Something New in Good Ol' Provincetown
Hands down one of the best gay resorts in the world, Provincetown, Massachusetts, at the tip of Cape Cod is located an easy two hours by car from Boston (barring traffic). One of the most charming aspects of this friendly LGBT-popular getaway is the way certain things never change.
The Pilgrim Monument beckons travelers with its 252-foot tower. (August 5 marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the tower by President William Howard Taft. Buy tickets here.) Whales pass along the coast near enough to be seen by the naked eye. During high season in the summer, Tea Dance at the Boatslip Resort starts at 4:00PM and is the way to kick off an evening of boozy fun. The federally protected dunes and seashore of Cape Cod Seashore provide for unparalleled outdoor diversions from biking to birding to dune buggy tours. (Photo right: Author Ed and his friend Aude horsing around on the beach in Ptown.)
Ptown, as its known to anyone who's had the pleasure of spending time here, it's also a town where there's always something new to discover. We'll be revisiting Provincetown frequently in this blog, updating you on the latest happenings. Recently we discovered a new guesthouse, the Waterford Inn, located in the east end of town on Commercial at Law St. This is the inn's second season in business.
To build their clientele, the friendly, hard-working, on-premise owners are offering reasonable rates, particularly off-season (call or go on line for current rates). The charming, former 1860's Captain's Mansion has been lovingly and simply renovated and updated. The spacious rooms are light and airy. Rooms 10 and 13 with their views of town and the harbor are guest favorites.
The hotel boasts a fun bar, a cafe, and restaurant with excellent freshly sourced food (try the tuna tacos if available) with affordable options like wood-fired individual pizzas. On a warm day, eat in the flower-festooned interior courtyard, a secret treasure of a garden just off the bustling flow of Commercial Street. A gourmet breakfast is offered every morning, included in the rate. A find like this is reason enough to put Provincetown on your travel gaydar this year. (Photo left: sunset in Ptown Harbor.)