Forbes Names Plymouth One of the 25 Best Places to Visit in the US for 2020

Sr. Contributor, Laura Begley Bloom consulted travel experts and influencers to help create the list
Plimoth Plantation (Courtesy of See Plymouth)

Plymouth, MA – Plymouth, MA has done it again. Just days after being named by Frommer’s as a ‘Top Twenty Place to Visit in the World in 2020’, it has now been named as one of the ‘Top Twenty-five Places to Visit in the U.S. in 2020’ by Forbes.

“I am proud of ‘America’s Hometown’ and all the attention it is getting,” said Kenneth Tavares, Chairman of Plymouth’s Town Selectmen and President of Plymouth 400. “We are excited about welcoming the world to our doorstep in 2020 for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage.” 

Plymouth has planned a number of signature events as well as many partner events for the commemoration. Federal and Commonwealth of MA investments of over $30,000,000 have been made to infrastructure, businesses are stocking up on merchandise, and museums are readying new exhibits. 

Next year will mark 400 years since the Mayflower landed at the Wampanoag homeland of Patuxet – now known as Plymouth – so it’s the perfect time to explore this historic destination’s captivating, if not complex, background, the article reads. 

Plimoth Plantation, a living museum, will bring back its beloved ship Mayflower, after a undergoing a full restoration at Mystic Seaport. It will sail into Plymouth harbor on May 21, 2020, in time to join the anniversary. 

Other destinations named to the list include: 

  • The Ozarks
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Puerto Rico
  • Miami, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • McCall, Idaho
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Memphis, TN
  • Southern Utah
  • Denver, CO
  • Redding and the Shasta Cascades, CA
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Key West, FL
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Indiana
  • Sun Valley, ID
  • Orlando, FL
  • Greenville, SC
  • Hudson Valley, NY
  • Vail, CO
  • New Orleans, LA

“One thing I love about Plymouth is that it's a place where old meets new,” said Laura Begley Bloom. “You can experience history and also enjoy thoroughly modern food and shopping at the same time”

In addition to its original articles on finance, industry, and investing, Forbes is famous for its lists and rankings. Among them, the Forbes 400, a ranking of the richest Americans, America’s Wealthiest Celebrities, the Forbes Global 2000, a list of the world’s top companies and 30 Under 30the World’s Billionaires

Plymouth, MA is one of the world’s best places to visit for both leisure activities and heritage tourism. It offers stunning views of Plymouth Harbor, where the Mayflower Pilgrims settled in 1620. Its rich history includes the Wampanoag story, Native peoples who populated the area for thousands of years before the arrival of the Pilgrims. It offers historic landmarks, a trendy historic district dotted with quaint shops and award-winning restaurants. Tourism is the #1 industry in Plymouth County.

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About See Plymouth

See Plymouth is a Destination Management Organization for Plymouth, MA and Plymouth County, MA. It is responsible for promotion of the town and region as a travel destination. It fully markets the town of Plymouth as a vacation destination and provides and ensures optimal visitor services. It is one of 16 Regional Tourism Councils (RTC) in the Commonwealth, working in conjunction with the MA Office of Travel and Tourism, a state agency under the umbrella of The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. See Plymouth operates the Waterfront Visitor Center in the Town of Plymouth and the Massachusetts Visitor Center located at Route 3, Exit 5 in Plymouth.;;;

About Plymouth 400, Inc.

Plymouth 400, Inc. was founded in 2009 in Plymouth, Massachusetts and formed to lead the planning and execution of the programs and events commemorating the Quadricentennial anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony.  The interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples and the cultural contributions and traditions that resulted significantly shaped the building of America. The Plymouth 400 Signature Events will honor this historic anniversary on a global scale. The commemorative programming highlights America’s story of exploration, innovation, self-governance, religious expression, immigration and thanksgiving. These legacies, sparked by these historic events, continue today as cornerstones of our nation.;;; welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on