When the Pilgrims landed here in 1620 they were just the first wave to seek refuge on these remote shores. Those who followed were, however, much less puritanical. Fringe writers and artists began making a summer haven in Provincetown a century ago, and in later years the gay and lesbian community turned this sandy outpost into the hottest gay vacation destination in the Northeast. Commercial St, the main waterfront drag, has a nonstop carnival atmosphere. While the action throbs from the center of town, Provincetown also has quiet dunes where you can walk without another soul in sight and an untamed coastline with glorious beaches. (From Lonely Planet)
Suggested Places in Provincetown:
Buy the local paper The Banner to see what is going on and what restaurants are open. Comes out new every Thursday.
Whaler’s Wharf movie theater on Commercial Street
Provincetown Inn very old murals on the walls of the hallways depicting old 18th century Provincetown. At the end of Commercial Street
walk the Breakwater at Ptown Inn.
Beach Forest walk around the pond
Stroll MacMillan Pier and peruse the seasonal trap sheds where local artists and craftspeople create and sell their work.
Lobster Pot a favorite, big menu, really great appetizers, casual lunch and dinner, nice for drinks upstairs. Center of town.
Bubalas’ on the bay. Nnice casual international food, may have music on weekends, has parking. Toward west end of Commercial across from
Chach’s great for Breakfast and lunch. Shank Painter Road
Stop and Shop Super Market Shank Painter Rd. from route 6, pass lights and take next left . It is halfway up the road on right.
Napis cozy lunch and dinner, international food. between Comercial Street and Bradford Street by gas stations
Health Food Store Bradford St. before gas stations
Far Lands coffee shop, pastries, sandwiches, gourmet provisions Bradford Street
Angel Foods same as above on Commercial Street east end
Mew’s fine dining east end Commercial st.
Fannizis lunch and dinner and Sunday buffet brunch. East end Commercial st.
Squealing Pig local pub and food
Art Association and Museum Fri. night openings east end Commercial St.
Lorainne’s Mexican Restaurant West end Commercial St. (nice and cozy )
Front Street Restaurant one of the better restaurants in town. Commercial Street
Ten Tables Restaurant organic fresh from the farm. On Bradford Street on corner, center of town
The Beer Garden Commercial Street
The only laundromat this side of Orleans is located at 68 Shankpainter Rd., 508-487-3030. We strongly recommend packing enough to avoid having to do your laundry at this place, but it is there if you need it.
Art Galleries in Provincetown
Adam Peck Gallery
Albert Merola Gallery
Berta Walker Gallery
The Charles-Baltivik Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Esmond Wright Gallery
Gail Browne Gallery
Harvey Dodd Gallery
Impulse Art Gallery
Julie Heller Gallery
Kennedy Gallery & Studios
Kiley Court Gallery
Kyle Ringquist Gallery
Michael McGuire Gallery
Rice Polak Gallery
Sarah Jessica Fine Arts
The Schoolhouse Gallery
Simie Maryles Gallery
Tao Water Art Gallery
TJ Walton Gallery
William Scott Gallery
More Things To Do in Provincetown:
Art’s Dune Tours
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Provincetown Bike Trails
Waters Edge Cinema