Rest and Relaxation in Provincetown



This past week was Carnival Week and it tends to be a little…rowdy.  We may have partaken of a few too many late (or early) nights and a few too many cocktails.  So, if you are finding yourself in need of a little detox and some quiet time, here are some ideas for you.


Visit Shui Spa

What could be more convenient than a luxurious, high-end spa located just down the street?  With its private mineral soaking tub, full line of massages, facials, and mani/pedis, and all done with kiehl’s signature skincare products, you pretty much can’t go wrong.  It’s the perfect indulgence and an ideal way to relax and recharge.


Mellow out at Shipwreck Lounge

Mondays are #MellowMonday at Shipwreck Lounge.  Comfy lounge chairs, chill music, and a tasty nightcap are my favorite way to unpack the weekend.  Plus, there’s the pool.  Ahhh, the pool.  I love the pool.


Visit a Garden

Located at 608 Commercial Street in Ptown’s East End, Suzanne’s Garden is a public garden full of flowers¾one of my favorite places to stop and sit for a moment.  It simply makes me smile.  The story of how the garden came to be is equally as charming and heartwarming, but I’ll leave that for you to discover when you visit!


Take a Hike

No one needs an excuse to get moving but a walk sure is a good way to reset your body and soul.  The options are endless when it comes to getting outside for a walk.  The blog at the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn features a list of some of the best hiking trails in Provincetown.  If you in the mood for a treat, venture out to the Great Island Trail in Wellfleet (click here for information on all of the trails in the Cape Cod National Seashore).  In my humble opinion, it is one of the treasures of Cape Cod.  As a peninsula on the outer edge of Wellfleet Harbor, it offers an 8-mile round trip hike along salt marshes, woods, and sandy beaches.  But you can also just take the short walk out and up over the dunes to Cape Cod Bay, where you will most likely have the entire beach to yourself (you may have to share with the gulls).  Solitude on a Cape Cod beach in August?  Treasure indeed.