Last summer a number of readers emailed me with questions about Ptown so I thought I’d write a post to include some of the information I was most often asked. Email at BosGuymail@gmail.com if you have any other questions.
When to go to provincetown
I think Provincetown is a great destination nearly year round, but most travelers visit during the most popular theme weeks in the summer months. For a more complete listing of events and theme weeks this summer link here.International Film Festival presents an array of narrative features, documentaries and short films. This year’s festival runs from June 19-23rd. Independence Week possibly the busiest week of the year in Provincetown so make your reservations ASAP - July 1-7th. Bear Week one of the most popular weeks to visit, this year the week has been pushed back and runs from July 13-21st. Carnival is a week long celebration from August 18-24th with the parade scheduled for Thursday, August 22nd. This year’s theme is “Viva Las Vegas”.
how to get to provincetown
Driving is a popular but stressful way to get to Provincetown. Without traffic, travel time from Boston is approximately 2+ hours, but traffic remains a constant in the summer and can sometimes take 3+ hours.
One may also fly from Boston’s Logan Airport to Provincetown on Cape Air in less than 30 minutes. However, my preferred mode of travel between Boston and Provincetown is the ferry service provided by BHC and Bay State. Note that both companies have different arrival / departure times.Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC) $85 Round Trip - more information here. Bay State Cruise Company $85 Round Trip - more information here.
Provincetown has an incredibly diverse number of lodging options for such a tiny town. Many people will rent houses and apartments which typically run from Saturday to Saturday. However, there is a long list of Bed & Breakfasts, small inns and camp grounds that cater to all price ranges. Ptown’s Chamber of Commerce has a listing of many (but not all) options here.
Feel free to shoot me an email at BosGuymail@gmail.com if you are planning a trip to Provincetown and have questions. I’ll be happy to do my best to answer any questions as you plan your trip to one of my favorite destinations.