Provincetown: The Most Popular Beach Town In America

When you’re having a stressful time at work and everything is getting on top of you, a beach holiday is the best way to get away from it all and relax for a while. You could jet off to the Caribbean and spend a week in an idyllic beach destination, but not everybody has the time or money to do that. The good news is, there’s no need to travel that far afield to find the perfect beach experience, you can just go to Princetown instead. Princetown in Cape Cod, Massachusetts was recently voted the best beach town in America, and for good reason. If you’re planning a beach getaway soon, here’s everything you need to know to plan a trip to Provincetown.

Provincetown: The Most Popular Beach Town In America

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Getting There

Travel to Provincetown is simple and you’ve got a few options. If you’re up for a road trip, you can just drive over there. However, parking is a bit of an issue in Provincetown so driving can be a pain. If you’re not willing to do a long drive and you’re worried about the parking situation, it’s easy to reach by boat and plane as well. If you fly into Provincetown airport, it’ll only be a short taxi ride to your hotel which won’t cost you that much. For a more relaxing travel experience, you can get a ferry from Boston instead (visit for more information).

Where To Stay

You’ve got a lot of different accommodation options in Provincetown. There are plenty of quaint little bed and breakfasts in the area and there are a lot of Airbnb’s available too. But if you’re looking for a luxury experience, you should look for a great hotel spa (check out to see what you could get). If relaxation is your aim on this trip, you should splash out and stay in a hotel spa so you can get some treatments when you’re not sunbathing on the beach.


There are two main beaches in Provincetown, Herring Cove beach and Race Point beach. If you want to go for a swim, grab your beach essentials and head down to Herring Cove beach. The water there is calmer and a bit warmer than it is elsewhere so it’s the ideal place for swimming. It’s also the ideal place to sit back and watch the sunset in the evenings. There are a few local places to buy refreshments (they only take cash) but not that many so you might want to bring some food and drinks with you.

If you’re interested in sea life, Race Point beach is the place to find it. The water is a bit rougher so be cautious if you’re going for a swim. You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of seals playing in the water and there is a wide range of seabirds and shorebirds overhead.

Provincetown is such a beautiful place so there’s no need to fly halfway around the world to enjoy a beach getaway.

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My name is Terri and I live in an urban area in central Georgia, USA. I'm a mom to three kids, a dog, 2 cats, 2 parakeets, 2 lovebirds, and other small aquatic pets. My hobbies include photography, reading, binge-watching movies, crocheting, D.I.Y. projects of every kind, gardening, hiking, glamping, and camping. I love to travel and go sightseeing. My coffee pot is my lifeline.

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