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Provincetown Day Trip

The Cape & Islands offer an endless variety of wedding venues, vacation options, and fun-filled daytrips

Photos 1, 2, & 4 Courtesy of: Chuck Anazalone, Photo 3 Courtesy of: Shutterstock/ Jathys

A trip to Provincetown is a must for anyone visiting the Cape. With its narrow streets and a vast array of quirky, colorful shops, this town overflows with art, antiques, and fantastic restaurants—and some pretty spectacular coastal scenery.

First on your trip, head out to Race Point Beach. Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Race Point is considered one of the best beaches on the Outer Cape due to its soft sands and seemingly endless sunshine. After relaxing in the sand and playing in the waves, tour the historic Race Point Light Station (4), which is a short walk from the beach. Built in 1816, the lighthouse marks the tip of the Cape for ships passing by.

In the mood for something wild? Sign up for a whale watch with The Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown. The cruises travel out to Stellwagen Bank, where sightings of awe-inspiring and magnificent whales are virtually guaranteed.

If your adventure on the high seas works up an appetite, stop in for lunch or dinner at the famous Lobster Pot Restaurant on Commercial Street (2). A Provincetown icon, The Lobster Pot serves some of the Cape’s freshest and finest seafood, including fried clams and lobster tacos. After the meal, head down the street to Lewis Brothers Homemade Ice Cream for a sweet, creamy treat. Kids will enjoy Mississippi Mud, Cookie Dough, or other flavors, while adults may opt for Mudslide Chip, or Limoncello. 

Another unique attraction is the historic Pilgrim Monument  (1,3). For those with the energy and a healthy heart, climb the 116 steps to the top of the monument, which stands 252-1/2 feet atop High Pole Hill. Then catch your breath and enjoy the breathtaking view! The monument—and the museum attached—is open daily, April through November.

Looking for a one-of-a-kind way to tour Provincetown? Why not hire a Ptown PediCab (2)! The company’s slogan offers “your chariots for hire,” and these bicycle-motorized vehicles lead visitors on one-of-a kind town and sunset tours.

Mary Stanley — Day Trips Articles

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