Cape Cod on Provincetown

Provincetown is a New England town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,431 at the 2000 census, with an estimated 2007 population of 3,174. Sometimes called “P-town” the town is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, tourist industry, and its status as a vacation destination of gays and lesbians.
The town includes eight buildings and an historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the mid-1960s, Provincetown saw population growth. The town’s rural character appealed to the hippies of the era; furthermore, property was relatively cheap and rents were correspondingly low, especially during the winter. Many of those who came stayed and raised families. Commercial Street gained numerous cafes, leather shops, head shops – various hip small businesses blossomed and many flourished.
Provincetown is the eastern terminus of U.S. Route 6, both in the state and in the nation. Although the terminus is directed east officially, geographically speaking, the road, having curved around Cape Cod, is facing west-southwest at the point, and is marked only by its junction with Route 6A. The state-controlled portion ends with a “STATE HIGHWAY ENDS” sign as the road enters the Cape Cod National Seashore, after which the road is under federal maintenance.
The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority offers flex route buses between MacMillan Pier and Harwich and a shuttle to Truro. Provincetown is also served by Mercedes Cab & Livery taxis and Ptown Pedi cabs. Provincetown is at one end of the scenic “Bike Route 1” from Boston called the Claire Saltonstall Bikeway.
The Provincetown Municipal Airport is located just east of Race Point. The airport is mostly for General Aviation, but does receive regular scheduled service to Boston, Massachusetts or White Plains, New York (with optional car service to Manhattan) via Cape Air, which also operates code-share flights for JetBlue,