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Great Things To Do - South of Boston MA Region


Little could the Pilgrims have known when they landed here what great family activities might arise here for your family vacation. Learn about the Pilgrims’ lives at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums, and on board the Mayflower II. Comfortable lodgings, ocean beaches, whale watches, delicious seafood, fairs, festivals, and pleasures of every kind for every age are here. Battleship Cove has the world’s largest collection of U.S. naval ships. And the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford, MA offers dynamic entertainment year-round.

Cases of Bottles - 1620 Winery - Plymouth, MA
1620 Winery

55 Cordage Park Circle Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-3532

Lovers of wine (and cocktails and tapas) will find two ideal spots with the 1620 Winery at Cordage Park and the 1620 Wine Bar on Plymouth, MA’s waterfront. The Cordage Park location is a historic winery offering private tours/tastings for groups of 10+ (with advanced reservations). The waterfront location is a cozy cocktails and tapas restaurant and wine tasting room. This year-round destination features a glowing fireplace in the winter and a sunny patio in the summer. Guests can enjoy a full menu of tapas, creative cocktails and of course, all vintages of award winning 1620 Wines.
Seekonk Grand Track Tunnel Seekonk MA
Seekonk Grand Prix

1098 Fall River Avenue Seekonk, MA, 02771 Phone: 508-336-8307

So many fun options when you spend the day at this raceway with a game room, bumper cars, mini golf

Do you want to navigate a quarter-mile Grand Prix track? Or a slippery track? Are you in the mood for heated bumper cars? How about 18 holes of miniature golf that take you through caves, across streams and past ponds? You can do all that and so much more at Seekonk Grand Prix, where fun activities also include a rock-climbing wall and a ropes course. (And new electric bumper boats are coming this summer!) Then there’s the game room! Challenge your friends to a game of hoops, air hockey or pinball. Check out the virtual reality game, Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride. Cash those points in for prizes. When you’re ready for a break, treat yourself to pizza, ice cream or a slushie treat.
View from the Harbor 500x250 - Battleship Cove - Fall River, MA
Battleship Cove

5 Water Street Fall River, MA, 02721 Phone: 508-678-1100 Toll-Free: 800-533-3194

A day out you won’t forget

Battleship Cove is now open from 9am-5pm daily! Please remember to follow our safety & social distancing guidelines!
In 1964, the citizens of Massachusetts, including over 6000 school children, banded together to save the battleship USS Massachusetts from being scrapped, and bring her to the waterfront of historic Fall River on June 12, 1965. During her dedication, the battleship’s historic significance was further recognized as she was made the official World War II Memorial for the Commonwealth and opened as a public museum. Over the years, she has been joined by the destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., the submarine Lionfish, PT 617 and PT 796, and the Soviet built missile corvette Hiddensee to form the largest collection of historic naval ships in the world, America’s Fleet Museum at Battleship Cove. Today, Battleship Cove stands as one of the region’s most popular attractions.
Destination Plymouth Lobser Tales Plymouth MA Credit Kindra Clineff
See Plymouth

4 North Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-0100 Toll-Free: 800-872-1620

Whatever you love to do on vacation, Plymouth can provide it — and so much more

What do you like to do on vacation? Steep yourself in a region’s history, enjoy the great outdoors, relax by the water, do something you can’t do anywhere else? A vacation in Plymouth checks all those boxes and more! Go on board the Mayflower II, see Plymouth Rock and the interactive villages and homesites at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums. Or plunk your umbrella down on one of many picturesque beaches. Go on a pirate cruise, or a whale-watch. Take a fast ferry to Provincetown or tour the harbor on a paddlewheel boat. Enjoy the rides at Edaville Family Theme Park, go fishing, walk on the harbor’s breakwater jetty, go hiking, take a ghost tour at night, go sea kayaking or, in the winter, ice skating or cross-country skiing. Please call 1.800.USA.1620, or visit our website to learn more about these activities and others to prepare for your trip to Plymouth.
Milky Way Galaxy - Blake Planetarium - Plymouth, MA
W. Russell Blake Planetarium

117 Long Pond Road Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-830-4470

Plymouth planetarium provides perfect evening for star-gazers

Look up! It’s the night sky in all its glory, but can you identify the constellations? Head to the W. Russell Blake Planetarium, where you can sit back and let the experts show you how to identify planets, bright stars and constellations. In this full-dome planetarium, a DigitalSky projection system provides a full-screen image that covers the room’s entire ceiling in the mysteries of the universe. While enjoying breathtaking views and spectacular surround sound, you’ll learn about astronomy and perhaps how to use a star map (you can take it home). The planetarium also has regular features for kids and explorations of the natural world below the skies.
Museum Educator Cooking - Plimoth Patuxet Museums - Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Patuxet Museums

137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-1622

Museum featuring a variety of hands-on experiences to acquaint visitors with 17th-Century life

You need to set aside at least a day to explore the interactive Plimoth Patuxet Museums. See the 17th century come to life in the 17th-Century English Village, where interpreters may ask you to help with 17-century chores or to participate in a muster drill led by Capt. Miles Standish. Learn about Wampanoag culture and lifeways at the Historic Patuxet Homesite. There’s quick service dining in the Plentiful Cafe, and you can see reproductions of early crafts being made in the Craft Center. In Plymouth Harbor, you can go aboard Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that brought colonists to Plymouth in 1620. Then walk along the path beside Town Brook to the Plimoth Grist Mill to watch cornmeal being ground. Named the Best Open Air Museum in the United States by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards!
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary - Natick, MA
Broadmoor Offers Broad Variety

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary on Eliot Street in Natick offers nine miles of walking trails through a variety of field, woodland, and wetland habitats. A quarter-mile, accessible trail and boardwalk along the bank of Indian Brook and over the marsh offers great opportunities for birdwatching, photography, and sketching. To enjoy this site in the winter, bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis. Stroll along the edge of Indian Brook, which flows into the Charles River at the sanctuary, and look for wood ducks and signs of beavers and otters from the 110-foot-long bridge.
World’s End in Hingham - Photo Credit Trustees of Reservations
Out in the Woods, in Sight of Boston

For a romantic walk in a leafy woods, visit World’s End in Hingham, a nature preserve tucked into the end of a curve of shoreline that sweeps southeast from Boston. Rolling hills and rocky shorelines offer views of the Boston skyline, while tree-lined carriage paths make delightful walking trails. The 251-acre landscape includes rocky shores, broad hillsides, and open fields bracketed by woodlands. The property is ideal for walking, picnicking, jogging, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, or simply enjoying the outdoors. It is managed by the admirable Trustees of the Reservations, and open to the public for walking year-round.