Growing up, every elementary school-aged kid is introduced to the mythology surrounding the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock and New England.
South of Boston on the Atlantic Ocean, Plymouth is easily recognizable as the landing spot of the pilgrims and one of birthplaces of the Puritan movement in New England. There are plenty of options in and around Plymouth for families looking to celebrate Mayflower Day and learn a little more about our nation’s history.
Start with a tour of the famous Plymouth Rock. This tour lasts 30–40 minutes and kicks off at Pilgrim Memorial State Park. The tour gives context to the rock and explains why it is historically significant. This tour is canceled in the event of strong rain or winds.
To get a glimpse of the town’s wider history, consider booking a spot with Spirit of Plymouth Walking Tours. These tours last 90 minutes and give tourists a look at the history of “America’s Hometown.” Tourists walk through some of the footsteps of the region’s first inhabitants. The Plimouth Plantation and remarkable heroes of the Revolutionary War are just a few topics this tour touches on. Be warned young kids may have a tough time making it through the 90 minutes and staying engaged through the dense topics.
After a full day of touring and exploring, stop at Plymouth Bay Winery and pick up a bottle to take home. If your kids are old enough, this is also an excellent spot to get a drink before heading out for dinner.
Ever stepped onboard a long-haul flight and cringed at the site of your seat? You might envy short people who have ample room to spread out, but they have their own unique brand of problems. Dangling short legs off a seat for hours is less than ideal, especially if lower back issues are also involved.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
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