Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively New Bedford

Take a holiday 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 holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in New Bedford

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

  • 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 holiday in New Bedford. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around New Bedford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,063 holiday lettings around New Bedford. From 1,413 houses to 240 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New Bedford:

  • East Falmouth: 501 holiday homes
  • Plymouth Cultural District: 17 holiday homes
  • South Dartmouth: 203 holiday homes
  • Buzzards Bay: 158 holiday homes
  • North Falmouth: 98 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New Bedford? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in New Bedford. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • New Bedford Fire Museum: 775 holiday lettings
  • ArtWorks!: 755 holiday lettings
  • New Bedford Museum of Glass: 722 holiday lettings
  • Zeiterion Theatre: 762 holiday lettings
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum: 760 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in New Bedford?

Yes, of course. offers 1,413 Houses in New Bedford. Our other popular types of New Bedford holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 240 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 265 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 240 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in New Bedford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 228 holiday homes with pool available in New Bedford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.