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Things to Do in New Bern

Tucked along the waterfront, where the Neuse and Trent Rivers converge, New Bern is home to local shops, restaurants, art galleries, and theaters, as well a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for everything from a day trip or night out with family and friends to a casual stroll along the water.

Surrounded by the majestic North Carolina scenery you know and love, there’s always something to do, see, and discover just outside of your JC Jackson home in New Bern. From shopping and dining to unique museums and waterfront attractions, this charming, historic town truly has it all. Take a look at a few of our top favorite things to do here in the fall season:

If you love a little adventure…

From kayaking on the marina to a boat tour at sunset, there are so many ways to enjoy the beauty of the water in New Bern. Whether you like a fast-paced adventure or a leisurely, relaxed outing, there’s something here for everyone. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with your grandkids or an afternoon with out-of-town guests, check out the many opportunities available, from fishing to canoeing and everything in between.

If you love day trips and tours…

Outsiders may know New Bern as the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, but there’s so much more to this historic downtown that’s waiting with open arms to welcome you. Just a short drive away you’ll find attractions like museums, aquariums, and state parks that are perfect for a day trip! Not to mention, Havelock is close to the Atlantic Ocean, so you can stop by for a visit to the renowned aviation exhibit while exploring the outdoors. 

If you love to wine and dine…

There’s no question that New Bern is home to some of the area’s best eateries. Whether you’re an adventurous foodie or you love to enjoy the classics, there’s certainly a restaurant that’ll pique your interest. Stop into Cypress Hall to taste-test boutique wines and delicious small plates, enjoy authentic Italian staples at La Rosa, or take a trip back in time and experience the old-fashioned diner fun of Hwy 55 with your grandkids.

If you love the great outdoors…

If you’re a nature lover, there’s no better place to be than Croatan National Forest. Filled with miles of coastal hiking opportunities like the Neusiok Trail, Patsy Bond Nature Trail, and Cedar Point Trail, you’re sure to fill your day with fresh air and remarkable scenery. Not to mention, boat ramps and docks, picnic areas, and destinations like Flanners Beach and Pine Cliff let you enjoy the beauty of nature with family and friends.

From all of us at JC Jackson Homes, we hope you enjoy exploring the fun of New Bern this fall! 


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