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

  • Parting Ways Cemetery +
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    Parting Ways Cemetery

    Kingston

  • Residence Inn New Bedford/Dartmouth +
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    Residence Inn New Bedford/Dartmouth

    Dartmouth

  • Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery +
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    Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery

    Middleboro

  • Sam Diego's Mexican Cookery and Bar +
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    Sam Diego's Mexican Cookery and Bar

    Plymouth

  • Sparrow House +
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    Sparrow House

    Plymouth

  • Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House +
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    Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House

    Fairhaven

  • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center +
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    Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    New Bedford

  • Above The Bay at Thornton Adams BNB +
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    Above The Bay at Thornton Adams BNB

    Plymouth

  • Acushnet River Valley Golf Course +
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    Acushnet River Valley Golf Course

    Acushnet

  • Artist Exposure Gallery +
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    Artist Exposure Gallery

    Plymouth

  • Bay Pointe Country Club +
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    Bay Pointe Country Club

    Onset

  • Bradford Inn & Suites +
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    Bradford Inn & Suites

    Plymouth

  • Churrascaria Novo Mundo +
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    Churrascaria Novo Mundo

    New Bedford

  • Cork Wine and Tapas +
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    Cork Wine and Tapas

    New Bedford

  • D.W. Field Golf Course +
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    D.W. Field Golf Course

    Brockton

  • Delano Homestead Bed & Breakfast +
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    Delano Homestead Bed & Breakfast

    Fairhaven

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    ecoNewBedford Townhouse Rental

    New Bedford

  • Edaville Railroad +
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    Edaville Railroad

    Carver

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    Euro Ship Store/Phoenix

    Fairhaven

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    Fairhaven Academy Museum

    Fairhaven