We’ve recently found the prettiest little town called New Bern in North Carolina. . It’s that town that you mention and folks usually say “yep, it’s that place with all the bridges and lots of sailboats” but we’ve never stopped.
New Bern is approximately 35 miles from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is located where the the Neuse and Trent rivers meet on the east coast of North Carolina. This area is aptly referred to as The Crystal Coast. The average temperature in July is a high of 88 and the average January low is about 34.
Restaurants & Cultural Scene
There are frequent festivals that bring many people the charming downtown area that has several interesting restaurants. Hope you have a car. New Bern is a sleep town, so not a lot of excitement. Great place to relax and get away. Check out Tryon Palace – lots of history
- The Aquarium at pine-Knoll: http://www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores (it’s small but lots of cool animals)
- Fort Macon http://www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park. Also if you want to take a drive – Atlantic Beach is approximately 40 minutes away. https://www.crystalcoastnc.org/region/atlantic-beach.
- Check out this site too: http://www.visitnewbern.com
View from our boat
Don’t forget to check out our store Gift Basket Villas, recently relocated on a part time basis to New Bern, as well as a location in Raleigh for your customized and personalized gifts and gift baskets – all occasion, corporate gifts and drop-by/pop-by gifts.