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Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway to Provincetown, MA

Winter in Boston can be draining, but with the first sunny days of spring comes the hope that summer is on the way. The snow is finally melting, and we’re feeling inspired to hit the road and shake off the winter blues. It’s time for an easy weekend getaway that won’t break the bank!

Provincetown—usually referred to as “P-town”—is known for its beautiful beaches, thriving art scene, historic landmarks, and an LGBTQ-friendly culture that makes everyone feel welcome. With the winter behind us and the summer tourist crunch ahead, spring is the perfect time to check out this exciting destination.

Traveling Like A Pro

All seasoned travelers know that the secret to a perfect trip comes down to good planning. Peter Pan makes it so easy, you can plan an entire weekend of travel in minutes, right on your phone! Pick the departure and return times that fit your schedule and buy with the confidence that you’ve gotten a great deal thanks to Peter Pan Bus Line’s Lowest Price Guarantee.

Pro travel tip: Sign up for Peter Pan Perks to stretch those vacation dollars and save time with cool features like mobile boarding passes and monthly travel deals!

Finding a great place to stay can be tough—luckily the P-town Chamber of Commerce posts last-minute listings so you can be sure you’re in good hands when it comes to lodging. Now that you’ve got your Peter Pan bus tickets and picked out the perfect B&B to rest your head, you can kick back and enjoy a relaxing journey in style.

Skip the line at the check-in counter and go straight to your seat with Peter Pan’s mobile boarding, then queue up a playlist that’s sure to get you in that ‘vacation’ state of mind. Pack a sleep mask in your carry-on to catch some zzz’s, or catch up on that novel you’ve been trying to find the time to read.

Historical monuments in Provincetown MA - Peter Pan Bus

Credit: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Sightseeing Around P-Town

From the moment you arrive at MacMillan Pier, you’ll find yourself in the heart of what makes P-town great. Steps away from the beach and surrounded by cute and quirky shops, this location drops you off in the perfect spot to dive head-first into relaxation. Stretch your legs with a 1-block walk to Cabot’s Candy on Commercial Street, where you can grab a coffee and biscotti— and don’t forget the saltwater taffy to snack on as you stroll!

Next, make your way to Pilgrim Monument to discover some of our country’s earliest history, and climb the 116 steps to the top of the tower to be rewarded with some truly breathtaking ocean views.

traditional New England seafood in Provincetown MA - Peter Pan Bus

Credit: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

P-Town’s Best Bites

Worked up an appetite climbing all those stairs? P-town has plenty of amazing options when it’s time to grab a bite to eat. Head over to The Lobster Pot to enjoy traditional New England seafood classics and gorgeous harbor views in a casual environment. Or maybe you prefer upscale dining? Look no further than The Mews, an iconic restaurant and cafe known for extraordinary customer service and an award-winning menu that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

As America’s oldest artist colony, Provincetown has incredible art experiences to offer at every turn. For more than 100 years the Provincetown Art Association and Museum has exhibited art that is sure to inspire. You could also try the Water’s Edge Cinema at Whaler’s Wharf, known for thought-provoking independent film selections you won’t see at your local cineplex. Or make an impromptu stop into any of P-Town’s many independent art galleries as you take in the sights!

Whatever you choose, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with this charming, friendly seaside town, so pack your bags, get your Peter Pan bus ticket, and treat yourself to a fun and relaxing beach weekend.

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