NU Bucket List #60: Day Trip to Provincetown

Today is the Summer solstice, marking the official beginning of Summer! What better way to celebrate than by getting out of Boston and heading to Provincetown! Located at the very tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is known for its history, beaches, and vibrant LGBT community. Read on and find that there’s something to do for everyone in Provincetown!

Provincetown is in no shortage of beaches! The town boasts three amazing public beaches – Herring Cove Beach, Long Point Beach, and Race Point Beach. Race Point Beach also functions as a nature preserve and provides easy access to the historic Race Point Lighthouse. Built in the early 1800s, the lighthouse is about a 45 minute walk from the beach and offers tours every first and third Saturday from June to October.

Mark sightseeing and shopping off your to do list with a stroll down Commercial Street! You can find a variety of unique shops, cute boutiques, and some amazing restaurants with iconic Massachusetts dishes all along the street. Don’t want to shop? Simply walking down the street will allow you to see some of the most beautiful gardens and houses on the Cape!

Want to see where the pilgrims wrote the Mayflower Compact? Don’t go to Plymouth, go to Provincetown! Contrary to popular belief, Provincetown is the place the pilgrims first landed when they arrived in America. To commemorate this event, the Pilgrim Monument was built in the early 1900s. After you’re done walking up the 252-foot monument, make sure to check out the Provincetown Museum nearby. Whether it be a 2 ½ hour car ride or 90 minute ferry ride, it’s definitely worth it to make the trip from Boston out to this incredible Cape Town!

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