I love to visit Boston but I think I enjoy visiting the surrounding areas more than like visiting the city of Boston. Boston is a very large city and I am not a big city girl, oh don’t get me wrong, I enjoy visiting the big city but you won’t find me living there.
One of my favorite places to visit surrounding Boston is the little town of Plymouth. I like the fact that it is on the shore plus the fact that I actually feel at home there. One of my ancestors was actually a passenger on the Mayflower, maybe that is why. I also enjoy the little shops and restaurants in Plymouth which are right on the water.
I also enjoy visiting Cape Cod and all of the quaint little towns that make up Cape Code. My favorite Cape Cod town is Hyannis, I have a favorite restaurant there and we visit it and a gift shop a short distance away, every time we go there. Plimoth Plantation is a fun place to visit if you want to see what life was like for the pilgrims after they arrived in Plymouth. Be aware Plimoth Plantation is very pricey so I’ve only been there two times.
I love lighthouses probably because they are so close to the water and Scituate lighthouse is always a regular stop for me and my family since my Dad grew up spending many summers in Scituate. Old Strubridge Village is another fun place to visit, it also has period actors. It is out in the country quite a ways but it is such a beautiful drive to get there, well worth the effort. I’ve never been to Marblehead, Massachusetts and now that makes me sad because it looks like such a beautiful place from all of the pictures of it here. I want to go there next time I visit Boston.