What To Do
At the Heart of The Best Things to Do in ProvincetownProvincetown and Cape Cod are brimming with culture and history, so there's no shortage of must-see museums, monuments, and more. Check out our favorite things to do in and around P-town, from the eclectic arts scene and bohemian boutiques to the unique seafood dining and drink culture of Cape Cod.
Fine Arts Work Center24 Pearl Street (508) 487-9960
A non-profit organization focused on the development of emerging visual artists and writers, the center offers fellowships and year-round cultural events and exhibits designed to enliven Provincetown's historic art colony.
Gallery StrollsCommercial, Bradford and Shank Street (508) 487-0011
Every Friday night in the summer, visitors can browse over 40 participating art galleries as they do the stroll down Commercial, Bradford, and Shank Streets.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum460 Commercial Street (508) 487-1750
The most-visited art museum on Cape Cod, displaying an eclectic collection of works from local artists since 1916 and hosting a full calendar of events and arts programs.
Provincetown Theater238 Bradford Street (508) 487-7487
A storied 200-seat theater, hosting and producing community-based and professional theater and known as "the birthplace of modern American theater."
Waters Edge Cinema237 Commercial Street (508) 413-9369
A 70-seat movie theater featuring independent and arthouse films, mini-film festivals, student films, and guest programming selections.
Race Point BeachSunbathe and stroll along the wide stretch of surf, explore the sand dunes, or bring your bike to cycle along the Province Lands Bike Trail nearby, which leads to nearby Herring Cove.
Herring Cove BeachOffering something for everyone in a town that embraces diversity, Herring Cove is a popular family-friendly bayside beach with calm waters and safe swimming, while the left side of the beach is designated as clothing optional.
Cape Cod National Seashore99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet (508) 771-2144
Featuring 11 walking trails and 3 biking trails within the park, this protected space offers 43,500 acres of dunes, woods, and miles of Atlantic shoreline to explore.
Race Point LighthouseNorthwest of Provincetown (508) 487-9930
Keeper's house and whistle house built in 1816 on the northern tip of Cape Cod still active as a US Coast Guard navigation aid, with a 45-foot tower.
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum1 High Pole Hill Rd (508) 487-1310
Standing 252-feet tall the Pilgrim Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, with charming historical exhibits at the museum featuring the town's rich maritime history and the early days of modern American theater in P-town.
Sidekick Sidecar Tour(508) 413-9541
Get picked up at the hotel for an hour-long tour of the Outer Cape in a vintage sidecar including Race Point, the Province Lands, and the Moors. Goggles, helmets, and vintage photo included.
Whydah Pirate Museum674 MA-28, West Yarmouth (508) 534-9571
Home to a real pirate shipwreck from 1717, this interactive science museum exhibits the world's only authenticated pirate treasure and artifacts.
Pilgrim Bark ParkIntersection of Rt 6 and Shank Painter Road
Take in beautiful art sculptures while your dogs run free and socialize off-leash on an acre of enclosed space in Provicentown's most popular dog park.
Jimmy's Hideaway179 Commercial Street (508) 487-1011
A favorite among locals and visitors in the know, Jimmy's serves inspired American cooking with European influences at this whimsical subterranean hideaway.
Post Office Cafe & Cabaret303 Commercial Street (508) 487-0006
One of the hottest acts in Provincetown, this bustling bar, restaurant, and cabaret offers some of the best lobster specials in town, a late-night dining menu, and captivating cabaret and comedy performances.
Bubala's By The Bay185 Commercial Street (508) 487-0773
A legendary, buzzing bistro serving fantastic fresh dishes and live music, from jazz to honky tonk, all against impressive harbor views.
Shop at Loveland120 Commercial Street (508) 413-9500
A treasure trove of sea-inspired bohemian wares from pottery and woodblock prints by local artists to Artiga totes, beach towels, and a stash of unique apothecary items.