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Thanksgiving in Provincetown: A Tradition Dating Back 400 Years

Historical Roots of the Original Thanksgiving Every Thanksgiving in Provincetown is memorable, but 2021 has extra significance, as it marks the 400th year celebration of the first Thanksgiving. After landing in Provincetown in 1620 and surviving a harsh first winter, the Pilgrims gathered for a 3-day feast. Many Mayflower settlers had perished during their first Continue Reading

A Driving Tour of the Cape, With History and Beauty Along the Way

Old King’s Highway: Route 6A and Its Rich History Starting from the iconic Sagamore Bridge, at the foot of Cape Cod, Route 6A winds its way 62 miles until it ends in Provincetown, just a few blocks from the Provincetown Hotel. Also known as the Old King’s Highway, it is one of the most historic Continue Reading

Hiking on Cape Cod: Must-Do Trails Near Provincetown and Down the Cape

A Beloved Trail Right at the Edge of P-Town As you drive outward on the Cape, eventually reaching Provincetown, Highway 6 splits the land into two distinct regions. The downtown area, including the historic marina, the Pilgrim Monument, and the Provincetown Hotel, is all on the Cape Cod Bay side of the highway. Several iconic Continue Reading

Cape Cod’s Best Beaches: Easy Access, Surfing Hotspots, and Secluded Gems

Easy Access to Award-Winning Beaches Just a Few Miles Away Cape Cod, with its 500-plus miles of coastline, is a beach lover’s dream. Every section of the Cape on a map, from when you first drive through the lower region until you hit Provincetown at the very end, has plentiful beaches to discover and explore. Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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