P-town Family Week: 7 ways queer parents can get the most out of the beach 'hood

A whole week surrounded by LGBTQ families? Ice cream, beach campfires, and conversation? Sounds like the kumbaya many of us need these days.

Grab the kids, nieces and nephews and head over to Provincetown Family Week, a week-long event for queer-parented families that kicks off Saturday, July 28th.

From land & ocean tours to historical walking tours, whale watching to a multi-racial families ice cream social, the events are ongoing all week. Daytime theater camp is a great way to be sure children and adults both enjoy this sweet summer getaway.

Check out GayCities' 7 P-town musts during Provincetown's Family Week.

Herring Cove Beach

Along the western shore from Long Point to Hatches Harbor on Tuesday, July 31 at 5PM, hundreds of families come together for giant bonfires with s'mores and breathtaking sunsets.

Herring Cove Beach

Popular gay beach
Cape Cod Provincetown

Provincetown Inn

Many activities will happen here, including the Family Week Welcome Pool Party on Saturday, July 28, 3 - 6PM. Grab the sunblock and prepare to make a lifetime of memories.

Provincetown Inn

Seaside inn & conference center
1 Commercial St Provincetown

Crown & Anchor Inn

While the kids enjoy their activities, escape to this Inn for Parent Cafe Workshops throughout the week. Other events include teen parties, a Mom event, and Jitterbugs performance.

Crown & Anchor Inn

Stay right in the heart of it all
247 Commercial St Provincetown

Spiritus Pizza

This cash-only P-town favorite is a nice family-friendly lunch spot that won't break the bank. Open from 11:30am until after midnight, tuck the kiddos in bed before the bar crowd gets hungry.

Spiritus Pizza

Good pizza at an after-party institution
190 Commercial St Provincetown

Tin Pan Alley

Find dads and the family on the patio Monday, July 30th from 4 - 5:30PM enjoying the view of P-town harbor. Don't be late. Grab hors d'oeuvres and sip at the open bar during the first hour.

Tin Pan Alley

Seasonal American Fusion
269 Commercial St. Provincetown

Seaglass Inn & Spa

Family movie night is Monday, July 30 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. Head to Seaglass Inn for a special screening of a beloved movie on the lawn. All ages welcome to this free event.

Seaglass Inn & Spa

Ten-acre seasonal estate hotel offers tranquility that won't break the bank
105 Bradford St. Ext. Provincetown

Provincetown

On Monday, July 30 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, check out some local Provincetown artists during the Family Art Walk. Around town, art galleries will open their doors and offer refreshments.

By Tony Taylor