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A Guide to New Bern, North Carolina: Things to Do and Places to Visit

Look no further than New Bern, a charming small town with character and plenty to see. There is something for everyone, from exploring the downtown area to visiting beautiful parks and gardens. Keep reading for some of the best attractions and activities in this lovely town. Learn more here.


The city's heart, downtown New Bern is full of historic buildings, fun shops, and delicious restaurants. Be sure to check out the Tryon Palace, which is a beautiful colonial-era palace that now serves as a museum. You can also browse through the many stores on Craven Street or grab a bite to eat at one of the local eateries. Learn more about A Tour of Aurora, North Carolina: The Enchanting Small Town with a Bright Future.

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If you're looking for some natural beauty, be sure to visit one of New Bern's parks or gardens. The largest park in town is Union Point Park, which offers walking trails, playgrounds, and fishing docks. Other popular parks and gardens include the New Bern Botanical Garden, the Chelsea Park Rose Garden, and the Herman Park Japanese Gardens.


In addition to its lovely parks and gardens, New Bern also has some interesting attractions to check out. The most popular of these is probably the North Carolina History Center, which tells the story of North Carolina from prehistory to the present day. Other must-see attractions include Tryon Palace, Fort Totten State Historic Site, and the New Bern Firemen's Museum.

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