You will have a great view of the Plymouth bay from the Plymouth Rock or the State Pier where the Mayflower II is. Well, you'll have the view from wherever you are in Water St. really... It's relaxing to sit down and watch the boats and yachts, it puts you right the mood for more vacation!
One little indian
go close to the settlers village, there was also an Indian family (at the Hobbamock's Homesite) who helped them and received some European objects as a salary. The chief of the family explains how was their life. Turning his face toward a very young girl, he said : 'you, if you lived here I used you as a scarecrow to protect my corn crops'. In front of him, hanging at a branch there is a bottle of water. Sometimes, he stopped his explanation to drink. Look at this man, I am sure he is thinking :'What must I do to earn my bread. Be naked in briefs, with the shaved head, to spout tall stories to tourists. I wanted to be an actor in Broadway !'.
One hundred and eighty acres that surround Little Pond on the west side of Plymouth.
The park offers: four supervised beaches for swimming and wading; picnicking areas both up the hill and along the pond; paved walking/jogging routes; raw nature trails for hikers and birders; restroom facilites.
The best part of the year to visit is in the summer when there is some nice cool breeze to ward off the heat of july and august.
The springtime is very swampy and the pond area often overflows into the lower picnic grounds.
The brochures show trail-skiers in the winter and a frozen pond that is quite beautiful in its austerity.
to get there:
exit off route 3/ US44 on to Summer Street and head west about 1 mile and see the park entrance signs. Be careful when driving in the park because the roads are very narrow and joggers often use the edges of the pavement.
Another good Japanese place..
This place has a huge water fountain & goldfish pool as soon as you walk in. Then, you notice the bar, which blends into the Sushi Bar. And then you notice the rest of the place is divided into 2 areas: the regular booth & table restaurant, and behind the wall is the Hibachi section, which has at least 2 different grills that you sit around. This is where you'd typically see the Chef do their little show on how they cook the food in front of you... sort of like teppanyacki that I've had in China. Each grill can seat over 12 people.
This place is located in the Home Depot exit off of Route 3 (exit 5), and you have to drive into the Home Depot parking lot in order to get there....just keep making left turns. They're in the same parking lot as the Hilton Garden Inn.
They're open from 11am to 10pm (10:30pm on Fri & Sat) I went there for lunch, and to compare it to my "old reliable" regular place for Japanese food called Sushi Joy. This place has bento boxes, too, and a much larger variety on their menu. Their prices, however, seem to be a bit more expensive, but there's a trade-off. For the higher prices, you also get larger portions, but less variety.
Compared to Sushi Joy's bento box, you get a clear soup (with scallion & mushroom pcs) instead of miso soup, you get a slightly larger salad with the orange dressing that is not as watered-down, you get 4 California rolls instead of 3, and you get a larger portion of tempura. We got hot tea, and it came with a tea bag. At Sushi Joy, the tea is brewed in a teapot and I'm pretty sure that they don't charge you for it. Here, it was $1.75 for the tea.
Overall, you pay more for larger portions and slight differences, but I've never left Sushi Joy feeling hungry, either. It was $13/person (compared to $9/person @ Sushi Joy) after tax & tip for the same Teriyaki Bento Box lunch special.
Gotta See the Rock!
If you're in Plymouth, Plymouth Rock is a can't miss. Maybe it's the real rock the Pilgrims first set foot on, maybe not. Either way, the sentiment is there - this is where it all began! Actually, Plymouth wasn't the first settlement in America - St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Spain, Jamestown, Virginia was settled in 1607, and Quebec is Canada's oldest city, founded in 1608. Plymouth was, though, the first permanent settlement in New England - by mistake, as the Pilgrims were headed for Virginia.
The rock itself is housed in an open Greek-temple-looking portico and surrounded by an iron fence. Viewing is from above. Two-thirds of the rock are beneath the beach, so only the top third is visible. The current rock is about half its original size as it accidentally broke while being moved in 1774, and because so many souvenir seekers had chipped away at it over time.