Provincetown Journals

P'Town: A Place for Every Kind of Family

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A July 2005 trip to Provincetown by SFPhotocraft

Ciro & Sals Photo, Provincetown, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: Provincetown has always had a unique and independent history. It is a part of America that has always marched to its own drummer. Once a year, gay families gather here to celebrate Family Week. It's a week that our family could not and would not miss!

P'Town: A Place for Every Kind of Family

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P'Town is full of colorful folk! Photo, Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Nobody comes to Provincetown by accident. Nobody comes to Provincetown just by passing through. P'Town is a destination. It's at the very tip of Cape Cod, and there is only one road into town - and the road stops here. When you come to P'Town, you have come as far as you can go - your next stop by going straight (nobody goes straight in P'Town) would be Lisbon.Provincetown has always been a place for the rebel or the person who wanted to get lost. Even the pilgrims first set foot on these sands. Even though they were Puritans, they were running away from the establishment!The first week of each August is Family Week. This is a week when gay families come from all over the world to vaca...Read More

Provincetown Inn Resort

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Hotel | "Provincetown Inn"

Provincetown Inn Resort Photo, Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Many of the Family Week functions are held at the Provincetown Inn. It's one of the few hotels near P'Town that can handle large groups of 200 to 300 people for breakfast or dinner.The hotel is by no means fancy. It's a basic, large American motel. Its best feature is its location. It's surrounded on three sides by water. It's near Herring Cove Beach, and the views of Proviencetown from its beach are stunning. The best place on the entire Cape to view a sunset is from the beach wall here at the inn.The motel is a sprawling complex, with a pool in the center. A pool at a hotel in P'town is hard to find, and it's a nice selling feature...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

Provincetown Inn Resort
1 Commercial Street
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
(508) 487-9500

Ciro & Sal's

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Restaurant | "Ciro & Sal's"

Ciro & Sal's Photo, Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Provienctown has a rich history. Many of the old established haunts have wonderful colorful stories that go alone with the walls of the building. Of all these wonderful stories and legends, my favorite is Ciro & Sal's.In 1951 Proviencetown was an artist colony. Artists from all over the globe flocked to the Cape to study painting and hang with fellow artists. However it was void of the Bohemian type cafes and late night hang-outs that artists requrie. Two local artists Ciriaco Cozza and Salvatore Del Deo opened a late night coffee shop. They opened it with only $200.00. Friends donated silverware, glassware and other odds-n-ends. It was said all t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 18, 2005

Ciro & Sal's
4 Kiley Court
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
508/487-6444

Post Office Cafe & Cabaret

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Restaurant | "Post Office Cafe"

Post Office Cafe & Cabaret Photo, Provincetown, Massachusetts
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The Post Office Cafe is located center of town on busy Commercial Street. One of the ways you know you have found it is by the cluster of drag queens outside handing out show flyers. The top floor of The Post Office is The Post Office Cabaret, which has some of the best drag shows in P'Town. This is one of the rare Provincetown businesses that stays open all year long.The café downstairs is small, narrow, and even a little dark. I assume that at one time this building was the post office, as even today one wall is lined with mail boxes. Most of the front room is taken up by the bar. The café has put in some colorful, modern lights and some bright art in hopes of cheering the place up a bit....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

Post Office Cafe & Cabaret
303 Commercial St.
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
(508) 487-3892

Lobster Pot

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Restaurant

Lobster Pot Photo, Provincetown, Massachusetts
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The Lobster Pot is probably the most photographed building in Provincetown. It has some bright neon and a wonderful lobster graphic that brings to mind another time on the Cape. It looks exactly like you would hope a lobster shack on Cape Cod should look like!Each summer, we find ourselves having at least one meal here. The line to get in is usually long, but it moves fast. There is a second dining room upstairs and there is a lot more space than what it looks like. Things are hectic here. There is nothing calm about having dinner here. Things are load and life moves quickly here. The prices are also a little steep. By Provincetown standards, they seem in line, but you can get the same sea...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

Lobster Pot
321 Commercial Street
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
508/487-0842