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Why is is called Cape Cod?

A Unique Peninsula, An Iconic Fish, and How Cape Cod Came to Be Like other famous capes throughout the world, such as Cape Point in South Africa, Cape Cod is a landmass that extends into a body of water, in this case, the Atlantic Ocean. The massive movement of glaciers formed the cape during the Continue Reading

View of Provincetown Harbor and beach
What is the best time to visit Cape Cod?

Summertime: Beaches, Walks, Gardens & Ice Cream Like other coastal destinations, summertime is the high season across the Cape. With temps in the high 70s throughout July and August, and warm Atlantic tides making for pleasant swimming, the beaches are a magnet for travelers and locals alike. It’s also the time of year when the Continue Reading

Not-to-Miss Excursions on Your Cape Cod Visit

Cape Coastline: A World Away From Other Beaches First-time visitors and Cape Cod old-schoolers alike come to Provincetown for its beaches. These are not the over-developed coastlines of the Jersy Shore or the packed sands of Miami. The 40 miles of beaches protected by the National Seashore Park are a world away from those places. Continue Reading

Sunset on Cape Cod Bay
Why Provincetown Is a Must-Add to Your New England Itinerary

New England Beaches: A Cape Like No Other It’s impossible to speak of summers in New England without mentioning the beaches that define the long and craggy coastline that stretches from Rhode Island and Connecticut up through Massachusetts and Maine. Harbors and seaside villages that date back hundreds of years give the area its distinctive Continue Reading

Sunset on the Beach
How to Spend a Day in Provincetown?

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, Continue Reading

Provincetown road to the beach through tree lined road
Is Provincetown Family-Friendly?

Marina and Pier: The Center of the Action Provincetown is similar to most beach towns in that the marina is the central hub of activity, where the ocean and land converge. The Macmillan Pier, which extends into the harbor parallel to the marina, offers a unique opportunity for families to spend an afternoon watching sailboats Continue Reading

provincetown beach
Provincetown: Come for the Beaches, Stay for the Art and Cuisine

What is Provincetown famous for? A bridge connects mainland Massachusetts to Cape Cod, and from there, Route 6 traces the shape of the Cape, a unique and picturesque finger of land which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. If one keeps driving, both the road and land meet their end, where Provincetown sits majestically, surrounded Continue Reading

Winter in Provincetown
Spend the Winter in Provincetown, MA

Winter in Provincetown, Massachusetts Ned Stark was right, winter is coming. However, that doesn’t mean we have to dread the long nights and chilly days. Winter is a beautiful time of year, especially when it is winter in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The sandy beaches become covered in a layer of crisp, clean snow, and the piers Continue Reading

Cape Cod Seashore
How Many Days Do You Need in Provincetown?

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 Continue Reading

Provincetown Graveyard
You May Not be the Only Guest in Your Room Tonight

The Inn is located at the base of the Pilgrim Monument on what was the Wampanoag settlement. It is the location of  where the Pilgrims first landed and the Mayflower Compact was signed and there is a lot of written history documenting events dating back to that time. Gabriel’s Hotel was originally the Cooke Family Continue Reading

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