Take the Seaplane to Land’s End – Provincetown

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Cape Air will begin seaplane service to Provincetown from New York City on June 22, 2018. Flights will depart the Skyports Seaplane Base at East 23rd Street on the East River and go to the Provincetown Municipal Airport. The Flight takes just 80 minutes!

If you’re looking for the most happening place on the East Coast, look no further than Provincetown. Located at Land’s End on Cape Cod, there are so many fabulous events scheduled, you’ll never want to leave. In June you have Twenty Summers, Provincetown Pride, PIFF (the Film Festival) and the Rowing Regatta just to name a few. In July the Fireworks and Parade are on the 4th, followed by Bear Week, Girl Splash, Family Week and Whale Week. All together it’s a month jam packed with lots to do. August brings a week of Carnival including the well-attended and always entertaining Parade on the 16th. September offers The Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta, the Book Festival, Tennessee Williams Festival, Gay Pilots Week, and Pet Appreciation Week. In October Halloween (from 10/26 – 10/31) is not to be missed. Other events include Woman’s Week, the Oyster Festival and Fantasia Fair, events well worth experiencing. You can attend any of these great events by taking the seaplane from Manhattan and arriving in P-Town just 80 minutes later.

In addition to all the events going on in Provincetown, there are some wonderful landmarks to check out. Pilgrim Monument and Museum (remember they arrived here first) is well worth a visit as well as MacMillan Wharf where the blessing of the fleet takes place and the Grandmothers watch over the fishermen. If you’re a lighthouse aficionado, there are two you can visit in Provincetown: Race Point Lighthouse and Wood End Lighthouse. Provincetown Town Hall is a fine example of beautiful New England Craftsman architecture. Built in 1886, it was renovated several years ago. Now the town staff works in the basement, which used to be the jail, and the auditorium is used for concerts, shows, and even movies during the Provincetown Film Festival.

Provincetown has many choices for places to stay. Some favorites include Land’s End Inn, The Crowne Point Historic Inn and Spa, the Inn at Cook Street, Queen Vic Guest House and many, many others. Your best bet is to be within walking distance of town, but you can always rent bicycles to get around. There are also fabulous restaurants to sample such as The Mews, The Red Inn Restaurant, Lobster Pot, and Relish. Fudge and salt water taffy are available at several venues and make great gifts to take home to friends and family.

For the art lover, there are so many galleries you could spend weeks perusing them. After all Provincetown is the country’s oldest art colony. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the Fine Arts Work Center would be a great place to start your tour. Lists of galleries and art exhibitions can be found on several websites.

Getting there is now easier than ever. Cape Air Seaplane Services can get you there in less than an hour and a half. A shuttle service from the airport to town is available every half hour. Check out the Provincetown schedule on the New York page of our website for more details or call us at 800-468-8639.

Happy travels,


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