Welcome to Provincetown
A quaint and charming coastal community full of art, history, and culture
Nestled at the northern tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is an artistic and social hub that has tons of rich history and culture. Well-known for being the site of the Mayflower’s landing in the 1600s, this area has tons of incredible history for locals to learn about. An energetic and welcoming village, this seaside area offers a peaceful atmosphere and tons of charm for locals, vacationers and the LGBTQ community.
Residents here can enjoy calm and laid-back neighborhoods with well-maintained amenities. A low-key area, this is perfect for those who want to be inspired by the surrounding natural coastal beauty. On the other hand, as the world's premier LGBTQ destination the area also offers a lot of lively entertainment and nightlife. Properties here are extremely impressive, and many feature breathtaking views, bright interiors, and an overall colonial style.
What to Love
- An energetic, upbeat town rich with art and history
- Coastal area with stunning seaside views
- Luxurious and welcoming communities
Locals here live a peaceful and ideal life. Being on the coast, residents have easy access to the water, and many spend their time outdoors enjoying all that their communities have to offer. Because of this, whale watching, sailing, and fishing are all common pastimes here. Also boasting an abundance of beaches, parks, walking trails, and more, it is easy for locals to live an active yet restful life.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Provincetown is also home to an array of impressive restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The Mews Restaurant & Cafe is one incredibly popular option in the area that locals love to visit. This New American restaurant offers innovative entrees paired with incredible sides, and it is a low-key destination that locals love to visit for a chill meal with friends. Boasting stunning waterfront views and an easygoing atmosphere, this is a fantastic spot that residents frequent. Be sure to try their Almond Crusted Cod, the Pan Seared Scallops, or the Duck Leg Confit. Top off the experience with a crisp glass of wine or an expertly-crafted cocktail.
Another popular restaurant in the area is Local 186. This low-key American restaurant offers classic comfort food and a well-stocked bar. Known for utilizing tons of locally-sourced ingredients, this is an amazing spot where diners know they’re getting a fresh meal. Some menu highlights here include the Lobster Sliders, the Local Burger, and the Lobster Salad. Top off the experience with a handcrafted cocktail or beer.
Provincetown is also known for having a variety of local businesses and shops. Commercial Street is one spot in town where locals can explore tons of small businesses and boutiques. Boasting art galleries and candy shops along with a variety of other businesses, this is a great place to visit to find a one-of-a-kind piece or a delicious treat.
Things to Do
There are tons of things that locals enjoy taking part in Provincetown. One extremely popular event in the area is Carnival Week. A weeklong celebration of LGBTQ+ life, this is a vibrant and high-energy event to join. With a Gallery Stroll, a flag-raising ceremony, tons of parties, and more, this is an exciting event that celebrates all individuals!
To get outside, explore the Cape Cod Rail Trail. This 25.5-mile rail trail is perfect for those who want to get active while also taking in the area’s beautiful surroundings. With options to bike, walk, run or horseback ride through the area, this is a great spot where locals can get active while also enjoying the stunning environment.
Provincetown is also home to a wide variety of strong schooling options for children and their parents to consider. Nauset Regional High School is one well-known option in the area. This public high school is well known for its strong curriculum and supportive teaching staff. Also boasting a strong athletics program and tons of extracurriculars, this is a wonderful option for older students to consider.