Visit Provincetown Off-season

Provincetown in the Off-season

Ptown is the perfect place for a romantic, winter getaway. With so many cozy inns to choose from, delicious restaurants, and beautiful views, Provincetown has everything to relax and unwind! Here are some suggestions to get you planning.

Businesses generally begin to close in November and December, with the quietest months – and the fewest businesses open – January through March.

In November, we’ll begin tracking businesses and updating the list throughout the off-season.

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Provincetown Moors, West End

Accommodations

Book a room at one of the many bed and breakfasts open off-season! Top rated guest houses at rates you can’t beat! Right now “Ptown’s 2nd summer” is full swing.

You can check here for a list of guest houses and B&B’s:

Dine at one of the many restaurants

Start an evening out by sharing a quiet dinner at one of the many restaurants still open during “off-season.” Here’s last year’s off-season What’s Open: Eats page. We’ll begin updating it for 2017 in November.

Shop local

Visit some of the unique stores still open for “off-season” to find a one-of-a-kind items. Here’s the list of shops and services that were open during off-season last year.

Visit Provincetown Off-Season
Photo courtesy of @cooking_with_kurt. Featuring The Mews halibut dinner

Take in the arts

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Fine Arts Work Center, and Water’s Art Cinema are all open with on-going programing.

PAAM

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a nationally recognized, accredited, year-round cultural institution. PAAM fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest art colony with the natural and boundless beauty of Cape Cod, embodying the qualities that make Provincetown an enduring American center for the arts.

  • Hours: October – May, Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm 
  • Where: 460 Commercial St.
  • Cost: $10 general admissionFree for PAAM members and children 12 and under

Water’s Edge Cinema

237 Commercial Street, 2nd floor, Provincetown MA 02657
(508) 413-9369 for showtimes

The Water’s Edge Cinema is part of the Provincetown Film Society, a non-profit organization who’s mission is to foster the film arts in Provincetown. Enjoy a film and support Provincetown film arts at the same time!

By the way, this great arts organization also runs the Provincetown International Film Festival and the Provincetown Film Institute.

Fine Arts Work CenterHudson D. Walker Gallery

The Fine Arts Work Center is showcasing the work of the winter fellows throughout February and March, with visual artists’ openings on Friday nights, and readings from writers on Saturday nights. (Visual arts show are available for viewing during the gallery hours.)

Check out the FAWC’s calendar for details.

Provincetown Art Association & Museum
Photo courtesy of Provincetown Art Association & Museum
Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown

Provincetown Landscape

Walk the Jetty

Put on your coats and take a walk at the West End jetty. While there, visit Pilgrim Park that commemorates the Pilgrim’s first landing in the ‘new world’. Here’s how to get there.

RelatedProvincetown 400 (In 2020, Ptown will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the pilgrim’s landing.)

Watch the Sunset at Herring Cove Beach

The sun setting over the water makes for a great way to end the day and start the evening. If it’s cold, you can still see the sunset from your at Herring Cove Beach, one of the best spots in PTown to watch the sunset! Here’s how to get there. When you pass the Park Ranger booth (closed), take a right and park right on the edge of the beach.

Jetty Winter 2017
Featured photo via malonm02 (IG)