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South Shore Massachusetts Towns
South of Boston: South Shore Massachusetts Towns, Beaches, Things to Do and Historical Sites
The South Shore of Massachusetts is an area stretching from south of Boston to Cape Cod, and includes the towns of Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Pembroke, Norwell, Hanover, Weymouth, Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth. Other towns are sometimes included in with these towns. With a flavor all its own, the South Shore has beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and many historical sites. Find more information on each of these South Shore towns here, including videos, things to do, photos, recommendations, places to stay, and more!
Intro photo of Bug Light, Plymouth by flickr user Mr TGT under Creative Commons 2.0.
South Shore Massachusetts Towns Featured on this Page:
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Waves at Nantasket Beach - Watch some of the waves Nantasket is known for
Books on the South Shore - The latest offerings from Amazon
Here are some books on the South Shore, ranging from reproductions of long out of print books to photographic journals of towns like Hull, Cohasset and Plymouth:
Duxbury Beach - One of the South Shore's most popular beaches
A video from the Patriot Ledger about Duxbury Beach.
Holiday Inn Rockland
The Holiday Inn is located on Route 228 (Hingham St.) in Rockland. It is directly off Route 3, convenient to both Boston and Cape Cod. Also nearby is the Italian restaurant Bella's, as well as many more restaurants further east on 228 heading towards Hingham.
Comfort Inn Rockland, Rockland,MA
The Comfort Inn is also located on Route 228, across from the Dunkin' Donuts in Rockland. Located on Hingham Street, this is also right off the highway and adjacent to the other hotels in Rockland.
Best Western Rockland, MA
The Best Western in Rockland is in the general area of the rest of the Rockland hotels, right on Route 228. A great location for trips north or south, and a good stopping point.
Hotels in Plymouth
Plymouth is approximately 25 minutes south of Hanover along Route 3. Plymouth is a convenient town for travel between both Cape Cod and Boston, as well as the South Shore area. Stop by the Mayflower II, stroll along the historic waterfront, take a harbor cruise, or take a whale watch on Cape Cod Bay in Plymouth. There's plenty to do in Plymouth, especially in the warmer months of the year. Plymouth also has a vibrant downtown area with shops, restaurants, and cafes. Here are some hotels in Plymouth, MA, along with some information on each hotel:
The Plymouth Comfort Inn is located not on the waterfront, but about a mile inland to the west. The waterfront area is a quick drive or walk from the Comfort Inn. Also nearer to the hotel is the downtown area. It is located conveniently off Route 3, which heads to both Cape Cod and Boston.
Hampton Inn & Suites Plymouth, MA
The Hampton Inn & Suites is located in the Route 44 shopping area in Plymouth known as Colony Place. This part of Plymouth is about 2 miles from the downtown Plymouth area, with ample parking and a Bertucci's restaurant, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Olive Garden, and other shops and restaurants in the outdoor shopping area. Route 44 also leads to I-495.
Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth MA
The Hilton Garden Inn at Plymouth MA is located at Exit 5 off of Long Pond Rd. in Plymouth. It is south of the waterfront area, but still only approximately 3 miles from the waterfront and downtown. Also adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn at Plymouth are restaurants like Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse, Uno Pizzeria, and the Shops at Five. One of the best reviewed hotels in the Plymouth area.
M is for Mayflower - A childrens book about Massachusetts
It's the perfect bedtime reading book to get them to sleep fast, all while learning about the Bay State! Features fun facts and illustrations about Massachusetts, by author Cynthia Furlong Reynolds.
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