The eclectic South of Boston region marches to the beat of its own drummer, and that drummer likes history, beaches, and unexpected art. Live like the Pilgrims did (or at least make candles like they did) at Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum where it’s always 1627 (i.e. nobody is texting!). Check out the New Bedford Whaling Museum or, even better, check out some actual whales, in the very place that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Go to the Art Complex Museum for the classic Shaker furniture, and stay for the Japanese tea ceremony. See? We told you it was unexpected. Regardless, enjoy the natural beauty and charm of the South Shore.

For more information on the South of Boston region, visit these sites:
Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Southeaster Massachusetts Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Plymouth Waterfront

  • Mayflower Replica, Plymouth

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    79 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Captain John Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing +
    55 saves

    Captain John Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing

    Plymouth

  • Battleship Cove +
    35 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    34 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • Derby Street Shoppes +
    27 saves

    Derby Street Shoppes

    Hingham

  • S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO +
    26 saves

    S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO

    Kingston

  • WaterFire Tavern +
    24 saves

    WaterFire Tavern

    Plymouth

  • World's End +
    21 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Pilgrim Progress +
    18 saves

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    16 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
    15 saves

    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • The Villa +
    12 saves

    The Villa

    East Bridgewater

  • A.D. Makepeace Company +
    10 saves

    A.D. Makepeace Company

    Wareham

  • King Richard's Faire +
    9 saves

    King Richard's Faire

    Carver

  • Pilgrim Aviation +
    9 saves

    Pilgrim Aviation

    Plymouth

  • The Fall River Historical Society +
    8 saves

    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

  • Mayflower II +
    8 saves

    Mayflower II

    Plymouth

  • Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture +
    7 saves

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    North Easton

  • First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours +
    6 saves

    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

  • Running Brook Vineyard & Winery +
    6 saves

    Running Brook Vineyard & Winery

    North Dartmouth