Planning a Winter Trip to Provincetown

Although most people think of Provincetown —or P-town—as a top summer destination, there’s a lot to love about making a wintertime trip to this coastal paradise. The crowds are much thinner in the winter, so you get to experience P-town like a local, and while you probably won’t want to take a dip in the water of the area’s renowned beaches, the wintertime seaside scenery has a charm all its own. P-town doesn’t stop having fun when the weather gets cold, so here are some tips for planning your winter trip.

Take the Fast Ferry

Year-round, the best way to get to P-town is to board the Provincetown Fast Ferry. The ferry leaves from the State Pier at 77 Water Street in Plymouth at 10 a.m., and the journey takes approximately 90 minutes. The cabin is climate-controlled, so you’ll be comfortable throughout the journey, as you take in the sites along Plymouth Harbor and Cape Cod Bay. A full-service galley is available on board, along with clean restrooms.

Indulge Your Artistic Side

Winter is the perfect time to explore all of P-town’s art galleries. As America’s oldest art colony, you’ll always find some new and unique as you visit the local art spaces. Hop from gallery to gallery to see all of the town’s collections, from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, where you’ll find a variety of fine arts disciplines as well as educational programs, to the White Porch Gallery, where you’ll find traditional and contemporary art from across the world.

Satisfy Your Taste Buds
Winter doesn’t slow down the restaurant scene in P-town. Most of the restaurants are locally owned, and you’ll find everything from local seafood to tacos and fine dining and farm-to-table menus. Many restaurants offer wintertime specials, so you can taste the local flavor for less.

Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours brings P-town to you with our ferry services. You can find out more about our ferry in Plymouth and the rest of our services, including deep sea fishing and whale watching tours, by calling (508) 927-5575.

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