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Best things to do in Plymouth

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“Spend all day here & learn why & how the Pilgrims arrived. Half the ship was from Holland & the others were searching for a “New England”. The Native American tribe, the Wampanoags tell their story using a more modern technique. The entire village is replicated from 400 years ago. ”
55 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Enjoy the 7 miles that separate Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod. It's the perfect place to walk, run, bike, rollerblade, enjoy the sunsets, fish or just relax and watch the boats pass by. The train bridge, Mass Maritime Academy, and popular seafood restaurants are some of the many things to experience.”
35 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“That's right, it really exists! The very stone the Pilgrims first stepped on. It's actually pretty small and not much to look at. If you're in the area, you could easily check it out as you're walking along the waterfront but I wouldn't recommend a trip to Plymouth just to see the rock.”
15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great food with a fun environment. Beautiful outdoor space, with bands on most weekends. ”
21 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“This is a must to appreciate our sea life. What a complete show of strength our Whale Pals have. ”
23 locals recommend
Museum
“Mayflower ll, plymouth rock, shops, restaurants and historical buildings. park Beautiful harbor view.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My favorite for fried seafood! Casual atmosphere on the harbor and short walk from our house ”
9 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“We personally recommend the Rye Tavern on Old Sandwich Rd. It’s the original standing tavern many used to travel to Cape Cod in their wagons. The Boston (wealthy) residents in the 1800’s maintained tree lots on Cape to be cut to heat their home. Matter of fact, the thievery of trees is the reason why we now have “Land “Court”. Many land disputes required the court to decide. The original tavern has been preserved for you to view. It’s a definite local favorite. ”
12 locals recommend
Bar
“If you appreciate a good burger, THIS is your spot. The menu varies with seasonal specials, but it also has its regular menu, with each burger being so special you'll think: "Why didn't I think of this combination?". We find ourselves returning again and again to try out yet another new option on that menu. And don't get me started on the truffle fries.....”
5 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Mainly musical acts, but theater as well, comedy acts, beer and wine and seating in pews (it was originally a Methodist Church ). Just a short walk away. ”
11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Eclectic food options and numerous beers are available here. There are live performances here often, and there's a separate bar with a stage in the back. If you're interested in a bite to eat, however, the main restaurant features delicious food.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“42 Degrees offers a chance to expirence high class New England Dining. For date night or drinks on the town.”
8 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“During warm days and nights, the windows out front open and there are swinging seats for you to relax in with a drink. Plus, there's live music there on the weekends.”
6 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“An extraordinary example of the globally rare Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens ecosystem: savannah-like expanses of pitch pine, kettle ponds, frost pockets, and rare plant and animal species within a ten minute drive of our home.”
6 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Only 7 miles to Plimoth Plantation which is an incredible living history exhibit displaying the Wampanoag Native Americans and the Pilgrims”
5 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Pilgrim Hall Museum at 75 Court Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts is the oldest public museum in the United States in continuous operation, having opened in 1824.”
4 locals recommend