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South Eastern Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau
South eastern Massachusetts has a lot to offer you when you visit with your Quincy car rental. There are historic seaside towns, beautiful beaches, and rolling country. Fairs, festivals, and antique shopping are abound when you are here. And when you are visiting South Eastern Massachusetts, you should check out the Convention and Visitors Bureau for the most up-to-date information available in the area. They have information on where to stay, what to do, and what to eat when you are here.
Where to find them
If you are travelling with your Quincy rental car, you can find Highway information centers on the I-95 in Mansfield going northbound, right after Exit 5. There is also one on the I-195 going eastbound right after Exit 2. These centers have regional brochures and maps, as well as a place to stop to use the rest room or get a snack. They are open from 9-5 daily, with extended hours from Memorial Day though Columbus Day. There are also a few regional Information Centers that you can visit in New Bedford and Fall River.
When you are here with your Quincy car rental, you may learn that Bristol County was once part of the Plymouth Colony, which was incorporated in 1685. European settlement was opposed in the area by the Natives in what would become one of the bloodiest battles on American soil. By the end of the 1670s, the settlers had won and the area began to thrive with the economy based on shipbuilding, metalsmithing, pottery making, and textile mills. Throughout the 1800s, these industries grew and the area grew wealthy. When you are here, you can see some of the evidence in the beautiful Victorian homes that still stand, especially in Easton.
When you are here with your car rental Quincy, the Convention and Visitors bureau has some themed tours you may want to consider. The Minutemen and Whalemen tour will take you to the Henry Huttleston Rogers Tour & Minuteman Tour in Fairhaven for a tour of Fort Phoenix and then to Davy‘s Locker Restaurant for a meal overlooking the fishing port. There is also the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Seaman’s Bethel, Bedford Merchant, and the Rotch Jones Duff House and Garden Museum - all in New Bedford. There are also the Culinary, Wine, and Chocolates tours. One will take you to the Johnson & Wales Inn in Seekonk for a dinner and a show, and tours and culinary demonstrations are also available. The Westport Rivers Winery & Buzzards Bay Brewery in Westport will allow you to sample some of the region‘s wine and beer. And finally the Dorothy Cox Chocolates in Fairhaven is a tour of the candy-making facility here and will allow you to learn about chocolate making.
Getting to know the region through wine
For adults visiting with your rental car Quincy, you might consider taking a tour of the Coastal Winegrowers of Southeastern England, which stretches from Cape Cod and the islands to the coast of Rhode Island and Connecticut. There are nine wineries that can be visited in 2-3 days. The region has some excellent, yet little-known wineries.
When you plan to visit Massachusetts with your Quincy car rental, you will want to check out the South Eastern Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau for their guide to everything in south eastern Massachusetts - from hotels to restaurants to shopping. They also have special discounts for lodging and attractions in the area. They also have recommendations for tours in the area that may be of interest.