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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.

The Provincetown Inn
The Provincetown Inn
2 out of 5
1 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
The price is $279 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Nestled on the beach, this Provincetown hotel is just steps from Commercial Street and Pilgrims' First Landing Park. Town Beach and Herring Cove Beach are also ...
3.9/5Very Good! (604 reviews)
"Staff was truly lovely."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

The Provincetown Inn
Harbor Hotel Provincetown
Harbor Hotel Provincetown
3 out of 5
698 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA
The price is $346 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Nestled on the beach, this Provincetown hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Race Point Beach, MacMillan Pier, and Beech Forest. Herring Cove Beach and Truro Vineyards ...
3.7/5Good! (967 reviews)
"Overall, we were pleased with the hotel. The rooms are pretty bare-bones, but we knew that going in. The pool and fire pit areas are awesome. The biggest draw back is the 4pm check in time. That really is pretty late when you’re only staying one night. We were told that our room may be ready prior ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Harbor Hotel Provincetown
Surfside Hotel and Suites
Surfside Hotel and Suites
2.5 out of 5
543 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
The price is $288 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Nestled on the beach, this Provincetown hotel is just steps from Commercial Street and Town Beaches. Provincetown Theater and Provincetown Art Association and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (765 reviews)
"We had the best time. Great staff !!!"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Surfside Hotel and Suites
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.
Panoramic Ocean Views With Private Beach!!!
Panoramic Ocean Views With Private Beach!!!
Provincetown, MA
Nestled on the beach, this Provincetown vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Town Beaches and Commercial Street. Race Point Beach and Provincetown Theater ...
5/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)
Perfect beach house
"This place was the perfect location for a girls weekend! The house was gorgeous and spacious for all 14 of us. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach as well as the short commute downtown! Overall such a great experience, one small issue we had with the hot tub wasn’t followed up on, but it was so ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Panoramic Ocean Views With Private Beach!!!
#106: Updated Condo - Steps to Commercial St, Walk to Beach!
#106: Updated Condo - Steps to Commercial St, Walk to Beach!
Provincetown, MA
Located in the heart of Provincetown, this condo building is steps from Commercial Street and Art House. Provincetown Town Hall and Ryder Street Beach are also ...
4/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
bradford bistro
"Nice interior, just need some work in the shower stall. Other minor repairs were handled quickly. Quiet neighbors. Staff was very accommodating regarding an illness I had one evening ; much appreciated. Provincetown public works department stopped right in front of bedroom window 2 out of 4 nights ..."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2021

#106: Updated Condo - Steps to Commercial St, Walk to Beach!
#135: Modern East End Oasis w/ Beach Access & Water Views From Roof Deck
#135: Modern East End Oasis w/ Beach Access & Water Views From Roof Deck
Provincetown, MA
Located in the heart of Provincetown, this romantic condo building is steps from Commercial Street and Town Beaches. Provincetown Theater and Provincetown Art ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Great location , clean place
"I rented the place for a week getaway from Boston . The place was immaculate, I felt safe ( Covid wise ) immediately. The checking was flawless . Everything was as described . Parking wasn’t an issue as there is always street parking close by even in front of the house. The neighbors were very nice ..."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

#135: Modern East End Oasis w/ Beach Access & Water Views From Roof Deck
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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