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The Wild West of the East | Outer Cape Tours

Provincetown has always been known as a wild sex, drugs & rock ‘n’ roll town where anything might—and did—happen. Why was Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill arrested at gunpoint in the Atlantic House Bar? How did Divine, John Waters’ leading lady, cause so much trouble that locals wanted her banned from Provincetown? Where did Andy Warhol take Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, and why? Sylvia Plath and Anis Nin participated in some “bad” behavior here too. Provincetown’s own musician-writer-actor-badass Billy Hough (of Scream Along with Billy) will take you on this adult-only tour of Bohemian Provincetown at or by the locations where they happened. You’ll soon understand why Norman Mailer called his adopted hometown “The Wild West of the East.”

Free when you stay with us this season!

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Meet Dennis Minsky: Tour Guide for Outer Cape Tours

Outer Cape Tours guide Dennis Minsky is perfectly suited to lead his ecological-based walks, Railway to a Unique Ecosystem and Bay Creatures Great and Small. A biologist and Provincetown resident since 1968, Dennis began his career as a Cape Cod National Seashore field biologist in 1974, when he helped start a seabird nesting protection program. In 1985 he created an environmental studies program for middle schoolers that emphasized the Hudson River ecosystem, a program he continued for 20 years. Minsky has been a naturalist for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies since 1995, educating people about whales and the ocean’s ecosystem. He is an expert birder, a member of the town’s conservation commission and a regular columnist for the Provincetown Independent.

Enjoy Your Favorite Ptown Activities For Less at Cape Colony Inn

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Summer is in full swing and we hope you are having a great one! There are so many wonderful things to do in Ptown and we want to help you enjoy your favorite activities – for less! Did you know when you stay at Cape Colony Inn, you get discounts at many area attractions? Here are just a few:

6 Reasons to Book Your Provincetown Vacation For May!

There are so many great reasons to take a trip to Provincetown – with great places to eat, shop, relax, and explore! Here are 6 events coming up in May that will make your vacation a little more exciting!

Twenty Summers May 13 – June 15

Art in the Barn May 18

Memorial Day Weekend for Women May 23 – 27

Provincetown in October?!


by: Gregory Kiep

Ptown is a summer favorite for many – especially east coasters looking for an easy, quick jaunt. Carnival sees crowds of over 100,000 people which can be chaotic but certainly a lot of fun. As someone who works with businesses in Ptown, I have had the opportunity to visit throughout the entire year and can honestly say October is one of my favorite months in town.


Visiting off season really gives you a chance to realize how special a place Ptown really is – without the clusters of people. You can actually get into that restaurant you wanted to try or take the time in that art gallery. You can stroll the beach and grab a cocktail and just sit and chat with friends or reflect on the beauty of your surroundings. With the crisp fall air, you can take a leisurely bike ride without sweating all over the place.

There is still a lot happening in Ptown in October – with events almost every weekend. Here are a few coming up:

We Asked Our Guests Their Favorite Places to Eat in Ptown

We took an informal survey of our facebook fans to see where they like to eat in Ptown! Take a look at what they had to say:

(Also, guests at Cape Colony Inn can take advantage of special discounts at some area restaurants – ask at the front desk for details!

A favorite of MANY guests – and the most commented place was our neighbor, Fanizzi’s! We love the close walk and any meal there – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Another loved, and one of the top rated restaurants in Ptown, was The Mews! They have a fantastic list of vodkas for your favorite martini as well as one of the best burgers around!

The Red Inn was another favorite – with their great raw bar happy hour every day!

Tell us what YOUR favorite places are!