Southeastern Massachusetts offers the best of New England with four seasons of recreational activity, a wonderful quality of life, and proximity to Boston, MA, and Providence, RI. This region is notable for its major cities and historic roots and for nearby, picturesque vacation spots, like Nantucket Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cape Cod.
In addition to various destinations and attractions, southeastern Massachusetts provides plenty of openings for medical professionals through Optimum Permanent Placement.
When you visit the region (and, hopefully, consider putting down roots), be sure to check out a few things from this list of favorite restaurants and attractions we’ve compiled for you!
Top 5 Restaurants
Antonio’s Restaurant – Using only local farmers and fisherman as sources of ingredients, Antonio’s serves authentic “Old World Portuguese” recipes. Voted one of the Best Ethnic New England Restaurants by Bon Appétit magazine, Antonio’s offers unique, local dishes served in a comfortable family atmosphere.
The Black Whale – This “seaside gem” offers beautiful harbor views in addition to an extensive, innovative menu of seafood dishes and raw shellfish.
dNB Burgers – dNB Burgers strives to create a truly “from-scratch” experience by sourcing locally grown ingredients and grinding their own meat blends, curing their own bacon, hand-cutting fries, and making homemade pickles and sauces—right down to their famous, spicy ketchup!
Freestone’s City Grill – In addition to serving large portions of hearty, upscale food, this restaurant, located in a refurbished bank, features beautifully restored antique furnishings enhanced by contemporary art.
Little Moss – Since the region was once a whaling port, this restaurant’s namesake was a small packet ship in Moby Dick. Little Moss evokes the rich maritime history of the area, serving the finest ingredients from local farmers and fisherman to create a small seasonal menu offering scrumptious seafood and produce.
Top 5 Attractions
The New Bedford Art Museum – Nestled in the heart of historic downtown, this museum provides continually rotating exhibits of various styles, from contemporary to international (not to mention fabulous educational programs for younger children to enjoy).
Hurricane Barrier Harbor Walk – Walk, jog, or bike along this paved path and soak up the spectacular views of landmarks, including East Beach, Butler Flats Lighthouse, and the sparkling waters of Buzzards Bay.
Neds Point Lighthouse – Standing tall inside Veterans Memorial Park, this lighthouse marks the entrance to the harbor at Mattapoisett and invites spectators, photographers, and painters alike!
Horseneck Beach State Reservation – As one of the most popular beaches in Massachusetts, this sandy beach features a campground and expansive salt marshes, drawing thousands of visitors each year to the 800-acre, public recreational area.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park – This expansive 34-acre park spreads over 13 city blocks to commemorate the heritage of New Bedford and the whaling industry—truly bringing it to life. Admire photographs, sculptures, and furniture from the past; all ages are welcome, and even locals claim to learn new facts each time they visit!
Interested in learning more about permanent opportunities in Southeastern, MA? Contact Optimum Permanent Placement Services at 603.816.9070 to connect with a knowledgeable recruiter, and check out our blog for the latest news and other helpful information.