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

  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park +
    5 saves

    Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Plymouth

  • Pilgrim Progress +
    38 saves

    Pilgrim Progress

    Plymouth

  • Pine Oaks Golf Club +
    0 saves

    Pine Oaks Golf Club

    South Easton

  • Pinehills Golf Club +
    0 saves

    Pinehills Golf Club

    Plymouth

  • Pinewood Lodge Campground +
    1 saves

    Pinewood Lodge Campground

    Plymouth

  • Playdipity +
    2 saves

    Playdipity

    Cohasset

  • Plimoth grist Mill +
    48 saves

    Plimoth grist Mill

    Plymouth

  • Plimoth Plantation +
    240 saves

    Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth 911 Memorial +
    1 saves

    Plymouth 911 Memorial

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Bay Winery +
    13 saves

    Plymouth Bay Winery

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Cruises +
    16 saves

    Plymouth Cruises

    Plymouth

  • Plymouth Rock +
    55 saves

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth

  • Poquoy Brook Golf Club +
    0 saves

    Poquoy Brook Golf Club

    Lakeville

  • Raynham Flea Market +
    8 saves

    Raynham Flea Market

    Raynham

  • Residence Inn New Bedford/Dartmouth +
    1 saves

    Residence Inn New Bedford/Dartmouth

    Dartmouth

  • Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery +
    1 saves

    Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery

    Middleboro

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

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • Running Brook Vineyard & Winery +
    11 saves

    Running Brook Vineyard & Winery

    North Dartmouth

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

    Russell Family Farms/Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery

    Westport

  • S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO +
    39 saves

    S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO

    Kingston