Strolling the Cobblestones

Strolling the Cobblestones

Are you heading to the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concert this Sunday? Here’s how you can make a day of it in historic downtown New Bedford. 


Shop beauty at SHIMMER

187 Union St. /
Kate Lowe has created a lovely oasis at Shimmer, her downtown shop with hand-selected beauty and skin products that are non-toxic and ethically produced. She can walk you through ideas for your own beauty routine and provide excellent gift suggestions.




Shop Women’s Clothing at CELIA’S BOUTIQUE

111 William St. / 

Stop in at Celia’s Boutique where Celia Brito and her daughter Tanya Alves can help you select upscale women’s fashions serving all shapes and sizes in everything from casual to business to evening apparel. They have a knack for finding something that fits you perfectly for any occasion.

Take a moment just outside Celia’s door to
enjoy the city’s holiday tree all lit up, before wandering down the cobblestones to head for a lovely dinner at The Black Whale.




Enjoy lunch or dinner at THE BLACK WHALE

106 MacArthur Drive /
The Black Whale is  the perfect place to enjoy incredibly fresh seafood, while overlooking New Bedford’s impressive fishing fleet.





Shop artful gifts at THE DRAWING ROOM

22 William Street /
In search of a memorable gift? Look no further than The Drawing Room with our carefully curated selection of art and artful gifts made by regional artists, plus a growing collection of wine and craft beer. You want to give memorable
gifts? Head to The Drawing Room.