The main drag: Scenes from Commercial Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts
At the very tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, sits the utterly unique destination known as Provincetown or P-town. In season, the population balloons from 3,000 to 60,000 -- mostly tourists who want to bask in its picturesque, coastal early 1600s New England settlement aura, combined with a funky, hedonistic, let-your-freak-flag-fly anything-goes ambiance. My family spent many a pleasant summer vacation in P-town and I always got a kick out of watching the square-as-can-be tourists mixing politely with the eye-popping "there's something you don't see everyday" locals. While the whole area is fun and beautiful, Commercial Street is the place to be. It's cam-P, hap-P, and laid back like a hip-P (you know, P as in P-town...get it?).
This blog is devoted to old fashioned American roadside attractions... the wonderfully big, bizarre, crazy, wacky, quirky, weird, funny, unique and mundane sites you see travelling cross-country by car in the USA, where getting there really is all the fun!