Background photo by Don Sylor
Chrissy Caskey

Don’t-miss dining

  • In Provincetown, there’s no shortage of great restaurants, especially ones on the water.  For consistently good food at a table that makes you feel like you’re floating in Provincetown Harbor, go to Fanizzi’s Restaurant By the Sea (, 508-487-1964), where Mom’s Best Meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes is a winner.
  • The menu and view at Pepe’s Wharf (, 508-487-8717) make it another top choice. Enjoy one of Pepe’s creative pizzas, like Chicken Pesto and Mozzarella, or for the veggie lover, eggplant, spinach, and ricotta cheese.
  • Finish your meal off with an almond tart from the Provincetown Portuguese Bakery (508-487-1803), a generations-old pastry maker on Commercial Street.

Insider’s tip

  • While the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, often gets credit as the place the Mayflower Pilgrims first arrived, they actually first stepped on to the shores of North America in Provincetown. They first came in November 1620 and stayed while the Mayflower Compact, which established rules of law for the New World, was written. The 252-foot-high Pilgrim Monument (, 508-487-1310) commemorates their initial arrival, and a plaque in the West End of town marks the spot where the Pilgrims are said to have first landed.
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Donna Scaglione is a freelance writer living in Falmouth.

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