A Perfect Day in P-Town
Greeting the Day: Morning by the Marina
When the rising sun bathes the colonial buildings of Provincetown in soft light, the harbor comes to life, and fishing boats set out for a day’s work. From Gabriel’s, with its beyond-convenient location, you are but a short walk to the historic district, which is a lovely place to begin your day in P-Town. Grab a coffee or smoothie and a breakfast sandwich at the Coffee Pot, which borders the marina square and is a favorite of locals. Enjoy the ambiance of the town square while watching ships come and go, and feel the morning breeze as it sweeps in, bringing along with it the soothing sounds of sea birds.
After finishing your morning meal, adventures abound and await.
Whale Watching: Whale and Dolphin Watch
Whale watching season is in full swing in the summer months. Whale and dolphin watching trips leave multiple times from the harbor daily from April through October.
Pack the reef-safe sunscreen and head out on the water to see the amazing marine life that calls the ocean around Cape Cod home.
With two companies offering 3-4 hours whale watch tours that are guided by experienced captains and marine naturalists. Doing a whale watch with the Dolphin Fleet or Provincetown Whale Watch should become your Cape Cod annual tradition.
Sand Dune Adventures: Exploring the Beaches That Put Provincetown on the Map
The beaches of Provincetown are legendary, both for their untouched beauty and for their unique ecology. One can explore the miles and miles of seashore dunes on foot, but another appealing option is to book a tour with Art’s Dune Tours, who have been providing adventurous expeditions of the surrounding beaches for 75 years.
Mindful of Covid concerns, the guided tour includes a private SUV and takes you throughout the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore while providing historical background into how the Cape came to be the special place it is today.
Payomet: Carrying the Torch of the Arts in Provincetown
After spending the afternoon absorbing the pristine beaches and views along the Cape, round out your perfect day in P-Town by catching a performance at the Payomet Performing Arts Center. Created in 1998, Payomet is a non-profit organization that supports the performing arts in the Cape and has an outdoor oceanfront performance space, which is only 9 miles from downtown Provincetown. As their motto says, “it’s not a venue, it’s an experience,” and depending on the night, one can see anything from jazz to folk to live theatre, all with the sound of Atlantic waves as the pleasant backdrop. Like other art-focused organizations in the area, Payomet represents the very best of Provincetown: a belief in the arts as a founding principle and a guiding influence.
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