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

  • Fuller Craft Museum +
    5 saves

    Fuller Craft Museum

    Brockton

  • Historic Jacob Hill Inn +
    5 saves

    Historic Jacob Hill Inn

    Seekonk

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

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

  • Native +
    5 saves

    Native

    Scituate

  • Pilgrim Food Tours +
    5 saves

    Pilgrim Food Tours

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Antiquarian Society +
    5 saves

    Plymouth Antiquarian Society

    Plymouth

  • Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant - Plymouth +
    4 saves

    Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant - Plymouth

    Plymouth

  • Holiday Inn Rockland +
    4 saves

    Holiday Inn Rockland

    Rockland

  • New Bedford Folk Festival +
    4 saves

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    New Bedford

  • Art Complex Museum +
    3 saves

    Art Complex Museum

    Duxbury

  • Beer Can Museum and Hall of Fame +
    3 saves

    Beer Can Museum and Hall of Fame

    East Taunton

  • Fear Town Haunted House +
    3 saves

    Fear Town Haunted House

    Seekonk

  • Matfield Maple Farm +
    3 saves

    Matfield Maple Farm

    West Bridgewater

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

    Ahh...Qua Bed and Breakfast

    Kingston

  • Alden Park +
    2 saves

    Alden Park

    Plymouth

  • Arthur Moniz Gallery +
    2 saves

    Arthur Moniz Gallery

    New Bedford

  • Bettyann's Step-On Tours +
    2 saves

    Bettyann's Step-On Tours

    Plymouth

  • Bittersweet Farm +
    2 saves

    Bittersweet Farm

    Westport

  • Bradford Inn & Suites +
    2 saves

    Bradford Inn & Suites

    Plymouth

  • Carmen's Cafe Nicole +
    2 saves

    Carmen's Cafe Nicole

    Plymoouth