The ferries from Boston to P-town are for people only, no cars. There's a lot to see in P-town and in the summer there is "the summer shuttle" which will take you to various places, including the beaches of the National Seashore.
Oh my Illinois, is there anything to do on the Cape? It's a totally unique place in the US and especially interesting for folks from IL like you and me. You CAN ferry into Provincetown and stay in that area but that village is not typical of the rest of the Cape. To get a better experience get a rental car at Logan and drive down and around on the Cape. If you do that then book the rental right away for the lowest rates. You can always cancel for no penalty later. we usually fly from ORD to BOS on JetBlue since they seem to employ pleasant folks, have really comfortable seating and don't charge for bags.
I'm going to send you some more Cape info. Look up beside your screen name for a note.
BTW, if you still like the idea of taking the ferry to Provincetown then you can still get a car rental in that area too, probably from Enterprise.
Hope you decide to go for 5 - 10 days. Have fun.
thank you everyone for your input. guess i should have mentioned that we will be driving from illinois out there.
thought it would be neat to take the ferry.
That would have been a key piece of information to know up front. The ferries to Provincetown are passengers only.
Where are you staying and for how long? If you want to get out on the water there are several options like the Cat boat out of Hyannis, a whale watch out of Barnstable Harbor or Provincetown and several ways to get to the islands by ferry. For one, you can pop over to Martha's Vineyard from Falmouth on the Island Queen in 35 minutes across Nantucket Sound. Enjoy Oak Bluffs, have lunch, take the island shuttle to Edgartown then back to the ferry for a nice day trip....leaving the car behind in Falmouth.
thank you capecodcharlie... this give me an idea of things we can do, places to see etc.. i appreciate it. We will be in Boston for about 4 days.
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