Thursday, September 10, 2015

Provincetown Walking Tour


Google has recently created an app called Field Trip.  It has been described as the app you never knew you wanted.  Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden and unique things in the world around you.
Field Trip is special to Provincetown.  You may have heard NY Times writer David Dunlap created a record of the history of Provincetown buildings and published a book of his work.  The book, Building Provincetown, recently published and available for sale in Provincetown, quickly sold out its first printing (a second printing will be coming shortly)   But, don’t despair, Google Field Trip asked Mr. Dunlap to download his work into the Field Trip database.  When you are in Provincetown if you have the Field Trip app on your phone it will bring up buildings and the history of those buildings as you walk through town.  It’s pretty remarkable.  It uses your location and lists the buildings in your vicinity and provides Mr. Dunlap’s story of the rich history of Provincetown buildings.
I’m sitting at The Somerset House Inn at 378 Commercial Street as I write this.  Field Trip has pulled up the history of the house and I can read all about the history of The Somerset House Inn from its first owner, Robert Cook in the 1800s to its current owners, Bob and I.  I can also pick any of the surrounding buildings and as I walk through town it will pull up different addresses.  It is a great walking tour of Provincetown, available year-round.
When you are looking for Provincetown lodging remember that The Somerset House Inn is open year-round.  You may book your reservation for any time of the year and take the Field Trip walking tour of Provincetown.  The fall, with warm days and cool evenings, is a favorite time of the year to visit for many of our guests.  Download the app and make your reservations and get walking in Provincetown this fall.  And we hope you will stay with us at The Somerset House Inn, the perfect Provincetown Bed and Breakfast for your fall trip.

Coming this fall in Provincetown
Sept 14 – 20    Afterglow Alternative Performance Arts Festival
Sept 24 – 27    Tennessee Williams Festival
Oct 9 – 12       Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 12 – 18     Women’s Week
Oct 30 – 31     Halloween Weekend (now sold out)

For a full listing please see the calendar on our web site.

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