Delightful Plymouth Massachusetts
Plymouth Massachusetts is a super friendly town that is great for a day trip or a weekend get-a-way. This year Plymouth is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing. You can check out all the festivities at Plymouth400.
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Everyone needs to see Plymouth Rock – it is great, albeit questionable historical accuracy, symbol of the Pilgrim’s landing on America soil. Don’t be too disappointed, since it is truly just a rock; but it is encased in a beautiful superstructure built in 1920. Anchoring a beautiful park along the Plymouth Harbor.
Where to Eat
Enjoy a lovely lunch at East Bay Grill. You can eat out on the patio overlooking the harbor. We had amazing lobster rolls, loaded with huge pieces of perfectly cooked lobster meat, served with coleslaw and a pile of French fries.
Treat yourselft to an after dinner, vacation-required ice creat at Ziggy’s on Water Street. All I can say is Yum!
Other Fun Things to do in Plymouth
Plimoth Plantation will keep you busy for an entire day, and they have great tours. My favorite viewing at Plimoth Plantation is the Rare Breeds in the Nye Barn, I am a farmer deep down in my soul. There is the Grist Mill, Craft Center, 17th Century English Village, and the Wampanoag Homesite. If you love American History or are looking for a pastoral place to spend some family friendly time – this is the place.
Long Beach in Plymouth and White Horse Beach are two beautiful public beaches if you want to get in some chilly Cape Cod Bay swimming. We were treated to a horseback riding group enjoying the Long Beach surf on a sunny September Sunday.
There are lots of great Airbnb’s in Plymouth. We stayed in an old Fisherman’s cottage ½ block from the harbor between Water Street and Court Street. Court Street has a lively shopping and bar scene, with most places rocking until late in the evening.
I love Airbnb, it can give you a homey, neighborhood space, with perhaps a separate bedroom and living room, some kitchen space, and room for friends and family.
For something more upscale, there is the 1620 Hotel it has well appointed rooms, great location and is adjacent to a quaint little shopping center offering small specialty shops.
Art is alive and well in Plymouth
Plymouth Lobster Crawl organized by the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce features 29 unique 5’ tall lobster structures through out the waterfront and downtown Plymouth. Make sure you tag your photos: #PlymouthLobsterCrawl
You will see lots of Art in Plymouth Massachusetts. The Plymouth Public Art Initiative brings hand-painted Adirondack chairs and picnic tables to the Waterfront for her visitors to enjoy.
Okay, I couldn’t resist photographing this huge fallen tree. It’s been here quite a while and I’m guessing that it is part of the art scene on the waterfront.
I hope your enjoyed our weekend get-a-way in Plymouth Massachusetts, where the locals are super friendly, there is lots to do and see, and the restorative nature of the water will have you wanting to go back and visit again and again.
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I’ve always wanted to go to Plymouth! Thanks for the list of things to do there. Hope I can go one day.
ITS SO ON MY LIST!!! Thank you for this article! I have ancestors that came over on the Mayflower so it’s on my bucket travel list. It makes me sad the rock has to be in a cage though.
Plymouth looks like an amazing place to visit! Thank you for sharing your story I love the pictures you had in your post..the beach looks so inviting!
wow i love all the artwork! it’s so bright and colorful 🙂
I was just thinking I need to make a trip to Plymouth Rock but have been told there wasn’t much down there. I think it looks like a lovely place to visit. The view and the horses. WOW!
Your pictures are so amazing and make us feel like we are there experiencing the area with you! Thank you for sharing and taking us along with you!
Thanks for the virtual tour! Since we milk cows, we don’t travel much so it’s fun to see pictures of other places. 🙂
I remember going to Plimoth Plantation as part of a 4 day trip in high school to Boston and the surrounding area and I loved it. I’m hoping to go back with my husband since he’s never been and make it part of a bigger trip to NYC, Philadelphia and DC.
Would love to go there one day! All of the art makes me happy!
I’ve always wanted to go on a historical tour of places like this! Such a great thing to experience with your family.
We have been to the plantation a number of times and love it. We especially loved the Thanksgiving dinner event.
Thanks Sandi! This is great information on visiting Plymouth, Mass! I love the harbor and horses!
So cool! I’m still hoping we get to go here this summer. Plimouth Plantaion has been on my radar and looks like my kind of place.
I went to plimouth Plantation a few years ago and loved it and learning all about the history .
This looks like a great escape! And love the historical connection!
Amazing that it’ll be 400 years in Plymouth Massachusetts. My great great grandfather came from Massachusetts.
It looks lovely! Thanks!
Looks like an amazing place and to learn about its history. Thanks for sharing.
Your pictures look beautiful. This area looks so inviting and relaxing.
Super fun! They have that Plymouth rock on lockdown!
What a lovely place for a quick trip!
Looks and sounds like a cool place. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Love the painted chairs, what a great idea.
What a very cool place. I haven’t traveled to this spot yet, but when I do I will definitely keep this AirB&B in mind.
Plymouth is where I had my engagement photos done. It is so pretty there. We try to get there at least once a summer.
I love this part of the country! The lobster rolls are amazing, and the scenery is fantastic!
The only place I have been too in Massachusetts is Boston. This is a great history lesson trip.
One of my favorite areas to visit!
This looks like a beautiful place to visit! We haven’t been out East yet. My husband would love the Lobster Rolls.
I love Plymouth! So many great places to visit any time of year! Beautiful!
This place looks amazing I especially love the horses . Thank you for sharing.
I love to travel vicariously. I never stopped to think that there might still be a Plymouth Rock. Cool!
Looks like a great place to visit. I want to ride horses on the beach.
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