The daffodils and cherry trees are blooming so it is official, spring has arrived on Cape Cod. Spring cleaning season. Yay. Question: what’s way more fun than washing your windows or cleaning out your closets? A visit to Provincetown, of course! Since I’ve got the spring cleaning thing on my mind, I’ve been thinking of all the ways to ‘clean’ up my own lifestyle, physically and emotionally. A little rest and relaxation is a great place to start, but what if we add in exercise and a little TLC for the body too? Sounds perfect to me and the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa may just be the perfect spot from which to embark on this little cleansing adventure. Below I’ve outlined how I would spend a weekend refreshing body and soul, CPHI&S style.
This is a no-brainer but I would start with some pampering at the top-rated Shui Spa, conveniently located at the Inn. A soak in the mineral tub? Check. 90-minute Hot Stone Massage? Check. Or perhaps I’d go with one of the spa’s many packages, combining massages, facials, mani/pedis, body scrubs—so many flavors to choose from!
Yoga classes abound here in Provincetown. Even at this time of year but especially once high summer season hits. There’s yoga on the beach, on a SUP—you name it, it’s probably here somewhere. But here are a few of my favorite yoga stops (for a longer list click here): Yoga East Wellness Center (wide range of classes including hatha, vinyasa, meditation and the Stand-Up Paddle Yoga classes), Yoga with Will Coons (from late May to mid-September, outdoor yoga on the deck of Boatslip Resort), and Strength & Clarity Pilates and Yoga Movement Studio (mixed practice studio offers daily yoga flow classes).
If yoga isn’t your idea of wellness, there are plenty of other ways to get exercise. Get out and enjoy the outdoors at the same time by renting bicycles, swimming and hiking along the Cape Cod National Seashore, or simply jogging around town. Or perhaps a stair workout up the 252 foot high Pilgrim Monument?
It’s often a challenge to eat healthy when traveling but not in Provincetown. In addition to having several vegan-friendly establishments (click here for some of our recommendations), there are several markets with a greener, healthier bend. My favorites? Bradford Natural Market and 141 To Go (plenty of gluten-free, non-GMO, organic produce and packaged foods; the Hot Bar is the only vegetarian buffet in town), the Grab n Go Health Bar (for juices, smoothies, and snacks), and for dinner, I’m excited to try Sal’s Place, the Italian Bistro recently reopened at the tail end of the 2016 season to rave reviews.