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What are the major attractions in New Bedford?
If your trip to New Bedford is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.Buttonwood Park Zoo is a notable attraction in this wonderful city. Drop by and discover what makes it so special.Plan a stop at New Bedford Whaling Museum. It’s one sight you’ll find on most travelers’ to-do lists. If you still have some room on that schedule, Zeiterion Theatre and Rotch Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum will keep you busy too.
What are the best road trip destinations near New Bedford?
New Bedford offers some wonderful sights, but there are other things to experience in the surrounding area. How does an iconic attraction sound? About 25 miles away in Plymouth, Plymouth Rock attracts the masses year-round. Why not plan a visit and find out what all the fuss is about?
Where are the best beaches near New Bedford?
There’s nothing nicer than winding down the car window and feeling the cool sea air on your face while you’re driving beside the sea. Pack some yummy food and spend a few hours checking out one of the wonderful beaches near New Bedford. Well-loved options include:

  • Horseneck State Beach (11 miles away).
  • Goosewing Beach Preserve (14 miles away).
  • Old Silver Beach (15 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near New Bedford?
Located 16 miles from New Bedford, Highfield Hall is a fabulous place to go for a work conference. After an exhausting day of mingling and getting to know new people, you’ll be able to hop into your rental car and drive out to a nearby café or go for a relaxing spin around the area.
What kind of rental car should I get for New Bedford?
Having your own set of wheels in New Bedford will give you more flexibility to go wherever you want at your leisure. Maybe you want to leave town, cruise down the open road, and see where the wind takes you. If that’s the case, grab the keys to one of our full-size or mid-size SUVs and explore the bays in the area. If you just want to experience the bright lights of the city, take to the wheel of something small. Getting around heavy traffic will be much less stressful with a mini or compact car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in New Bedford?
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a broad range of luxury rental vehicles on offer in New Bedford. What you end up going with is largely dependent on your funds and the activities you’ve got planned. Prestige vehicles are all about comfort and class. If you want to indulge yourself, why not grab an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a slick medium-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you’re just after something to get you around town as cheaply as possible, stick with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
What side of the road do they drive on in New Bedford?
In New Bedford, you’ll need to stick to the right-hand side. When road-tripping someplace new, it’s smart to select an automatic car. That way, you can focus on the road and not stress about gear changes.
Is it difficult to park in New Bedford?
It’s relatively easy to find somewhere to park in New Bedford, though you might struggle to secure a spot in the biggest and busiest streets. Staying at a hotel that has parking included will make things more convenient.
Does New Bedford have peak-hour traffic?
Since the population of New Bedford is roughly 95,000, you won’t experience too much trouble with traffic. That said, city center streets usually get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving then.
Are there speed limits in New Bedford?
There are. In the city of New Bedford, speed limits range from 20mph to 65mph. Residential zones have a maximum speed limit of 30mph unless signed otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Massachusetts?
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the most common practice. Otherwise, it may forward your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is sent to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in New Bedford?
It’s prohibited to use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel in New Bedford, and you could also be charged a fine for simply handling a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your attention remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in New Bedford?
In New Bedford, it’s a fineable offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you plan to have a drink or two, leave the car behind.
Is turning on a red light allowed in New Bedford?
Yes. But before doing so, you are required to bring the car to a complete stop and only move on if the way is clear.
Are seat belts compulsory in Massachusetts?
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Massachusetts.

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