Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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?).


Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com said...

We had a swell if gloomy visit to P-town just a couple of weeks ago and noticed many of the signs you have here Gunnar - though you of course were smart enough to photo them! I remember going to P-town for the first time in junior high, and never realized a place in New England could be so colorful and fun!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

We hit it on a beautiful day last June, Betty. We've also visited on New Years Day a few times. I'm up for a trip there any time.