New Bern to Beaufort, NC
TRAVEL DESTINATIONS AND ROUTES
Historic New Bern is a town of around 30,000 folk, where tradition dances with progress and Southern charm mingles
with diversity. Set along the Trent and Neuse Rivers, and centrally
located on the North Carolina coast, New Bern has a whole world of
goodness to o;er both a resident and a visitor.
As the second-oldest;colonial town in North Carolina and;the
previous capital of the North Carolina colonial government, New
Bern is rich in history, with buildings dating as far back as the 1700s.
In 1710, the Swiss and Palatine immigrants led by Christoph von
Gra;enried, settled in the town and named it a;er Bern, the capital
With an attractive low cost of living, a;ordable housing, a moderate
climate, and access to quality health care, New Bern is an ideal
destination for those looking to relocate for their senior years.
A short drive east on Hwy 70 and you will ;nd yourself on the
“Inner Banks” and in the historic town of Beaufort (that’s “BOH-
fert”). ;e third oldest city in North Carolina, Beaufort is known for
its southern charm and boating mecca.
The birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, this pharmacy-turned museum has one
of the largest collections
of original Pepsi-Cola
memorabilia in the world,
dating back to 1898. The
New Bern native, Caleb
Bradham, was the inventor
of America’s much loved
soda, and the museum even
boasts of an old fashioned
soda fountain that still
serves “Caleb Soda.”
Tryon Palace and Gardens
This exact replica of the
mansion built for the Royal
Governor of North Carolina
back in 1760 is set on 16
acres of stunning gardens.
The state historic site, which
replaced the original building that burnt to the ground
in the late 1700’s, is said to
still have native flora that is
hundreds of years old.
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Geometric Gardens in Governor’s Palace, New Bern
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