New Bedford residents are invited to become tourists in their own city this weekend.

The New Bedford Office of Tourism and Marketing, along with the Connecting for Change Conference, is offering coupons valid at a number of City amenities as part of Hometown Tourist Weekend.

Tourism Director Dagny Ashley says there's a lot to take advantage of. "Visitors will really enjoy exploring the city, and I think residents that are here will get out and explore the city and see some of the shopping that they haven't been to, a restaurant that they haven't eaten at yet, or one of our many attractions that they can go to," said Ashley.

The coupons are good through this weekend only. To download a coupon book, or to see a list of participants, log onto

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