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!
Ian says: Enjoy walking the cobblestone streets and seeing the historical buildings. The visitors' center has information, free brochures, and more.
Ian says: The Whaling Museum is essential to see while visiting downtown. Explore the fascinating collection, with 5 full whale skeletons, for $15.
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.
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!
Ian says: In the afternoon, visit some of New Bedford's art galleries. Gallery X has fresh displays all the time!
Ian says: In addition to great galleries, downtown has many unique shops. A black whale t-shirt makes an excellent souvenir for about $12.
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.
Ian says: This Phantom Gourmet-profiled restaurant is a great place for dinner. The food is amazing and the prices are very affordable.
Ian says: The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is a beautiful theater presenting world-class music and plays, and would top off any day downtown.
Ian says: After an amazing day downtown, the Pour Farm Tavern is the spot to unwind. Enjoy craft beers from 24 taps.
Partners Village Store
Head Town Landing Country Store