Paint the Ptown Red

Provincetown may have a rep as a boys-only playground, but there’s tons of fun to be had — whether you’re lady or gent, princess or queen.

Sail into Town
Arrive by land (Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company; 508-746-0378) or by sea (Boston Harbor Cruises; 877-733-9425), but Ptown’s charms are best explored by foot.

wabi-sabi!Scarf It Up
Stop by newbie Wabi Dumplings (206 Commercial Street; 508-413-3300) for namesake nibbles and flavored sakes while sitting in a patio seat on the main drag (pun intended). Up the hill, the recently relocated Townsend Lobster & Seafood (85-87 Shank Painter Road; 508-487-5161) is a market/resto serving classic shanty seafood fare. Or head off the main street to Far Land Provisions (150 Bradford Street; 508-487-0045) for standout sandwiches named after area beaches (we’re partial to the Race Point and Pilgrim Lake).

woof, woof!Shop Around
Once you’ve fueled up, follow the hordes down Commercial Street. With a well-curated mix of real and faux vintage wares, the new Southstream Design (200 Commercial Street; 508-487-1832) is worth a stop for its mermaid mirrors and shabby chic planters. A few blocks down, The Recycled Retriever (322 Commercial Street; 508-487-0188) keeps Fido’s carbon paw print petite with ecofriendly gear meant for bitches and studs alike.

dune!Sights for Sore Eyes
Jump on an Art’s Dune Tour (4 Standish Street; 508-487-1950) for a fun, bumpy ride to check out the dunescape, which few people get to tread (you need to be on a licensed tour to even go out there). Catch a glimpse of the few remaining shacks.

inn for a treat!Sleep It Off
Catch some shut-eye at The Waterford (386 Commercial Street; 508-487-6400). The completely renovated thirteen-room inn has beachy charm and is in prime people-watching territory. Keep an eye out for Ellie, a 78-year-old street performer who’ll serenade you like a siren, compelling you to come back soon.

Travel bugs really biting? Scratch your itch with a road trip to Block Island or our Summer Trippin’ site.

Art's Dune Tour
4 Standish St
Provincetown, MA 02657
The Waterford
386 Commercial St
La Porte City, ME 04856
Southstream Design
200 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657
Wabi Dumplings
206 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657
Far Land Provisions
150 Bradford St
Provincetown, MA 02657
Townsend Lobster & Seafood
87 Shank Painter Rd
Provincetown, MA 02657
Recycled Retriever
322 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657