If you still haven’t planned a getaway this Labor Day weekend, then keep on reading because Provincetown (P-Town) might the answer. Located at the very tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown offers everything you would want for a last minute summer getaway – beaches, shopping, museums, great food, outdoor dance parties and beautiful people.
Getting There From NYC
Provincetown is very easy to get to by Car, plane or bus. However, we recommend taking the Acela Express 3hour 40min followed by the Provincetown fast ferry 90min. Prices will vary depending on when you book.
Where to Stay
There are many great listings on Airbnb just make sure to stay away from Commercial Street it’s a bit noisy at night.
Captain Jack’s Wharf chic cabin style accommodations with beautiful bay views
The best way to get around P-Town is by bicycle. Ptown Bikes is a great place to rent from, make sure to reserve them a couple of days before you arrive.
Herring Cove Beach is a bit of a hike but totally worth it. Depending on the tide prepare yourself to hike through waist deep water for a small portion of the 15min walk through the stunning salt marshes.
Race Point Beah AKA Parking Lot Beach best place to watch the sunset
Commercial Street is the Main Street in P-town with multiple shops, galleries, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum small but worth a visit
Suzanne’s Garden a public garden on Commercial street is the perfect spot to be at one with nature.
Dina Martina I’ve seen my share of drag performances but Dina Martina is like no other. I would consider this show an avant-garde LOL performance more than a drag show.
Where to Eat, Drink and Shop
Spindlers They have a great raw bar happy hour from 4-6:30 dozen oyster for $13, I advise not to share – hands down the best Oyster I’ve ever had. The dinner menu is also exquisite.
The Canteen we love the no-frills vibe and the delicious food here. We recommend the fried smelt (small fish), lobster rolls, the fish and chips and of course the Frosé.
Tea Dance at the Boatslip Beach Club from 4 to 7 p.m is a perfect place for an afternoon cocktail and some early dancing.
The Red Inn great place to enjoy a pre- sunset drink.
Church at Grotta Bar is a Sunday must. This could be the best gay dance party in town make sure to arrive early as this little cubby hole goes from zero to 100 in a matter of minutes.
Spiritus Pizza and what’s best after a night of dancing…PIZZA, Spiritus opens at 11:30 pm and they are ready for the nightly crowds.
The Captains Daughters a boutique, art gallery and tea shop all in one, what more could you ask for. Great selection of superb quality t-shirts and small gifts.
Loveland has a great selection of perfumes, candles and bohemian finds.