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Plymouth, MA

Downtown Plymouth, MA (photo by Eric H.)

Article and photos by Eric H., lifelong New England native

Plymouth, MA, is a famous vacation destination best known as where the Pilgrims landed and for its related modern day attractions. One of its greatest attractions  is Plimoth Plantation, an indoor and outdoor living museum that effectively recreates life in regards to the Wampanoag people and Colonial English community during the 1600s.  An added travel bonus that many travelers find to be wonderfully surprising is Plymouth's downtown -- full of life with restaurants, cafes, boutiques, galleries, gift shops (the John Alden Gift Shop brings back memories of the old days (1960s, not 1600s!), clothing stores and spectacular sea captain's homes. Around the corner is the 11-acre Pilgrim Memorial State Park featuring beautiful harbor views and famous attractions like Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II -- a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims here to America. Within striking distance of the Park are several waterfront restaurants that specialize in fresh, New England seafood like Isaac's and The East Bay Grille. The overall experience of visiting Plymouth is just what the doctor ordered for your New England vacation -- the sea (with nearby beaches), historic preservation and a vibrant downtown that carries on the tradition of Plymouth's long-time affectionate nickname, "America's Hometown."
Where to Stay in Plymouth --Browse Hotels Near Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, the Mayflower II, Plymouth Harbor, the Pilgrim Hall Museum, and nearby beaches.

Plymouth, MA, Mayflower II tourist attraction

Mayflower II, Plymouth, MA (photo by Eric H.)

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