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Group Tour Destination

Picturesque views, unique shopping, and historical charm… and did we mention plenty of motor coach parking!

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Get a taste for what makes this city dynamic – cultural diversity, world-renowned feasts and festivals, beaches and boating, great architecture, cobblestone streets, and home to the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park. Learn about a past filled with stories from whaling, the textile industry, a working waterfront, the Underground Railroad, Melville’s fictional Captain Ahab who battled Moby Dick, and Frederick Douglass, who found his freedom and voice in New Bedford – just to name a few.

Once home to great American artists Albert Bierstadt, William Bradford, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, the city continues its love of the arts and is ranked the #7 most artistic city in the United States (based on the number of artists per capita) by Richard Florida, the author of the “Rise of the Creative Class”.

Come see our working waterfront, America’s #1 fishing port. Our authentic New England Seaport supports a unique blend of commercial and recreational boats!

Travel down a cobblestone path. See history come to life. It’s all here in New Bedford. Get ready to explore!

Spending a couple of days in New Bedford? Download the suggested itineraries:

2 day Sample Itinerary

3 day Sample Itinerary

2017 Events and Festivals

Free motorcoach parking available in the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot, 532 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, just half a mile from downtown. Drivers are advised to drop off passengers at the desired venue then park at the lot until passengers are ready for pick up.

During peak tourist season (May through September), Port of New Bedford staff will instruct motorcoach/bus drivers to park along the outer perimeter of the lot as it is usually just under capacity with ferry passengers.

During the shoulder tourist season(s) the lot will have ample space for motorcoach/bus parking and not staffed by the Port.