A small coastal resort town with a year-round population of just under 3,000, Provincetown has a summer population of as high as 60,000. Sometimes called P-town or P'town, the town is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its status as a vacation destination of gay men and lesbians.
So there you have it. It's also a great place to go whale watching, and walking around all the interesting shops and the harbor is fun in itself.
There is still a fair amount of fishing that takes place here, but not on the Finger Piers :-).
The Harbor Master gets some assistance from the ever-present police.
Shops are quirky and unique.
And art and artists are everywhere.
We did not go whale watching this trip but I've posted a link from 2009
that has a few nice shots of a humpback from our whale watching boat ride.
Locals tend to avoid P-town in the summer but our niece kindly consented to take us. We had lunch near the water and were later treated to a Portugese pastry.