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

  • Russell Family Farms/Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery +
    23 saves

    Russell Family Farms/Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery

    Westport

  • First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours +
    21 saves

    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

  • Nantasket Beach Bikes - Rentals +
    21 saves

    Nantasket Beach Bikes - Rentals

    Hull

  • Edaville USA +
    20 saves

    Edaville USA

    Carver

  • Historic Tours of Plymouth - Jenney Museum +
    20 saves

    Historic Tours of Plymouth - Jenney Museum

    Plymouth

  • The Villa +
    19 saves

    The Villa

    East Bridgewater

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park +
    18 saves

    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford

  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park +
    18 saves

    Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Bay Winery +
    18 saves

    Plymouth Bay Winery

    Plymouth

  • Duxbury Beach +
    17 saves

    Duxbury Beach

    Duxbury

  • Mayflower Brewing Company +
    14 saves

    Mayflower Brewing Company

    Plymouth

  • Running Brook Vineyard & Winery +
    13 saves

    Running Brook Vineyard & Winery

    North Dartmouth

  • Working Waterfront Festival +
    13 saves

    Working Waterfront Festival

    New Bedford

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo +
    12 saves

    Buttonwood Park Zoo

    New Bedford

  • Pilgrim Aviation +
    12 saves

    Pilgrim Aviation

    Plymouth

  • Raynham Flea Market +
    12 saves

    Raynham Flea Market

    Raynham

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    11 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Borden Flats Light +
    11 saves

    Borden Flats Light

    Fall River

  • The Fall River Historical Society +
    11 saves

    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    11 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport