Provincetown’s easy east end

Picturesque Provincetown is renowned for revelry and summer fun, but there’s a quieter, more ...

Dreaming of an all-American, bunting and burgers kind of summer beach vacation this year? Then the hurdy-gurdy, loud lewdness of Commercial Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts is for you — the first and original summer beach resort in America, perched on the very tip of Cape Cod.

Join throngs of foot traffic that battle throngs of car-laden, lost tourists on the one-lane, one-way main street that dissects downtown P’town from east to west. The west end beckons party boys, their boozy BFF “girlfriendz,” bears and muscle boys. A few well-heeled Cape Cod tourists and Boston ferry day-trippers — kids and strollers in tow — share casual west-end Herring Cove or Race Point Beach time.

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