A town of great historical significance, Plymouth has earned the nickname of “America’s Hometown.” This 60,000-person town was the landing site of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower and the home of the first Thanksgiving. Plymouth’s proximity to Boston, rich history, and economic success have inspired rapid growth in recent years. Today, Plymouth hosts a thriving arts community, farmer’s markets, historical tourism, and many outdoor activities. Travelers are sure to find something exciting in Plymouth!
There is no shortage of historical tours, monuments, and activities in Plymouth. Take a Plymouth Plantation tour, see the National Monument to the Forefathers, and stop by Plymouth Rock. Some tours have guides in character that are very knowledgeable about Plymouth’s history—a great activity for children and adults alike! There are also many museums, honoring everything from the Salem Witch Trials to the first Pilgrims.
Plymouth’s location on Cape Cod Bay provide access to several nearby beaches. Nantasket Beach, located in the nearby town of Hull, has been a popular summer destination since the 19th century. Plymouth is also a popular destination for whale watching from April to October. There are several companies that offer whale watching tours.
Throughout the year, Plymouth offers seasonal festivals and events. The world’s largest cranberry grower, the A.D. Makepeace Company in nearby Wareham, hosts a Cranberry Harvest Celebration each October. If you’re there in November, be sure to catch America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration and Parade. Honoring the first Thanksgiving, this weekend-long event offers crafts, a parade, a food festival, and waterfront activities.
Boston, only a 45-minute drive from Plymouth, provides something for every traveler. Walk the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail and see 16 historically-significant sites, go shopping on Newbury street, or catch a baseball game at Fenway Park! For a fun and historical evening out, enjoy a seafood dinner at the Union Oyster House, the oldest restaurant in America!
Take a trip to the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown. “America’s Favorite Beach Town” is only an hour-and-a-half drive from Plymouth. This small beach town offers beautiful biking along the coast, kayaking and canoeing, and scenic lighthouses. Provincetown is also a popular LGBTQ destination and is a member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.
Two hours away by car and ferry, Martha’s Vineyard is a beautifully preserved island getaway. There are numerous wildlife refuges and sanctuaries that offer sand dunes, beaches, kayaking, and lighthouse tours. Take a Jeep ride through the wildlife led by a naturalist for a rugged experience! Martha’s Vineyard, composed of six towns, also offers quaint shops, including Alley’s General Store, which has been in business since 1858!
A quick search on Tripping.com comes up with over 250 vacation rentals in Plymouth! There are many beach homes that offer views of Cape Cod as well as cozy, historic cottages.
Massachusetts Route 3 runs through Cape Cod and allows visitors to drive to its many destinations. The nearest major airport to Plymouth is Barnstable Municipal Airport; however, Boston Logan International Airport is only 43 miles away and may offer more flight options. In summer months, America’s Hometown Shuttle offers service to popular destinations within Plymouth.
Looking for a vacation rental in Plymouth? Tripping.com has 524 vacation rental homes available in Plymouth. You'll find 3 studios, 95 1-bedroom, 102 2-bedroom and 324 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $42 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Plymouth is $372 while the average price of a weekly rental is $2174. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Plymouth home is $4342.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 138 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Plymouth. In addition to accommodating pets, Plymouth rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 461 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 461 have TV and/or cable and 57 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 8 vacation rental sites in Plymouth where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and WeNeedAVacation. There are 326 HomeAway rentals, 83 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 36 WeNeedAVacation vacation rentals.