Who says you can't take the T to the beach?
Imagine leaving work on a Friday night, boarding a ferry at the T-accessible Seaport, enjoying an hour-and-a-half of whale watching with a full-service bar, and arriving in time for dinner.
Impossible? Wrong. It happens in Provincetown, a picturesque hamlet on the Cape that’ll make the city feel an ocean away.
Leave street noise behind for the sounds of waves breaking while you fall asleep at the Provincetown Inn. Bonus: great ocean views and revitalizing salty Atlantic air.
From $89. 1 Commercial St., Provincetown (508-487-9500)
Christopher’s by the Bay is a cozy B&B within strolling distance of art galleries and the breathtaking views of Race Point, Cape Cod’s furthest tip famous for its lighthouse.
From $80. 8 Johnson St., Provincetown (508-487-9263)
The Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa is pure New England elegance: a maintained sea captain’s estate with a full service spa and plush rooms, including luxury suites with scenic views and sensual bedside fireplaces.
From $129. 82 Bradford Street, Provincetown (508-487-6767)
Add your name to the extensive list of celebrities who've enjoyed the gourmet seafood and sunset views of the waterfront at the award-winning Mews.
429 Commercial St., Provincetown (508-487-1500)
Just steps from the ocean, Enzo’s specializes in American cuisine prepared with local ingredients from Cape Cod farms. Offshore breezes and beautiful vistas come complimentary.
186 Commercial St., Provincetown (508-487-7555)
Provincetown is located on the National Seashore, meaning scenic biking trails are plentiful. Grab some wheels from Gale Force Bike Rentals and ride down through North Truro to pick wild blueberries.
144 Bradford St., Provincetown (508-487-4849)
If you’re feeling really adventurous, try beach-combing for the perfect sunset view on one of Art’s Dune Tours.
4 Standish St., Provincetown (508-487-1950)
Feeling lazy? Hit Race Point Beach or any of P-Town’s sunny shores for a day of fun in the sun, or stroll Commercial Street for shopping and art galleries.
Buy what you can carry, though. Unless you're colonizing P-Town, you still have a ferry and train to catch.