Nestled between Boston, Providence & Cape Cod… The Uncommon Place in the Commonwealth! There’s no better place to sample a heavenly slice of Massachusetts than on the secluded beaches and in the cozy waterfront eateries, eclectic art galleries and awe-inspiring state parks of Southeastern Massachusetts. Here are 10 good reasons why you should consider Southeastern Massachusetts for your next vacation…
Rest Assured Southeastern MA has got all of your lodging bases covered From charming bed & breakfasts (one even doubles up as a haunting historical museum), to national hotel chains, to cozy campgrounds; you'll find the perfect place to meet your travel needs. You can even plan a sleepover on a real Battleship, the USS Massachusetts, docked in peaceful Hope Cove on the Sakonnet River, which is also one of the most scenic waterfronts in the state. Browse this selection to get acquainted.
SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS ATTRACTIONS... For the Culturally Minded So many galleries and museums, so little time! Here are just a few of the many places to see amazing artwork: UGLYgallery, Judith Klein Art Gallery and Gallery X in New Bedford, the Trescott Street Gallery in Taunton and the DeDee Shattuck Gallery in Westport.
DINE LIKE A STAR, UNDER THE STARS Eat, Drink & Be Merry... With our collective Portuguese, Cape Verdean, Polish, Greek, Irish, and French-Canadian roots, you'll find the local eateries unique and delectable! Having the freshest seafood and lots of locally grown produce inspires our world class chefs to weave native ingredients into their traditional ethnic recipes. While you are here, you must try a perfectly seared scallop! Restaurants all across the region have perfected this signature dish.
There's Always Something Happening in Southeastern Massachusetts! Scroll down to see events throughout the year - from Christmas lights to summertime concerts. Holiday Happenings: 1. Deck the Halls! Annual Holiday Open House, All December 2. Navy Christmas, December 4 3. 25th Annual Holiday House Tour, December 10-11 4. NBSO Family Holiday Pops, December 17
Nestled between Boston, Providence & Cape Cod… The Uncommon Place in the Commonwealth! There’s no better place to sample a heavenly slice of Massachusetts than on the secluded beaches and in the cozy waterfront eateries, eclectic art galleries and awe-inspiring state parks of Bristol County. Here are more good reasons why you should consider Southeastern Massachusetts for your next vacation…
Visit our Nationally Renowned Parks, Forests & Beaches Loving Our Landscape We even have an urban National Park in downtown New Bedford! From Horseneck Beach in Westport to horseback riding at Borderland State Park in Easton, Bristol County in Southeastern Massachusetts is filled with scenic state parks and beaches to enjoy in any season.
Getting Around From A to Z... Has never been easier to travel by car, bus, plane or boat! Rental car services, water taxis and street taxis, public transit bus lines, motor coach tours, or even walking by foot… It’s never been easier to get around our region. Our public transportation services offer visitors the most efficient service whether it's by land, sea or air! If hitting the wake is more your style than hitting the pavement, you’re in luck! Hi-speed ferry services make it painless to get to and from the other hot spots without bucking all the bridge traffic. We have great ferry service to: Martha’s Vineyard & Cuttyhunk from New Bedford Block Island & Newport from Fall River
Southeastern Massachusetts Helpful Links There are a range of agencies that serve Bristol County and can help you have the best experience here. Greater BostonGreater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau617-536-4100, or 888-SEE BOSTON (toll free) North of BostonNorth of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau978-977-7760 or 877-662-9299 Greater Merrimack ValleyGreater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau978-459-6150 or 800-443-3332