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The Drawing Room
A carefully curated art & design shop featuring handcrafted, original gifts by New England artisans, paint by Farrow & Ball and Annie Sloan, and a fine selection of regional wines from Buzzards Bay to Burgundy.
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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
preserved to tell the history of whaling, including stories on the Underground Railroad, immigration, textiles, and commerce. Housed in an 1853 former bank building, the Visitor Center features free activities including an introductory movie, the Corson MakerSpace, and seasonal daily walking tours.
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New Bedford Whaling Museum
Anchored by the sea and its stories, NBWM shares the art, science, history, and culture of this vibrant maritime region and its people. We’re a champion for whale conservation and a keeper of the region’s collective memory.
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1st Edition Collectibles
A cards and collectibles shop featuring Pokemon, sports, and other TCGs.
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3rd EyE Youth Empowerment
A hip hop based youth development organization that engages young leaders to positively transform their community through skill-based mentoring, organizing and the arts.
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Acushnet Creamery at Pier 3
Acushnet Creamery’s second location, serving our homemade ice cream, frappes, sundaes, hot dogs, and quahogs!
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Alison Wells Fine Art Gallery
Alison Wells Fine Art Studio & Gallery specializes in original paintings, prints and greeting cards by New Bedford based Trinidadian Artist Alison Wells.
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April Evans Beauty Lounge
A boho “beautique” offering color, extensions, & hair smoothing treatments. Plus, a cozy lounge and gift shop!
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Awakenings Massage & Spa
Massages, facials, waxing, body treatments, nails, sauna, couples packages, and group and corporate events.
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Back Door Burgers & More
Burgers inspired by New Bedford, chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and more!
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Bare Style Bar
Haircuts, lived in color, blow outs and more.
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be jeweled
A modern jewelry store featuring an eclectic mix of styles and designers including Anna Beck, Ayala Bar, Chan Luu, Mikal Winn and many more.
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Beauty Union
Private boutique-style services specializing in the art of beautyWith a 30+ year career in beauty which includes film, bridal and education, Lori Gomes brings together a collective of independent hair artists known as the “union”. Featuring Alfaparf Milano and Olaplex hair care brands. Corrective color, hand tied extensions, curly cuts, bridal, and more.
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Bell’s Bouquets
An innovative florist, providing only the freshest blooms to the New Bedford and surrounding area, focused on wedding design and local events as well as day-to-day floral needs.
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BesTeas
Serving up boba, tea, organic coffee, espresso as well as a variety of sweet and savory treats.
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Black Whale
Serving a fresh, bold, and innovative menu that honors the history of New Bedford! Local seafood, raw bar, sushi, & great cocktails!
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Boutique Fitness
Private and small group fitness and nutrition coaching by a team of trainers dedicated to helping you attain your personalized fitness goals.
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Brick Pizza Napoletana
Authentic Neapolitan brick-oven sourdough pizza in 90 seconds plus salads, calzoni, beer and wine, outdoor seating.
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Bristol Community College
Southeastern Massachusetts’ leading resource for education and workforce development.
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Buttonwood Zoo
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Established in 1894, is the 12th oldest zoo in the United States and features over 240 species, most notably Asian elephants, red pandas, sloths, cougars, black bears, eagles, seals, otters, & more!
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Buzzards Bay Coalition
Free environmental exploration center. Learn about our local waters and how you can protect & enjoy them!
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Cafe Arpeggio
Serving downtown New Bedford since 2004. Serving micro roasted coffee, Liege style waffles, smoothies and smoothie bowls, breakfast & lunch sandwiches, freshly baked pastries.
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Cali-Ritos Burrito Grill
Authentic Mexican food, including burrito bowls, taco salad, nachos & more!
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Calico
A locally-owned fashion boutique featuring clothes, shoes, and accessories from chic to casual! Stocking straight & plus size styles from brands like Free People, Show Me Your Mumu, and more!
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Carmine’s
A rustic Italian restaurant featuring fresh seafood, brunch menu, & more!
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Carter’s Clothing & Footwear
Family-owned since 1947, Carter’s stocks workwear staples like Timberland, Carhartt, Levi’s, Sperry, & more!
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Celia’s Boutique
A curated collection of fine upscale women’s fashions, from casual and contemporary to evening apparel! Style assessments, personal shopping & special orders available.
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City Hall
Originally built in 1857 as the library, it was reconstructed between 1906-1912. It is home to one of the oldest continually operating public elevators in the United States.
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Co-Creative Center
Mixed-use co-working space, featuring education/meeting space, art gallery, businesses, non-profit offices and storefronts. Gallery open daily.
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Cojo’s Toy World
A vintage toy store specializing in 80’s & 90’s childhood favorites!
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Cork Wine & Tapas
Farm-to-Fork menu sized for sharing, wine and liquor flights, seasonal outdoor dining.
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Cottage Antiques
A well-curated antique shop specializing in local ephemera, costume jewelry, and mid-century collectibles.
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Cultivator Shoals
Classic cocktails & delicious bar food served in a historical setting. From-scratch menu, handmade to order cocktails, & a rotating selection of local & regional craft beers.
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Cuttyhunk Ferry Company
The M/V CUTTYHUNK is a beautifully maintained whale-watchstyle boat. Safe, fast and comfortable, The M/V CUTTYHUNK brings up to 149 passengers to and from Cuttyhunk Island in just one hour with a friendly and professional crew dedicated to making your trip the best it can be!
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Delicias De Anita Restaurant
Serving up authentic Mexican, Salvadorian and Guatemalan food.
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Destination Soups
Scratch-made soups, gourmet grilled cheese, seasonal sides, outdoor dining.
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DNB Craft Kitchen
From-scratch dining experience, locally grown ingredients, house-made cheese, pickles and sauces, the original NB poutine.
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Downtown Smoke Shop
A family & POC-owned business with an amazing selection of pipes, bongs, and tobacco products, with a friendly & knowledgeable staff!
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Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott
Located on New Bedford’s historic working waterfront, and walking distance to all downtown attractions and restaurants. Suites and harbor view rooms. Full service conference and event center.
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Found Treasures Home Decor
An upscale boutique specializing in farmhouse décor, candles, and gifts! Hand-selected home accessories including throws, pillows, and more. New arrivals every week.
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Freestone’s City Grill
Home of the Syrian Nacho and award-winning fish chowder, plus creative salads, hand-cut steaks and signature cocktails.
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Gallery X
New Bedford’s most accessible and longest running cooperative art gallery and performance venue. Features monthly exhibitions, live music, and more.
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Good Yoga
A yoga studio that has fun, affordable, and genuinely smart classes.
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Green Bean
Locally roasted coffee, organic teas, fresh juices, smoothies, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, vegan friendly.
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Hewn
A non-gendered clothing and accessories shop, selling a curated mix of new and secondhand items.
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Indigo Spa Company
Day spa fulfilling all your wellness and beauty needs from individually tailored massage therapy to skin care, nail care, and makeup.
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Izzy’s
Family-owned Cape Verdean restaurant with the BEST French toast in town and authentic catchupa!
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Kanamady Boutique
A Hispanic-owned fashion boutique specializing in chic styles for going out and every day. Dresses, denim, swimwear, and shoes!
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Maré Studios & Gallery
Award winning portrait photography, specializing in high school seniors and families.
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Mass Escape

13 N 6th St, New Bedford, MA 02740 (774) 425-3295 www.massescaperoom.com

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Merrill’s on the Waterfront
A unique harbor-front restaurant offering fresh, local seafood and contemporary New England cuisine.
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Miguel’s
Old-school Portuguese comfort food, breakfast and lunch.
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Minerva’s Pizza
Pizza, grinders, salads and calzones for over 30 years.
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Ming Sushi
All-you-can-eat sushi and appetizers, bento box specials, hot pot, hibachi.
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Mirasol’s Cafe
A Latin-American inspired coffee and sandwich shop, with an eclectic menu, packed with flair and fun without the fillers! Mirasol’s signature coffee drink, The Chippi, is a local obsession!
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Moby Dick Brewery
Enjoy the freshest seafood anywhere served alongside the distinguished ales and lagers we brew right on the premises.
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Moby Dick Gift Shop
It’s all about Moby! Maritime-inspired gifts and novelties.
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Moby Dick Marina
Founded in 1994, Moby Dick Marina services 50 in-water slips, 80 indoor rack storage spaces, 5 moorings, and a 19,200 square foot steel building for storage during the summer & winter seasons.
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Nathan And Mary (Polly) Johnson House
Explore the lives and the stories of Nathan and Polly Johnson and their contributions to the Anti-Slavery cause, including their support of the famed abolitionists Frederick and Anna Douglass, as they began their free life together in New Bedford, MA.
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New Bedford Art Museum / Artworks!
Changing exhibitions of contemporary and traditional art from across the region and around the world.
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New Bedford Barber Co.
A new age shop with an old school feel and attitude! Offering the latest in mens haircuts and designs, straight razor/hot towel shaves and shampoos upon request.
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New Bedford Festival Theatre
Award-winning musical theatre in Southeastern, MA for over two decades.
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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.
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New Bedford Free Public Library
Built as a City Hall in the 1830’s, the library building is now home to significant historical holdings, including materials on Whaling, Quaker and the 19th century Abolition Movement and museum-quality collection of fine art.
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New Bedford Harbor Hotel
68 comfortable guest rooms, meeting and event spaces, restaurant, bar, in the heart of historic Downtown New Bedford.
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New Bedford Performing Arts Center
A dance school that works to instill a genuine love of dance, while inspiring self-confidence, discipline, and respect of the performing arts.
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New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
A professional symphonic orchestra that performs with internationally renowned guest artists.
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New Bedford Tattoo Company
dNB’s premiere tattoo shop, with artists specializing in black & gray, American traditional, color, and neo-traditional work.
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New Bedford Whaling Museum
Anchored by the sea and its stories, NBWM shares the art, science, history, and culture of this vibrant maritime region and its people. We’re a champion for whale conservation and a keeper of the region’s collective memory.
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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
preserved to tell the history of whaling, including stories on the Underground Railroad, immigration, textiles, and commerce. Housed in an 1853 former bank building, the Visitor Center features free activities including an introductory movie, the Corson MakerSpace, and seasonal daily walking tours.
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New Bedford YMCA
A place where the community gathers for wellness programming, swimming and recreational offerings since 1867.
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No Problemo
A friendly neighborhood taco joint offering fresh Mexican-style food, beer, wine, and signature sangria!
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Orchard Street Manor
Built in 1845-1846 for Whaling Captain Benjamin Clark and his family, this three-story Georgian Revival home is now one of New Bedford’s leading B&Bs.
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Painting At Splash
Your favorite local Paint & Sip art Studio offering Step-by-Step painting classes, private parties, and more!
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Paradise McFee Studio
Art studio & gallery.
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People’s Pressed
South Coast Massachusetts’ first cold-pressed juice company. Offering our signature soul bowls, smoothies, avocado toast, and more!
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Play Arcade
An old school 80’s style Arcade offering a full service bar with craft-made drinks and food. Vegan options available. All ages until 8pm; Late Night, 21+!
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Plugged In Downtown
A buy/sell/trade sneaker and vintage clothing shop.
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Pope’s Island Marina
Renovated in 2006, the Marina has a timber “T-Pier” structure with a system of floating docks. Pope’s Island Marina is located on the south side of Pope’s Island and enjoys a well-protected spot inside the Hurricane Barrier. Transient and seasonal slips available.
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Pour Farm Tavern and Grille
A craft beer tavern, pouring beers from 24 taps since 2008! Visit for a pint and a signature menu item like the Brisket Cheese Steak or their popular Cubano!
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Quahog Republic Whalers Tavern
A charming tavern in historic digs offering a seafood-centric menu, raw bar, draft beers & creative cocktails.
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Rose Alley Ale House
Craft brews, earth’s best wings, specialty sandwiches, seasonal outdoor dining.
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Rose House Salon
Bringing decades of experience, Rosa (owner) and Becky strive to create a fun, relaxed atmosphere coupled with confident professionalism. Services for men, women, and children in a cozy welcoming salon!
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Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
This Greek Revival whaling mansion is the best example of the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in “Moby Dick.” Experience period rooms and a full city block of gardens.
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Salt & Sole
Coastal inspired decor, gifts, and apparel. Exclusive gyotaku prints from local artist, Peter Van Dingstee. Candles from New Bedford Candle Co.
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Sanctum Folklorica
A traditional witch shop and apothecary offering psychic readings, witch wares, candles, crystals, herbs, jewelry, and more.
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Sangha New Bedford
A friendly, diverse, inclusive and accessible yoga community where you can be yourself and enjoy the life you love.
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Seamen’s Bethel
Built in 1830, the setting for the famous chapter in Moby-Dick in which Father Mapple preaches his sermon on Jonah and the Whale.
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Seaport Art Walk
New Bedford’s Seaport Art Walk is the city’s first large format outdoor public art installation. Each summer, sculpture and murals are strategically placed along New Bedford’s working waterfront and Seaport Cultural District. On view annually, July to October.
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Seaport Inn Marina
Offering lodging and direct navigation to and from open water, as well as easy access to public transportation, restaurants, and shopping nearby.
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Seastreak
High speed ferry to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. Dockside VIP parking, valet, or free shuttle from the Whales Tooth parking lot.
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Serlingpa Meditation Center
Offering a variety of inspiring classes & workshops to learn meditation, bring real meaning to your life and access the timeless wisdom of Buddha’s teachings.
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Shimmer
A clean beauty and modern wellness boutique focusing on consciously created products. Shop skincare, cosmetics, bath & body and home essentials by cruelty-free and eco-friendly brands.
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Solstice Skateboarding
Dedicated to skateboarding since 1997. Decks, wheels, skate shoes, and limited edition tees.
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Spicy Lime Thai Cuisine
Authentic Thai style dishes, made with fresh ingredients & traditional flavors!
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Subtext Bookshop
Offering previously owned books for the casual reader & collector.
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The Baker
Artisan pastry, bread, sandwiches, & coffee with a focus on french pastry produced from scratch, onsite, and baked fresh every day.
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The Barre New Bedford
A barre fitness studio with an empowering and supportive community, offering barre & yoga classes set to fun and motivating music.
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The Beehive
Hair and beauty salon, featuring Kevin Murphy haircare products.
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The Cozy Crib
A self-care house for the modern babe! Services include brow lamination, lash lifts, nail art, & more!
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The Drawing Room
A carefully curated art & design shop featuring handcrafted, original gifts by New England artisans, paint by Farrow & Ball and Annie Sloan, and a fine selection of regional wines from Buzzards Bay to Burgundy.
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The Kard Shop
The latest selection sports and non-sports cards & collectibles.
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The Mad Lila
An eclectic vintage and preloved clothing shop stocking men’s and women’s fashions.
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The Whale House
A grand Victorian built in 1855, The Whale House is the former home of Herman Melville’s sister. The house has two sections: The Main House and The Guest Suite which are available for short-term stays via Airbnb and VRBO!
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The Whale’s Tail Clam Bar
A waterfront clam shack serving fresh, locally caught seafood in a casual beachy setting, right on the pier!
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Tia Maria’s European Cafe
Authentic Portuguese cuisine, pastries, homemade desserts. Full breakfast menu. Organic coffee, espresso.
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TL6 the Gallery
Offering custom affordable art and unique gifts by over 20 local artists. Pottery, glass, clothing, photos, prints, paintings, cards, custom jewelry & more!
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U7: Sneaker Consignment Boutique
New Bedford’s premiere consignment sneaker boutique, specializing in the most coveted sneakers and apparel. Stocking Nike, Air Jordan, Yeezy, Supreme, & Bape!
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Union Flats Seafood Co.
Fresh, local, and sustainably sourced New Bedford seafood. Sustainable cocktails focusing on minority-made spirits, wine, & beer.
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University Art Gallery at the Star Store
The University Art Gallery features exhibitions of local, national and international art. Catalogs, lectures and other educational programming is provided. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
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Woof! Woof! Pet Boutique & Biscuit Bar
This dog & cat boutique offers everything your furry friend could need, from treats to toys! All sizes of collars, leashes, harnesses, and apparel! Biscuit bar, featuring a variety of fresh, locally-made treats!
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Your Father’s Mustache
Old-school barber shop.
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Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
SouthCoast’s premiere non-profit performing arts center offering inspiring shows and concerts from artists from around the world in a historic, 1,200-seat theater.
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