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Is Provincetown Open in the Winter?

The Many Perks of Visiting Provincetown During the Off-Season When you picture Provincetown, perhaps the first scene that comes to mind is that of classic summertime on the Cape. The beaches near Provincetown are some of the best in the world, and thousands of tourists flock to them in the ever-popular warmer months. But along Continue Reading

December Events in Provincetown: Holiday Spirit on the Cape

A Beloved Holiday Market Returns in 2021 As the calendar year winds down and colder weather arrives in the outer Cape, Provincetown’s busy summer crowds are nowhere to be found, replaced by a quieter but equally as inviting atmosphere. Thanksgiving officially marks the start of the holiday season in town, with special events like the Continue Reading

A Weekend Masterclass with Fran Forman

On March 11th – 13th, 2022 join a hands-on Masterclass taught by Fran Forman limited to 8 participants, you will have a weekend in Provincetown using Adobe Photoshop to create composited images from your own found, taken, and scanned images. Fran will give guidance and periodic demonstrations, and together, the class will address what makes each student’s image work as a piece of art.

Sharkitvity App – Atlantic White Shark Sighting and Resource App

While looking thru your binoculars over the Atlantic you might see beauty in mid-air…While not aviary, the White-Sided Dolphins are can be found in our area all throughout the year. You may also have fun with the Sharktivity App while on a winter beach walk! The blue shark fin icon indicates a confirmed white shark Continue Reading

Can you go bird watching in Provincetown in the winter?

Come and stay at Gabriel’s and participate in the Audubon’s 122nd Christmas Bird Count Tuesday, December 14, 2021, through Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Audubon Christmas Bird Count Year-round Birding on Cape Cod isn’t just good, let’s say it’s exceptional! Winter bird-watching can be such a rewarding experience. Birds don’t hibernate and they remain active even Continue Reading

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 Provincetown, MA 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 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


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