Must-See Museums, Monuments And More
Fine Arts Work Centre
24 Pearl Street (508-487-9960)
A nonprofit organization developing emerging visual artists and writers, offering artist fellowships and year round cultural events and exhibits.
Commercial, Bradford and Shank Street (508 487-0011)
Every Friday night in summer, visitors can browse over 40 participating art galleries as they do the stroll down Commercial, Bradford and Shank Streets.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street (508 487-1750)
The most attended art museum on Cape Cod, displaying an eclectic collection of works from local artists since 1916.
238 Bradford Street (508 487-7487)
A storied 200 seat theater, hosting and producing community-based and professional theater.
Waters Edge Cinema
237 Commercial Street (508 413-9369)
A 70 seat movie theater featuring independent and arthouse films, mini-film festivals, student films and guest programming selections.
Race Point Beach
Sunbathe and stroll along the wide stretch of sand, explore the sand dunes or bring your bike to cycle along the Province Lands Bike Trail nearby, which leads to nearby Herring Cove.
Herring Cove Beach
Offering something for everyone in a town that embraces diversity, Herring Cove is a popular family friendly, bayside beach offering calm waters and safe swimming, while the left side of the beach is designated as clothing optional.
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet (508 771-2144)
Featuring 11 walking trails and 3 biking trails within this 43,500 acre protected park of dunes, woods and miles of Atlantic shoreline to explore.
Race Point Lighthouse
North west of Provincetown (508 487-9930)
Keeper’s house and whistle house built in 1816 on the northern tip of Cape Cod still active as a US Coast Guard navigation aid.
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
1 High Pole Hill Rd (508 487-1310)
Standing 252 ft tall the Pilgrim Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, with charming historical exhibits at the museum featuring the town’s rich maritime history and the early days of modern American theater in P-town.
Sidekick Sidecar Tour
Get picked up at your hotel for an hour-long tour of the Outer Cape in a vintage sidecar including Race Point, the Province Lands, and the Moors. Goggles, helmets and vintage photo included.
Whydah Pirate Museum
674 MA-28, West Yarmouth (508 534-9571)
Home to a real pirate shipwreck from 1717, this interactive science museum exhibits the world’s only authenticated pirate treasure and artifacts.
Pilgrim Bark Park
Intersection of Rt 6 and Shank Painter Road
Take in beautiful art sculptures while your dogs run free and socialize off leash on an acre of enclosed space.
179 Commercial Street (508 487-1011)
A favorite among locals and visitors in the know, Jimmy’s serves inspired American cooking with European influences at this whimsical subterranean hideaway.
Post Office Cafe
303 Commercial Street (508 487-0006)
One of the hottest acts in town offering the sumptuous lobster specials, late night dining menu and captivating cabaret.
Bubala’s By The Bay
185 Commercial Street (508 487-0773)
A legendary, buzzing bistro serving fantastic fresh dishes and live music, from jazz to honky tonk.
Shop at Loveland
120 Commercial Street (508 413-9500)
A treasure trove of sea-inspired bohemian wares from pottery and woodblock prints by local artists to Artiga totes, beach towels and a stash of unique apothecary items.