In this year’s America’s Favorite Places survey, Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted Provincetown as America’s Top Beach Town. The article states “…a winning trifecta of gorgeous natural scenery, charming architecture, and an everyone-is-welcome cultural scene,” earned PTown top honors. As the results make clear, American beachgoers are looking for more than just expanses of sand on their summer vacations. Some travelers are looking for resorts with a longstanding tradition of leisure.
Previously, Travel + Leisure named Provincetown one of America’s Quirkiest Towns and one of America’s Most Romantic Destinations.
The article goes on to read “It’s unlikely the Pilgrims knew they were standing on prime waterfront real estate when they signed the Mayflower Compact. The sleepy town of 3,000 residents on the tip of Cape Cod balloons into an arts colony of 60,000 people come summertime, drawing a creative crowd that spends the days sunning at Race Point Beach or strolling the galleries on downtown’s Commercial Street. At night, PTown’s bars play host to Broadway performers, drag shows, and a whole lot of dancing.”
As the summer heats up, Provincetown’s accolades keep piling up. Recently The Boston Globe asked Foursquare to determine the “Best Beach in MA,” and the answer was Herring Cove. This recognition comes on the heels of Provincetown being named by Trivago the “Number One Place to Stay” in the U.S. in 2016. Additionally, the Town known as America’s First Destination was honored by Smithsonian Magazine and Fodor‘s as one of the “10 Best Small Towns in America” and has been named one of the “happiest seaside towns” by Coastal Living Magazine.