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

  • John Carver Inn and Spa +
    5 saves

    John Carver Inn and Spa

    Plymouth

  • Alberto's Pub and Pizza +
    4 saves

    Alberto's Pub and Pizza

    Norton

  • Flint Farm +
    4 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    4 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

  • Working Waterfront Festival +
    4 saves

    Working Waterfront Festival

    New Bedford

  • Brewster Gardens +
    3 saves

    Brewster Gardens

    Plymouth

  • Butler Flats Light +
    3 saves

    Butler Flats Light

    New Bedford

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

    Plymouth

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    3 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • National Monument to the Forefathers +
    3 saves

    National Monument to the Forefathers

    Plymouth

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

    Ahh...Qua Bed and Breakfast

    Kingston

  • Bettyann's Step-On Tours +
    2 saves

    Bettyann's Step-On Tours

    Plymouth

  • Bittersweet Farm +
    2 saves

    Bittersweet Farm

    Westport

  • By the Sea Bed & Breakfast +
    2 saves

    By the Sea Bed & Breakfast

    Plymouth

  • Gallery X +
    2 saves

    Gallery X

    New Bedford

  • Native +
    2 saves

    Native

    Scituate

  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park +
    2 saves

    Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Plymouth

  • Seabreeze Inn Bed and Breakfast +
    2 saves

    Seabreeze Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Plymouth

  • Alden Park +
    1 saves

    Alden Park

    Plymouth

  • Art Complex Museum +
    1 saves

    Art Complex Museum

    Duxbury