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Downtown offers a mix of museums, art galleries, history, restaurants and shops. Home to the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Seaport Cultural District, the Abolition Row Historic District, and the working Waterfront, Downtown is the heart of the city. Get inspired strolling through the cobblestone streets surrounded by historic architecture, public art and small local businesses.

Downtown is home to our Seaport Cultural District


The North End is home to lively cultural festivals during the summer months as well as “The Ave” filled with retail shops, cafes, bakeries, and restaurants year round. If you crave the multicultural experience of New Bedford, the North End offers a unique glimpse into the many cultures that call New Bedford home. From Portuguese to Central American feast on flavors from all over the world.

Love The Ave


Surrounded by three miles of accessible shoreline, the South end boasts sandy beaches and the Blue Lane, a contiguous set of recreational pathways atop the city’s hurricane barrier. Famous for Fort Taber Park and the Fort Taber/ Fort Rodman Military Museum, the South end is also home to antique stores, shops, art galleries, and seafood and Portuguese restaurants. Peruse the shops and galleries at the Kilburn Mill at Clark’s Cove and dine outdoors on the waterfront at Cisco Brewers Kitchen and Bar.


With tree-lined streets and beautiful architecture showcasing spectacular Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial and Greek Revival style homes, The West End exudes a nostalgic charm for the Whaling days – the days when the homes were owned by respected sea captains and their wives looked out from the widow’s walks hoping for their safe return. Take a walk or have a picnic at Buttonwood Park, one of the largest parks in the city and home of the Buttonwood Park Zoo.