By Sam Bayat
After living in the Northeast for the past decade, I learned that the summers here get soaring hot. Mid-June to Mid-August is forecasted with blazing hot sun and high humidity. Who doesn’t like summer though? After hibernating for half-a-year, it’s finally time to celebrate the nice weather. It’s time for Summer to take the throne and win over our hearts. You know what I am talking about. I am not talking about walking and shopping in the city. I am talking about those dreamy summer days; lounging by the beach, sipping on a cold beverage, hearing the satisfying crunch when slicing open that watermelon, enjoying the company of friends and family, and taking a refreshing dip in the ocean when it gets too hot. It’s moments like these that reset our mind and soul. If this image of Summer catches your attention, let me tell you more.
There is a beautiful town by the coast, which is perfect for short-term and long-term travelers, called Provincetown. It is two hours from Boston on the northern point of Cape Cod. I consider it the jewel of Northeast. It reminds me of many Mediterranean towns, which reminds me home. Its filled with joy, laughter, good food, and great company. P-town’s streets are filled with boutique shops, restaurants and music. The town itself is surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches, allowing a tranquil escape from the lively streets. Provincetown has become a place for many local artists to showcase their craft with many art galleries inspired and supported by a community of artists and art lovers. Aside from its artistic qualities, Provincetown has flourished into a vibrant LGBTQ destination, which has brought tremendous character and development to the city.
The town has so much to offer to its visitors. In addition to what I already mentioned, you’ll find fantastic food (make sure to try Lobster Roll Heaven!), water sports/activities, bike routes, whale and seal watching. There are hundreds of hotels, motels, Inn’s and Airbnb’s in its center and surrounding. Take some time to choose the right accommodation for your trip if you are planning to stay overnight. And lastly, if you are not in the mood of driving, there are ferries that takes you there directly from Boston Harbor, sailing few times a day, or you can take the Plymouth & Brockton bus from South Station.