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Provincetown

Getting Here and Around

You're at the end of the line here, which means driving to Provincetown in the height of summer often means slogging through slow traffic. Traffic is heaviest around Wellfleet and it can be slow going. Driving the 3 miles of Provincetown's main downtown thoroughfare, Commercial Street, in season could take forever. No matter, there are plenty of pretty vistas on the way along U.S. 6 and Route 6A. Parking is not one of Provincetown's better amenities, so bike and foot are the best ways to explore the downtown area. But Provincetown can also be reached by air (year-round via Cape Air from Boston) or ferry (multiple options from Boston in season).

The Provincetown/North Truro Shuttle, run by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, provides a much-needed seasonal transportation boost in season (mid-June through mid-September). Once in Provincetown, the shuttle heads up Bradford Street, with alternating trips to Herring Cove Beach, Race Point Beach, Pilgrim Park, and the Provincetown Airport. Bikes are accommodated.

Bus Contacts

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (800/352–7155. www.capecodtransit.org.)

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