Stop by the Green Dragon for a pint, too.
This guide takes a look at the areas around the Shire to help familiarize a new young hobbit with his locations. Complete with a handy little map.
One of the most well designed starter areas in Lord of the Rings Online is the Shire. When you walk through the Shire there is a sense of living through what Tolkien described in his books. The developers took great care in capturing its essence. The look, feel, and content needed to make this an engaging and interesting area is all there.