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Where else can you spend the morning walking in the footsteps of 17th century settlers, the afternoon seeing where Herman Melville found his inspiration for Moby Dick, and the evening enjoying a concert at a vintage 1920's theater?

After all that time traveling, you'll appreciate returning to the present to enjoy all the amenities of a five star hotel or inn to relax for a bit before heading back out to savor the catch of the day prepared with passion by a world renowned chef. Wash it down with a locally brewed craft beer, and chase it with the unique ambiance of an historical Port City.


Visiting the Nao Trinidad in New Bedford

The best way to experience this historic seaside exhibit Destination New Bedford and Pope’s Island Marina welcome Nao Trinidad, a replica of the 16th-century tall ship that sailed with Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s fleet that circumnavigated the world. This year marks the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s historic trip. “While at port, the ship is a floating… Read more »

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New Bedford April School Vacation Week 2023

New Bedford April school vacation week 2023 plan your Spring New Bedford Staycation! It’s time to make your plans for April School Vacation Week 2023. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top free and low-cost family-friendly activities in New Bedford so you can make this week the best Spring “staycation” ever! Mark your… Read more »

So Much is See-Worthy in New Bedford

You think you know a place. I thought I knew New Bedford. Southcoast town, whaling history, commercial fishing, yeah, yeah, I got it. And sure, that’s all true, but New Bedford is more – a lot more. It’s a city where art and artists aren’t just welcomed – they’re omnipresent. Murals and statues line the downtown… Read more »

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