Provincetown has an enviable location at the tip of the arm of Cape Cod. It is easily accessible by air, bus, car, and ferry. From the first landing of the Pilgrims in America in 1620, Provincetown has a storied history as the oldest continuous art colony and the birthplace of modern theater in this country. Accommodations, including bed-and-breakfasts, luxury suites, and budget lodgings, are abundantly available. This is a "walking town" and tired feet need a good night's rest.
National Seashore Park is the gateway to Provincetown beaches, which has low cost parking fees. The most popular area is the Herring Cove Beach. It is between the Race Point and Wood End Lighthouses.
Commercial St. is known as Restaurant Row. It runs along the harbor shoreline and offers various dining experiences. Fine dining at white tablecloth venues are next to beachfront take-outs, quaint brunch spots, bakeries, and cafes lining Restaurant Row.
The largest granite structure in the United States is Pilgrim Monument, a standing tribute to the Pilgrims. The top of Pilgrim Monument allows beautiful vistas of the harbor below, the town around it and the expanse of Atlantic Ocean.
Provincetown Museum and Library, including the Pilgrim Monument, offer history, legends, and folklore about the first explorer to this spot, Eric the Red's brother, Thorvald, who was of Norse heritage.
Local produce can be found at Ryder Street farmer's market, open summer Saturday afternoons. Other shopping opportunities include art galleries, items made with a potter's wheel and handmade jewelry.
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