So I had the privilege of working with Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC) to set out on a 24-hour coastal adventure! Although it feels like ages since I moved here, I’m only 5 years into my East Coast life and there is still so much to see. In those 5 years there is always one place that everyone said I would absolutely love, that place is Provincetown (or P-town as the locals call it). P-town is easy to find on a map because it is the point to Massachusetts’s boot-like shape.
Speaking of maps, I’m not very map savvy and I hear the traffic to P-town can get messy so I was excited to take the BHC P-town Ferry for my first visit. I loved taking the ferry for several reasons: No one had to take the driver’s seat, views for days, and it’s a flat 1.5 hours to our destination. The ferry itself was surprisingly comfortable and the staff super friendly. A warning to those who get sea sick, definitely come prepared with some Dramamine; a medicine to alleviate motion sickness.
We arrived at MacMillan Pier where I eagerly exited into the fresh ocean air. Surrounded by fellow passengers, we began the journey to our Inn for check-in. I highly recommend researching hotels and finding one that is centrally located near Commercial Street. We stayed at Admiral’s Landing and it was perfect! The hosts, Audri and Robyn, were so sweet and had great knowledge of the go-to spots for food and fun! Another warning, don’t try to book a room last minute, space in P-town fills quickly (and months in advance) and often requires a 2-3 night minimum stay.
After settling into our room, we hit Commercial Street. There is an overwhelming sensation of community and energy in P-town, it’s fantastic! There was definitely no shortage of excitement as we explored the various shops, beaches, bars, and beautiful homes.
After endless exploration we decided it was probably time to stop living off salt water taffy and enjoy a real meal. We stopped into Sage Lounge for drinks and a couple small plates. The food paired well with the environment, sophisticated yet comforting, and our waiter was a hoot! We ordered Sage & Cucumber martinis to start and followed with Olive Oil Baked Brie, Beef Sliders, and Lobster Knuckle Sliders. Don’t let the pictures fool you, the portions were plenty for two people to share and we left feeling satisfied. The evening continued with several more bars and concluded with a fuzzy walk home.
The next morning we awoke bright and early, don’t ask me why, and set out for the second half of our stay. We grabbed a quick breakfast and began our
walk hike to the tip of Massachusetts. What seemed like a scenic stroll ended up being a 14 mile hike over big boulders and sandy beaches. Definitely a hike worth taking, but please be prepared with food, water, and proper hiking attire. Although you may be crawling by the end, the hike is well worth it as you get to see some breathtaking views. Did I mention the countless seal sightings along the way? We even had a family of about 15 seals greet us at the tip!
Upon our return from that journey-and-a-half, we found the nearest bar, ordered cocktails, and reminisced about the trip. Although we were only in P-town for 24 hours, it sure felt like 72! There was so much to see and do that we just got lost in the beautiful culture that envelopes you. Although it was time to say goodbye, I was already planning our next visit before Summer’s end. Off to the pier we went!
Overall our trip to P-town was short-lived but filled with adventure! I instantly fell in love with this magical place where people can come to relax and have fun. A big thank you to Boston Harbor Cruises for a beautiful weekend in P-town via their super convenient Provincetown ferry!