Tuesday Travel

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Hello friends and welcome to a new column Tuesday Travel. I love a weekend getaway and now that I am back in Boston, my weekends have been filled with many a getaway. Today I thought I’d share with you the first of many. Provincetown.

I grew up traveling to Ptown for high school sports but let’s be honest that was nearly 20 years ago. I was long overdue. And thus a few weeks back, one warm Friday afternoon, we battled the traffic from the Back Bay to the Seaport and boarded a fast ferry to whisk us away. 90 minutes later, paradise.

Thanks to Conde Nast Traveler, I knew the place to stay was Salt House Inn. Located on the East End of town and a short 10 minute walk from the docks (right off Commercial Street), the Salt House Inn is a boutique inn redefining the b+b experience. We stayed in Room No. 8, a deluxe king with a oars above our heads, accents of yellow and gray throughout the white-on-white palette. Updated nautical chic at its finest. The owners also opened a sister property this past Memorial Day weekend, Eben House, one of only three brick colonial homes left and built by Captain Eben Snow in 1776. Next time, I think we will stay here.

Whenever I travel, I always love to discover where the locals go. While confirming the details of our arrival, I asked our innkeepers for the inside scoop. After a little research, I decided on Victor’s for our first dinner. Located on the West End of town, Victor’s has been named as Ptown’s culinary hotspot. And hot spot it is. The bar was packed and the service pleasant. It was a little noisy for our liking but worth it after we tried the Ahi tuna napoleon. Next time, we will probably go for early cocktails and the raw bar. And a walk through the West End is a must. The homes here are perfection. Every time we turned a corner, I found a new favorite.

In my opinion, the best part of staying at a b+b is the breakfast and let me tell you, Salt House Inn didn’t disappoint. Sour cream coffee cake (so good I begged for the recipe), fresh fruit, greek yogurt with homemade granola and honey, toast and muffins. The perfect mix to start our day.

As if we wasn’t satisfied from our breakfast spread, I saw on Instagram that Happy Camper was having a little pop-up at The Canteen on Commercial Street. After picking up a quick coffee at Wired Puppy, down Commercial Street we went. K and I split the orange chai {so good} as our real goal for the morning was to get in a bike ride. Ptown Bikes came highly recommended so after our donut adventure we walked to Bradford Street to get ourselves some bikes. We decided to take the trails out to Race Point Beach, about a 2.5 mile ride from town. Little did I know that trails are actually trails. Nothing like my rides out to Madaket Beach. Should you decide to take a ride, be prepared to exert some energy. In the end, it was worth the sweat as Race Point is beautiful. A wide, expansive beach with sand dunes that are breathtaking.

After our ride back to town, we needed a little nourishment. I had read about a little sandwich shop Pop+Dutch, which just happened to be down the road from Ptown Bikes. K got their special sandwich which for the life of me I can’t remember what it was and I had their green goddess chicken salad on a brioche bun. It hit the spot. They also had a fresh watermelon aqua fresca, which helped to hydrate us both.

For dinner, we decided to grab a few appetizers and drinks at Joon Bar + Kitchen, which we were told has become the new local spot. And what a great spot it is. I decided on their White Linen cocktail, made with ginger vodka, lemonade and fresh mint. My new summer drink! The reason we decided on just appetizers was because we were holding out for Spiritus Pizza. On the walk home, we stopped in for four slices to enjoy on our deck while watching the sunset. A perfect ending to a perfect day.

Sunday was our shopping day. A few shops not to miss: John Derian, Tim Scapes, Room 68 and Adam Peck Gallery. And turns out we saved our best meal for last, The Canteen. I can’t say enough about this place. Next time we go to Ptown, I think I may just eat every meal here. It is just that good. The cod banh mi, the honeysuckle popsicle, the seating area with a view of the harbor. The Canteen is one of those places I wish I could pack up and bring home with me.

Ptown, I left a little bit of my heart with you and as an island girl, that is saying quite a bit. We can’t wait to visit again. I am most thankful I don’t need to drive to you. Cape traffic in the summer is brutal!

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