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Kingston (Massachusetts)

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Kingston is in Massachusetts on the South Shore.

Cranberry harvest at Bog Hollow Farm, Rt 106

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Kingston's main access by car is via Route 3, Exits 8, 9 and 10. Other state routes are Routes 3A, 27, 80, and 106.

By air[edit]

Boston (BOS) AND Warwick, RI (PVD) have the main airports. Plymouth also has a small, regional airport.

By train[edit]

From South Station in Boston, take the Plymouth/Kingston line of the MBTA [1] Commuter Rail. The Kingston station is located at 194 Marion Drive, near exit 8 and the Independence Mall. Parking is $2 per day, and the regular fare from Boston is $7.75 each way. MBTA Commuter rail schedule: [2].

Get around[edit]

Traveling by car is relatively easy here, though be prepared for a bumpy ride on some older back roads. Easy highway access makes trips across town even faster, and most roads aren't overly crowded or backed up with traffic. Some exceptions are: Main Street near Exit 9 at the beginning and end of the elementary school day, the Independence Mall Way/Exit 8 area, Pembroke Street/Route 27 between Lake Street and Wapping Road at the beginning and end of the high school day, and Summer Street/Route 3A between exits 8 and 9.

Parking[edit]

Parking is convenient to most commercial and residential districts at most times, and is nearly always free.

Public Transit[edit]

The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority[3] provides public transportation in town via the Plymouth Area Link bus routes. Regular fare is $1 and buses run every day.

See[edit][add listing]

Nearby Plymouth steals the show for things to see and do, but Kingston has a charming typical New England town center with big old houses and white church steeples.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • South Shore Folk Music Club, 222 Main St. (Beal House), +1 781-871-1052, [4]. Supports traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music on the South Shore.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Independence Mall, 101 Independence Mall Way (off exit 8 from Route 3), +1 781-582-2445,[5]. M-Sa 10AM-9:30, Su 11AM-6PM. Regional mall with Macy's, Target, many small shops, Pizzeria Uno and a 12-theatre cinema.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

Along Main Street (Rt. 3A) is Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

  • Charlie Horse Restaurant, 99 Main St. (Rt 3A), +1 781-585-5550, [6]. Solid family restaurant with billards and sports on the tubes.

Moderate[edit]

  • Paisano's Restaurante, 6 Pembroke St., +1 508-582-1022. [7] Italian. Good food, good value.
  • Charlie Horse Restaurant, 99 Main St, +1 508-585-5550. Sports Bar. Very casual, good value.

Splurge[edit]

  • Solstice, 63 Summer St, Kingston, Phone: +1 781-585-2221, [8]. Nice atmosphere and great cooking in this reclaimed train station. Expensive, but worth the splurge.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Bed and breakfast[edit]

  • Inn At Plymouth Bay, 149 Main Street just off Route 3 at exit 9, +1 781-585-3831, [9]].
  • 1760 Peabody Bradford Homestead, 6 River Street, +1 781-585-2646, [10]. 3 rooms.

Get out[edit]

A ride north or south along Route 3A will give you a nice scenic ride. Southward you have Plymouth and Cape Cod. Northward you will ride through Duxbury and Marshfield.


Routes through Kingston
BostonDuxbury  N noframe S  PlymouthBourne


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