White Seastar in sand
White Seastar in sand

PROVINCETOWN - Places to See, Things to Do 

  • Art Galleries– Provincetown is an art lover’s dream, with more galleries than you can imagine featuring the works of local and visiting artists. Throughout its history, the town has been gathering spot artistic folks.

  • Cape Cod National Seashore – A natural and unspoiled gem, the Cape Cod National Seashore is home to magnificent beaches, nature trails and historical sites. When in Provincetown, be sure to check out Race Point Beach, Herring Cove Beach, Province Lands Visitor Center, the Beech Forest Trail, the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station and the other trails and historic sites.

  • Carnival Week – Colorful, lively and fun is the best way to describe the annual Carnival Week in Provincetown in August. The highlight is a themed parade on Thursday during the week. This event draws thousands from near and far.

  • Commercial Street – Commercial Street is the very vibrant center of Provincetown. Throngs of people join the cars (one way only), bikes, scooters and pedi-cabs that fill the roadway. Shops and galleries burst with interesting offerings. Grab a hotdog, enjoy a gourmet dinner or just about anything in between. The hardest part will be deciding which restaurant is your favorite.

  • Clubs, Pubs & Restaurants – Provincetown is a fun town, home to tons of fun clubs, cabarets, bars, pubs and restaurants. Have a delicious dinner or a tasty cocktail, enjoy a live show or dance the night away. Very gay-friendly, you can be yourself in Provincetown.

  • Expedition Whydah – Scallywags of all ages will enjoy this museum dedicated to the shipwreck Whydah and the infamous pirate Captain Sam Bellamy.

  • Long Point Lighthouse & Wood End Lighthouse – Provincetown is home to three lighthouse and these two are worth checking out. The grounds are open to the public, but the lighthouses are not Long Point is accessible by boat and Wood End is accessible by foot—although it can be quite the journey.

  • MacMillan Wharf – The wharf is the heart of Provincetown’s seafaring life. Always active, the wharf bustles with activity, both recreational and commercial. Fishing charters and commercial fishermen, along with whale watch boats and passenger ferries constantly come in and out of Provincetown’s busy harbor.

  • Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum – Commemorating the Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World in Provincetown in 1620 (not Plymouth), the 252’ granite Pilgrim Monument was built in three years and dedicated in 1910. Climb to the top of the monument and take in the magnificent panoramic views—on a clear day you can see all the way to Boston. The Provincetown Museum at the base of the monument houses an impressive collection of historical artifacts documenting Provincetown’s maritime history.

  • Provincetown Art Association & Museum – PAAM is a collaborative of artists including painters, sculptors, poets, writers, filmmakers and more. Enjoy concerts, special exhibits, film screenings, classes and workshops.

  • Provincetown International Film Festival – This annual film festival draws filmmakers, actors and aficionados each June. Take a workshop, see a new film or two (or three) and don’t miss the feature film sing-a-long and the night at the drive-in in Wellfleet. You just might see a star or two as well.

  • Provincetown Portuguese Festival – Celebrate all things Portuguese at this annual June festival. Food, entertainment and colorful customs speak to Provincetown’s rich Portuguese culture. The weekend culminates with the Blessing of the Fleet at MacMillian Wharf on Sunday.

  • The Provincetown Theater – Take in a live stage show at Provincetown’s premier theater.

  • Race Point Lighthouse – Open for tours on Saturday during the summer, you can get to this historic restored lighthouse by walking or your own 4x4 vehicle (with proper permit).

  • Whale Watches – You would be remiss to come to the Cape’s tip and not go on a whale watch. Dolphin Fleet and Provincetown Whale Watchesleave MacMillan Pier daily in season. You’ll cruise out to Stellwagen Bank to the feeding grounds of these majestic giants. On-board naturalists will answer all your whale questions.

  • Race Point – Henry David Thoreau once wrote about Race Point, “here a man may stand and put all of America behind him.” No matter what direction you face at the point, the sky, water and sandy beaches are always scenic. Take Route 6 to Race Point Road.

  • Provincetown Olde Cemetery – A plaque honors four passengers who died aboard the Mayflower during its brief stay at Provincetown Harbor in 1620 in this cemetery.

  • Seth Nickerson House – This home was built around 250 years ago from the wreckage of wooden fishing and whaling vessels by a shipbuilder. The structure is one of the oldest in town and exemplifies colonial architecture. Antiques and rarities fill its nine rooms.

  • Heritage Museum – Housing the largest fishing schooner replica in the world on the second floor, the Rose Dorothea, this museum is well maintained and operated by a dedicated volunteer staff. Vintage paintings, handmade furniture and turn-of-the-century photographs also decorate its ground floor. Located on Commercial Street.


    Beech Forest Trail – This mile-long trail snakes its way through some of the most scenic sand dunes on the Cape. The trail begins by winding through cool beech forests, past freshwater ponds and, finally, opening up to the desert-like dunes.


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