In New England, the month of July is usually when we have our best weather and over the years we’ve traveled to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It’s been a family tradition that my oldest daughter is continuing with my grandchildren. We spent a wonderful day visiting and learning about the vibrant history of Provincetown at the tip of what is known as the “Lower Cape.” There’s so many fun things to do for kids and adults alike in this quaint, nautical, colorful seaside town.
Must See Things To Do in P-Town
Among the family-friendly activities are climbing Pilgrim Monument; dune tours, shopping for handcrafted souvenirs and casual and fine dining.
You don’t have to wait for a rainy day to drive up the Mid-Cape highway (also known as Route 6.) It’s about an hour’s ride from Hyannis.
The Town Crier can give you some terrific news about the daily happenings in this colorful community on the Cape
Some of our favorite things that we’ve done on our visits, among my favorite family-friendly suggestions on the list of recommendations of things to do in Provincetown are:
Take the kids on one of the daily one hour narrated tour trips through the historic sand dunes and the National Seashore Park.
We traveled in air-conditioned comfort in a Suburban past dune shacks where famous artists and writers such as Eugene O’Neill and Harry Kemp once took up residence for the summer.
Race Point Lighthouse Tours and Sunset/Clambake tours also depart from Standish Street.
For More Information: Art’s Dune Tours
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
The Museum was hosting an exhibition on the Whydah pirate ship at the time we visited.
The Pilgrim Monument commemorates the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, their arrival and stay in Provincetown Harbor, and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. It is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States. Visitors can walk to the top on a series of stairs and ramps. During the climb, you’ll see many interior stones donated by cities, towns, and organizations from all over the United States.
The view from the top is Magnificent!
For More Information: Pilgrim Monument
In 1916, the Boston Globe ran a front-page story titled, “Biggest Art Colony in the World in Provincetown.” Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Blanche Lazzell, Milton Avery, Jack Tworkov, Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper are only a handful of well-known artists with ties to Provincetown.
There’s plenty to do and see on MacMillan Pier in P-Town
Do you have any favorite places to visit on The Cape?
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