Provincetown changes depending on the season. It’s lively and busy in the summer, with dozens of events and performances. The fall is the locals’ favorite time: the weather is lovely, many shops and restaurants are still open, and the crowds are gone. Winter is a great time for holiday shopping and cozy weekends. Many restaurants are still open, along with the art museum and the beaches. Spring is perfect for introspection and calm. The beaches are beautiful, and many of the B&Bs have fireplaces in the rooms.