explore NB FOr free

New Bedford is an historic and artistic city with an abundance of year-round indoor and outdoor FREE activities perfectly suited for adult and family fun. The city has three boat launches and three beaches to accommodate on the water recreational activity. Enjoy endless opportunities for sight-seeing and land-based exploration with 250+ acres of parks featuring nature trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and biking paths. New Bedford’s various cultural and historical institutions offer a glimpse into the past, while our vibrant artist community celebrates the here and now! Check out a few of our favorite free sights and locations as well as recurring events below.