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Commercial Street

Downtown Center, Provincetown, Provincetown, MA
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Ranked #5 of 27 Attractions in Provincetown
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching
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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Commercial Street is the main street through Provincetown MA. It is full of pedestrians, bikers and people of all types. If you are into shopping you will love it. Good food and attractions such as whale watching trips make this a fun spot for all.

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Toronto, Canada
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272 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We didn't know what to expect when we arrived in P-Town but we certainly weren't prepared for the assault on the senses that Commercial Street delivers. Yes, there are some quaint stores and nice galleries but overall the street felt more like a Virginia Beach than a Cape Cod experience. It is extremely crowded, full of tacky souvenir shops and... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I love window shopping and eating on Commercial Street. Walking on Commercial Street is very entertaining. I enjoy walking around and admiring all the beautiful gardens and galleries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We loved the food, music and overall vibe of p-town. Our kids (5yo, and 8yo) loved the cross dressers yelling on the street to get folks into their bars, taverns etc. We had our fill of ice cream, toffee, and candy for the rest of the year. The kids felt like they were in some wierd Disney spectacle for much... More

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed waliking on Commercial St. and looking at the stores and buying great clothes and very different things for our home

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Loved this street, especially the galleries area. There is plenty of options for parking ($10) along the street. The restaurants options are numerous. Great street to wander!!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The street is crowded and lively, yet it seems comfy compared to other parts of P-Town. Great to enjoy as a family with live music, good restaurants and different types of shops.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had hoped for something less "tacky" and more bohemian from this key thoroughfare, but modern commercialities seem to favor this rather unattractive street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

some say it's 'touristy', but seriously, you're in a holiday town - what did you expect? i liked it. convenient and easily accessible with restaurants, cafes, food stands, shops and galleries all lined up in quaint little cottages with little or no traffic. a nice walk after dinner too!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Be sure to get a spot early and watch the pre-parade fun! As for Commercial Street - walk out east and west to enjoy the less touristy stores and lovely homes.

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