Getting Here / Provincetown
Travel tips to Provincetown
Provincetown, MA is located at the northernmost tip of Cape Cod. As the first US landing for the pilgrims, the town will commemorate its 400th colonial anniversary in 2020. Provincetown has a diverse and vivid history has a fishing village and a more recently a gay mecca. Also, Provincetown is the longest, continuous art colony in the US and has a 40-year history of marine science among its rich cultural mix. The Cape Cod National Seashore nearby offers beaches, trails, sand dunes and history attractions.
- Fly: Book your flight to Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston and consider a connecting flight on Cape Air, which offers small plane service from Logan to Provincetown’s municipal airport (PVC). JetBlue and Cape Air are partner airlines using Logan’s Terminal C.
- Take the Train: Providence and Boston are the two closes Amtrak hubs to Provincetown, with Providence a shorter train ride from locations such as New York.
- Drive: Provincetown is a two-and-half-hour drive from either Boston, MA or Providence, RI. Taxis and alternatives like Uber or Lyft will service Provincetown and people rideshare and carpool to and from Provincetown.
- Take the Bus: There is bus service to Provincetown, but it’s a long trek from almost anywhere.
- Ferries: There is regular ferry service between Boston and Provincetown that begins the morning of May 16, 2020.
Provincetown is well stocked with a range of restaurants and hotels. There are local taxis and pedicabs to get around, though the town is very walk-able and bike rentals are available. Whale watching, dune tours, art strolls, night life and nature hikes are among the many attractions, along with the iconic Pilgrim Monument, town hall, lighthouses another historic landmarks.
May weather: Historically, the weather in May in Provincetown has an average of 60 °F (15°C) as a high and 44 °F (7°C) as a low. So, it can be chilly. And the Cape Cod weather is notoriously changeable given our geography.