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 +
    183 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

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

    Captain John Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing

    Plymouth

  • Battleship Cove +
    85 saves

    Battleship Cove

    Fall River

  • DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS +
    68 saves

    DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST TOURS

    Plymouth

  • World's End +
    40 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Derby Street Shoppes +
    39 saves

    Derby Street Shoppes

    Hingham

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    36 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO +
    34 saves

    S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO

    Kingston

  • Plymouth Rock +
    33 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • WaterFire Tavern +
    32 saves

    WaterFire Tavern

    Plymouth

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum +
    30 saves

    New Bedford Whaling Museum

    New Bedford

  • Pilgrim Progress +
    30 saves

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • King Richard's Faire +
    28 saves

    King Richard's Faire

    Carver

  • Mayflower II +
    19 saves

    Mayflower II

    Plymouth

  • The Villa +
    16 saves

    The Villa

    East Bridgewater

  • A.D. Makepeace Company +
    15 saves

    A.D. Makepeace Company

    Wareham

  • Burial Hill +
    13 saves

    Burial Hill

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Cruises +
    13 saves

    Plymouth Cruises

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Bay Winery +
    12 saves

    Plymouth Bay Winery

    Plymouth

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

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    North Easton