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Top Choice Museum in Provincetown

Provincetown Art Association & Museum

Founded in 1914 to celebrate the town’s thriving art community, this vibrant museum showcases the works of hundreds of artists who have found their inspiration on the Lower Cape. Chief among them are Charles Hawthor…
Top Choice Museum in Provincetown

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Climb to the top of the country's tallest all-granite structure (253ft) for a sweeping view of town, the beaches and the spine of the Lower Cape. The climb is 116 steps plus 60 ramps and takes about 10 minutes at a …
Top Choice Modern American in Provincetown

Canteen

Cool and casual, but unmistakably gourmet – this is your optimal P-town lunch stop. Choose from classics like lobster rolls and barbecued pulled-pork sandwiches, or innovations like cod bahn mi and shrimp sliders. A…
Top Choice Modern American in Provincetown

Mews Restaurant & Cafe

A fantastic water view, the hottest martini bar in town and scrumptious food add up to Provincetown’s finest dining scene. There are two sections. Opt to dine gourmet on lobster risotto and filet mignon downstairs, …
Museum in Provincetown

Province Lands Visitor Center

Overlooking Race Point Beach, this Cape Cod National Seashore visitor center has displays on dune ecology and a rooftop observation deck with an eye-popping 360-degree view of the outermost reaches of Cape Cod. The …
Beach in Provincetown

Herring Cove Beach

Swimmers favor the relatively calm (though certainly brisk) waters of Herring Cove Beach, part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The long, sandy beach is popular with everyone. Though illegal, nude sunbathers head …
Wildlife Reserve in Provincetown

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Provincetown is the perfect launch point for whale-watching, since it's the closest port to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the summer feeding ground for humpback whales. Some 17 species have been seen at…
Beach in Provincetown

Race Point Beach

On the wild tip of the Cape, this Cape Cod National Seashore beach is a breathtaking stretch of sand, crashing surf and undulating dunes as far as the eye can see. Kick off your sandals, kids – the soft, grainy sand…
Library in Provincetown

Provincetown Public Library

Erected in 1860 as a church, this building was turned into a museum a century later, complete with a half-size replica of Provincetown's famed race-winning schooner Rose Dorothea. When the museum went bust, the town…
Beach in Provincetown

Long Point Beach

Home to the Cape's most remote grains of sand, Long Point Beach is reached by a two-hour walk (each way) along the stone dike at the western end of Commercial St. There are no facilities, so bring water. Be sure to …