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.
1. Re-creation of the Mayflower Ship Docked at Plymouth Harbor – Plymouth, Massachusetts
2. Replica of the Mayflower Ship in Plymouth, Massachusetts
3. The Plymouth Rock – The first rock the Pilgrims stepped on in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is inside this Memorial
4. “The Plymouth Rock” used to be much bigger before visitors took home so many pieces of it for souvenirs.
5. Statue of the Massasoit (leader) of the Wampanoags Tribe – Protector and Preserver of the Pilgrims
6. National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts
7. Pilmoth Plantation – Plymouth, Massachusetts
8. Pilmoth plantation at Plymouth, Massachusetts
9. Plymouth Lighthouse
10. The Museum of Witches in Salem, Massachusetts
11. Sign for the Salem Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem is famous for the witch trials in 1697.
12. Marblehead, Massachusetts
13. Fort Sewall – Marblehead, Massachusetts
14. The beautiful town of Marblehead, Massachusetts
15. Rockport Harbor, Massachusetts
16. Rockport Harbor, Massachusetts
17. A House at Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts
18. Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts
19. Old Sturbridge Village period actor punches tin for a lamp for visitors in the “Tin Shop”
20. Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
21. Scituate Light is a historic lighthouse located on Cedar Point in Scituate near Boston, Massachusetts
22. Nantucket Coast
23. Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
24. Cape Cod Provincetown Port in Massachusetts
25. Boston Massachusetts Temple, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Belmont, Massachusetts