New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is located 60 miles (97 km) south of Boston. New Bedford's excellent harbor made it a natural fishing and whaling center. It was the world's premier whaling port in the nineteenth and for a time "the richest city in the world" and "the city that lit the world" because of whale oil production.
New Bedford’s waterfront is full of narrow cobblestone streets and alleyways, historic 18th and 19th Century buildings, and upscale restaurants and museums. It's also one of the only fortified cities in the US, featuring an impressive (and walkable) gated harbor wall that runs from the South End cove across the mouth of the Acushnet river to neighboring Fairhaven.
Things to see and do
* Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
* New Bedford Whaling Museum
* Historic downtown area
* New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park
* New Bedford Museum of Glass
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 52.1 sq. km’s
Population – 95,100 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Travel Links - New Bedford Regional Airport is located in the central portion of the city with easy access to highways. Frequent scheduled passenger service is provided to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard by Cape Air. Charter services, including seaplane charters, are available for destinations throughout the southern New England/New York region.
The city bus terminal offers local and long distance bus connections. A free shuttle bus connects the bus terminal and the ferries. The Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) provides bus service between the city, Fall River, and the surrounding regions.