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When, What and where?!?

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When, What and where?!?


To celebrate my 60th, my husband and I are doing a trip from the UK to Provincetown via a few days in Boston.

I like to think that we are young in spirit and nature, so am looking for some recommendations of when to go, where to stay and what to do!

We don't drive, and so this needs to be taken into account, but any tips or suggestions would be gratefully received! x

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1. Re: When, What and where?!?

We need to know WHEN to be able to advise. Seasonally there is a ferry from Boston directly to P town. Some restaurants and shops slow down, or close after the high season. Ferrys stop after Columbus Day.

During summer season everything is open, shows run in several venues, town is busy, but of course prices are higher.

PTown is a very walkable experience but would need to know budget and amenity choices to recommend a hotel or guesthouse. Pool? breakfast available?

ferry pickup? All factor in.

Let us know these facts and yuour can get a lot of help here. Same with Boston.

Kent, Connecticut
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2. Re: When, What and where?!?

When are you going and how long are you planning to stay?

If you do not drive then your choices for getting to Provincetown are to fly from Logan, take a Plymouth & Brockton bus or the ferry. If you are going this year be aware that the ferries stop sailing in the middle of October. Also the bus ride is a long one.

Provincetown has many restaurants and club (most featuring drag shows). You also have whale watches, many art galleries, interesting & quirky shopping, dune tours, beaches, fishing, etc.

Accommodations are guest houses, inns, small hotels, renting houses, a wide assortment of choices. What sort of place are you interested in?

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3. Re: When, What and where?!?

Provincetown and Boston are the perfect places to visit for someone without a car. When to go would be summertime including early September as it might be easier in Sept to get accommodations. Also go onto the Provincetown Chamber website and look up the calendar of events to see festivals that you might want to be there to enjoy or others that you might want to avoid due to extra heavy crowds and more competition for accommodations.

To answer your other two questions go to the very top of this page and you'll find accommodations (look around a bit and you'll see Inns too) and Things To Do complete with reviews from folks who have been there recently.

From Boston take the ferry to Provincetown. You might want to go to Ptown first so that you are already in Boston for your return flight just in case there's any 'weather' that would delay or cancel the ferry....not usually the case but it can happen.

Happy birthday in advance!!!

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