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

  • Edaville USA +
    5 saves

    Edaville USA

    Carver

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park +
    5 saves

    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum +
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    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Cruises +
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    Plymouth Cruises

    Plymouth

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
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    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Flint Farm +
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    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

  • FMC Ice Sports +
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    FMC Ice Sports

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Bay Winery +
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    Plymouth Bay Winery

    Plymouth

  • Raynham Flea Market +
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    Raynham Flea Market

    Raynham

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
    4 saves

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • Alberto's Pub and Pizza +
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    Alberto's Pub and Pizza

    Norton

  • 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

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

    Westport

  • Weir River Farm +
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    Weir River Farm

    Hingham

  • Ahh...Qua Bed and Breakfast +
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    Ahh...Qua Bed and Breakfast

    Kingston

  • Gallery X +
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    Gallery X

    New Bedford

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

    Plymouth

  • Working Waterfront Festival +
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    Working Waterfront Festival

    New Bedford

  • Arthur Moniz Gallery +
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    Arthur Moniz Gallery

    New Bedford