Downtown New Bedford

by Ian Borim

This intense day trip packs most of downtown New Bedford’s highlights into a single day. Be ready for a great day in downtown New Bedford!

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: Enjoy walking the cobblestone streets and seeing the historical buildings. The visitors' center has information, free brochures, and more.

 
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New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: The Whaling Museum is essential to see while visiting downtown. Explore the fascinating collection, with 5 full whale skeletons, for $15.

 
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Seamen's Bethel

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: At the Seamen's Bethel, visit the church from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick." Read about the gruesome misfortunes of men at sea.

 
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No Problemo Taqueria

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: After exploring New Bedford's history, refuel at No Problemo. Enjoy a Super Burrito or Spicy BBQ Quesadilla for lunch for less than $10!

 
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Gallery X

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: In the afternoon, visit some of New Bedford's art galleries. Gallery X has fresh displays all the time!

 
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Elaine's T-Shirts at the Black Whale

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: In addition to great galleries, downtown has many unique shops. A black whale t-shirt makes an excellent souvenir for about $12.

 
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Café Arpeggio

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: Enjoy a cup of coffee with some baked goods or home-made ice cream, about $6, while listening to the talented troubadours at open mic night.

 
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Freestones City Grill

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: This Phantom Gourmet-profiled restaurant is a great place for dinner. The food is amazing and the prices are very affordable.

 
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The Zeiterion Theatre

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is a beautiful theater presenting world-class music and plays, and would top off any day downtown.

 
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The Pour Farm Tavern

New Bedford, MA

Ian says: After an amazing day downtown, the Pour Farm Tavern is the spot to unwind. Enjoy craft beers from 24 taps.

 
 
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Partners Village Store

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Head Town Landing Country Store

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Gallery X