on the street, including street performers. Some of the spots we like to stop at include: dessert places, bookstores, jewelry shops and the henna tattoo kiosk. Other times, we just like to buy an iced tea or coffee and wander down quieter MacMillan Pier and watch the sunset over the water.

    Provincetown during the day vs. Provincetown later at night may be different venues for different age groups and interests, but regardless, PTown offers fun for any age. From beaches to restaurants to shops to entertainment, Provincetown is probably one of the most animated and colorful locales on the Cape. Our annual two-week stay in Cape Cod would not be the same without our many visits to PTown – with and without our parents!

Herring Cove, play time!

Herring Cove, playtime!

Come to Provincetown with your kids to experience great vacation.

Come to Provincetown with your kids to experience best vacation ever!

PROVINCETOWN HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER!

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach Summer Fun!

BEACHES

Fun in the sun in our pristine National Seashore Park.
RACE POINT is our ocean beach where wave action is most likely to be found! HERRING COVE is gentler and great for smaller children. There are bath houses @ both beaches and a food stand at Herring Cove. Parking is $20 per car per day but there are weekly passes available to purchase if your stay is longer!
Check our Beaches page here…

ADVENTURE BEACHING

You can take a shuttle to LONG POINT which is the farthest piece of connecting land on the East coast (next stop England)! Long Point is pristine with 2 lighthouses, miles of natural beaches, bird nesting, and sand dunes…you need to bring water, picnic lunch, beach toys & towels and enjoy a wonderful day exploring and playing! Take the SHUTTLE boat from both MacMillan Wharf in the center of Provincetown and FLYER’S BOAT YARD in the West end of town. This is very handy for those families arriving by ferry or after a long drive and wanting to “get away from it all!” The SHUTTLE will drop you off and pick you up for a per person reasonable rate. Make your trip to Provincetown a memorable one.

Also check out PROVINCETOWN AQUASPORTS beach store for stand up paddleboard and surf board sales and rentals, guided kayak and paddle board tours… lots beach and watersport activities, even yoga!

SAILING

For kids who stay for a month or two in the summer there is a fantastic sailing program where kids from 8 to 14 learn to SAIL with qualified instructors…it’s called the WEST END CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY SAILING and runs from July 1st to August 20th. It’s very inexpensive and a great experience for kids who want to meet other kids and learn rules of the water in a safe environment.

You can also rent a boat yourself from FLYER’S BOAT YARD, or you can join a sailing excursion from MacMillan Pier.

Check our BOATS page with business listings to help you choose from many great offerings!

Whales are abundant in waters close to Provincetown

Whales are abundant in waters close to Provincetown

WHALES, SEALS AND MORE!

Another organization offering family programs throughout the summer and during school vacations is the CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES which studies whales, marine life and started the rescue program for entangled whales which has become world wide.

Is there a better place then Provincetown to enjoy so many activities on the water? Just see what you can do: WHALE WATCH (best in New England and closest to the feeding grounds!) Dolphin Fleet offers special discounted weekend trips for families in July & August!

KAYAKING

PROVINCETOWN AQUASPORTS beach store offers stand up paddleboards and surf boards sales and rentals, guided kayak and paddle board tours… lots beach and watersport activities, even yoga!

BIKING

Biking is a most popular family activity… bring your own or rent!
Provincetown has few businesses renting and servicing bikes, and you can choose from GALEFORCE BIKES 144 Bradford Street Ext., PTOWN BIKES 42 Bradford Street or THE BIKE SHACK 63 Shank Painter Road. All bike rentals have many kinds of bikes to accommodate families as well as helmets.

There are over 8 MILES OF gorgeous paved bicycle trails meandering through the National Seashore Park with beaches at both ends. Bike to walking trails through Beech Forest, Sand Dunes and along the way stop at the Seashore Visitors Center for a rest, information and water! Plenty of free parking and restrooms (in season) at the Visitors Center and Beech Forest. If you choose to start from those locations both are located off Race Point Road.
See more information here…

SKATEBOARDING

If your kids are into this exciting sport Provincetown has a great little SKATE BOARD PARK at the corner of Route 6, Shank Painter Road & Jerome Rd. across the way is our first class DOG PARK if you bring your pet along with you! Next door is Cumberland Farms for supplies (water, snacks, light groceries) and further up the street is our local STOP & SHOP for bigger grocery needs!)

PLAYGROUNDS

For the little ones Provincetown has two playgrounds, each one on the end of town. East End Mildred Greensfelder Playground (intersection of Bradford and Howland Street) and West End Chelsea Memorial Playground (intersection of West Vine and Bradford Street).

MUSEUMS FOR KIDS!

Need to be inside for awhile? We have the perfect museums for the entire family!!!!
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum offers a great excercise opportunity for both kids and parents! Climb the 252 ‘ all granite tower (mostly ramps & a few stairs) for the most MAGNIFICENT view on Cape Cod! Then visit the museum which houses great educational information on the Pilgrim history (YES the Mayflower landed in Provincetown before moving up to Plymouth!)

THEATER FOR KIDS

Check out PAYOMET PERFORMING ARTS CENTER and PAYOMET CIRCUS CAMP in North Truro and also Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater who has their own tent for children’s productions (WHAT). Wellfleet Preservation Hall (movies in the back yard & classes) and Provincetown Theater both offer children’s productions throughout the summer season. The outer Cape still has an old fashioned DRIVE IN THEATER located on Route 6 in South Welllfleet… if you have never been to a drive -in theater, this is your chance! There are very few left in the United States!

Provincetown Public Library

LIBRARY and ART

Don’t yawn yet!!!!!! Provincetown Library houses a full size fishing boat which won the famous Lipton Cup race in the early 1900’s! Also, there is a great children’s library, special programs and free interenet access for adults and kids! It’s a great building to relax, see beautiful local ART and regroup!

Speaking of ART, there are wonderful programs for kids at our Provincetown Art Association & Museum and at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill so check it out!

LIGHTHOUSES

There are three in Provincetown and not easy to get to but we have HIGHLAND Lighthouse (Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse!) & Museum in North Truro which has parking, access to the Lighthouse and one of the most beautiful views on Cape Cod… a family must! Discover Outer Cape Lighthouses here…

SHOPS FOR KIDS

All shops are located all over Commercial Street and a lot of the fun is simply looking for them but the most popular store for decades that shouldn’t be missed is MARINE SPECIALTIES…YOU can’t believe what you can find there from old fashioned marbles to underwater diving suits, old sailer, marine, army hats and everything in between…you can spend a lot of time in just this one store!

Also on Commercial Street is PUZZLE ME THIS, a shop with unique and interesting brain teasers, mind bogglers, games, books and puzzles for all ages. Super fun store to explore.

Commercial Street is an activity in itself with street performers, face painting and just people watching…pick a spot like the benches in front of town hall, let the kids can play on the lawn and enjoy the parade of people passing by!

HUNGRY? KIDS?! ALWAYS!

Some of the favorite spots for kids are: Coffee Pot, John’s Hot Dogs, Hamburger & Seafood Stand, The Canteen (patio on the beach), Box Lunch, Far Lands and Far Land at the Beach (most have take out), Harbor Hotel, Lobster Pot, Fanizzi’s by the Sea, and Mayflower Cafe.

Don’t forget DESSERT! What better stores to visit with taffy, cotton candy, penny candy AND MORE… Kids can fill up their own bags which is so much fun! ICE CREAM is always a family favorite with few places to buy located in the center of town.

Check our restaurant page for listing with links to individual businesses… look for a teddy bear!

Sunset picnic with Art's Sand Dune Tours

Sunset picnic with Art’s Sand Dune Tours

TOURS for the FAMILY

Don’t miss riding over and thru the dunes with ART’S DUNE TOURS… a one hour ride that you will never forget! There are hills and thrills with ocean views, time to run in the sand, animal tracks and fun stories told by the drivers!

If you want a wonderful narrated tour through town take a Trolly Ride on The MAYFLOWER TROLLEY. Tickets in their boot at the MacMillan Pier, at Bay State Cruise Office (Chamber Building) or when you board in front of Town Hall. You will visit all of the highlights which may help you decide which activities to do while visiting us!

There is a walking GHOST TOUR for older kids and adults.

THERE IS A LOT TO DO FOR FAMILIES VISITING PROVINCETOWN! WE HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME! PROVINCETOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE located in the middle of town between MacMillan Wharf and Provincetown Marina… Stop by and visit us!


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Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

Spring is coming! Come for visit!

Oh, Spring!

We really never know if Spring is here or not… Most of the time Winter lingers like she doesn’t want to leave us, and one day we all feel “Spring” is here! What a glorious time! Whale watching boats are back in the Harbor, Monument re-opens, painters paint fences, carpenters fix houses, new signs are going up, windows shine, UPS working over time… all town is getting ready for New Season! Welcome, welcome our dear visitors!!

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Provincetown Crier

Provincetown Crier: Welcome to Provincetown!

Sunset behind old Fisherman's Wharf pilings, now Provincetown Marina with modern facilities to accommodate small and big boats.

Sunset behind old Fisherman’s Wharf pilings, now Provincetown Marina with modern facilities to accommodate small and big boats.

The Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District is a 1900-acre National Register district significant for its association with the historic development of art and literature in America; for its representation of a rare, fragile property type; and for its association with the poet Harry Kemp.

The Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District is a 1900-acre National Register district significant for its association with the historic development of art and literature in America; for its representation of a rare, fragile property type; and for its association with the poet Harry Kemp.

Center of Provincetown, Johnson Street parking and beach

Center of Provincetown, Johnson Street parking and beach

Spring in Ptown

Spring is Ptown!

Provincetown Harbor waiting for Summer

Provincetown Harbor

Ready for Spring!

Ready for Spring!

MacMillan Pier

Spring in Ptown

Spring is coming to Ptown!

Whalewatching in Provincetown starts April school vacation.

Whalewatching in Provincetown starts April school vacation.

Ptown Spring

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is open!

Provincetown Spring… come! see our flowers!

Beautiful sunrise over Provincetown Harbor

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Summer!

Oh! Summer! Parades, ice cream, swimming, t-dance, late night entertainment and romance… weddings… “people watching” at it’s best… beautiful secret gardens… yachts in the Harbor… Front Street, Lobster Pot, Mayflower and many more restaurants cooking up a storm… Huge selection of trinkets, t-shirts, souvenirs… Art, art, art! Come! It is crazy energy in Ptown, but what do you expect? We are the town on the roll! Like nowhere else!

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Provincetown Portuguese Festival

Summer to remember!

Summer Heaven at Herring Cove Beach

Provincetown Garden, Photo by Gail M. Vasques

Provincetown Herring Cove Beach

Herring Cove Beach ~ Hot, hot, hot day!

Herring Cove Beach

Herring Cove Beach

Herring Cove Beach

Herring Cove Beach

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach

Race Point Beach

Ferry Passengers on McMillan Pier

Summer is here! Ferry passengers on McMillan Pier.

Getting ready to see 4th of July fireworks.

Getting ready to see 4th of July fireworks.

Summer Flowers

Plein air painting in North Truro

Plein air painting in North Truro

Photo by Joseph Patrick

Playing with waves. Photo by Joseph Patrick

Summer! East End of Provincetown

Summer! East End of Provincetown

Wedding on the Herring Cove Beach...

Wedding on the Herring Cove Beach…

Photo by Joseph Patrick

Long Point Lighthouse. Photo by Joseph Patrick

Summer in Ptown

Sunflowers abound in Provincetown gardens.

So long, Summer!

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Sunflower

September garden with orange sunflower

Autumn!

After Labor Day we think Autumn! Come visit us to relax and see dunes’ gorgeous colors, red sunsets, quiet Cape Cod Bay, arts, theater, music and much more! Off-season rates at many accommodations! After summer sales in many Ptown shops… Streets are less crowded… More room in restaurants… and AIR! Oh, delicious Autumn air!

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Cape Cod Bay Herring Cove Beach

Warm first days of Autumn, Cape Cod Bay, Herring Cove Beach

Herring Cove Beach

Cape Cod Bay, Herring Cove Beach

Race Point Beach, blue carpet

Race Point Beach on Atlantic Ocean side

Race Point

Race Point, Old Harbor Life-Saving Station

Fall garden

September garden with tomatoes

Swim for Life

Whalewatching boat on Herring Cove, Cape Cod Bay

Cape Cod Bay, whalewatching boat on Herring Cove

A reconstruction of the Santa Maria, the flagship from Christopher Columbus's voyage to North America, at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown Harbor, October 4-7, 2019.

A reconstruction of the Santa Maria, the flagship from Christopher Columbus’s voyage to North America, in Provincetown Harbor, October 4-7, 2019.

Sailing ~ Photo by Joseph Patrick

Ready to regatta! Photo by Joseph Patrick

Photo by Joseph Patrick

Nice to have friends, yes? Bob, Mick & Ken. Photo by Joseph Patrick

Halloween Festival

Halloween Festival in Provincetown

Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving Weekend with Craft Fairs and Great Shopping

Thanksgiving Weekend with Craft Fairs and Great Shopping

Photo by Robby McQueeney

Just checking... Photo by Robby McQueeney

Breakwater ~ Photo by Lynette Molnar

Cormorants on Breakwater... Photo by Lynette Molnar

East Harbor Autumn Colors

East Harbor Autumn Colors

Beach Point, North Truro

Beach Point, North Truro

Rt 6 entering Provincetown

Sunset sky over dunes and Rt 6


Winter!

Winter cold? Nah! Great time to relax, reflect, pamper yourself, relish solitude… Winter sky is the BEST! By the way, our Winter season really starts on evening of Thanksgiving Day, when all town gathers under the Monument to light the Lights… Festival of Lights begins…

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First Night celebrations with Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor

Provincetown First Night Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor. Photo by Nancy Silva

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Check out Chamber’s Winter Visitors Guide to Provincetown!
Winter Lodging
Winter Restaurants
Winter Shopping
Winter Things To Do
Winter Pamper Yourself

Commercial Street in Provincetown with visitors celebrating New Year 2020

Winter in Provincetown ~ busy Commercial Street on sunny and warm January 1st, 2020

Provincetown Winter

Provincetown center of town snowy beach with red boat

Waterfront low tide view with Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Town Hall

Provincetown waterfront, low tide view of beach front houses, Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Town Hall

Provincetown Skyline with Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Provincetown beautiful sunset Winter sky

Route 6, next three exits will take you to Provincetown.
“Soft shoulder” sign on the edge of Rt 6 and dunes

Remnants of old pier

Provincetown Harbor, remnants of old pier

Provincetown Harbor, Fisherman's Wharf

Provincetown Harbor and old Fisherman’s Wharf, now Provincetown Marina

Provincetown Marina entrance sign

Provincetown Harbor with entrance sign to Provincetown Marina

Provincetown Harbor, wave breaker

Provincetown Harbor with a new construction wave breaker called Wave Attenuator, protecting boats during stormy weather

New landing on MacMillan Pier, Provincetown Harbor

Provincetown Harbor MacMillan Pier and new position for landing

National Seashore Park during cold and windy day at Herring Cove Beach

East Harbor (formerly Pilgrim Lake) with dunes covered in snow

Provincetown Winter ~ West End, Moors

Provincetown Winter ~ West End, Moors

Provincetown Town Hall seen from car driving from West End to center of town on Bradford Street

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Pilgrims, Pirates and People of the Past fill the sights and sounds of this historical walking tour.

90 minute walking tours depart nightly at 9pm (Summer) and at 8pm (Fall).

Call to make reservations. Tickets at the Coffee Pot, 315 Commercial Street.

315 Commercial Street on Lopes Square, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-4810
www.shelldesignsprovincetown.com

Shell Designs

Providing visitors with precious tokens of their time on the Cape for 15 years. 14kt gold charms, (Nantucket Baskets, whale tails, shells, anchors, etc.). Affordable gold and silver earrings. Something for everyone. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and toe rings. Visit us for that “little something” to forever remind you of your visit to Cape Cod.
307 Commercial Street at Lopes Square, Provincetown, MA, 02657
508 487-4958
Centrally located. Delicious pastries, soups, sandwiches, salads, etc. A favorite of the locals!

Eat in or take out. Open daily 6am – 9pm.

P. O. Box 1203, 315 Commercial Street (Lopes Square), Provincetown, MA, 02657
Voted “The Best Lunch on the Cape!” by Cape Cod Magazine!! Best chowder – the freshest lobster rolls. Fast, always fresh – always affordable.

Wellfleet
508 349-2178
the Original BOX LUNCH
50 Briar Lane

North Truro
508 487-4545
300 Rt 6 (Hillside Farmstand)

353 Commercial Street #4, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Provincetown Skyline with Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Provincetown Skyline with Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Chamber Provincetown Map

Provincetown Map ~ Clik here to enlarge image

The bus drop and pick up station

Located in the center of Provincetown between MacMillan Pier and Provincetown Marina
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Parking

Tour buses should use Jerome Smith parking lot, located on Jerome Smith Road at the corner of Shankpainter Road and Route 6. Parking office 508 487-7050
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Restrooms

Bus Station – at the foot of MacMillan Pier
Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street
#2 Firehouse, 187 Commercial Street
MacMillan Pier – next to Harbormaster’s Office (seasonal)
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Banks

Seamen’s Bank
TD Bank
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Restaurants, Ice Cream, Coffee Shops, Fast Food Stands, Food Markets

Click on the business name to see full description, contact info and location.

186 Local Restaurant and Grotta Bar
Angel Foods Market
Bayside Betsy’s Restaurant
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Box Lunch
Bubala’s By The Bay Restaurant
Captain’s Choice Restaurant
Coffee Pot
Crown & Anchor Restaurant
Fanizzi’s By The Sea Restaurant
Far Land Provisions
Front Street Restaurant
Governor Bradford Restaurant & Club
Harbor Hotel Provincetown
John’s Hot Dog, Hamburger & Seafood Stand
Liz’s Cafe, Anybody’s Bar
Lobster Pot Restaurant
Mac’s Provincetown Restaurant and Market
The Mayflower Restaurant
Mews Restaurant & Cafe
Montano’s Restaurant
Napi’s Restaurant
Patio American Grill & Cocktail Bar
Pepe’s Wharf Restaurant
Porchside Bar
Red Inn Fine Dining
The Canteen
The Landing Bistro & Bar at the Pilgrim House
The Nut House
The Pointe Restaurant
Stop & Shop Grocery Store and Pharmacy
Tin Pan Alley
Twisted Pizza, Subs and Ice Cream
Victor’s Restaurant & Catering
Vorelli’s Restaurant
Yolqueria Restaurant
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Shopping

All shops are located on Commercial Street (except Atlantic Spice Company, which is located in North Truro. Click here to see full Shopping directory with business description, photographs (if any), contact information and location.
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Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) members exhibition

Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)

Museums

Center for Coastal Studies – the only large whale skeleton on Cape Cod
Highland House Museum
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
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Galleries

Adam Peck Gallery
Berta Walker Gallery
Bowersock Gallery
Cape Art Tiles
Cortile Gallery
Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC)
Geoffrey Semonian Signs & Woodcarving
Provincetown Commons
Seascapes & Pet Portraits
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
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Whale Watching

Captain John Boats Provincetown Whale Watch
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
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Dune and Town Tours

Art’s Sand Dune Tours
Mayflower Trolley Tours
Pedal Ptown Bike Tours
Provincetown Ghost Tours
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
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Sunset picnic with Art's Sand Dune Tours

Sunset picnic


Provincetown Attractions

Provincetown Attractions

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WHAT TO DO IN PROVINCETOWN

It’s impossible to define what attracts people to Provincetown: for some it’s our world-class beaches, for others, it’s the art, for many it’s the food and shopping. You can’t miss the Pilgrim Monument which commemorates the Pilgrims First Landing in Provincetown (1620), but neither do you want to miss the night life, when Commercial Street becomes a cabaret for all. The attraction may be a quiet walk in Beech Forest, bird watching, painting, reading Mary Oliver’s poems . . . there’s something for everyone!

Rentals: bikes, kayaks, beach gear…

Rental businesses info here…

Come to our festivals… watch parades and fireworks…

Dates, dates, dates… Our comprehensive calendar has it all!

Visit Provincetown Library

You will be surprised – there is a boat inside!

Discover beauty of Seashore Park

Beaches, bike trails, and much more!

Tour town or dunes

By air, by car…

Visit museum

Art, history and pirates!

Climb Pilgrim Monument

252-foot high!

Visit Truro Winery

Wine, music, food… romance!

Have fun on a rainy day!

Whales are wet…

Provincetown For All Seasons

Photo Gallery

Go bird watching!

We’re amazing place to watch birds!

National Seashore Park, Beech Forest

National Seashore Park, Beech Forest


East Harbor Autumn Colors

East Harbor


Cape Cod National Seashore Park ~ Race Point

Cape Cod National Seashore Park ~ Race Point



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Provincetown Chamber of Commerce location

We’re here!

Visit Us
307 Commercial Street at Lopes Square, at the foot of MacMillan Pier.

PROVINCETOWN CHAMBER VISITORS CENTER
Off-Season Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 11am – 3pm

Mail
Provincetown Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
P.O. Box 1017, Provincetown MA 02657

Phone
508 487-3424 ~ Calls from outside of USA: 0 11 1 508 487-3424

Fax
508 487-8966

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce building, Lopes Square

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce building, Lopes Square

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce Building Fund (Old postcard, Board of Trade Building)

Board of Trade Building (now Provincetown Chamber of Commerce)


parking in Provincetown information

Ptown is a great walking town… find a good parking lot where you can… or give your car a vacation while you get to where you need by foot!


Chamber Provincetown Map

Provincetown Map ~ Clik here to enlarge image

Provincetown Town Seal

Visit PROVINCETOWN PARKING DEPARTMENT website for most comprehensive guide to Parking in Provincetown: dates, hours, pricing, permits, parking violations, street sweeping and more.

When is Parking Enforced?

May – October: May 1st – October 31st, 7 days a week, including holidays.

The purchase of 2021 Parking Permits and Payment of parking tickets is available to do online HERE.

Seasonal Parking Rates

The municipal parking lot (adjacent to MacMillan Pier) $3.50/hour or max. daily $35.00. See Map Location (PDF)

Grace Hall parking lot (Bradford and Prince Street) $2.50/hour or max. daily $25.00. See Map Location (PDF)

The parking meter rate is $1.50 per hour.

The kiosk parking and payment machine spots are $2.00 per hour.

Kiosk and Metered Parking (Municipal Parking)

( DO NOT PARK IN RESIDENTS ONLY AREAS – Be sure to check for signage )

Center of Town Bradford Street Parking Lot – Kiosk: Approximately 22 spaces.

Johnson Street Parking Lot (public beach access) – Kiosk: 33 spaces.

Harry Kemp Way Parking Lot – Kiosk (Conwell Street end): 35 spaces.

Winslow & Mayflower Street Parking Lot – Kiosk: 50 spaces. There are only two kiosks on this long street: at the top of Winslow Street, and in the Jerome Smith Parking Lot.

Jerome Smith Road Parking Lot (corner of Road 6 and Shank Painter Road; multiple uses) seasonal campers and parking for Tour Buses along Route 6; autos and campers along Jerome Smith Road – Kiosk and Weekly passes. Note: The one week passes are not a guaranteed reservation – spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Fire Station at Shank Painter Road – Kiosk: 38 cars.

West End School Street Parking Lot – Metered: 29 spaces. 7 minute walk into town.

West End Parking Lot (public landing and beach access) – Kiosk: 44 spaces.

West End Victor’s Parking Lot – Metered: 10 spaces (pay online only).

West End Pilgrim’s First Landing Parking Lot – Metered: 10 spaces (pay online only).

There are also numbered spots along Commercial Street where there are kiosks for payment at the Boatslip and Coast Guard Station.

Provincetown Harbor Transportation Ferry

Don’t drive to Provincetown! Take a ferry!

Avoid parking and take the ferry

If you’re traveling from the Boston area during the peak summer months of July and August, we recommend taking the Fast Ferry – 90 minutes each way.

Parking Violations

If you have received a parking violation from the Town of Provincetown, the violation is due payable within 21 days of issue.

Pay Parking Ticket online HERE, or mail the fine indicated on the front of the citation to:

Collector’s Office
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

The decision may be appealed to Barnstable Superior court within 30 days of receipt of notice of the decision, in accordance with the provisions of G.L. c 30A s. 14

Ticket Appeals
Parking violation appeals must be submitted in writing to the Parking Department within 21 days of the issuance of the ticket by written appeal form or email to [email protected]. Please include the violation number in the subject line. Appeals forms are also available for pick up and deposit in the lobby box at the Police Station, 26 Shank Painter Road, 508 487-1213.

Small Public Lots (Privately Owned)

401 Commercial Street (East End across from Spindler’s)

67 Shank Painter Road (Across from Stop & Shop)

35 Cemetery Road (between Standish and Wareham Streets) July 4th and Carnival Weeks

148 Bradford Street (next to Farland)

337 Commercial Street (after 5pm)

10 Montello Street (Beside Mussel Beach Gym)

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Provincetown has four (4) Level 2 electric vehicle charging station ports in front of the MPL off of Ryder Street Extension. The rate to park and charge at the stations is $1.50 per hour. Your vehicle must remain plugged in to the station for the entire time it is parked in the space.

Stations can be activated with a ChargePoint card, a contactless credit card (such as American Express ExpressPay or Visa payWave), or by pressing the “Help” button on the station screen and calling the number provided. If you don’t have a ChargePoint card, you can have one sent to you for free by visiting Charge Point. You can search for Provincetown’s charging stations on the ChargePoint map by viewing the Map.

Cape Cod Vacation Remembered from Childhood

There is a long tradition of people vacationing in Provincetown who tell us they came here as children with their parents and have come back to recreate this experience ~ except now they have children of their own (and grandparents). The family bonding that a vacation together creates never goes out of style and is recognized by family and child psychologists as essential to keep families together as the children grow older.

More information here: Family Itineraries, Parent’s Guide, Activities for Kids

Family Week Event in Provincetown

Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod National Seashore Park, Race Point Beach

Summertime! Race Point Beach

Provincetown: Family Place

Many things have changed about Provincetown in the past 50 years but one thing remains the same ~ it’s a great place for families and children. There are many activities which both parents and their children can enjoy as a family. Of course there are always the beaches: harbor beaches ( the West End parking lot is a favorite with local parents with toddlers and young children), bay beaches where the family car can be backed right up to the beach (Herring Cove in the National Seashore Park) and of course world-famous Race Point ocean beach for older children and their parents. Race Point beach is regularly rated in the top ten beaches in the world.

Let's splash some water!

Let’s splash some water!

Safe Haven

When parents are asked ‘why Provincetown?’ invariably the response is that it is a safe place for children. Parents of teenagers ‘let’ their kids go into town on their own, knowing that they will be okay in a town which considers everyone part of one big family. “We take care of our own” is the long-standing motto of the Portuguese descended families extends to residents and visitors alike.

Lobster Pot Tree

Holidays are magical in Provincetown! Come and see Lobster Pot Tree!

Family Activities

Besides the beaches there are critter cruises, shuttles to Long Point which combine a boat ride with a remote bay beach (picnicking), the around town trolley just for the fun of it, whale watching and dune tours (educational and fun for all ages) and the best attraction for kids old enough to swim on their own – the West End Racing Club open to all children, local and visiting. Generations of Provincetown kids have learned to swim and sail at the Club and also bond with other kids facing the challenges of swimming and boating, and life in general.

Ptown for Kids

Happy face at MacMillan Pier

Family Week

There is a Family Week the last week of July which originally started as a gathering of same-sex parents needing to bond with their children in the safety and tolerance of Provincetown. But the fun was contagious and now families of all stripes come for that week. Commercial Street is jammed with strollers and kids eating ice cream. There are special events just for kids, of course, and plenty of time for parents to network and learn from one another.

Provincetown Carnival Parade

Great fun to watch Provincetown parades!

Family Festivals

And speaking of Portuguese, there are several festivals, like the Portuguese Festival in June, which are a load of fun for the whole family. Who doesn’t like a parade on Fourth of July (Provincetown always celebrates on the day of the Fourth with a parade and fireworks), and the Carnival Parade in August which is exciting and nosy for everyone, with floats playing live music and people dressed in daring costumes. Upwards of 60,000 people (and lots of families) jam the town for that event, all in good fun!

Provincetown Portuguese Festival

So please consider a vacation here with your family. Your children will remember it for a lifetime.

Painting by Steve Kennedy "Welcome to Provincetown" Rt 6A road sign

“Welcome to Provincetown” Rt 6A sign painting by Cape Cod artist Steve Kennedy

In July our Visitors Center in open daily 10am-4pm. If you need any assistance, please e-mail [email protected] or call 508.487.3424.

Serving Provincetown’s Business & Community Since 1897
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All persons must wear a face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status as per the Town’s July 25th, 2021 Emergency COVID-19 Order

Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

Town of Provincetown COVID-19 Updates

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

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Leave your “mark” in historic Provincetown

Purchase a Paver at the foot of MacMillan Pier

Over the past 30 years we have sustained the building with minor repair work, but today our 106 year old Chamber Building is in need of some significant work. We feel that our “Lady” should have a complete “Facelift” rather than just nips and tucks. Please consider purchasing a paver with your name, business name, or as a dedication in honor of someone special or in memory of a loved one. Your paver will be viewed by thousands of visitors for years to come! Click here for more information about our Paver Project.

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce Building Fund (Old postcard with Town Hall, Pilgrim Monument and Board of Trade)

1918: Board of Trade building (now Chamber), Town Hall & Pilgrim Monument

 

Easy to Get to, Easy to Walk, Easy to Be Here

Provincetown is a regional public transportation hub with fast ferry, bus and air service from Boston and frequent local shuttle, it is also first and foremost a walking town. Stroll Commercial Street and marvel at our beautiful gardens and houses. Some are guest houses, some host unique shops and restaurants.

Truly, a great place to fall in love and get married!

 

Deep Water and Safe Harbor

Once one of the most productive whaling and fishing ports on the East Coast, today Provincetown Harbor is homeport to the whale watching fleet and closest to Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary. MacMillan Pier is full of fishing charters, sailing, motor boats… Ferries from Boston and Plymouth bring thousands of visitors to Provincetown.

 

Pristine Beaches

Almost three-quarters of Provincetown is preserved in its wilderness state as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. The Park provides visitors access to magnificent ocean beaches, nature bike and walking trails and exhibits… It is also great place for bird watching!

 

Historic LGBTQA+ Destination

Provincetown is America’s pre-eminent destination for gay and lesbian visitors and residents, proud of its long heritage of a fully open and integrated way of life. Carnival week in August is one of Provincetown’s biggest events.

 

Arts in Provincetown

Provincetown is the Oldest Continuous Art Colony in America! Many artists come to Provincetown inspired by the sea, sand dunes, street scenes and of course the magnificent light and colors. Come and visit the many PROVINCETOWN galleries and studios and don’t miss visiting Provincetown museums! And don’t forget Theater, Film, Music and Dance, Cabaret and always exciting Nightlife in Ptown!

 

Kids Love Provincetown

Families today come in all shapes and sizes… traditional, single-parented, adoptive or families with same sex parents. Provincetown nurtures and welcomes all families by offering a plethora of unique activities for families to enjoy together. Check out Ptown for Kids section.

 

Provincetown for All Seasons

Provincetown is quietly spectacular in the Spring, Fall and Winter months… a place to relax, reflect, meet interesting people and enjoy the moment… It’s easy to get here whether you drive yourself, take the bus, or fly in… Free parking in the Winter throughout town. Come, watch with us amazing sunsets!

Check our WINTER VISITOR GUIDE: Lodging, Restaurants, Shopping, Things To Do and Pamper Yourself

 

The Provincetown Chamber of Commerce is always ready to welcome you. Please explore our site and use it as a gateway to one of the most unique vacation destinations in America!

 

(VIDEO) Fall in Love with Provincetown


Breakwater Hotel has one of the best views in Provincetown. The waterfront rooms offer breathtaking vistas of Cape Cod Bay, overlooking Provincetown Harbor and Long Point Lighthouse on the tip of Cape Cod, and is steps from the famous Provincetown sand bars. Guests appreciate the fact that you only need to walk less than 100 feet from any one of our 26 rooms to feel the sand between your toes.

Breakwater is a perfect vantage point from which to explore the vibrant downtown shops, restaurants, and arts and cultural attractions.

Our guest rooms were updated in late 2018 and offer guests a fresh seaside look and great new comforts that new Simmons BeautyRest Pillowtop mattresses, coffee machines, flat screen televisions, air-conditioning, mini-fridges, and WIFI.

716 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Sweets for Kids, Penny Patch

Sweets for Kids at the Penny Patch Store

WINNER OF CAPE COD LIFE GOLD MEDAL FOR BEST CANDY STORE IN 2018 & 2019!

Since 1956 we have served Provincetown and the rest of Cape Cod to homemade mouthwatering fudge, delicious taffy, and as many candies from your childhood and today that we could find!

Come visit us at the tip of the Cape, or shop your favorite goodies in our store online!

281 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Carpe Diem Guesthouse and Namaste Spa is the perfect location for your vacation in Provincetown. Our award winning bed and breakfast is quietly located in the center of Provincetown and is an adult-only oasis of tranquility. All guestrooms in our Inn offer private baths, queen or king size beds, comforters and pillows, bathrobes, and more; some feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, private entrance and/or private patios. The gardens and patios are a hidden gem away from all the excitement of Commercial Street. Our Namaste Spa was voted best spa in Upper Cape by readers of Cape Cod Magazine, also we were featured in Passport Magazine ‘Top 26 most sensational Spa’s in the world’ we feature Massage Services, Skin Treatments, and full spa facilities. www.namastespaptown.com for a complete list of our treatments.
14 Johnson Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
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Our Summer Preview Menu makes its debut in mid-April.
See you soon!
336 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Wonderful food and live entertainment (TBD) with breathtaking views of Provincetown harbor. Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner-or order to go.
193A Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
Handsome Provisions for the Upwardly Casual.

Henry & Company offers better men’s apparel, footwear, accessories, fragrance, and select home decor items for a discerning customer.

210 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657