Once you’re in P-town, everything is within a 10-20 minute walking distance, with the ocean, shops, galleries and quirky New England architecture all along the way. If you prefer to drive from the Inn to the center of town, there's (for-a-fee) parking on McMillan Wharf and at Duarte's lot off of Bradford. If you prefer to take a taxi or pedicab, they'll be waiting at the front door of the Inn. If you plan to stay a few extra days (stay, stay!) there's also whale watching, bike rentals, National Park Service bike trails, dune rides, and that big sandy thing--yeah, the beach.
. Wikipedia has a decent history of Provincetown, with pictures, stats and links. Did you know that the Pilgrims landed first in P-town? And that they landed pretty much on the site of The Provincetown Inn, where The Encaustic Confterence takes place?
. The Provincetown Gallery Guide online is an 80-page listing, with pictures and info, of the huge number of galleries in town. The guide that's up now is from 2015-16, with this June the last month of listings, but that should be enough to at least give you a sense of the abundance of offerings. (Use the magnifying glass icon to enlarge the pages.)
. Visit the Arts and Culture guide on The Provincetown Tourist Office website
(Click pic to see it larger) JM photo
And click here for Wikipedia's entry on Provincetown Harbor