Only Three Miles Long, But Full of Charm
From the Provincetown Causeway (where you can walk on the rocks far out into the water, surrounded by seabirds, and well worth a visit) to the Maple Grove Bird Sanctuary (a birder’s paradise and also worth adding to your P-Town itinerary), the footprint of Provincetown is only 3 miles long. The pier and marina split the town into two sections, with Gabriel’s right in the center of the small-town magic. Part of the charm of Provincetown derives from its unique geography, contained by water on three sides, in that everything is nearby and packed into a small area. There’s more than enough to do within the town to fill a long weekend, while the surrounding nature and beaches offer up endless adventures for those staying for longer.
The Sights, Tastes, and Culture of a Memorable Weekend Getaway
Commercial St and Bradford St, the main avenues through town, connect you to the impressively long list of restaurants, galleries, and locally-owned shops that give P-Town its character. If you come to the Cape by car, you can leave it parked for the weekend and venture out on foot or bike, with legendary restaurants like the Lobster Pot just a block or two away from your doorstep at Gabriel’s. Start your weekend by the waterfront, with its gorgeous oceanfront views. Then stroll through the historic district, where you can casually dip into art galleries like the Cortile Gallery (voted the best gallery on the Cape), and have your choice of inviting eateries along each colonial walkway. Your stay, however many days, will be enriched by the culture of Provincetown, exemplifying the unique spirit of the Cape.
A Gateway to Days and Days of Adventure
In addition to the lively downtown scene in P-Town, there are, of course, the beaches. The town is a gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore, where over 40 miles of beaches extend along the eastern shore. One can spend many days exploring the vast expanses of dunes, marshlands, hiking trails, and nature preserves that comprise the national park. Start with the beaches nearby, like Race Point Beach, and choose a different beach each day, with mini-adventures awaiting as you make your way down the Cape coastline. As the fun-filled afternoons and spectacular sunsets stack up, one day after the next, you’ll be looking to extend your stay even longer.
Whether for a leisurely weekend of culture and delicious eats, or a weeklong getaway full of adventure, book your stay today!