Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively New Bedford

Take a vacation to New Bedford and enjoy the area's live music, museums and art galleries. Renowned for its whale watching, fishing and boating, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in New Bedford

Are you searching for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes New Bedford a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Acushnet River Valley Golf Course (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • The Butterfly Zoo (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Carolyn's Saskonnet Vineyard (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of New Bedford

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in New Bedford. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Fort Phoenix State Reservation (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Ned's Point Lighthouse (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Demarest Lloyd State Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Westport Town Farm (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary (9.4 mi / 15 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around New Bedford

Fly into New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional), the closest airport, located 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State), which is 19.8 mi (31.8 km) away.

Where to stay around New Bedford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,501 vacation rentals near New Bedford. From 1,721 Houses to 340 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Bedford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to New Bedford?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New Bedford:

  • Buzzards Bay: 230 vacation rentals
  • Woods Hole: 174 vacation rentals
  • West Falmouth: 98 vacation rentals
  • South Dartmouth: 249 vacation rentals
  • Ponds of Plymouth: 15 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to New Bedford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in New Bedford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum: 1,047 vacation rentals
  • Seamen's Bethel: 1,048 vacation rentals
  • New Bedford Fire Museum: 1,068 vacation rentals
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park: 1,044 vacation rentals
  • New Bedford Museum of Glass: 1,001 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Bedford listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New Bedford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,721 Houses in New Bedford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Bedford include:

  • Cottages: 340 rentals available
  • Cabins: 340 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 288 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Bedford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 237 vacation rentals with pool available in New Bedford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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