Where to stay in Ptown for Memorial Day Weekend
247 Commercial Street
Phone: (508)487-1430 Ext. 1
Web Site: www.onlyatthecrown.com
Provincetown's premier complex - offering lodging, dining, and entertainment -- 5 bars, restaurant and heated pool. 18 guestrooms; many with water views. Center of town and central to the Memorial Day action including Memorial Day Weekend's Opening Party CRAVE on Friday, REBEL on Saturday, the Mega POOL PARTY on Sunday afternoon, SPACE CARNIVAL, the Closing Party, plus the comedy show of Kate Clinton and more.
Travel and Directions
You can fly into Provincetown via Cape Air through Boston's Logan International Airport. The flight is a spectacular, short, 20 minute hop to Provincetown.
You can reach Cape Air directly by calling (800) 352-0714 or locally at (508) 487-0241 or by logging on to their Web site at www.flycapeair.com
It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Boston or Providence to Provincetown. Travel times vary with season and time of day. Parking in Provincetown is scarce.
All major rental car companies are available at both Boston and Providence Airports. Should you wish to rent a car once you're in Provincetown, Enterprise Rent A Car is available at the local airport. You can get information from their web site at www.enterprise.com.
Bus service to Provincetown is also available with Peter Pan, offering service as far as Boston or Hyannis, where you can connect to Provincetown.
LimoLiner- (617) 823 0616
This is a great service running between New York and Boston and at prices far cheaper than offered by air or rail.
The excutive LimoLiner runs between Hilton New York Hotel on 6th Ave at 53rd St, New York and the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel on Boyslton Street, Boston.
Fast, 90-minute, passenger ferry service is available from Boston to Provincetown from mid May to mid October. You can book your tickets by phone or online. Both ferries dock at MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown.
Tickets are available one-way, round trip, or as a ten-trip pass. Departure times vary depending on the day of travel; check the schedules of the two ferry companies. We strongly suggest booking in advance.
Sails from the pier at The World Trade Center in Boston
(617) 748-1428 | Bay State Cruise Company
Sails from Long Wharf in Boston
(617) 227-4321 | Boston Harbor Cruises Provincetown Ferry Information
When On Island
The Provincetown Shuttle operates from late May to early October and provides regular service throughout Provincetown starting at 9am daily.
The Provincetown Shuttle Service provides reliable and affordable shuttle service throughout Provincetown and the major beaches. Bike racks on buses are also available. It's easy because Provincetown is only three miles long. The summertime shuttle bus only costs $2 and you can flag it down anywhere on Bradford Street or at MacMillian Wharf.
Biking is the easiest way to get around Ptown, especially on Commercial Street which is always slow to drive on because of all the pedestrians. It is quite a people watching sight! You can bring your bike on the ferry for 6$ per bike. Bike rentals for various time periods are available in Provincetown. Provincetown Bikes offers a variety bikes to suit your needs.
Should you wish to rent a car once you're in Provincetown, Enterprise Rent A Car is available at the airport. You can get information from their web site at www.enterprise.com.
Provincetown and Cape Traffic Report
Traffic is a nightmare for holiday weekends, and on Saturdays Sundays in July and August. Leave in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid back-ups at the bridges. Or better yet, stay an extra night or take the ferry.
For information about traffic to the Cape and Provincetown, get the Cape Cod Traffic Report.
Route 6, which runs the length of Cape Cod, tends to be busiest on the weekends, and especially at the start and end of the weekend. If you must travel on these peak days, try to go against the flow by leaving early in the morning or late at night.
If you do choose to drive all the way into Provincetown, there are both private and public parking options, but neither is free. Parking can be tough in Ptown, so it is a good idea to stay overnight at a location where you can park your car.
The town’s main parking lot is located at the western base of MacMillan Pier off of Commercial Street. For information about current parking rates in the towns’ lots, call the Provincetown Parking Department at 508.487.7050.
Duarte’s, which is located on Bradford Street (between Center and Freeman), also offers overnight parking and can accommodate over-sized motor homes and buses. For more information about Duarte’s current parking rates, call 508.487.0113.
If you are driving to Provincetown, but do not plan on using your car after arrival, you may want to consider using one of the state of Massachusetts’ Park & Ride lots on the Cape. At the state-sponsored Park & Ride lots, parking is often free and buses can be caught nearby.
Four Park & Ride lots are located on Cape Cod on the route to Provincetown: one is in Bourne, two are in Barnstable, and another is in Harwich. After leaving your car, a Plymouth & Brockton bus can be caught from the lots for the last leg of your journey to Provincetown. For more information about these lots, visit the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Web site. For more information about bus service, visit www.p-b.com.