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

  • Blanchard's Colonial Tavern +
    9 saves

    Blanchard's Colonial Tavern

    Avon

  • Flint Farm +
    9 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    9 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

  • Weir River Farm +
    9 saves

    Weir River Farm

    Hingham

  • America's Hometown Trolley +
    8 saves

    America's Hometown Trolley

    Plymouth

  • Hedge House Museum +
    7 saves

    Hedge House Museum

    Plymouth

  • Lazer Gate +
    7 saves

    Lazer Gate

    Fall River

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    7 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

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

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • Brewster Gardens +
    6 saves

    Brewster Gardens

    Plymouth

  • Butler Flats Light +
    6 saves

    Butler Flats Light

    New Bedford

  • John Carver Inn and Spa +
    6 saves

    John Carver Inn and Spa

    Plymouth

  • Alberto's Pub and Pizza +
    5 saves

    Alberto's Pub and Pizza

    Norton

  • Horseneck Beach State Reservation Campground* +
    5 saves

    Horseneck Beach State Reservation Campground*

    Westport

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture +
    5 saves

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

  • National Monument to the Forefathers +
    5 saves

    National Monument to the Forefathers

    Plymouth

  • Pinewood Lodge Campground +
    5 saves

    Pinewood Lodge Campground

    Plymouth

  • Playdipity +
    5 saves

    Playdipity

    Cohasset

  • Plymouth 911 Memorial +
    5 saves

    Plymouth 911 Memorial

    Plymouth

  • By the Sea Bed & Breakfast +
    4 saves

    By the Sea Bed & Breakfast

    Plymouth