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Family Friendly

There’s plenty of things to do for families ranging from bike rides to spending days at the beach.

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Families in Provincetown

Is Provincetown family-friendly? The answer is yes. There’s plenty of things to do for families ranging from bike rides to spending days at the beach. Families can find free sights and sounds and experience Provincetown’s arts and culture. There are enough museums, exhibits, and restaurants to keep families busy during their stay.

A whale jumping in Provincetown, copyright Dave Silvia.

A whale spotted off the coast of Provincetown. Photograph by Dave Silvia.

Whale Watching

Whales have always been a part of Provincetown—you can catch glimpses from the beaches—so it’s not surprising that whale watching began here. Whale watching was born in 1975 when a fisherman by the name of Al Avellar teamed up with Charles Mayo, a marine biologist from the Provincetown Center of Coastal Studies. A few people turned into thousands and whale watching in Provincetown has since become one of the town’s main staples. 

Whale Watching Tips

Whale watching in Provincetown usually takes between two and three hours. Due to the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a good idea to dress warm and even bring a dry set of clothes. Why? If you want to get the best views, you can count on getting splashed; after all, a whale has to come up for air, right? If anyone is prone to seasickness and still wants to enjoy themselves, make sure to bring whatever medication that’s needed. Finally, have a great time, take photos, and make memories in this family-friendly activity.

“You can walk or bike everywhere.”