Doin’ it Down Cape

With the 16th annual Provincetown Film Festival just around the corner and new things happening all the time in Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown, we’re feeling inspired to spend some time on the outermost reaches of our peninsula. Whether you build your visit around the fest, which takes place June 18-22, or simply jump in the car for a spontaneous day of exploration, we’ve got you covered.

Wellfleet comes alive in the summer, with some of our favorite restaurants and galleries opening up, and of course the proximity to White Crest, Mayo and other beaches for surfing or lounging. New on the scene for you to check out are Salt Wellfleet, a beachy new boutique featuring a curated collection of bohemian fashions.  For the locavores among us, or simply the good food, great atmosphere obsessed, Ceraldi brings an atypical waterfront dining option.  The Italian-inspired menu draws on a handful of hyperlocal growers for a 7-course prix fixe. After dinner, don’t miss Frying Pan Gallery across the street! For the culturally inclined, Wellfleet Preservation Hall offers an impressive range of programming from yoga and dance to film and food.

Next, the good people of Truro Vineyards give us yet another excuse to visit their beautiful site with the recent launch of Twenty Boat Rum (ask them about the name!).  With Atlantic Spice Company as a neighbor and plenty of space to install a distiller, creating a spiced rum was a natural evolution – and a gift to all of us. The second batch is complete; stop at the tasting room after fortifying your stomach with bites from the Crushpad, Blackfish’s mobile outpost.

On to Provincetown.  The 2014 P’town Film Fest celebrates “Filmmaking On The Edge,” and includes a line-up to satisfy a range of tastes. From Happy Christmas with Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham to Whitey, about Whitey Bulger, to a booksigning with the legendary John Waters (Carsick just hit shelves), the fest brings an incredible set of events to town.  We’re also completely enamored with the short, sweet inaugural season of Twenty Summers, a new nonprofit arts center in the restored Hawthorne Barn. The schedule pays homage to Provincetown’s legacy of artistic inspiration.

While you’re there, visit our friends at 141 Bradford Market for a fresh juice or to stock up on healthy snacks to sneak into a screening! Design junkies will love room 68 for contemporary furnishings and well-crafted gifts. Stop by Sage for small plates and cocktails or Bubala’s for eats and entertainment. And while they’re renovating through this month, take a peek at Roux. We have a feeling this is going to be a go-to B+B recommendation for out-of-town guests, not to mention a romantic staycation spot for the rest of us!

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