Whether it’s Mother’s Day, her birthday or any other special day, you’re looking to make a special day for Mom in Plymouth MA. 

May we recommend some kind of tour or activity coupled with a meal?

Rainy-day activities

Is it raining?  If it’s raining the choice of activities is limited.  On a rainy day, we recommend a tour of Hedge House (seasonal) or a movie at Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Plantation (no need to purchase a museum addition ticket) or at the close-to-Plymouth Regal Cinema (off exit 8 in Kingston – at Kingston Collection Mall – formerly called Independence Mall). 


But first you may want to pick up some Flowers to give to Mom. We just had a delivery from FTD (photo here).   There’s a new florist in Village Landing called Flair! Floral & Event Design that offers everything from simple blooms to elegant designs in the style of the esteemed Winston Flowers. Both the Stop ’n Shop grocery stores in Plymouth have extensive florist departments.

Meals for Mom

For a meal there are literally dozens of restaurants in Plymouth.  We recommend – if mom loves seafood and you’re looking for casual – Wood’s – where the dining room has the best boat-level view of Plymouth Harbor.  You’re sitting just a few feet away from the water! 

For a more birds’-eye view of Plymouth Harborand great access if mobility is an issue (elevator from street level to the second floor where the restaurant is), you may want to visit Isaac’s.  This landmark is a longtime favorite with locals and tours alike.  We especially love the Ipswich fried clams.  At Isaac’s you’ll experience panoramic views of the Plymouth Waterfront from your perch on the second floor.  Try to get seated in one of the Las-Vegas show style banquette booths (every seat in the booth faces the water) in the main dining room.

Another local favorite with a birds’-eye-view of the harbor is Mamma Mia’s Italian restaurant – offering homemade food, and even some outside seating.  Insiders know to ask for homemade noodles (last time we were there it was only $1 more!).  This local institution can be counted on year-round for great food (they are one of the few local restaurants that has a generator – keeping them open even when the power goes out!).

If parking is a concern, you may want to go to another favorite that has free valet parking: East Bay Grille.  It’s accessible to all, this ground-level restaurant also has a comprehensive menu, indoor and outdoor seating and bars.  A caveat: unless you are in the main dining room, if live music is playing, depending on mom’s tastes, that may be great – or not.  Another option with easy parking and great food is Alden Park Restaurant (also accessible to all) – located in Colony Place.

More Activities

On a nice days where weather is not an issue there are so many things to do in Plymouth MA.  From golfing, hiking, taking a whale watch, or visiting a monument or museum.  There are so many things to do with mom (or dad!) in Plymouth Massachusetts.

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