Surrender to the warm welcome of this historic waterfront town 

New Bern is sometimes called the gateway to North Carolina’s coastal region. This quaint colonial village on the water is close enough to the beach to make the most of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and far enough away to escape the hectic hustle and bustle of the tourist season. You’ll find New Bern strikes the perfect blend of exciting waterfront destination and relaxed stress-free escape.

The water embraces New Bern, North Carolina on three sides – and the people here embrace the water in countless ways. Opportunities for sailing, kayaking and fishing abound. Numerous downtown and waterfront restaurants feature local seafood favorites like blue crab and fresh flounder.

In fact, the water has shaped the days and nights of the people of New Bern throughout history – a history that is celebrated in over 150 historic landmarks, museums, and interactive educational opportunities. Families will love the recently completed North Carolina History Center, designed to connect visitors to the past through state-of-the-art exhibits, interactive programs, and living history presentations.

There are many hotels, vacation rentals, and historic bed & breakfasts in and around New Bern; as well as numerous welcoming marinas for visitors brought here by the wind and the waves. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful water view or a night in a 200 year old Manse; you’ll awake rested and ready for another day of exploration.

New Bern, North Carolina is the perfect blend of quaint downtown charm, invigorating outdoor activities, exciting retail opportunities and living history. This is where rivers meet, locals smile, and you’ll find that you fit right in, no matter who you are or where you’re from.

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