New Bedford Tourism, Massachusetts

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New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important, if not the most important, whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut. The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts. The Greater Providence-Fall River-New Bedford area is home to the largest Portuguese-American community in the United States.


New Bedford is a city located in the state of Massachusetts in Bristol County. The city has garnered attention for its amazing harbour that is deemed to be perfect for activities like fishing and whaling. In fact, it was one of the prominent whaling harbours in the 19th century. Thanks to its glorious past, the city is also named as 'The Whaling City' by folks. The city has lots of attractions including multiple parks and museums. Its four primary parks are - Brooklawn Park, Buttonwood Park, Fort Rodman Park and Hazelwood Park. All these parks are replete the various recreational areas and natural trail and offer activities like softball, basketball and such. It also has few museums like New Bedford Art Museum, and New Bedford Museum of Glass as well. There are various historic parks along with numerous adventurous spots for people for enjoying during their visits!


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Facts and Stats for New Bedford*

  • New Bedford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is New Bedford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in New Bedford.

    • Burglary and Theft 67.86 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 82.14 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 82.14 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 64.29 (High)
    • Car Stealing 67.86 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 71.43 (High)
    • Drug offense 96.43 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.71 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 85.71 (Very High)
  • Living in New Bedford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 22.57 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.29 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in New Bedford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in New Bedford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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