Your Guide to a Day in Plymouth, Massachusetts

July 12, 2022

Plymouth is an amazing sea town on the east coast with so much for family and friends to do. Here are some of the best places to eat and visit in Plymouth.  

As a native East Coaster, I have a deep connection to many of the coastal towns. Plymouth, Massachusetts, is one of those towns that I hold near and dear to my heart. 

Plymouth is a quaint, historic town on the coast, just south of Boston. Plymouth’s rich cultural history is probably what it’s most known for, but as someone who has visited Plymouth many times in my life, there is so much more to this town than meets the eye. 

Plymouth is very similar to Newport, Rhode Island, but with a little more history attached. In fact, it’s even a great place to choose your next girl’s trip destination

So without further adieu, here are some of my favorite things to do and places to stay during a trip to Plymouth! 

Places to Eat

Salt – The best place to eat! Between the amazing food and their signature salt drinks, you will enjoy your dining experience! My favorite favorites include the Tuna Tartare Tostado, Yellowtail Sashimi, and the Green Goddess Salad with cooked Salmon–the cooked salmon addition was beyond delish, the best Salmon I have had, better than most Salmon entrees. 

East Bay Grille – Located right on the water- this massive restaurant is perfect for a large group looking to dine in Plymouth. This restaurant and bar is also lively in the evenings, often hosting live music during the summer months.  

Plymouth Public House – One of the most quaint restaurants I’ve ever eaten!

Tavern on the Wharf – One of the best places to grab a bite to eat and enjoy amazing views of the water. 

Peaceful Meadows – Okay, so for those with a sweet tooth like myself, you must visit Peaceful Meadows. There are a couple of locations in MA, but if you are not from MA and visiting, head over to Peaceful Meadows for some amazing ice cream! 

Things to Do

Plymouth Rock – A trip to Plymouth wouldn’t be complete without seeing Plymouth Rock!

Mayflower II at State Pier – Hop aboard a reproduction of the famous ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620!

For Nightlife – Looking for some nightlife? Head to downtown Plymouth, and you will be sure to find some sort of nightlife at the collection of bars and restaurants located at Plymouth Waterfront. Check out the bars and restaurants along Court Street and Water Street to find the nightlife! 

Brewster Gardens – The great thing about visiting Plymouth is that you can walk from most locations and sites because most of the restaurants and attractions are downtown, near the waterfront. Walk along the Brewster Gardens for a scenic tour of Plymouth’s downtown. 

Plymouth Harbor Jetty – One of my favorite summer activities after dinner is to walk along the jetty. This is the perfect evening romantic walk during the summer to enjoy the beautiful views and hopefully and beautiful sunset 😉 

Ghost Tours – If spooky season is approaching and you are visiting Plymouth, consider taking a Ghost tour. See more information on the specifics of these ghost tours here

Plymouth Beaches – Of course, Plymouth is a coastal town so if you are visiting for a few days, consider doing a beach day at one of Plymouth’s beaches.