New Bern is the second-oldest own in North Carolina and the
birthplace of Pepsi-Cola. The city is
situated where the Trent and Neuse
Rivers meet and is only 35 miles from
the Atlantic Ocean—an ideal spot for
boating enthusiasts. Sailing is a popular and relaxing activity for residents
and visitors alike.
Because of the city’s proximity to
the Gulf Stream, the climate is generally mild. Residents are able to enjoy
outdoor activities almost all year long.
New Bern offers a good mix of
cultural and historical attractions.
History buffs will love exploring over
150 historic landmarks, many dating
back to the 18th century. One such
landmark, Tryon Palace, which was
built in 1770, was the home of British
Royal Governor William Tryon. The
restored Georgian-style mansion is
furnished with an outstanding collec-
tion of antiques and art.
Croatan National Forest, covering
157,000 acres, was the site of a Civil
War battle. Camping, picnicking,
hiking, hunting and fishing can be
Downtown New Bern is filled with
specialty shops and restaurants. You’ll
find furniture stores and gift shops in
addition to high-fashion boutiques.
Shopping opportunities also abound
outside of the historic district. Nearby
Havelock also offers a variety of retail
shops. The variety of restaurants in
the area will suit anyone’s taste, from