"I'm off to cape cod with Jason" I told my sister as I dropped off Brie (my pup)... never in a million years would I have thought I would be spewing some fancy white lady shit out of my mouth....But as I bid farewell to my pup I really went into deep thought about the adventure I was setting out for. I normally travel alone which is what I have always preferred because I get to leave my reality behind and I get to be someone new for a short while. This time I had a partner in crime, Jason, who I now after this trip can call my official boyfriend. (Yaaass bitch got tied down lol)
We decided on Provincetown since Fire Island in NY is overpriced and oversexed, only hearing about it here and there. All I knew up to this point was that it was a gay town and it had some pretty epic parties. Which we later found out as we arrived that we had just missed (Bear Week) riding into "Splash" which was lesbian week......YAAAAWWWN Lol jk! I love my croc wearing LGBT sisters. I enjoyed that smooth transition from thirsty gay men to family clad lesbians and company....it toned down the hedonism in the air that you would expect in a crowd of sun kissed masculine cakes in teenie-weenie-yellow-polka-dot bikinis ready to be frosted. Which can be a tad bit overwhelming if you are not inebriated in some fashion...so we made the most of it deciding that we would enjoy beach time (Nude gay beach located here) and enjoy exploring the town and seeing what it had to offer.
Although it is a small town that is only busy during the warm seasons, it has an incredible sense of charm and inspiration at every corner. We were fortunate enough to have stayed with a native gay couple via couchsurfing.com; whom were beyond what we would have expected in generosity and kindness (Thanks! Keith and David). Greeting both of us at our arrival and giving us a tour of their quaint beach front town. An immediate sense of relaxation set in as they showed us their favorite local spots hang out at and eat. What there was not a shortage of was art....not just run of the mill everyday art....no, what I took away from his tour and our own treks was that the artists that resided here are truly invested in their passion and it bubbled at the seams of this town. Everywhere you looked there was a gallery, even tucked away in the alleys, all different from the next.
Aside from being a blissful seaside dreamscape, Jason and I found our little favorite spots as we worked our way through. We of course visited the very well-known gay nude beach, which we were wanting to enjoy, since it's not that socially acceptable in the U.S. The beach you will want to look up is Herring Cove Beach (parking is free for mil but it's easily bike accessible)...regardless of which way you choose to arrive if your point B is that beach then as soon as you see water make a left. Keep walking down until you see a decline in women present...an increase in men ....and then a little further down ....you see the bold and beautiful willing to bare it all; such as myself and Jason haha. It wasn't creepy whatsoever, everyone present was respectful, of course people look and in our case in the far left distance we got an eyeful lol but it's those moment that make the trip worth it! Overall we enjoyed our visit and amazing people we met along the way.
We did find some favorite's and must see's! if you decide to check out P-town for yourself...
Chach: A small diner with thee absolute best vanilla custard french toast you will ever have the pleasure of savoring...I literally was taking intentionally small bites to enjoy it as much as I could.
Liz's Cafe: A small café that knows how to poach eggs and whose sweet butter waffles and fried chicken rival Roscoe's in Los Angeles (I'm an L.A. native..I know this kind of stuff)
Art House: A fun sports, dine in, bar, and theater all combined into a beautiful way to wrap-up your evening or trip. We saw Steve Grand...(Insert Homer Simpson thirsty donut moan here)
Tea Dance @ the Boat Slip: It is the see and be seen spot for the late afternoon before you sober up for your late night ventures. A couple of bars down is supposedly the Tea Dance arter party..IT'S NOT, so don't bother. If you miss Tea Dance you will have to wait until 10:30-11Pm for the crowds to resurface until mid-night when the town shuts down. For those of you venturous and insatiable queens who are still living for the night be sure to hit up Tea Dance below the patio for a memorable after hours midnight snack....teeee....mothaF***in...hee...#dickslip
Now Abandoned Truro Air force Base(1951-1994): is a fun escape from town be sure to bring a good flash light!
Pilgrim Monument: A beautiful view of Provincetown...bring your sneakers ...there's no elevator! (116 steps and 60 ramps)
Bikes!: Rent a bike and enjoy the bike trails! They are pretty epic and in some instances pretty steep so definitely bring water and a snack. There's a sand dune bike trail and a beach forrest trail!
Oh if you are gay and think you are coming into town to hook up and can't host..listen carefully....
NO ONE ELSE WILL BE ABLE TO HOST EITHER... (most visitors are couch surfing or AirBnBing) #dickslip or leave a thirsty bitch!