Provincetown, Massachusetts

Welcome to Gay Friendly Provincetown Massachusetts…Ptown

Provincetown fits many descriptions. It’s a town synonymous with the LGBT community; it’s an art colony and a community of fishermen, many of them Portuguese.  These descriptions need not have distinct boundaries; often they overlap.  Ultimately a picture is worth more than words: take a trip down Commercial Street and everything that is Provincetown is there.

There are all the shops, restaurants, and people to watch that you would expect, but with everything sensory turned up a notch.  There’s the Portuguese Festival and Carnival in summer.  In winter, the street is quiet and bleakly beautiful.  Provincetown has the Pilgrim Monument, commemorating this part of the town’s history.  The Pilgrims landed here in 1620 and the Mayflower Compact was signed on board ship in Provincetown Harbor.  From the top of the tower, a panorama of the Cape unrolls.