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Provincetown Books!

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Provincetown Books has been a key spot in town since Paul Smith opened it in 1940, though the building that houses it at 246 Commercial St. was built around 1850 by Capt. Philip Cook. Because of its big window, in which new books by local and national authors are continually rotated, it was called the Port-Hole Building. Filmmaker-writer John Waters worked there for years starting back in the 1960s and is still a regular customer.


Mayflower Restaurant Ptown

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The Mayflower Restaurant at 300 Commercial St. has been a favorite of Provincetown locals since it opened 90 years ago and continues to be run by the same family. Michael Janoplis started the business in 1929 and ran it until 1962. His grandchildren, Donna Hough and Darin Janoplis, are now in charge and it hasn’t changed all that much—stepping through the door and is a step back in time.

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10 of Our Favorite Restaurants in Provincetown!

One of our favorite things to do in Provincetown is to enjoy the many varied and delicious places to eat around town. Each season, there are new places opening and changes to menus that bring new culinary treats. There are so many wonderful places to eat around town but here are ten of our local favorites to check out during your next stay!

Fanizzi’s Restaurant by the Sea

Located only a short walk from Cape Colony Inn, Fanizzi’s has an eclectic and diverse menu from brunch to dinner.


For over 35 years, Mews has been a Provincetown staple with delightful daily features and comprehensive wine and vodka menus!

Purple Feather Cafe & Treatery

One of our favorite stops for hand made chocolates, fudge, gelato ice cream, & desserts.

The Canteen

A newer addition to the Provincetown dining scene – make sure you check out their wonderful back patio for a meal or drink.

Napi’s Restaurant

This is such a unique place filled with eclectic decor and art from local artists.


Want to enjoy a lovely lunch or dinner outdoors? This is an excellent spot for people watching and amazing food.

Tin Pan Alley

Waterfront restaurant with a piano bar and lounge that is great for dinner but also a wonderful place to enjoy a drink and watch the show!


Home to some delicious pizza and ice cream! Special bonus: they deliver within Provincetown and Truro!

Lobster Pot

What list would be complete without this Provincetown tradition? Located right in the center of town, they are known for, you guessed it, lobster dishes!

Local 186

Craving a burger? This is one of our favorites in town with specialty options as well as vegetarian choices.
8 Travel Quotes to Fuel Your Provincetown Wanderlust

8 Travel Quotes to Fuel Your Provincetown Wanderlust

We love a travel quote to get us inspired to explore new places! Here are a few of our favorite “wanderlust-quotes” that get us right in the mood to head to Provincetown!

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” – Wilfred Peterson

“Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.” – Jason Mraz

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

“Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides

What are your favorite travel quotes?

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New Provincetown Businesses For 2019!

We are so thrilled to welcome some amazing new businesses to town this year! The everchanging landscape of Provincetown is one of the things that makes the community unique and wonderful. Each time one visits, it seems that there is something new to experience! This year expect some new places to eat, shop, and even a new brewery! Here are some of the new businesses you can look for on your next Ptown vacation!

Provincetown Brewing Company is coming to 141 Bradford Street (They plan to be open by July)!

From their website: “Provincetown Brewing Co. (PBC) launched Fall 2018, but our tap room and brews will officially roll out in Summer 2019. PBC, founded on the progressive ideals that make Provincetown great, is passionate about brewing quality craft beer. PBC will evoke a sense of community by reclaiming shared, revolutionary, American values, anchored on the iconic geography of Provincetown.”

Check them out here!

170 Commercial Street is turning into a brand new coffee shop named “joe.”

The new owners are creating a coffee shop “with a twist.” This includes nonalcoholic happy hour, “grab and joe” sandwiches, and more! We are so excited to see what becomes of the new joe!

The Club is coming to replace Pied Bar

A supper-type jazz club is coming (hopefully by Mid-June) to Provincetown opened by actress/comedian Lea Delaria. You can read more about it on for all the details! We can’t wait for this amazing addition to town!

What new businesses are you excited about this season? Read more about other new business openings and transfers here.

Highland Lighthouse in North Truro

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Visit Highland Lighthouse in North Truro—the tallest and oldest lighthouse on Cape Cod— before it undergoes a $1.2 million renovation by the National Park Services this fall. George Washington commissioned and established the original 45-foot-tall wooden lighthouse on the cliff of North Truro back in 1797, and in 1831 a brick lighthouse was built nearby, replacing the original. The present 1875 brick lighthouse is 66-foot-tall and was moved from eroding cliffs to keep it from falling into the Atlantic Ocean in 1996. When that happened, the ventilation was blocked to make the move easier. This fall it will close and ventilation will be reestablished; masonry will be repaired; a breathable coating will be applied to the exterior; windows will be replaced; corroded elements will be repaired or replaced; and safety improvements will be made. For directions, hours of operation and more information, visit

Don’t Miss the Summer Fun in Ptown!

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We can’t believe it is almost August! We love this time of year where the weather is perfect for the beach and every place in town is hopping! Whether you want to check out one of the great shows coming up or just relax and unwind, Ptown is the perfect place to vacation. Check out some upcoming events:


11 – 17 – Carnival Week

3 Nights in June for Only $289!

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Ready to head to Ptown for the season? We have a very special promotion going on now! Join us for any three nights in June for only $289! Use promo code JUNE3 when making your reservation. Can not be combined with any other offer or discount and does not include taxes.
Book Direct and Receive the Following Perks:
  • Late checkout, upon availability
  • Cape Cod snack bag at check-in
  • Low rate guarantee