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Plymouth, MA (November 21, 2019) – In a nod to the 2020 anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, Frommer's has named jointly Plymouth, MA and Plymouth England to its coveted top twenty places to visit list. This is the fifth year Frommer’s has named its ‘Best Places to Visit’ list. Good Morning America will feature some of the destinations on New Year’s Day, 2020.

“It is compelling history that made us choose Plymouth as one of the best places to go in 2020,” said Pauline Frommer, Co-President, Frommer’s. “We think visitors will have their eyes opened about the fascinating, complex story behind this destination and the other Plymouths that will be helping celebrate this important milestone.”

A common myth is that Plymouth, in what was to become Massachusetts, was named after Plymouth, England. Named by a ship captain many years before, 'Plymouth', in the New World, was already on early maps long before the Mayflower Pilgrims arrived. 

“We are honored to accept this distinction from Frommer’s,” said Michele Pecoraro, Executive Director, Plymouth 400 inc. “The Mayflower commemoration will span four nations, the United States; United Kingdom; the Netherlands; and the Wampanoag Nation, all a part of the historic journey and final location of the colony.”

Nineteen destinations were chosen including: Plymouth MA & UK; Papua New Guinea; state of Indiana; Extremadura, Spain; The Ausangate Trek, Peru; Toyko, Japan; The North and South Poles; Maastricht, the Netherlands; Zakouma National Park, Chad; The Bahamas; Emilia-Romagna, Italy; Glastonbury, England; Buenos Aires; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Cambodia, Vietnam; The Big Island, Hawaii; Bonn, Germany; Oaxaca, Mexico; and Greenland. The twentieth spot will be chosen by readers who will nominate their favorite places to travel on 

“Plymouth, MA is one of the world’s best places to visit for both leisure activities and heritage tourism,” said Lea Filson, Executive Director, See Plymouth. “We thank Frommer’s for singling out our town so visitors will head to New England to experience one of America’s most authentic and historic destinations – America’s Hometown.”

Plymouth, MA offers stunning views of Plymouth Harbor, where the Mayflower Pilgrims settled in 1620 as well as historic landmarks, a trendy historic district dotted with quaint shops and award-winning restaurants. The town has planned activities, signature events, festivals, and more around the 2020 commemoration. Tourism is the #1 industry in Plymouth County.