Provincetown Tourism

Provincetown /ˈprɒvɪnsˌtaʊn/ is a New England town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, in the United States. A small coastal resort town with a year-round population of just under 3,000, Provincetown has a summer population of as high as 60,000. Often called "P-town" or "P'town", the town is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its status as a vacation destination for the LGBTQ community.


Provincetown is located at the tip of Cape Cod and is one of the most popular resort towns in Massachusetts. The sea plays an important role in the tourist locations in Provincetown. Visitors love to observe the fishing and whaling activities in the harbour. The most famous beach in Provincetown is the Race Point Beach. You can watch the sun dip into the water at sunset here, despite it being on the eastern coast of the country. Most of the tourists here do not fail to check out Commercial Street thanks to its shops, restaurants and quaint architecture. There are plenty of art galleries on this street that you may want to visit. There are a few museums in town where you can learn about the history of this seaside location. Provincetown is a complete holiday destination that you would not want to miss.


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  • We want to get married in Provincetown, Ma. What's the best month for that? Are there wedding chapels open year round? Thanks.

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    • It is high season from Mid-June through Labor Day in Provincetown. So you might want to avoid these busy crowded moths to get married. You may consider September and October or April and May when it is less crowded. Not much information is available about wedding chapels. I suggest you ask the locals around as they are the best source of information.

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  • How safe is Provincetown for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Provincetown.

    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 85.29 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 76.53 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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