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New Bedford overview

New Bedford is a friendly place, distinct for its live music and museums, and known for its zoo and historical sites. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar choices, along with activities such as whale watching and boating. Spend a relaxing day at Buttonwood Park Zoo when the weather is nice. Make sure that you stop by New Bedford Art Museum and Judith Klein Art Gallery while you're here. If you're looking for a business-friendly getaway, New Bedford is for you.

Where to stay in New Bedford

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around New Bedford has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in New Bedford with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all New Bedford hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best New Bedford hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to New Bedford

Fly in to New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional), 3.1 mi (5 km) from central New Bedford. Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard) is the next closest major airport, 23.5 mi (37.9 km) away.

What to see around New Bedford

Fun activities such as boating, exploring the port and running are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • • Running Brook Vineyard & Winery
  • • Shining Sea Bikeway
  • • Island Queen Ferry
  • • Prudence Island Ferry Terminal
Live music and museums stand out, with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • New Bedford Art Museum
  • • Judith Klein Art Gallery
  • • ArtWorks!
  • • Gallery X
  • • Zeiterion Theatre
Here are some favourite choices:
  • • Old Third District Courthouse
  • • New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park
  • • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • • Seamen's Bethel
  • • Rotch Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum

When to visit New Bedford

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 11°C day, -6°C night
  • April-June: 27°C day, 2°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 11°C night
  • October-December: 21°C day, -5°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 335 cm
  • April-June: 313 cm
  • July-September: 318 cm
  • October-December: 359 cm
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