A Day Trip to Cape Cod

During my childhood, my family would spend summers taking road trips up and down the East Coast. Some summers we went from New York City down to Ocean City in Maryland and Virginia Beach in Virginia. Others we drove north to Providence, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, and Bar Harbor. It was during these summer trips that I fell in love with small coastal towns and the misty New England shoreline. While planning our trip to Boston, I knew I had to take X and the in-laws to Cape Cod, one of my favorite places along the East Coast.

Photo courtesy of Felix Alvarado

While researching towns in Cape Cod, I settled on Provincetown, located at the very tip of Cape Cod. Provincetown, or P-town, as many locals call it, is filled with beautiful beaches, gorgeous coastline, restaurants, and art galleries. It is also a popular LGBTQ+ destination.

From Boston, it’s a roughly 2 hour drive, so we were pretty hungry by the time we arrived in town. I had my heart set on lunch at The Canteen, with its beachfront outdoor seating.

After lunch, we made our way over to the pier for our Whale Watching Tour with Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch. They run several tours during the day and they last roughly around 3 hours. You’re guaranteed a whale spotting, so occasionally they do have go out further. We managed to see 5 humpback whales during our trip. Shuffleboard, a female humpback, was putting on quite a show for us – giving us a full tail flip each time she dove.

The tour was absolutely amazing and it was so cool to see all the whales feeding up before their winter migration down south to the Caribbean.

After our whale tour, we did some souvenir shopping on Commercial Street, the main street in Provincetown.

We finished our time in Provincetown with dinner at Lobster Pot, with a cup of Tim’s award winning clam chowder and a lobster grilled cheese.

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