Lodging, nightlife, and things to do for free in Provincetown:
Yes, you are coming to Provincetown to paint, but there are a lot of things to see and do when you are not in class. Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your Provincetown vacation.
The school does not have lodging, however there are many places to stay in Provincetown. Here are some great options for you to check out. All have their own websites.
* The Cape Codder is modest and inexpensive. Book early. www.capecodderguests.com
* The Aerie House has rooms with shared bath and is a nice B&B: www.aeriehouse.com
* The Sandcastle Resort has full amenities. They are located a bit far from the center of town, but have a shuttle into Provincetown. www.sandcastlecapecod.com
* The Harbor Hotel has full amenities and still lower rates than most places in P'town. www.harborhotelptown.com
* Check out www.provincetown.com for cottages, which for a full week's stay are less expensive than most Provincetown hotels. In the town of Truro there are even more weekly cottage rentals, and the rates are usually less expensive. Truro is adjacent to Provincetown, and about a 10 minute drive along the scenic bay shoreline.
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It is possible to get around Provincetown without renting a car. The Provincetown/North Truro shuttle bus runs frequently from the center of town to the airport, to Herring Cove beach and to nearby North Truro. You can also take the shuttle to get from one part of town to another.
If you have learned to carry your easel and paintbox strapped onto your back, renting a bicycle is ideal for getting almost anywhere, including out to the National Seashore. The bike trails there are worth exploring for at least a day.
Gallery Stroll and Historic House Tour:
The Friday night stroll is a must while you are in Provincetown. From 8 to 10 PM, the East End of Commercial Street takes on a party-like atmosphere with art lovers hopping from opening to opening. Numerous artists come out to support their friends and check out the competition.
Pick up a Historic House Tour brochure at the Town Hall or the Tourism Office at 330 Commercial Street. You'll be able to read about the history of many of the buildings and homes as you walk through almost any part of town.