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One of Cape Cod’s favorite destinations, Provincetown also holds the honor of routinely being named one of the nation’s top beach towns. One of the latest tributes comes from Travel+Leisure.  A couple of weeks ago, the website released a list of what it considers “17 Delightful U.S. Beach Towns”.  According to Travel+Leisure, Provincetown is easily one of the nation’s best.

While only about 3,000 people live in the town year-round, the website acknowledges a whopping 60,000 or so people are known to flood into town during the summer season. Travel+Leisure credits the town’s welcoming spirit, including its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene.

It also credits the town’s beautiful natural scenery, its beaches and the popularity of its restaurants, galleries

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Provincetown’s Long Point Lighthouse may sit in one of the Cape’s most remote locations today, but more than 200 years ago the area was home to a thriving village. Found on the extreme tip of Cape Cod, the hidden village of Long Point was a popular spot for fishermen.

They built their homes on the point. Soon, the original Long Point Lighthouse was built. Because the West End Breakwater wasn’t built yet, settlers arrived via Race Point.

At the time it was the only way to get to Long Point, and it made the village that much more remote. Even so, more and more fishermen and their families settled in Long Point.

By the mid 1800s, a schoolhouse/community church was constructed. The village later added a post office, bakery,

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It’s well known for its beaches and it’s nightlife, but now one Cape Cod town has another reason to shine. Provincetown was just ranked one of America’s friendliest cities for 2021.

The honor comes from Expedia traveler reviews. The website compiled reviews from early 2019 to late 2020.  It then used Expedia user comments to make a list of “20 of the Top Friendliest Cities in the U.S.”. In the latest ranking, Provincetown took 10th place.

Travelers praised the seaside town’s boutique hotels. Many of its local inns and hotels received high marks from travelers.

In the latest ranking, Provincetown was the only Massachusetts town to make it into the top 20. The resort town of Whitefish, Montana ranked at the very top of the list, followed by the

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While Cape Cod is no doubt a popular destination during the summer months, one particular spot is getting top marks for those interested in a romantic upcoming get-a-way. If this sounds appealing, considering taking a road trip to Provincetown this Valentine’s Day weekend. just put Provincetown on its list of the “30 Best Valentine’s Day Getaways in America”. Researchers ranked what they consider some of America’s most charming small towns and romantic destinations.

This year, because of COVID restrictions in many parts of the country, they considered the appeal of locations that people can easily drive to. The top 30 includes a mix of locations all across the country, including Provincetown at number 11.

While lively

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If you’re searching for a luxury condo community on Cape Cod, you’re certainly in luck. There are several great options to choose from, offering up everything from swimming pools to tennis courts.

Seacrest Village- Chatham

Exclusive Seacrest Village in West Chatham is home to just ten single-family residences on a cul-de-sac. All of the homes feature more traditional Cape Cod style points on the outside, as well as modern interiors.

While the homes do give the feel and space of a single-family home, the lifestyle is more similar to a condo development. All landscaping, maintenance and plowing is covered by the development’s association. Owners also enjoy access to a tennis court and a community swimming pool.

Residences at 350 Bradford -

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From its beautiful beaches to its welcoming vibe, Provincetown certainly earns a spot on the list when it comes to the nation’s most charming beach towns. According to, it’s easily one of the top destinations in the country.

 That’s why the website recently put Provincetown on its list of  “The 30 Most Charming Beach Towns in the USA”. The experts at Travel Mag polled travel bloggers, writers, photographers and more to come up with their own list of the most charming beach towns across the country.

 When all the votes were in and tallied, Provincetown came out among the best. Located on the northern tip of Cape Cod, the Pilgrims first landed in what we now call Provincetown Harbor to sign the Mayflower Compact.

 The Travel Mag

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As one of the Cape’s top vacation spots for generations, Provincetown continues to draw in visitors with its friendly, artistic vibe. While P-Town has long been considered a top LGBTQ destination, it’s also getting prominent national recognition. is just one online publication that recently put Provincetown near the top of the list when it comes to the nation’s most LGBTQ-friendly towns and cities. The website looked at US Census Bureau data to find cities with the highest percentage of same-sex couples.

Analysts then considered the locations with Price celebrations, and those with LGBTQ centers. While some big cities are known for their LGBTQ friendliness, for this particular study analysts looked for places with

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Colorful Provincetown is known for its location and its scenery, but there are likely quite a few things you don’t know about P-town. From its history to its natural attractions, there’s plenty to explore in this seaside town.

The Mayflower’s Landing Spot

To start with, the Cape Cod town was actually the first landing spot of the Mayflower. The ship first came to Provincetown before eventually moving on to Plymouth several weeks later. This year marks the 400th anniversary of its historic landing.

Pilgrim Monument

Standing high above the rest, Pilgrim Monument actually now sits where Town Hall once stood in P-town. Dedicated by President Taft in the early 1900s, the more than 252-foot tower is the nation’s tallest granite structure. It

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Ranked one of the top beaches in the nation, Race Point offers a wide stretch of sand in Provincetown. Officially part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, you’ll also find dunes, bike trails and room for surfing.

The honors come courtesy of the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards from Tripadvisor. The website came up with its list based on ratings and reviews shared by fellow travelers.

For 2020, the website puts Race Point Beach on its list of the nation’s top 25 beaches. Race Point comes in at an admirable number 21 on the list, which also features several Florida and Hawaiian beaches.

Visitors describe Race Point as a fun beach to spot seals during the summer season, and a fun place for birding during the winter months. It’s also

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Birding on Cape Cod does not have to be left to the busy tourist season. Void of the big crowds, winter can be a great time to do just that.

There’s very little traffic during the winter months. While you won’t find yourself fighting the crowds, you will likely spot some birdlife you may not necessarily see in other places.

Provincetown, in particular, has several good birding locations during the winter months. If you have the time, consider heading to Herring Cove, Beech Forest or Race Point.

If time is a consideration, try one of the easier spots to get to like Provincetown Harbor. You can drive onto MacMillan Wharf and even stay in your car if you want. It’s a good place to spot gulls, seabirds, loons and ducks.


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