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Provincetown Guide

Heading to Provincetown soon? We've put together a list of some of our favorite things to do, places to visit, and where to eat! Are we missing any of your favorites? Comment below!

Things to do:

  • Commercial Street - the heart of P-Town! The street has all different kinds of shopping, delicious restaurants, and amazing views.

Commercial Street

Photo by @carolinegiulianophoto

  • Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum - standing at 252 feet tall, the Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and beyond. It's the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. Both the Monument and the Museum are scheduled to reopen in mid-May.

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Musesum

Photo by @adam_a_rose

  • Race Point Beach - miles and miles of Cape Cod seashore with some of the best sunsets around! If you're lucky enough, you'll even be able to spot some whales and seals while you're there. Make sure to check out the lighthouse too!

Race Point Beach

Photo by @gotham_knight1

  • MacMillan Wharf - Provincetown's major transportation hub, which includes: Bay State Cruises, Boston Harbor Cruises, and Caption John Boats Fast Ferry. Excursions of all types depart daily to explore the Harbor, the National Seashore, and Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary. MacMillan Pier also is home to many art shacks and whale watches.

Macmillian

Photo by @pretty_lil_bird

  • Aqua Bar - their beautiful waterfront deck bar showcases magnificent views and creative cocktails. It's a must stop!

Aqua Bar
Photo by @aquabarptown

  • Cabot's Candy - they got their start in 1927, hand-pulling saltwater taffy in small, local fairs. Their popularity led to the opening of their store and factory, where they still operate today in Provincetown. Over the years, their product line has grown to include: award winning fudge, peanuty brittle, speciality flavored popcorn, baked goods, and more!

Cabot's Candy

Photo by @cabots_candy

  • Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch - committed to promoting responsible whale watching since 1975! Steven Milliken, a long time captain and the owner of the Dolphin Fleet has participated in the developement of guidelines for the Northeast region and designed a captains training program to safely work around whales in their natural habitat.

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

Photo by @peterspringer10

  • Kohi Coffee Company - located on the waterfront in P-Town, their original coffee shop is founded upon the principles of quality, freshness, and service with every sip.

Kohi Coffee

Photo by @gracie_eats

  • The Penney Patch - since 1956 they have served Provincetown and the rest of Cape Cod. After spending his summers in college stirring fudge at the Penney Patch, Paul Endich bought the shop in 1973. Over the next 43 years, he turned it into one of Provincetown's most adored family traditions. Today, his children David and Tamara run the business and continue the tradition of bringing delicious small-batch fudge, salt water taffy, and all sorts of old time candy to their happy customers!

The Penney Patch

Photo by @penneypatch

Restaurants:

  • The Lobster Pot - a Provincetown tradition! Their iconic neon lobster sign has guided generations of guests to their door and is one of the most Instagrammed restaurants on our page! People come from around the world to experience their fresh seafood and take in the amazing views of Provincetown Harbor. They are now open for the 2021 season!

The Lobster Pot

Photo by @mary.newengland

  • The Canteen - a casual New England eatery that uses high-quality ingredients to create Cape Cod favorites from scratch. Their menu and style of service is rooted in the tradition of classic seafood shacks, but influenced by modern American cuisine. Must-try items include their hot and cold lobster rolls and their frosé. Currently open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner!

    The Canteen

    Photo by @brayanmesa

    • Portugese Bakery - located in the heart of downtown Provincetown, the Bakery has been at this location since around 1900 baking up a taste of Portugal. The Bakery is currently under new ownership, as of March 2021. The new owners encourage everyone to reach out to them through Facebook to give any suggestions of what you would like to see from them in the 2021 season!

      Portugese Bakery

      Photo by @gracie_eats

      • Fanizzi's Restaurant - a favorite with both tourists and locals. Their bayside dining room boasts 180 degree views through three walls of windows that look upon Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown Harbor, North Truro, and Truro. You might even spot a whale while you're dining! Open year-round.

        Fanizzi's Restaurant

        Photo by @midlifeinmidtown

        • Liz's Cafe, Anybody's Bar - open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have used historic maritime decor, lighting, and accent pieces to tap into the rich maritime history of Provincetown. The central focal point of the restaurant is the Dory Bar that appears to be at sea. A large ship's wheel even sits prominently above the bar!

          Liz's Cafe, Anybody's Bar

          Photo by @capeology

          • Mama Matcha - known for their popular acai and pitaya bowls, signature toasts, and of course top ceremonial matcha beverages. They serve other items like crepes, fresh mixed salad bowls, and vegetable and fruit juices & smoothies. Their goal is to provide nutritious and delicious whole foods to ensure the body and mind function at their best. Opening soon for the 2021 season!

            Mama Matcha

            Photo by @mamamatcha_greenbar

            • Spiritus Pizza - what started out as a hole-in-the-wall pizza place in the spring of 1971 has grown into one of the best pizza spots in Provincetown. You can even smell their pizza walking down the street. Decades later, the little shop is still owned and operated by the Yingling family and friends.

              Spiritus Pizza

              Photo by @spiritus_pizza

              • The Mews Restaurant & Cafe - born out of the Provincetown Mews Food and Wine Society, the Mews was started in 1964 with the goal of providing guests with a comfortable place to enjoy good food and drinks. There are two ways to experience the Mews. First is the Bistro, which is a lively room with a relaxed vibe that looks out on the beach with an amazing view of the bay. Second is the Beach Level, which is a quieter dining room - perfect for conversations and sharing time with friends and family.

                The Mews Restaurant & Cafe

                Photo by @screwmanfoodie

                  2 comments

                  • I’m surprised you left out Front Street, unless it has closed.

                    Wendy Rosen
                  • These pictures are amazing and great article! I sent this to my family in California coming for a visit in August. If this doesn’t make them want to visit Provincetown, then nothing will!! Great job!

                    Megan McNeil

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