Beautiful Small Town

The Culture Trip, published a list of the 50 most beautiful towns to visit in each US state, and New Bern NC is one of them!

Enjoy boating, water activities, or just being by the water? The Neuse River is a river rising in the Piedmont of North Carolina and emptying into Pamlico Sound below New Bern. Its total length is approximately 275 miles (443 km), making it the longest river entirely contained in North Carolina. The Trent River joins it at New Bern. Its drainage basin, measuring 5,630 square miles (14,600 km2) in area, also lies entirely inside North Carolina. It is formed by the confluence of the Flat and Eno rivers prior to entering the manmade, artificial Falls Lake reservoir in northern Wake County.

New Bern, NC offers water for boating, swimming and other water activities, but also offers historical charm. New Bern, NC was the first capital of North Carolina and the birth place of Pepsi. The Tyron Palace sits in the heart of New Bern, offering tours and beautiful gardens.

Make plans to take a tour of beautiful New Bern and see for yourself all that it has to offer.

Photo: Ken Lund,