Fun Things to Do in Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Fun Things to Do in Plymouth, Massachusetts

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Plymouth is a super friendly town that is great for a day trip or a weekend get-a-way

Everyone needs to see Plimoth 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.

If you are needing that after dinner, vacation required ice cream – go to 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.  You can visit my favorite tours here!  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.

Now, if you want a little adventure – Plymouth has that too.  A whale watch tour is the ticket if you are looking for adventure on the high seas, you can check out one here.

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.  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.

A weekend get-a-way, 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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30 Responses

  1. Jenna says:

    We love Boston, but I haven’t seen much of Plymouth except the rock. It looks like I need to plan a trip there!

  2. Jenny says:

    This article makes me want to go back to Plymouth!! I went with my family as a kid and then in 2010 my husband and I took my oldest out east (from Michigan) to Plymouth, Salem and Boston. We just loved it out there, but I’m so bummed that I missed most of the stuff on your list. Of course we saw the rock (very anti climactic, I must say). Our next trip will have to include the food and art you listed for sure.

  3. Anna says:

    I love horseback riding! And this for sure looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow what a great post, I have never been to Plymouth, but I would like too! Thank you for sharing this!

  5. Tricia Snow says:

    Looks like a great trip! I am always down for horses!

  6. Michele says:

    We are hoping to visit the New England area soon so I have pinned this so I won’t forget! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Gorgeous! A whale watch tour sounds so fun and relaxing.

  8. Ramae Hamrin says:

    I would love to go there! I’ve never even been out East, so it’s definitely on my list. Your photos are beautiful and inspiring.

  9. Stacey says:

    Plymouth is on my list! Next summer we plan to go to Boston and Salem. We road trip it, so maybe I can work it out.

  10. Meagan says:

    Looks fun and beautiful!

  11. Cindy says:

    I didn’t know there was so much to do in the Plymoth Rock area. Looks like a fun place to visit.

  12. When we visited Massachusetts we were not able to go to Plymouth. This makes me want to go back! Love the painted Adirondack chairs.

  13. Kkm says:

    Look at that beach! I would love to visit just to sit there and watch the water!

  14. Pauline says:

    How cool! When I think if Plymith I think of pilgrims, not art. That lobster sculpture is so cool!

  15. T.M. Brown says:

    Ah – Plymouth!! We traveled over to that side of the state a few times during our time in MA. I was so shocked to see how small the rock actually was! Your pictures are great and make me miss New England…in the summer.

  16. Nicki says:

    I have never been to Plymouth. It looks like a great trip though! Thank you for sharing!

  17. What a cool spot to visit! With all of the places, we’ve been never had the chance to visit Plymouth, on the list now. That is the largest piece of driftwood I have ever seen, absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. review says:

    Thanks, it’s very informative

  19. Broderick says:

    Thanks, it’s quite informative

  20. Van says:

    This is actually helpful, thanks.

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