Things to Do in Provincetown
Arts Dune Tours
Take a historic Arts Dune Tour of the Provincetown Cape Cod National Seashore protected lands sand dunes. As you know, Provincetown, Massachusetts, is an artists’ community; see where many of our great artists found their inspiration. This company offers varied choices of tours, including a sunset tour.
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
The tallest granite structure in the United States, the Pilgrim Monument was erected to commemorate the first landfall of the pilgrims. From the top of this 252 foot structure you can see views of Cape Cod Bay, Race Point, the Atlantic Ocean and the sweeping view of the arm of the Cape, very enthralling. Also visit the museum with its informative and interesting exhibits.
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch Tour
A must do for any nature lover staying at Somerset House Inn. Take a 3 hour whale watching tour with the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch Tour. They have a knack for finding the whales. Your tour guides will educate you on many different subjects from interpreting the whales’ behavior to teaching you about the lighthouses and birds, they are there solely to educate you. The 2017 whale watching season begins mid-April.
Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley. Take a ride on the Provincetown Trolley. A 40 minute guided tour of Provincetown, MA. The tour begins at Town Hall and takes you to many points of interest. This is a great way to relax and learn about our town.
Provincetown Bike Paths
The bike paths of Provincetown are a biking enthusiast’s dream. The 5.2 mile trip takes you through the National Seashore starting at Herring Cove and ending up at the Visitor’s Center on Race Point Road, winding around Beach Forest along the way. The scenery is spectacular. The bike path is 2 way so keep to the right and watch out for the occasional sandy patch.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)
The art association and museum was established in 1914 by various artists and local business men and women. The donations of works by the organizing artists and two juried pieces mounted in the summer of 1915 began the tradition of collecting and exhibiting the works of the local art community. PAAM’s renovation and expansion has improved the facilities to achieve its mission. Additionally PAAM offers many classes throughout the year so check out their website for ongoing education.
Cape Cod’s first grape vineyard, Truro Vineyards is located in North Truro a short drive away and a must stop for the wine enthusiast. The vineyards offer tours, tastings, gift shop, picnic grounds and gourmet foods. Open April-December.
Provincetown is home to many unique shops and a must for anyone needing some retail therapy. We have shops that sell everything from tee shirts to fine art. Most of the retail shops have very unique products so make sure to check them out
We have just touched upon the myriad of things to do while visiting Provincetown. If there is something you are looking to do while visiting Provincetown and have not seen it on our list please contact us.