Forgot about your taxes, and come to Ptown for a relaxing weekend.
What do Right Whales, sweets and Gays for Patsy have in common? They are all ways to enjoy your time in Provincetown this weekend!
Well … they aren’t people, but the whales that inhabit the waters surrounding Provincetown are pretty special to us, so we’re giving them a shout out this week.
Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo, director of the Right Whale Ecology Program at Center for Coastal Studies recently told The Banner: “The upcoming months will offer some terrific opportunities to see these whales from the shores of Cape Cod. The right whales often feed very close to shore, offering whale watchers on land an unbeatable view of one of the rarest of the marine mammals.” – Wicked Local Provincetown
So grab a sandwich at Pop + Dutch or Relish (see below), and head out to Herring Cove Beach or Race Point Beach, which we recommend. Or better yet, go on a whale watch! The Dolphin Fleet offers excursions from MacMillan Wharf at these times:
- Friday and Sunday: 1:30 pm
- Sunday: 10 am & 1:30 pm
Buy Tickets for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
This week we’re highlighting placeS since a number our favorite places to get treats are opening for the season! We’ll start at the center of town and work our way down to the West End.
Located in the center of town, next to The Canteen (and operated by The Canteen folks), Happy Camper offers a wide range of sweets, including their signature donuts. they also serve ice cream and beverages. they opened today, 4/27. Check out their offerings at their Facebook page. We haven’t been yet, but we hope they haven’t removed the Ms Pac-Man video game.
Pop + Dutch
Pop + Dutch reopens Saturday, 4/29, with a great selection of sandwiches and treats and speciality food items. If you haven’t been, check out their Instagram posts to see a sampling of their menu. Owners Sean Gardner and Rebecca Orchant are two Brooklyn ex-pats who moved from New Mexico to Provincetown to start Pop + Dutch. We’re glad they gave up the desert and washed ashore on the Provincetown shores.
147 Commercial St. | Directions
We guarantee that Relish can satisfy your cravings any time of day. In addition to wonderful breakfast baked goods, they also offer breakfast sandwiches. If you’re heading to the beach, pick up one of their generous sandwiches and a drink. And before they close, be sure to pick up one of their fresh salads … and of course something for dessert. Check out their menu – and the accompanying photos to get a sense of what Relish is about. Relish also sells cakes and pies to make it easy to bring something with you to a dinner party.
93 Commercial St. | Directions
Gays for Patsy: A Hoedown in Ptown!
Gays for Patsy is celebrating their 25th Anniversary spring stomp in Provincetown this weekend. They have plenty of events planned, which you can check out here. You don’t have to worry if you’re a beginner since the group is offering a workshops for beginners and intermediates on Saturday, 4/29.
The big event is Saturday night at Town Hall: The 25th Annual Benefit Dance.
Bucky Chappell plays selections of contemporary country, pop, and R&B for you to two-step, west (and east) coast swing, line dances. The night includes a special performance by the Gays for Patsy’s performance dance group, The ReneGAYdes!