Provincetown, one of the most well known towns on Cape Cod, offers rich cultural and artistic history as well as plenty of ... More
Provincetown, one of the most well known towns on Cape Cod, offers rich cultural and artistic history as well as plenty of contemporary pleasures. The Pilgrims made their first New World landing here and the historic Mayflower Compact was written and signed just off the coast. Later, an artists' colony developed, attracting the intellectual elite and resulting in many artistic and literary institutions. Today, Provincetown thrives as a cultural center and vacation destination, known for plentiful inns and restaurants, great shopping, beautiful sunsets and a vibrant gay and lesbian community.
What can I say!!!!
Provincetown is an incredible place to visit, straight or gay.
I went with my husband for the first time this past weekend and we are looking forward on going back very soon.
During our visit at P-Town we visited most of the beautiful shops. The atmosphere on the streets and the aromas coming from the many restaurants were incredible and definitely memorable.
Our favorite restaurant has to be "The Caribbean Corner." The atmosphere is great. The great Salsa music heard from the outside drew us into the cozy restaurant. The smells of the Venezuelan food convienced us to order anything from the menu. The service was excellent. Carolina, one of the owners, made us feel right at home. The Curry Chicken, the Venezuelan tacos, the dirty hotdog, the venzuelan lemonade, the "Chicha" (great drink), Jugo de Tamarindo are must haves. Do not leave P-Town without saying hello to Carolina and the rest of the workers,you have to try out their great food. Ohhhh!! Can't forget about their Flan, YUMMY!!!
Also, the Portuguese Bakery is excellent. My husband and I had their cheese cake and it is to die for.
You do however have to be very patient to drive through Commercial St and find a spot to park. Becareful how you drive here, the locals and tourists will jump in front of your vehicle without hesitation when crossing the road. The streets are very very narrow.
I hope this will help you with your decision to visit Provincetown and which restaurant to dine at.
Please say hello to Carolina for us.
Olga & Angel (2007)
We liked the relaxed atmosphere of P-Town, and enjoyed walking the narrow streets with shops lining both sides of the street. Bought some very nice pieces of silver jewelry ( nautical ), and other merchandise. It was pleasant to walk on the wharf breathing in the ocean air and munching on whole clams. yummy
Also, liked sitting on the bench in front of town hall and watching the many vactioners as well as locals walking the streets. The portuguese bakery sells some great pastries. One of my favorites being elephant ears. We bought delicious fudge and salt water taffy to take home. It is a bustling town both day and evening. Our one and only dislike is the multitude of dogs that frequent the town and beaches.
Whale watching, the beach, Commericial Street, great restaurants, lots of entertainment, there's something for everybody here. Visit the Pilgrim Monument, the Wharf, the sea shore. Its one of the biggest gay and lesbian destinations in the US, but also accomodating to families and open minded people of every pursuasion.
I've stayed in P-Town with my partner 5 times in the last 4 years. Each time we have stayed in a different hotel or B&B, the last time renting a private cottage in Truro, right next to P-Town. It's the perfect place to go to get away from everything because life is just slower on the Cape.
During the summer the nightlife is great, but just an average day on Commercial Street makes you never want to leave. I recommend the White Water Inn, Bubala's for breakfast (try the ommletts) and you can't leave without a visit to the Portugese Bakery and Spiritus Pizza. The shopping can't be beat, with many fine art shops and great jewelry stores. If you have an open mind and an open wallet, this is the perfect place for you next vacation.
I had a great time with my family. Whale watching and other charters are well worth it. Then a seafood dinner at any one of the dockside resturants is just heavenly. Shopping galore and lots of people watching round out the day. Oh and don't miss the veiw from the tower and check out the muesum. Good stuff. Been here 17 times and keep coming back.
What a blast we had. We only had $1000 for our entire vacation for two. It was July of 1990. We decided to do a farm style B&B (Rose Hall?) in Great Barrington that was heaven. Then we camped our way to the Cape. Several places were quite accomodating in the wee hours of the night. When we landed in Ptown, we went on a sunset whale watch cruise. It was the greatest trip of my life. I'll never forget it and would do it again in a heart beat.
Cape Cod is somewhere that you will never forget. The natural beauty of Cape Cod will live in your memories forever. P-town is the place you go when you don't want to have to worry about lifes conflict of interest in various circles of the world.