Provincetown - tips and advice?

  • Timbales

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    Jul 07, 2009 12:50 PM GMT
    I got invited to go out to Provincetown this weekend by some friends. I'm going to be there Saturday and Sunday, leaving Monday. Does anyone have any tips or advice? Places to go, places to avoid, etc.?
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    Jul 07, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
    Make sure you at least have dinner at the Lobster Pot. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 07, 2009 1:02 PM GMT
    Do not avoid the beach.

    We make have Lake Ontario Timbey, but that is no ocean.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 07, 2009 1:10 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidDo not avoid the beach.

    We make have Lake Ontario Timbey, but that is no ocean.


    yeah, I need to get a gallon of SPF500. I haven't been near anything but a pool in a few years
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    Jul 07, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    Don't expect to go into the water, unless you want to freeze your balls off.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 07, 2009 1:45 PM GMT
    If it's clear, the view from the Pilgrim Monument is really beautiful, and it's a good little hike up to the top.

    I got drinks at Pepe's last week and that was nice, too.

    Be wary of traffic, though. If you're driving there, get there either really early or really late. The traffic can come to a halt and pile up for 5-10 miles away from the bridge and inch along for hours.
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    medfordguy saidDon't expect to go into the water, unless you want to freeze your balls off.

    That's half the fun of getting in the water! Be prepared for a hike to the beach.... and parts of the beach tend to be nude... so just watch out for the old man nudity.
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:14 PM GMT
    looks like you'll have some decent weather, not too warm, mostly in the mid-70s, moderately sunny (so you'll need your sunblock), but you might want to have an umbrella handy for some showers or thunderstorms.
  • DiverScience

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    Jul 07, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    medfordguy saidDon't expect to go into the water, unless you want to freeze your balls off.


    Wuss. ;-p
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
    Go whale watching -- it's amazing. Go to Tea Dance, amazing for other reasons. You only need to go once. Try to catch one of the shows. I can't remember the name of my favorite one but they're all good.

    The beach is a disappointment -- long walk, not soft sand, can be buggy, and the nude thing is overrated. Park Rangers can come along at any time and hassle you.

    Go west of town, along the water front, and look for Captain Jack's. Classic 1940's Ptown. You'll pass a deli along the way, on your left. Stop in -- it's all delicious.

    In any event, enjoy the place. It's classic Cape.
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    Jul 07, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    Forgot to mention: take the boat from Boston, and rent a bike when you get there.
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    Jul 07, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    DiverScience said
    medfordguy saidDon't expect to go into the water, unless you want to freeze your balls off.


    Wuss. ;-p


    Sorry, I don't go into any water colder than 85.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 07, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, I forgot about the whalewatch. I saw at least 6-7 different whales, and they were all really close to the boat. Whales are preeeeeeetty damn cool. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 07, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    make sure you watch the sun set. P-Town is the only place on the east coast where you can see the sun set over water on the western horizon.
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    Jul 07, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    Stay away from the "dick dock" unless your really drunk!

    Go to Tea Dance! Good times!
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    Jul 07, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    Have a good time! One of the awesome things about P-Town is the diversity of people there. Young, old, different cultures, ethnicities, etc. It was a hoot, and I think you'll have a great time too.
  • DiverScience

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    Jul 07, 2009 5:58 PM GMT
    medfordguy said
    DiverScience said
    medfordguy saidDon't expect to go into the water, unless you want to freeze your balls off.


    Wuss. ;-p


    Sorry, I don't go into any water colder than 85.


    And thus, I stand by my prior statement. ::chuckles::
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    Jul 07, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
    DiverScience said
    medfordguy said
    DiverScience said
    medfordguy saidDon't expect to go into the water, unless you want to freeze your balls off.


    Wuss. ;-p


    Sorry, I don't go into any water colder than 85.


    And thus, I stand by my prior statement. ::chuckles::

    Agreed.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 07, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    Things to do in PTown

    Head down Commercial after dinner
    all the drag queens come out to hype their show ... it's fun

    The Deck is great during the day
    and then the afternoon tea there is a blast icon_cool.gif
    Mary Alice the DJ plays all the anthems

    Rent a bike and head down to the state park and ride around town

    The beach is a trek but well worth it

    Purgatory .... if you're BAD icon_cool.gif

    A-House for just some good fun

    a word of warning the dance clubs have no airconditioning icon_eek.gif
    so be prepared to sweat

    Everything closes at one so the whole town meets at the Pizza place on Commercial
    ..... talk about having some meat on your Pizza icon_rolleyes.gif



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    Jul 07, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    My partner & I go every summer -- we'll be there next week in fact.
    Tips:
    Avoid the Lobster Pot, it's a tourist trap. Try the Mews, it has great food and a charming atmosphere. For lunch, Bubbala's by the Bay has passable food and the best people-watching.
    Herring Cove Beach is a must but forget about swimming unless you enjoy the Labrador Current.
    The Mussel Beach Health Club is also a must because all the people you'll see later at the bars are there pumping up first.
    Don't miss the Whale Watch. It's a fun day on the water and the whales put on such a good show it's as if they deliberately do an aqua ballet to keep the whaling ban in place.
    The Atlantic House dance bar is the best eye candy in P'town but you'll get lots more of that just by walking up and down Commercial St.
    Have fun!
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    Jul 07, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    growingmusc saidmake sure you watch the sun set. P-Town is the only place on the east coast where you can see the sun set over water on the western horizon.


    Is this somehow different than watching the sun set on any other watery horizon? It sets on the bay on Fire Island. To great applause every night.
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    Jul 07, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    Lysander said Is this somehow different than watching the sun set on any other watery horizon? It sets on the bay on Fire Island. To great applause every night.

    P'town has extra dimensions that Fire island lacks. P'town isn't just eye candy and hookup opportunities. It has a literary/artistic history dating back to the 20s and the days of Eugene O'Neill. It has all the quirky charm of Cape Cod. And it has a special light and atmosphere that comes from being basically 100 miles out to sea.
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    Jul 07, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    ZOMG! How could I forget.

    My favorite drag performer will be doing a show at The Crown and Anchor Thursday through Sunday's at 9PM. Dina Martina is a treasure and not to be missed.
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    Jul 07, 2009 8:03 PM GMT
    Also, try and visit some other areas on the outer cape. Wellfleet is a very nice old town to visit. The Cape Cod National Seashore has some very nice beaches.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 07, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    thanks guys, if I don't get do do a lot this weekend at least I'll get enough of a flavor to decide if I want to go back