A fabulous dinner with great wine, or a fun brunch with a view of Commercial street. Cafe Heaven is definitely one of our favorites
Trendy spot in the middle of town, with mostly all outdoor seating. Perfect for a lunch of lobster rolls and Frosé.
Fanizzi's Restaurant by the Sea (or just "Fanizzi's"!)
The favorite spot of everyone in town, us included! We love the chicken parm and the mustard nut crusted cod. The dining room looks out on the bay, so ask for a table with a view. All the way on the east end, with some parking available.
Cozy and intimate with a great cocktail selection and a super dinner menu. It’s small, so call ahead.
If you want something very casual, this take out spot has freshly made dumplings that are perfect for a snack or a whole meal.
Liz's Cafe, Anybody's Bar
Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Homestyle cooking at homestyle prices. The foods is fantastic, and the decor is old style nautical.
You'll want to either drive or bike over to this, near the supermarket, with plenty of parking. Great seafood and always an interesting menu. Indoor and outdoor seating, fun cocktails. They also have a great sushi menu.
One of our favorites - cozy, Italian, with outdoor seating, perfect service every time. Located right around the corner from our hotel.
This pizza is always great, but it tastes best at 1am when the bars close, as you are walking home from having one too many drinks.
A Ptown classic - delicious every time, but do make a reservation or try for a seat at the bar. Views of the harbor.
The Red Inn
As formal as Ptown gets, which still isn't too formal. Historic Inn with gorgeous water views. Aside from dinner, they have a great happy hour, and a nice deck to have a cocktail. Try the "Tea-tini."
Tapas-style menu that never disappoints, and great cocktails to match. Located right down the street from the hotel.
Ptown was once largely an artist's haven, and that is still true today.Town is filled with art galleries. Stroll down Commercial street and check them all out. Most are located in the east end, but there are some great ones further west too. https://ptown.org/art-entertainment/galleries/
Art's Dune Tour
This rain-or-shine tour takes you off-road in a comfortable SUV and shows you the historic dune shacks where famous artists and writers have sequestered themselves for decades. You might even see seals on the beach. https://www.artsdunetours.com/
One of the best things to do in Ptown! Rent a bike (https://www.ptownbikes.com) for a day or a week, and get into nature. The paved dune paths are open to only bikes and will take you through an otherworldly landscape, through the sand dunes, the beech forest and more. The dunes can be a great workout, but you can also rent an electric bike and ride easy. Bikes are also the best way to get around town in Ptown.
Climb The Monument
That tall tower that you can see from miles away? That's the Pilgrim Monument, complete with museum at the base. Climb it for the best views in Provincetown.
Can you even really call it Brunch without a drag queen present? Sunday Service at Pilgrim House is the most fun, with live singing, a variety of dancing queens, and delish food. Make a reservation because they sell out every week. https://www.facebook.com/sundayservicedragbrunchptown/
This historic sailboat takes out small groups twice a day. We recommend the sunset tour - bring a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers.
Shows at The Crown & Anchor
With multiple theaters, there's always something good to see at The Crown. Comedy, drag shows, live music, maybe even all three in one performance. Check out their website for show schedules and prices.
So many beaches! There's Herring Cove, Race Point, Long Point, and of course the clothing optional "Boy Beach." Ask us about them to find out more.
So many options! The Provincetown Inn, right around the corner from us, has a pool that's free and open to all, with a DJ, a bar, and some food options. At The Boatslip, the crowd is all guys, almost all speedos, and you'll pay a few bucks to rent the chair for the day. Also has a bar and food options
Walk the Breakwater
If you want a nice hike, the Breakwater is a mile long stone jetty, bridging across the moors towards Long Point. Located in the west end next to the Provincetown Inn, It takes about 45 minutes to walk to the end, where you'll find the Wood End lighthouse.
Dolphin Fleet leaves from MacMillan wharf several times a day. Make a reservation, bring some snacks and enjoy a fun day on the water.
A-house is your spot to be if you want to dance the night away (or at least til 1am, which is when everything closes in Ptown). Macho bar is next door, and is more about the cruising.
Provincetown Brewing Company
One of the newest additions to town, this spot is relaxed, fun, with outdoor seating, great food and great beer.
In the mood for day-drinking? Pepe's has a full menu, but our very favorite thing here is the Frapperol - a frozen version of an Aperol Spritz. Go upstairs and find a spot looking out on the water. They're strong, so hang on tight!
Piano Bar at Crown & Anchor
If you love musicals and live piano, this is the place! Free to get in and always a lively crowd.
Cozy, low-key spot at the Gifford House hotel, right next to their piano bar (but not musicals, more like pop music on piano). And across the street from Shipwreck.
Below Gifford house, Purgatory is most popular for the Underwear Party nights, which are usually twice a week.
Our favorite loungy evening drink spot with a very cute see-and-be-seen crowd. On a cool night, their fire pit will keep you warm, but the hot bartenders will make you sweat.
A Ptown classic, you can't miss it!
Located at Boatslip, the party goes 4-7 every day, but doesn't get busy until 5:30 or so. Solid Gold themed days and Saturdays are most popular. Whether you want to tear up the dance floor, or just hang outside on the deck and enjoy the view, it's worth the admission price.