Provincetown, MA

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Provincetown which includes a house and general coastal views
With its historical connections to the Pilgrims, its stunning scenery and liberal mindset, this seaside town is one of the liveliest destinations on the Cape.

Provincetown attracts many visitors year after year to lounge on sandy beaches, discover intriguing historical ties and experience exciting nightlife. Go whale watching off the coast, learn about the arrival of the Pilgrims and experience the lively LGBT scene.

Remember your primary school history lesson: Pilgrims sailing on the Mayflower ship arrived in Provincetown’s harbor in November 1620. The vessel’s passengers created the Mayflower Compact setting out the laws of the land. This later became a primary inspiration for the United States Constitution. More recently, Provincetown has developed a reputation as a popular LGBT destination.

Visitors to Provincetown often arrive at MacMillan Pier from nearby Boston. Purchase art or visit the pier’s museum and take a boat ride out to see more of the ocean and its creatures.

Provincetown delivers sun, sea and sand. Stop at Herring Cove Beach, where pleasant water temperatures and wide sandy shores make it popular among swimmers. Spot whales and seals swimming offshore or follow the beachside bike trail. Race Point is another popular beach in Provincetown. Here, enjoy sunbathing and building sandcastles. Avoid swimming since the undertow can be quite dangerous.

Be sure to see the Pilgrim Monument, one of the most eye-catching sights in Provincetown. Standing 252 feet (77 meters) tall, it is possibly the highest granite construction in the entire country. As its name suggests, this tower was built to honor the Provincetown pilgrims for their pivotal role in American history.

Walk along Commercial Street, Provincetown’s main shopping area, to find everything from jewelry to art stores. Choose from many quirky independent establishments take the time to explore a few. Provincetown is also noted for its LGBT-friendly lifestyle and hosts many events for this community.

Provincetown has its own municipal airport that receives flights from Boston Logan International Airport, which is about a 2-hour drive away. Visit during the summer and you can use the Shuttle, a seasonal bus service that carries visitors around town.

Sandcastle Resort and Club
Sandcastle Resort and Club
3 out of 5
929 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
The price is $119 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
Stay at this 3-star beach condo in Provincetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (764 reviews)
"The room was nice and spacious. The kitchenette was clean and very convenient for making our own meals so we didn’t always have to go out. The pools were clean and the kids enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor pool as well as the tennis court"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

Sandcastle Resort and Club
Surfside Hotel and Suites
Surfside Hotel and Suites
2.5 out of 5
543 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
The price is $207 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this beach hotel in Provincetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (947 reviews)
"Surfside is definitely aging, but still a prime location on the beach and close to P-Town....it could use some updating but overall still a great place to stay!"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Surfside Hotel and Suites
Harbor Hotel Provincetown
Harbor Hotel Provincetown
3 out of 5
698 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA, 02657
The price is $152 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Provincetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Very accommodating and newly renovated rooms"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Harbor Hotel Provincetown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sandcastle Resort and Club
Sandcastle Resort and Club
3 out of 5
929 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, 02657
The price is $119 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
Stay at this 3-star beach condo in Provincetown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (764 reviews)
"The room was nice and spacious. The kitchenette was clean and very convenient for making our own meals so we didn’t always have to go out. The pools were clean and the kids enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor pool as well as the tennis court"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

Sandcastle Resort and Club
Darling bayfront getaway with WiFi & furnished deck - right on the beach
Darling bayfront getaway with WiFi & furnished deck - right on the beach
Provincetown, MA
The price is $200 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this condo in Provincetown. Enjoy a beach locale, a balcony, and a TV. Popular attractions Commercial Street and Provincetown Town Hall are located nearby. ...
2.8/5 (9 reviews)
"Great location and the view from the deck was great!"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Darling bayfront getaway with WiFi & furnished deck - right on the beach
Waterfront condo on the cape with decks and patio - walk to bay
Waterfront condo on the cape with decks and patio - walk to bay
Provincetown, MA
Stay at this condo in Provincetown. Enjoy a beach locale, a patio, and a TV. Popular attractions Commercial Street and Provincetown Public Library are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Tiny getaway!
"Very tidy and tiny centrally located little apartment. Not right on the beach but access to the shared deck which was never busy. Well stocked and very clean. It can get a bit hot in the loft bedroom despite the cool air pump downstairs. Was a great few days away with my sister."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Waterfront condo on the cape with decks and patio - walk to bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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