Top Provincetown Kid Activities :: A Child Friendly Family Getaway

Children Friendly Provincetown

Provincetown is kid friendly! This beautiful area holds so many adventures for you and your family. Join us for an unforgettable family getaway in our luxury Provincetown lodging!

We know that children and parents need special treatment when traveling. Each visit with your child offers a unique and fun experience, which we guarantee you will not find anywhere else in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  See our great selection of top Provincetown kid activities below.

Explore an enchanting dune landscape of unusual plants and wild cranberry bogs. Discover the hidden story of America's oldest public lands, and how actions by enterprising settlers threatened P'Town and its renowned harbor. 1 mile walk in loose sand, 10am, every Fri. & Mon. through Aug. 28. Free. Meet at Province Lands Visitor Center, off Race Point Rd., 508-487-1256

The observation deck of the Province Lands Visitor Center offers a 360-degree view of the Province Lands dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. From this perspective you'll see a lighthouse, a life-saving station, a Coast Guard Station, a dune shack, the Pilgrim Monument, and maybe even a whale's spout, 3pm, free, every Fri., Sat., Mon. & Wed. through Aug. 30. Province Lands Visitor Center, off Race Point Rd., 508-487-1256

Herring Cove Beach. Located on the warmer Bay side, at the end of Rte 6. Gentle waves, lifeguards, bath houses and snack bar. Go early! Often filled before noon.

Provincetown has three playgrounds. One in the East End, at the corner of Bradford and Howland Streets, is handicapped accessible. The Chelsea Earnest Memorial Playground, in the West End, at the corner of Bradford and Nickerson Streets, is a larger area with two play structures, one for children under 5. A few blocks up the hill behind our inn is the Provincetown School playground.

Beech Forest Picnic Area near the Province Lands Visitors Center, Race Point.

Cast your line right off MacMillan Wharf, no license required for salt water fishing.

Go to the Province Lands Visitor’s Center, Race Point Road (off Rte. 6) where great trails abound.

Bay Lady II, a 73 ft. schooner. Very family friendly, so are their prices. Reservations recommended. 508-487-9308

Provincetown Public Library. 356 Commercial St. (at corner of Center St.). Wonderful children’s room and story-telling 508-487-7094

205 Commercial St., Aquarium Wharf, Provincetown. Whale enthusiasts should not miss Provincetown’s high-tech, interactive exhibit. Visitors “virtually” explore New England’s only national marine sanctuary where whales, dolphins, sharks and other fascinating ocean creatures can be found. Learn about whale behaviors, underwater habitats and recent advances in marine research in this free exhibit. Open daily beginning in late spring. 781-545-8026 ·

Race Point Rd. (off Rte 6) 508-487-1256

The Provincetown Art Assoc. Museum School offers drawing classes for children Jul. and Aug., 460 Commercial St. 508-487-1750

The whole family will enjoy the fun and educational cruises aboard this picturesque craft on the calm waters of Provincetown Harbor. Relax on a narrated Harbor Tour as you cruise past lighthouses and revisit Provincetown's colorful history of whaling, shipwrecks, pilgrims & pirates. The daily "Critter Cruise" is an interactive exploration of our magical marine world. Roll up your sleeves and help pull up a lobster pot or bottom dredge and view the catch in the “Tide Pool" touch tank. Search for lost pirate treasure on a 60 minute “Pirate Fun Cruise”, Tues. & Sat. mornings. 508-487-7323 ·
Whale Watching: Which ever boat you chose for your outing, your children will have memories for a lifetime.

The Pilgrims originally landed in Provincetown, and after a brief stay of about a month's time, they moved on to settle in Plymouth. This monument commemorates their stay. It measures 252 feet high; you can see as far as Boston on a clear day from atop the tower -- the whole family can enjoy climbing the monument to reach one of the best views on Cape Cod before or after viewing the museum exhibits. Picnic tables are available. 508-487-1310 ·

Wind your way through Provincetown’s past in comfort during your visit! To find out more about the Provincetown Trolley, call 508.487.9483

Provincetown celebrates Portuguese heritage. Blessing of the Fleet, concerts, food, activities for kids, street music & dancing - every June 508-246-9080

Provincetown Celebrates Children

What Our Guests Say…
“A stay at Gabriel’s is a study in thoughtfulness. From the time you make your reservation until the time you check out, your every desire is taken care of. From the
extraordinary appointed guest rooms, to the gardens and breakfast, there is an anticipation of your comfort before you even realize it yourself. During our many stays at Gabriel’s, we have found the breakfast table a wonderful place to share yesterday’s adventures, relax, and enjoy the Elizabeth’s and other guests. Shopping, restaurants, clubs, and Cape Cod Bay are a short walk away. We can’t wait to return for another stay!”

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