Onset Vacations

60 miles (97 kilometers) to the southeast of Southeast Massachusetts, is Onset, the perfect place to discover more about this fabulous region. If you are coming from the New Bedford Regional Airport in Southeast Massachusetts, Onset is 16 miles (26 kilometers) to the northwest.

Onset is a great place to stay while you are exploring Southeast Massachusetts as a large number of the area’s most popular attractions are within easy driving distance. The National Marine Life Center and the Wings Neck Lighthouse are amongst the many popular places to discover here. And don’t miss the Old Silver Beach and the Falmouth Country Club.

Coming from here, it's just 15 miles (24 kilometers) to one of the city’s most popular icons, Plymouth Rock.

To really get a feel for Southeast Massachusetts, head to one of its museums and theaters. Learn, admire and be amazed in the variety of museums such as the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, the Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth and the Jenney Grist Mill.

If you are travelling with kids, give them a chance to let off some steam at the family attractions nearby. Take photos, admire the exhibits and learn about the variety of species at the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford.

If the sun is out, do what the locals do and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. To catch a glimpse of the native flora and fauna, head out to the South Cape Beach State Park in Mashpee. Stare out over the water and go for a long walk at one of the area’s beaches, for example the Sandy Neck Beach in West Barnstable and the Surf Drive Beach in Falmouth.

Attractions like the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, Plimouth Plantation and Mayflower II make great places to visit while you are in the area. History buffs will enjoy exploring Fort Taber in New Bedford.

Work on your backswing at the Hyannis Golf Course in Barnstable and the Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course, amongst the most popular greens in the area.

Nearby Doran Park, Bourne is a great place to experience Southeast Massachusetts’s passion for baseball, and to see local legends, the Bourne Braves, in action. On match days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of red, gold and white, as local baseball lovers come together to cheer on their home-grown heroes.

At the end of a day enjoying the charms of Onset, get a good nights sleep in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Inn on the Square, Falmouth, the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth and the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Hyannis are just some of the many great places to stay around here.

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