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

  • The Fall River Historical Society +
    11 saves

    The Fall River Historical Society

    Fall River

  • Pilgrim Aviation +
    11 saves

    Pilgrim Aviation

    Plymouth

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum +
    11 saves

    Pilgrim Hall Museum

    Plymouth

  • Running Brook Vineyard & Winery +
    11 saves

    Running Brook Vineyard & Winery

    North Dartmouth

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo +
    9 saves

    Buttonwood Park Zoo

    New Bedford

  • First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours +
    9 saves

    First Parish Plymouth Meetinghouse Tours

    Plymouth

  • Jenney Museum - Historic Tours of Plymouth +
    9 saves

    Jenney Museum - Historic Tours of Plymouth

    Plymouth

  • Nantasket Beach Bikes - Rentals +
    9 saves

    Nantasket Beach Bikes - Rentals

    Hull

  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park +
    9 saves

    New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford

  • Water Wizz of Cape Cod +
    9 saves

    Water Wizz of Cape Cod

    East Wareham

  • Edaville USA +
    8 saves

    Edaville USA

    Carver

  • FMC Ice Sports +
    8 saves

    FMC Ice Sports

    Plymouth

  • Mayflower Brewing Company +
    8 saves

    Mayflower Brewing Company

    Plymouth

  • Scituate Light +
    8 saves

    Scituate Light

    Scituate

  • Raynham Flea Market +
    7 saves

    Raynham Flea Market

    Raynham

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

    Russell Family Farms/Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery

    Westport

  • Weir River Farm +
    7 saves

    Weir River Farm

    Hingham

  • Borden Flats Light +
    6 saves

    Borden Flats Light

    Fall River

  • Flint Farm +
    6 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

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

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma