Oh Ptown. A fabulous summer destination for thousands of visitors each year who clammer to the beaches, tea dances, and fabulous shopping and restaurants. No one can question the beauty of Ptown during the summer months with long days and so much to do. But what about the “early season” in Provincetown? May is really the start of the season to most locals where businesses emerge from Winter hibernation and start getting under swing.
So why do you want to get to Provincetown in May?
1. Opening Parties
One of the most fun things to do in Provincetown is attending the opening parties of the many restaurants, bars, and boutiques in town. Throughout the month of May, each place opens up and invites guests to sample their menu selections and tasty cocktails. It is a great way to meet business owners and those who live in town year round. You don’t want to miss it, trust me.
Hotel rates are lower in May so you can get some great deals before the season really kicks off. There is a pleasant calmness to town where 80% of things are open but it does not have that July 4 busyness. Hotels are competitive this time of year meaning great rates for guests. You can also get some great deals in the local boutiques.
OK, some may fight me on this one but the weather this time of year can be simply perfect. No, you may not be able to sunbathe everyday, but it can be perfect to walk around, go whale watching, or go out in the evening with a light jacket. It really varies so come prepared but be ready for some beautiful weather.
You can see all the shows of the season before your friends! And, they are typically less busy earlier in the season meaning you can get tickets and a more personal experience. Find out what Miss Richfield 1981 is up to this season and here is another great event idea:
5. You Need A Vacation
Let’s call it what it is! At the end of the day, Provincetown is still one of the best vacation spots on the planet and offers a variety of things to do for anyone. Catch a show, jump on a boat, have a cocktail, enjoy a bike ride through the dunes, or just relax. Ptown is the quintessential vacation spot, no matter the time of year.
Check out Cape Colony Inn for spectacular May rates to come see what Provincetown is like this time of year!