Things to do in Provincetown in one day
Provincetown is the perfect getaway if you like to escape the Boston summer heat. All you have to do is hop on a ferry from Boston Harbor and take the 90 minutes trip to this little colorful paradise. Province town is located at the tip of Cape Cod and makes it very easy to visit by boat instead of taking the long and often traffic-jammed ride all along the Cod.
From Boston, you can take to two ferry lines to this point of the Cod. Boston Harbor Cruises or Baystate Cruises Company. They both offer a convenient catamaran about 3 to 4 times a day for 88$ per round trip. If you are only in Provincetown for a day take the 9AM boat out to enjoy the maximum of the day. Do make your reservations in advance especially if you like to visit during the weekends.
What to do in Provincetown?
- Take a stroll at colorful Commercial Street and watch the crowd.
- Take a beach shuttle and be dropped off at Herring Cove Beach or Race Point Road for a day at the beach.
- Relax in one of the many bars and restaurants.
- Do some boho shopping in the endless line of boutiques and little stores.
- Take a boat trip and watch the whales and dolphins from up close.
- Go Parasailing and watch the city in all its beauty from the sky
- Take the boat taxi and be dropped at the remote beach of Long Point
When to go?
Provincetown is a seasonal destination. The best times to go are from May through September when the cool ocean breeze makes the summer heat a bit more bearable. The ferry operates from May 19th till October 16th. During winter time the city empties out almost completely and the city can only be reached by car.
Provincetown offers you the best of Cape Cod, but without the crowds. It's a gay-friendly city filled with boutiques, art galleries, and many many restaurants. The beaches here a countless so bring your bikini and flip flops and just relax.