Provincetown, Provincetown, Massachusetts
260 Commercial St, Provincetown, Massachusetts . 02| Map |
Sometimes called ''P-town,'' Provincetown is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry and its status as a vacation destination of gays and lesbians.
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We were staying in Orleans for the week. Provincetown was approximately a 1/2 hour drive for us. We took the backroad up for a more scenic drive and then the highway home. Once in town, you can walk the length of the main street in half a day. There are lots of art galleries, t-shirt shops, souvenir shops, ice cream stores and places to eat. If you are looking to bring home saltwater taffy, be sure to stop into Cabot's Candy Shop. Provincetown is very touristy. And crowded. Cars are allowed on the main street along with the pedestrians trying to walk along so if you have younger kids or a stroller it could make for a long day. Personally, our family prefers the more authentic, non-touristy towns. Good thing to do if you need a break from the sun or if it is a non-beach day.
Tips for Families
There is a parking lot on the main street, approximately halfway down on the left side. There are public restrooms, well marked with signage along the street, but there is also a public restroom in the library which is kind of cool because there is a HUGE boat right in the middle of the main room!
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OK, if you take the scenic route, you shave a chunk off your life to get here. It's allllllll the way at the tip of the cape. If you're not into trading this chunk of life for consummate Cape Cod scenery, take the main highway...you'll get there in about half the time. I was questioning my decision to listen to our innkeeper who said not to miss this place... ...until we pulled into town. Being summer, we pulled in with hordes of other people. But, I didn't care. This was the cutest little beach community...with its own unique personality. A cute harbor, sand dunes, tons of touristy and chic boutiques, and a flamboyant Pride vibe. Loved it!!! We didn't want to miss anything, so we opted for the trolley tour....
It is an interesting town to visit but not to stay if you are on a family vacation. Definitely take 1/2 - 1 day walking around the piers and the Commerce Street when you are in Cape Cod. btw... th...