Province town

  • beaujangle

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    Dec 01, 2014 1:38 PM GMT
    omg, this town is so pretty & gay! Definitely in my bucket list

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    Dec 01, 2014 7:14 PM GMT
    In the travel forum:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3881906/
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    Dec 02, 2014 3:57 AM GMT
    Is there anything to do in P-Town, other than gawk at guys?

    Do they have any museums, fine dining, or other touristy things to do?
  • Rufus2000

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    Dec 02, 2014 5:35 AM GMT
    TONS of art galleries. TONS of restaurants, from cheap greasy burger stands to more refine dining experiences. TONS of bars. TONS of clubs. Way, WAY more than a small little seaside town like this should have. Which makes for a somewhat surreal but unique experience. It's like a gay theme park, but they chose "Seaside Village" as the decor. Oh, and there's the beach. And then there's THE beach, where it's cool if you lose your trunks (though not exactly legal... but hey, everyone does it!)

    I was there this past summer for Carnival week (which was the parade they showed in the video.) And went the previous summer for a week too. And already looking forward to going back!
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Dec 02, 2014 5:59 AM GMT
    Better than downton abbey i guess?
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    Dec 02, 2014 6:42 AM GMT
    Rufus2000 saidTONS of art galleries. TONS of restaurants, from cheap greasy burger stands to more refine dining experiences. TONS of bars. TONS of clubs. Way, WAY more than a small little seaside town like this should have. Which makes for a somewhat surreal but unique experience. It's like a gay theme park, but they chose "Seaside Village" as the decor. Oh, and there's the beach. And then there's THE beach, where it's cool if you lose your trunks (though not exactly legal... but hey, everyone does it!)

    I was there this past summer for Carnival week (which was the parade they showed in the video.) And went the previous summer for a week too. And already looking forward to going back!

    Thanks! I think I'll add that to my list of travel destinations.
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    Dec 02, 2014 9:23 AM GMT
    xrichx saidIs there anything to do in P-Town, other than gawk at guys?

    Do they have any museums, fine dining, or other touristy things to do?

    Besides what Rufus said, it's an outdoor place - biking on trail in the national Seashore(almost everyone there for more than a day rents a bike to get around), whale-watching, fishing, sailing, and the beach.
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    Dec 03, 2014 8:59 AM GMT
    TomSOCAL saidDo they have good paying jobs with health insurance....that is the problem with towns that attract gays out west....no good paying jobs for single income households....ie there's no Costco, Rei, whole foods, etc. in Truckee, south lake Tahoe, Ashland, Flagstaff, or palm springs.....nearby towns do have them, but it's a long drive to get $15 an hour + health care....

    Does Provincetown have affordable housing.....one should never pay more than 30 percent of their income, from any source, on rent......for single income households, this is very hard to find out west...Durango, Colorado and Santa fe and Albuquerque, new Mexico you can make it....California very difficult....palm springs used to be cheap prior to the most recent (2010+) housing bubble...south lake Tahoe, a long, snowy, steep drive down to gardnerville to work at Costco, trader Joe's, etc...

    P-town is a seasonal vacation destination area - almost empty in winter. It's a place to enjoy seasonal vacation visits, at vacation prices. Affordable housing? Hardly any. I'm sure it's difficult for seasonal workers to get by - but something attracts them anyway. A lot are foreign students.
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    Dec 03, 2014 11:51 AM GMT
    Know Before You Go.

  • ohioguy12

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    Dec 03, 2014 1:50 PM GMT
    After about 3 years of living in Boston and hearing people talk about P-town all the time, I finally took the plunge and went last Summer. I thought it was ok. Not bad, but not deserving all the hype that people were giving it.
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    Dec 03, 2014 2:40 PM GMT
    The place they show at the beginning of the video, with the crowd on the outdoor wooden deck, is the Boatslip, a more modern hotel inside. Though not specifically gay, it hosts a Sunday tea dance in season, around the pool that the crowd on the deck is somewhat obscuring in those clips. I assume that's why those people are there.

    We've stayed there, it's OK, although lacks the charm of smaller B&Bs along Commercial St. But then those places are more expensive, lack parking (which the Boatslip has, a premium in P-town), and none to my knowledge have elevators, a problem for my husband & me. And the Boatslip has that sandy beach (though not for swimming), with a great view of the anchored boats on Provincetown Harbor.

    In fact I haven't swum on the Cape since the mid-1960s, the water's too cold. But the beach can be nice to enjoy, and see the eye candy. And there's lots of seashore, around most of the perimeter of P-town, and all the way down the Cape's east coast until Eastham.
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    Dec 03, 2014 11:55 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThough not specifically gay, it hosts a Sunday tea dance in season...


    These days the Boatslip is almost exclusively gay. Non-gay guests would be extremely rare. I recall seeing an elderly straight couple inquiring about a room at the front desk, and the clerk on duty asked them in a very puzzled manner, "You want to stay here?" icon_surprised.gif Also, the tea dance is held daily in season (mid-June to mid-September) between 4 pm and 7 pm. During shoulder season (May and mid September through Halloween), tea dances are held every Saturday and Sunday, with additional weekdays during certain times such as Memorial Day weekend, Women's Week in Oct, Halloween, etc. The rooms and bathrooms at the Boatslip have been completely renovated in the last couple of years, so it is much nicer than it used to be. Staying at the Boatslip gets you free admission to the tea dance, which saves you anywhere from $5-10. The cover charge varies depending on the date and if there is a special event (Independence Day). They also sell weekly passes for the tea dance for people staying elsewhere, which saves you a little money compared to the regular cover charge.
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    Dec 05, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    xrichx saidIs there anything to do in P-Town, other than gawk at guys?

    Do they have any museums, fine dining, or other touristy things to do?

    Besides what Rufus said, it's an outdoor place - biking on trail in the national Seashore(almost everyone there for more than a day rents a bike to get around), whale-watching, fishing, sailing, and the beach.


    Do they whale watch on Bear Week?