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

  • Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant - Plymouth +
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    Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant - Plymouth

    Plymouth

  • John Carver Inn and Spa +
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    John Carver Inn and Spa

    Plymouth

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
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    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
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    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

  • Nantasket Beach Bikes - Rentals +
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    Nantasket Beach Bikes - Rentals

    Hull

  • Working Waterfront Festival +
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    Working Waterfront Festival

    New Bedford

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    Ahh...Qua Bed and Breakfast

    Kingston

  • Brewster Gardens +
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    Brewster Gardens

    Plymouth

  • Gallery X +
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    Gallery X

    New Bedford

  • Native +
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    Native

    Scituate

  • Seabreeze Inn Bed and Breakfast +
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    Seabreeze Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Plymouth

  • Arthur Moniz Gallery +
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    Arthur Moniz Gallery

    New Bedford

  • Artist Exposure Gallery +
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    Artist Exposure Gallery

    Plymouth

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    Bittersweet Farm

    Westport

  • Francis Farm +
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    Francis Farm

    Rehoboth

  • National Monument to the Forefathers +
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    National Monument to the Forefathers

    Plymouth

  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
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    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

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    Playdipity

    Cohasset

  • Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery +
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    Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery

    Middleboro

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    Ten Cousins Brick Oven

    Westport