There are many reasons why I love living in Boston and one of them is the proximity to so many lovely weekend getaway locales. Whether you go north or south there are so many wonderful places to visit during the summer months. Provincetown is especially convenient because you can just hop on the ferry and 90 minutes later you are at the beach! Read on for my guide to a weekend away in Provincetown.
Like I said, Provincetown is very convenient for Bostonians; there are a few different ferry options, but the Bay State Cruise Company has the schedule with the best departure times for Bostonians looking to sneak out Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon. With the trip being only 90 minutes, it certainly beats sitting in hours of traffic at Sagamore Bridge!
Where to Stay
Provincetown or Ptown as us locals call it, is filled with cute little inns. If you are looking for the best of both worlds, close to the beach and the downtown, you must go with the Crowne Pointe Inn. Located right on Bradford Street, it is just a short walk from the shops on Commercial Street and a slightly longer bike ride to Race Point Beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore.
The Crowne Pointe Inn is a historic converted captain’s home, complete with a luxury spa, pool, and gourmet restaurant.
You’ll love the charming New England finishes and the friendly staff. And the daily happy hour doesn’t hurt either!
What to Do
Ptown is an amazing little town, filled with fun! With a long-standing tradition of inclusiveness, Ptown has something for everyone: whether you are looking for a family friendly day at the beach or a night at the cabaret, Ptown certainly pleases! Our first recommendation is to rent some bikes and explore the many nearby bike trails. If you stay at the Crowne Pointe Inn, Race Pointe Beach is only about a 30-minute bike ride away, and well worth it!
And when you come back, definitely stop by the hotel’s spa for one of their life changing massages. Seriously, you will walk out of there a different person, the Restorative Massage will heal all your aches and pains and work out any kinks that you may have picked up from the day’s bike ride.
And once your muscles are nice and relaxed, why not take a quick ride to Truro to sample some wine and spirits at Truro Vineyards & South Hollow Spirits? With a food truck, corn hole and plenty of lawn chairs, this is a great place to hang out for the afternoon.
Where to Eat
Ptown is definitely one of the most urbane towns on the Cape and as such it has many sophisticated dining options. The Mew’s, Jimmy’s Hideaway, Edwige, and Bubala’s are all good standbys. But on this trip we decided to try Local 186 and were definitely impressed by their gourmet burger selection. We can’t wait to come back!
And the following night we just had to try the Crowne Pointe’s “The Pointe”. With a refined menu and relaxing atmosphere, it is the perfect end to a day in Ptown. Starting with Tuna Poke and the Lobster Ravioli, we knew we were in for a treat.
And then moving on to the Pan Seared Scallops and the Grilled Filet, our appetites were certainly satisfied.
But we of course had a little room left for dessert!
Provincetown is the perfect place for a weekend getaway from Boston, just 90 minutes on the ferry, no traffic jams, just that gorgeous ocean breeze and wonderful view! Hop on the ferry to Ptown this summer and treat yourself to a sophisticatedly beachy keen weekend away!