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 provincetown monument

The iconic Pilgrim Monument has been a part of Provincetown for about a century, but this historic landmark actually reflects a part of history that dates back nearly 400 years. The monument first began going up around the turn-of-the-century, but it was built to commemorate an important event several centuries before that.

The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association built the monument in honor of the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in Provincetown in 1620. It’s said the pilgrims spent about five weeks exploring the region before moving on to Plymouth.

Not only is the historic landmark an important Provincetown tourist attraction today, but it’s also important for understanding American history. Before leaving for Plymouth, the Pilgrims wrote

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macmillan pier - provincetown ma

The starting point for countless excursions, MacMillan Pier in Provincetown is a true transportation hub of the Outer Cape. A number of excursions depart on a daily basis here, taking people out to explore the National Seashore, the Harbor and the Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary.

Located just a short stroll off Commercial Street in Provincetown, the pier is often buzzing with activity, from planned tours and sunset cruises to ferries and fishing charters. One of the most popular attractions for visitors is taking one of the whale-watching tours that commonly depart from MacMillan Pier.

Commercial fishermen come into the pier too, while smaller commercial vessels use the floating docks closer to shore. The pier also presents a place for

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350 bradford street provincetown ma 02657

Brand new housing options are now selling in Provincetown’s East End. The Residences at 350 Bradford is a luxury development of just 13 townhouse-style units.

With high ceilings and large windows, the open floor plans of this property typically allow for one- or two-bedrooms with an impressive two-levels of living space. Options start at round 700 square feet of space, providing for one-bedroom, 1.5-baths and one parking space.

There are also, however, still options available for a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with up to 1,900 square feet of living space. Some of the larger townhomes in the development come with either two parking spaces or even the added convenience of a private heated garage.

Priced starting from the high $600,000s, some of

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race point beach - provincetown ma

When you think of great U.S. beaches you probably envision locations in typical beach destinations such as Hawaii, California and Florida. While you’re sure to find some fantastic beaches in these states, you’ll probably also want to put Cape Cod on your list.

That’s because TripAdvisor just placed one particular Cape beach on its list of the “Top 25 Travelers’ Choice Beaches in the U.S.”. Race Point Beach in Provincetown comes in at number 24 on the list for 2019.

TripAdvisor specifically points out one review highlighting Race Point’s concession stand and evening activities at the beach. With the enjoyment of bonfires and spectacular sunsets, reviewers also gave Race Point high marks for its well-kept sand and bathrooms, plus the ease of

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head of the meadow - truro ma

Offering up a more peaceful and remote escape than many other areas in the region, the Outer Cape is a place for relaxation, far away from the large crowds and the vibrancy of many other waterfront destinations. Basking in the beauty of the Cape Cod National Seashore, tens of thousands of acres in the region sit undisturbed, offering an alluring location for visitors and locals alike.

The attraction of the Outer Cape is evident, from the miles upon miles of hiking and biking trails to the historic sites and stretches of long sandy beachfront that often draw people to the area. Much more removed than other locations on the Cape, this is the place to find inspirational unspoiled beaches. It’s also, though, a place of contrast, from more lively

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herring cove beach - provincetown ma

Protected Herring Cove Beach promotes an adventurous and secluded destination for beachgoers in Provincetown. This indulgent stretch of beach allows for ideal ocean access, particularly enticing for the more adventurous visitors to the Cape.

Part of the National Seashore, Herring Cove Beach is found at the extreme tip of Cape Cod, just a few miles from Downtown Provincetown. Serving up incredible views, it’s also one of the most favored beaches in the region, most popular during the late summer season. Part of that attraction comes from the stunning sunsets on display from the beachfront, though lifeguards protect only a portion of the sand and water.

Sadly, though, the beach has had some problems with erosion in recent years, specifically over just the

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provincetown beachWhile Provincetown enjoys a rich history all its own, these days the area is becoming just as well known for its natural amenities and charm as its past virtues. That’s because the sleepy town of generally just a few thousand full-time residents now holds the title of America’s Favorite Beach Town.

Provincetown beat out hundreds of other locations all across the United States to top the list, the only town in the entire Cape Cod region to even place in the top 15. Towns were ranked based on categories ranging from things like great food to friendly local residents. Voted on by Travel and Leisure readers, area residents helped promote just a few of the things that make Provincetown such a great location to live and to visit, from the sandy shores of area

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provincetown fast ferryFor an easy, relaxing trip from Boston to Provincetown there’s a simple solution that doesn’t require getting stuck in traffic, no matter the time of day.  The Provincetown Ferry is not only a great choice in traveling between the two locales, but it’s also a shorter distance than hitting the road.

To take the ferry you actually have two choices and both are located at MacMillan Wharf on Commercial Street in Provincetown.  The first option is a ferry run by Boston Harbor Cruises.  Regarded as one of Cape Cod’s first modern ferries, the large catamaran takes about an hour and a half to travel between Provincetown and Boston.  It carries up to 600 passengers at a time.

The Boston Harbor Cruises ferry is air-conditioned, plus it features free WIFI, satellite

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shoreline and dunes at marconi beach in wellfleet

With four visits in less than a decade, plus several of his writings focused on Cape Cod, it is clear that renowned author Henry David Thoreau thoroughly enjoyed his time on the Cape.  150 years ago, Thoreau’s book “Cape Cod” was first published following his death.  It was, though, based on Thoreau’s first three visits made to the region between 1849-1857.  During these visits, Thoreau either rode the ferry in or rode a stagecoach to Orleans.

During Thoreau’s last visit in 1857, though, there is only a journal left that marks a record of his memories.  It was during this trip that he took the just completed railroad in to Plymouth, caught a wagon-ride to Manomet and then walked all the way from Sandwich to Provincetown!

Thoreau took his time on this

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There are several different ways to experience Cape Cod, but one way really takes you off the beaten path.  We’re talking about off-roading to experience the Cape and its miles upon miles of beaches in an entirely new way.  There is plenty of room to go off-roading at Cape Cod National Seashore.  Off-roading in this area takes you from Provincetown’s Race Point Lighthouse to Truro’s Head of the Meadow Beach. 

You need to take your off-road vehicle to the Off-road Permit Station located at Race Point Beach between the months of mid-April and mid-November.  When you arrive, you’ll need to show your driver’s license and registration.  If it’s not your vehicle, you’ll need this information from the owner, as well as a letter authorizing you to drive the

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