Visit the Provincetown Tourism Website for planning your trip to Provincetown! Provincetown boasts beautiful beaches, top-rated restaurants, art galleries and charming shops. A top LGBTQ destination, this open-minded community celebrates individuality and freedom of expression. Provincetown has a rich creative history and is home to one the oldest continuous art colony in the country. The diverse population of artists, sailors, fisherman, authors, and more, makes Provincetown unique. From Carnival in August to Women’s Week in October and First Light at year’s end, Provincetown is thriving 365 days of the year.
Tourism Fund Chapter 178 of the Acts of 1996 as amended by 2010 Special Town Meeting Article 11 provides that thirty-five percent (35%) of Provincetown's local room tax proceeds are deposited in the Tourism Fund for purposes which "market, beautify, and enhance tourism" in Provincetown. This is the source of funding for the Tourism Budget appropriated by the Annual Town Meeting for marketing, promotional events, municipal projects, beautification, coordination and support.
The Visitor Services Board
The Visitor Services Board (VSB) is an advisory Board to the Tourism Department. The VSB was created to develop coordinate and implement a long-term comprehensive plan to enhance year-round tourism in Provincetown. The VSB oversees expenditures of the Tourism Fund which under the direction of the Board of Selectmen as approved by Town Meeting.