In the 1920s, when Ptown played summer colony to the bohemian avant-garde of New York's Greenwich Village, a young waistral arrived who began dabbling in playwrighting. Eugene O'Neill was only the first of a succession of greats who have called Ptown home, including Tennessee Williams. This theater continues the tradition, nurturing plays by Paula Vogel, Terrence McNally, Edward Albee and other playwrights who use it as a workshop before bringing their works to Broadway.
Herring Cove Beach
Only a mile from the heart of town you can feel as though you are the tip of the continent. Because you are. The unparalleled view of the sun setting into Cape Cod Bay comes after the view of all of the men on the left-hand side, the traditional gay side. Rent a bike to get there so you don't have to find a parking space on busy weekends.
1 High Pole Hill Rd.
In 1620, the Pilgrims first made landfall in Ptown. By far the tallest structure in town, you can climb to the top for breathtaking views after exploring the museum at the base.
The website of this pizzeria, owned by a Greek family for decades, pretty sums it up: The front patio attracts the boys into making it the new meatrack, leaving the benches at Town Hall empty of late night love seekers. After the bars close at 1 a.m., a mob descends for a slice (quite good, actually), a soda but mostly just to see, be seen, and cruise, cruise, cruise.