More About Provincetown
Provincetown MA is a charming New England town situated at the tip of historic Cape Cod. Filled with traditional New England Captain's Houses, art museums, shops, cottages and inns, Provincetown is a beautiful destination resort. The Pilgrims first set foot on American soil here in 1620 before venturing on to Plymouth. A community developed on the site about 1700 and the town was incorporated in 1727. Provincetown MA is the site of the tall granite Pilgrim Monument, commemorating the Pilgrims' landing and the signing in the harbor of the Mayflower Compact. For over a century an artist community has flourished here, and has been home to Charles Hawthorne, Jackson Pollock, Eugene O'Neil, The Provincetown Players (founded here in 1915), Cole Porter, Norman Mailer, Sebastian Unger and other well-known artists. For the last few decades a thriving Gay Community has vacationed here attracted from around the world. Gay Hotels, Gay Bed & Breakfasts and Gay Guesthouses compliment the many other all-welcome hotels, motels and various accommodations in Ptown. This makes for an eclectic mix of people, shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, nightlife and Cape Cod lodging. The bars include Provincetown’s famous T-Dance at the waterfront Boatslip Resort and the A House one of the longest established gay bars in the country. There is something in P town for everyone, whether you like to lie on a beach, cycle on the dunes bike paths, or pass the day at a cafe. Various weeks bring their own themes as well such as Fourth of July’s Summer Camp, Carnival Week, Bear Week and Women’s Week. Other activities include kayaking, hiking, spa treatments including massage, facial and body treatments, whale watching, off road bike trails, all types of boat rentals, walks on the beach and spectacular sunset cruises on Cape Cod Bay. Provincetown sits on a sand bank at the very tip of Cape Cod, surrounded by National Parkland beaches and dunes making it an ideal destination resort. Drive, bus, take the high-speed ferry or fly into Ptown after which you can walk or cycle anywhere with ease.