Visiting Provincetown is usually the highlight of any trip we’ve ever taken to the Cape. My kids love walking down Commercial Street, sticking their heads in some of the fun shops like Puzzle Me This and Paws & Whiskers. Whale watching excursions and bike rentals are also popular family activities accessible from P-Town. Not to be overlooked is Art’s Dune Tours, based across from MacMillan’s Pier in the heart of town.
I’ve always thought the sand dunes along the outer Cape are among the most spectacular features of the area, not to mention the entire country! They are accessible via bike trails from downtown that take you into the Cape Cod National Seashore (there’s an 8 mile loop that passes through Herring Cove Beach, Beech Forest, to Race Point Beach).
But if you have small children and/or less physically fit parents, Art’s Dune Tours has a fleet of Suburbans that will take you there in comfort and style. Daily excursions begin at 10am and end with a special 3.5-hour sunset tour (which includes a dinner & bonfire) around 5:30pm. Most trips run for 1-1.5 hours, and there are several specialty tours to choose from as well (check their website for times and rates).
One reason to consider the tour is the wonderful narration that comes with it, including getting the inside scoop on the “dune shacks” that artists looking for inspiration can still rent out today. Maybe you'll even get lucky and go with Art himself, who has a special Jeep he likes to take out for a spin.