Provincetown, MA —
Indian Summer

September is perhaps the best month in town as the weather is generally perfect with warm sunny days and cool nights. There are great bargains in the town shops on Commercial Street with a great array of unique shops, eateries and entertainment venues. For a sunny and warm fall weekend in Provincetown, here’s what I’d have you do.

Biking is a great way to get around town as well as exploring the national seashore. Rent a bike from P-town Bikes on Bradford Street and zip around. There are great bike trails throughout the dunes and beach forest as well. If biking isn’t your thing, walking the trails is just as much fun and a slower pace to take in the scenery. Another great activity for the mornings is a walk across the Breakwater Rock Passage to Long Point Lighthouse. It was constructed in 1911 to protect the town’s harbor from the dune’s shifting sands. It’s also added to P-town’s beauty and accessibility to the tip of the Cape.

"Along the way, if the tide has taken its ritual leave, the harbor floor can be explored, which holds abandoned rowboats, horseshoe crabs, seaweed and other ocean oddities."

The beauty of the moors and West End beaches is so quintessential New England coast. Keep walking and you will find the outermost beaches which are generally sparsely populated.

After an activity-filled day, head to Victor’s for the raw bar special from 3-5 pm. In the warm sun, it's a great place to end an afternoon and begin the evening. There’s also no better place on Provincetown Bay for relaxing with some appetizers and drinks in the afternoon than the iconic Red Inn.

"Sit on the Adirondack chairs on the deck and enjoy the coastal views and ambiance."

Afterwards, take a sunset dune tour with accompanying barbeque. Art’s Dune Tours is the only operator who can drive through the dunes, safely! He and his team provide great information on the natural surroundings as well the “dune shacks” that dot the landscape out to the ocean. They will make a bonfire and serve you a delicious barbeque dinner. They even provide the marshmallows and makings for s’mores!

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