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Just southeast of bustling Provincetown, Truro is a sleepy town surrounded by the Cape Cod National Seashore. Local people like it that way.

by Tom Brosnahan
Travel Info Exchange




What a contrast! In summer Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, is bustling with locals, summer residents and day-trippers, its shops busy, its restaurants and cafes crowded, its streets a constant flow of traffic.

Meanwhile, in neighboring Truro, the town's minuscule commercial district is a scene of lazy summer calm because everyone's at the beach or taking a nap or reading a book in the hammock.

Rental cottages far outnumber hotels, motels and inns in Truro, so most visitors come to stay for a week or more. If they want activity and nightlife, they make the short trip to P-Town.

Several Truro attractions are worth a stop, however.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

The local arts center hosts concerts, exhibits, forums, lectures and shows to bring together artists, artisans and the community at large, both children and adults. More...

Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

If you're just passing through, stop for a tour, a tasting, and/ or the purchase of a few bottles of wine at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, a winery on the west side of MA Route 6A, easily accessible as you head south from Provincetown toward Wellfleet. (Here's more from

New England Wineries & Vineyards



Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod Tourist Information

Cape Cod Transportation

Cape Cod Homepage


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Days Cottages, Truro MA

Days' Cottages, for rent on the beach in Truro MA on Cape Cod.


Truro, Cape Cod MA



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