South Shore Massachusetts Vacation Home Rentals
The South Shore of Massachusetts is most commonly known for the presence of the historically significant town of Plymouth. While Plymouth may be the most popular tourist destination in this region, there are other picturesque towns nearby that are certainly worth a look during your vacation.
Plymouth is overflowing with historical sights and museums and one must-see is the Plimoth Plantation, which takes visitors on a journey through life in the 17th century. Here, guests of Plymouth vacation rentals
can visit shops, a museum, a replica of the Mayflower, a library, and a restaurant that all commemorate the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock. Listen to the townspeople who speak as if they came out of Shakespeare’s England and watch the artisans craft clothing and furnishings that were used in the Pilgrim’s village all during your fascinating adventure back in time.
Of course, visitors will also want to stop by the popular tourist spot of Plymouth Rock for a look at the supposed location where the Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower. Other popular historical sights for guests of Plymouth cottage and house rentals include the Jenney Grist Mill, the Jabez Howland House, and the 1749 Courthouse and Museum, which is the longest used municipal building and oldest wooden courthouse in the country.
For those seeking a day of outdoor adventure, the Ellisville Harbor State Park is a popular year-round destination with its numerous recreational activities. Summertime guests can keep their eyes peeled for the diverse birds that fly overhead or stroll along the soft sand soaking in the sight of the fishing boats and red pine forest. In addition, the fall and winter months mean the arrival of numerous harbor seals that can be seen off the coast by visitors to this area.
Those who head to the small seacoast town of Scituate can experience a relaxing and enjoyable day on the water with a family outing on a fishing charter. Search for tuna, cod, shark, striped bass, halibut, and numerous other species while fishing in these prime waters off the coast. Guests of Scituate vacation rentals
who want a different kind of adventure can hop aboard a charter for a whale watching excursion that will certainly delight young and old.
Anyone with an itch to learn more about the history of the area will want to head to Duxbury for some of the relevant points of interest. King Caesar House was the home of the largest shipowner in America and can be viewed during the summer months, while the Miles Standish Monument is a worthwhile sight for not only its grandeur but also its impressive views. Here, visitors can climb the steps to a small viewing area at the top that affords breathtaking views of Plymouth Harbor, the Blue Hills, the South Shore church spires, and several lighthouses. In addition, guests of Duxbury vacation rentals
can also visit the nearby John Alden House and Powder Point Bridge.
Other popular accommodations in the South Shore region of Massachusetts include Manomet vacation rentals
, which are technically located within Plymouth but are referred to by their unofficial village name, and Marshfield vacation rentals and cottages
A South Shore vacation rental is the perfect jumping off point for exploring the historical wonders and attractions of this captivating region. Whether you are interested in our nation’s beginnings or simply want to enjoy the Massachusetts coast, you can experience everything you love with a Plymouth vacation rental.