Provincetown is a resort situated at the very tip of Cape Cod, and is famed for its beautiful coastal scenery, fascinating history and proximity to some of the best beaches in the country. A wealth of experiences is available close to Provincetown self-catering vacation accommodation, including nature-oriented excursions, coastal walks and fine dining.
Traditionally the town around Provincetown vacation rentals was one of the best-known art colonies in the USA. Today the arts scene in the town continues to thrive, with galleries, theatres and a host of specialised shops, which makes a walk around the town here a must. Provincetown has also long been recognised for its spirit of tolerance and as a consequence is also considered one the country’s best gay and lesbian resorts, and a popular destination for same sex weddings.
The ocean off the coast of Cape Cod is one of the best places to spot marine wildlife in the country. So it’s well worth coming to Provincetown vacation accommodation if you’d like to take a whale-watching cruise. In fact there are three different companies in the town offering this experience.
At vacation rentals in Provincetown you’ll be surrounded by water on three sides, so there’s no shortage of sandy beaches to discover close by. Herring Cove offers pristine sand, gentle waters and gets truly breathtaking sunsets. The dunes that back the beach up are great for exploring on foot and it’s not too difficult to acquire a permit to enjoy an evening bonfire on the beach. Nearby Race Point is a little more family-oriented at the very end of Cape Cod, with calm surf and an iconic lighthouse.
During your stay at a Provincetown self-catering villa you might like to take the opportunity to visit the islands off the south coast of Cape Cod. Martha’s Vineyard can be reached within about two hours and is known for its upscale atmosphere, extensive beaches and picturesque inland villages. Nantucket is also lovely, and has a rich maritime heritage, sitting at at the centre of the country’s whaling industry in the 19th Century, with numerous vestiges to discover here.
There’s a big fluctuation annual temperatures around vacation accommodation in Provincetown. Summers are comfortably warm here, with highs reaching the mid-20s from June to September. Winters are chilly here, with freezing temperatures in January and February.
Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) sits within a two-hour drive of Provincetown self-catering vacation rentals and offers regular flights to and from London-Heathrow (LHR) via American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Delta Airlines and British Airways.