Attractions & Activities
The Pilgrim Monument/Museum commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620 in Provincetown Harbor where they wrote and signed the Mayflower Compact, the first written declaration of a democratic commonwealth. At 252-feet, 7.5 inches tall and 353 feet above sea level, it is the tallest all-granite structure in the U.S. and includes 60 ramps/116 steps. It is designed to resemble Torre Del Mangia, a 14th century tower in Siena, Italy. It offers spectacular views of virtually the entire Cape. More than 85,000 people visit yearly.
For the first time ever, the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) will be open through the holiday season, welcoming visitors from near and far to climb the Monument, visit the Museum and do their holiday shopping. The PMPM will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last climb up the Monument at 4:30 p.m., *except from December 24 – 27 when it will be closed.
There are many exciting events happening this holiday season including a “meet and greet” with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus on Holly Folly Weekend, a Fado concert featuring holiday songs and other Portuguese favorites sung by Sonia Bettencourt, and a special event for First Light Provincetown, a fundraiser for the PMPM with a champagne reception, oysters and fireworks seen from the spectacular grounds of the Monument. Plus, if you’re looking for a special gift for someone for the holidays, the PMPM Gift Shop has many unique items made by local artisans.
“We are thrilled that we are keeping our doors open in December through January 1, 2018, so that the community and our visitors can enjoy the unique Provincetown experience here at the Monument and Museum,” said K. David Weidner, Ph.D. “We have had a tremendous season in 2017 and we thank everyone who has supported us as we look ahead and plan more exciting events and exhibitions in 2018.”
Dr. Weidner says that the Gift Shop has more gifts than ever before, many of them on sale, and something for everyone including books, games, housewares, knick knacks, clothing, jewelry and holiday ornaments. The PMPM Gift Shop is exclusively carrying in Provincetown, the revised edition of “Free To Be You and Me” CD, by Marlo Thomas and friends and also exclusively carrying the DVD, by a local fisherman Peter Cook, entitled “Dad, I Wanno Go Fishin.” The gift shop also has tapered bayberry candles in the shape of the Monument and scented soy candles all made by local candle makers. All pottery is on sale from Jobi, Plymouth Plantation and local potter Paul Wisotsky. Apparel is 25 percent off, puzzles are 25 percent off, cutting boards from Maine are 40 percent off and jewelry is all 20 percent off.
Plus, members of the PMPM also receive a discount of 10% off merchandise at the gift shop.
The Pamet Harbor Yacht & Tennis Club is located at Pamet Harbor in Truro, MA.
We offer memberships and a clubhouse with a large function room/wrap-around-deck with magnificent views for any event!
We have two red clay tennis courts and one hard court and offer tennis programs throughout the summer months. Boating & tennis courts are available to members and tennis courts are also rented on an hourly basis to the general public. Many of our members store their kayaks here and enjoy spectacular kayaking on the Pamet River and beyond!
FlyerÛªs has the largest fleet of boats for rent on Cape Cod, offering a wide range of craft. Including power boats,speed boats, pontoon boats, kayaks and sailboats. We also offer sailing lessons and private sunset, party cruises, & weddings.
Provincetown has one of the largest harbors in the World, yet is simple to navigate. Come to FlyerÛªs and meet our friendly staff with years some a lifetime of experience.
PAAM is a nationally recognized cultural institution dedicated to promoting and cultivating the practice and application of all branches of fine arts in Provincetown, America’s oldest living art colony.
With a gallery, studios and print shop, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the growth and development of emerging visual artists and writers and to restoring the year-round vitality of the historic art colony of Provincetown. The Work Center is internationally known for it acclaimed 7-month residency program (October through April) granting fellowships to 20 emerging writers and artists, as well as its open enrollment Summer Workshop Program (June through August), an online writing program 24PearlStreet (year-round), and an extensive series of year-round cultural events and exhibitions.
Art’s Dune Tours provides a fulfilling off-road tour experience to our family of visitors through the heart of the National Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park.
We strive to provide a great value, exceptional service and an informative, fun experience that our customers will cherish. Our most satisfying reward is when our customers come back with their friends and family.
We offer one-hour tours daily in addition to our spectacular two-hour sunset tour with optional clambakeBBQ meals and beach fires.
Rent TREK & GARY FISHER bikes. Great selection of new and used bikes, clothing and accessories. Full service repair shop. Free parking.
Online reservations (3 days min.) MC/VISA, DISCOVER & AMEX.
A non-profit art school directly descended from Provincetown’s original art school founded by Charles Hawthorne in 1899. Teaching artists to see and paint light and color, as Henry Hensche did for 60 years.
Painting workshops all summer and fall.
Conducting scientific research, marine animal rescue, and public education since 1976. Visit us in our newly renovated space and learn about the life of a special humpback whale named Spinnaker.
INSIDER TOURS OF PROVINCETOWN
Experience an exclusive, local-led tour through the art, history, culture, and magic of Provincetown.
Join us for a socially-distanced private bike tour or private walking tour! Get an insider take on the unexpected places that are off the beaten path and hidden in plain sight.
Discover stories of Provincetown’s past and present, from the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620 to the modern day.
Advance reservations are required. Tours depart from the center of town at our on-street location right in front of Art’s Dune Tours. Book online at pedalptown.com
Get out on the water with your best friends, partners and even lovers! We have two beautiful, spacious boats which will be your personal water taxi and center of fun as we cruise Cape Cod Bay and the Ocean. Both boats can accommodate up to six passengers, have sound systems, refrigerators for your food and drink, and full size bathrooms. Choose between the 38 foot Beth Ann, our flagship, which has multiple relaxation areas and an upper deck, or the 29 foot Bethie, a boat reminiscent of the old cruising boats of Newport, Rhode Island.
We offer a number of exciting options for your time on the water – just a day of Fun in the Sun, Evening Sunset Cruises, Harbor Cruises or Whale Watching. And, of course, we do the traditional ocean fishing trips as well!
Our half day Fun in the Sun trip saves you a lot of aggravation! Don’t bother bicycling over to the trail and trudging through a mile of hills and sand to get to the water. Uber it down to our dock on MacMillan Pier, jump aboard, and before you know it we will be anchored within wading distance to the beach of your choice. You can stay on the boat basking in the sun and taking the occasional refreshing dip in the sea, without the crowds, listening to the tunes and consuming your drink(s) and cuisine of choice. Or, you can wade ashore and visit with your friends and make new ones. Be the ones everyone is envious of as you cruise up to the beach!
The two hour Evening Sunset and Harbor Cruises can afford you either some quiet, romantic alone time with your better half, or an opportunity to view beautiful Provincetown and the surrounding waters with your closest friends or family members. We have been fortunate to host several successful engagement proposals taking place with the setting sun, as well as pre-dinner cocktail cruises with groups of friends.
Provincetown and whale watching go hand in hand, and we offer you the opportunity to see these tremendous mammals up close and personal, but without the 250 other people you contend with on the big boats, pushing and shoving in order to get the best picture. We go where the whales are, and if we have to go a little further and stay out a little longer to give you a fantastic experience we will.
And, of course, we have our fishing trips for those adventurous souls. Come with us for either our four hour trip or are shorter two and a half hour trip and catch some striped bass or bluefish for the grill that night. We supply all the equipment, licenses and even fillet your fish for you. Don’t know how to fish? Who cares, we’ll teach you how and have a ton of fun doing it.
230 Commercial Street
AskTell Media Group is the biggest media company in Provincetown, publishing national news and local travel content;running an ad network for small similar publishers; and working with national brands in Provincetown through it’s in house agency RSVPtown.
Towleroad.com, the highly-trusted “News with homosexual tendencies” is one of the few LGBTQ publishers with 1 million+ readers/month and is still independent and gay owned and operated. We proudly publish essential news not covered by corporate and non-LGBT outlets, as well as a different take on mainstream news, entertainment, media, science, art, pop culture, travel, health and more. evolves with the technology and with a changing roster of contributors and editors, led since 2005 by the same owner/operator team of business partners, Andy Towle, (A two-time Fine Arts Work Center Fellow, former Boatslip server with an MFA in Poetry; former Genre and Out Traveler editor)and Michael Goff, (Out magazine founder and formerly Editor in chief and President or Out/out.com, General Manager of Microsoft’s MSN, and lead volunteer for Clinton Health Initiative in Haiti). The company relocated to Provincetown in 2015 and is proud to be part of the year-round economy.Advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org. – Editorial: email@example.com
Ptown Hacks Gay Provincetown Guide (Available at https://ptownhacks.com)
Ptown Hacks is the most-widely read guide to America’s top gay resort written for everyone and targeted to frequent and longer-stay visitors, Ptown Hacks has expanded each of the last 6 years in all ways: in town print readership; and in digital versions via email, download, and online flip editions.
The 2019 edition carried had us working with 55+ local businessesssq of advertising with print distribution from Chatham to Provincetown at select visitor spots and at 98 venues in Provincetown and through organizers to major theme events including Independence Week, Bear Week and Carnival. Insider tips (“hacks”) on America’s top LGBT resort…for everyone
The group’s marketing agency , RSVPtown, works with national brand advertisers on native content for the national and tourist audiences, focused on the full range of marketing opportunities across Provincetown experiences, venues and infrastructure. The group opened a storefront as RSVPtown, to help visitors “Make Better Choices” by connecting them with essential Provincetown experiences, unique talents and tribes, as well as the singular natural Cape features. It promotes our advertisers and partners. Venue in the middle of town is modest, well located, and set up for pop up stores and more intense campaigns to reach the unique, influential, engaged visitors to Provincetown. Staffed in the afternoons, with 24/7 digital and analog displays promoting events and activities, we meet visitors in their “happy place”. Major campaigns over the past few years have included just about every possible marketing vector as components for a few complementary destinations, pharmaceuticals, films, spirits, a hotel chain and apparel companies, in addition to 60+ local guest houses, restaurants, shops, orgs, galleries, transport.
Marketing programs can include components across: email, outdoor, street activations, private influencer events, public art displays, social media, paid banners, content marketing, native advertising, video production, sweepstakes, viral contests, maximize carnival participation, space and production facilities, float building, guest house promotions to reach the affluent traveler, swag giveaways, after tea events, post card and poster distribution across town and by hand, sms marketing, sponsorships, event production.
Visit RSVPtown at 230 Commercial Street, Between the Crown and Canteen for what’s going on and to connect with Provincetown.
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