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Cape Cod's Provincetown Offers Pride By The Seaside

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New Yorkers can continue the celebration of gay pride outside of the five boroughs with a trip to Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, where they say gay pride day happens every day. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.

Provincetown, Mass., with its artsy vibe, filtered sunlight and beautiful seashore setting at the tip of Cape Cod has a reputation as a top gay-friendly destination.

The main drag, so to speak, is Commercial Street, a three-mile promenade for cars, pedestrians and colorful characters.

"Anyone who comes here knows immediately Provincetown is a place where everyone can co-exist," says Scarbie, an entertainer.

Commercial Street is expanding its reach from its central core to the east and west ends.

"Either ends of the town are a little more residential but there are shops, there are restaurants, there are galleries. It's slightly slower-paced," says Bob Sanborn of Prince Albert Guest House.

The west end is like a restaurant row.

"The Red Inn is an incredible place at start of Commercial Street, a very romantic setting right on the water. There's Sal's restaurant, there's a new restaurant that just opened up called Devon’s Deep Sea Dive," says Sanborn.

The east end is for art lovers.

"That’s where there's a concentration of galleries but there are some restaurants down there, some newer ones like Della Cucina and some old favorites like Mews, Fanizzi's," says Sanborn.

"P-town," as it is fondly called, has become a place to celebrate gay marriage as a popular honeymoon and destination wedding location.

"Provincetown, given its natural beauty and the symbolism to the LGBT community, has drawn quite a few people here over the decade to get married," says Sanborn.

P-town is also at the forefront of same-sex parenting vacations.

"It's a real Cape Cod town. They're having a real childhood like I had," says a parent.

Family Week on P-town is the first week of August. For more information, visit provincetowntourismoffice.org.

As is common practice in the travel industry, Travel With Val often receives complimentary travel or reduced "media" rates at hotels, resorts and attractions, including those that may be featured in these reports. Such consideration is not taken in exchange for any express or implied promise or understanding of any nature, particularly regarding the content of these reports. These reports only feature travel providers personally recommended by Valarie D’Elia in the exercise of her independent editorial judgment, and do not represent the endorsement of Time Warner Cable or any third party.
 
 
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