United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

New Bedford, Fall River, +/- Rhode Island?

Jump to last reply

My parents will be visiting in a couple of weeks. I'm thinking of taking them on a day trip to New Bedford.

We plan to visit the New Bedford NHP (http://www.nps.gov/nebe/index.htm ), as well as the Whaling museum. I suppose this will take up a few hours?

I'm debating if it's worthwhile to stop in Fall River? I have never ever been there, and I can't tell what's there to see except for Battleship Cove. But the Battleship Cove website is quite annoying (seems like it's geared for teenage boys), is it worthwhile to visit?

If we don't visit Battleship Cove, should be bother stopping in Fall River at all? Is it a "cute" town or not? I've heard that there's a large Portugese population there, so perhaps we can stop there for a Portugese lunch? Any suggestions for places to eat (preferably $10-15 a plate).

Where else can we visit that's nearby? We've been to Plymouth, Providence, Newport. We are not into shopping. They like historic sites and gardens.

[ I'm also interested in visiting the Slater Mill in Pawtucket; unfortunately, it's only open on weekends in April, which won't coincide with my parents' visit.]

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Croatia Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 14 at 05:34 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Searching For The Rhythm Of Florida
  2. 2 New York City Restaurants
  3. 3 Trip Report Trip Report: An Intoxicating Birthday Day-Trip in Napa
  4. 4 Boston/Fenway park
  5. 5 California self drive trip
  6. 6 New York City Taking First Steps Against Air BnB Members
  7. 7 Santa Fe advice needed (40th anniversary)
  8. 8 Cabin Honeymoon Out West
  9. 9 Boutique Hotels - NYC
  10. 10 Dining Suggestions for the Baltimore/Annapolis Area?
  11. 11 Timeshare Nightmares
  12. 12 Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton itinerary - advice requested please!
  13. 13 10 day trip to California
  14. 14 Broken Bow, Oklahoma in the Fall
  15. 15 Oregon, Washington, Amtrak
  16. 16 Drive along the Columbia River
  17. 17 Wine Country Picnic
  18. 18 DRIVING ACROSS COUNTRY EAST TO WEST MID MAY TO JUNE
  19. 19 Audio Driving Tour Big Island and Oahu
  20. 20 Trip Report Hawaii Trip. Paradise Lost (Or At Least Misplaced)
  21. 21 Oregon to SF - avoid Coastal Route
  22. 22 Recommendations for four days in Las Vegas
  23. 23 AirBnB is illegal in San Francisco,
  24. 24 Where to go in Maine?
  25. 25 Trip Report Magnificient, Marvelous Montana!
View next 25 » Back to the top