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New Bern

If you’re looking for a place to unplug and get away, New Bern, NC might be the perfect day trip for you. New Bern may be small in size, but it makes up for it with enthralling history, picturesque nature scenes, and small town allure. 

You’ve probably tried one New Bern product, Pepsi; the original Pepsi was created in New Bern, and the Pepsi-Cola Corporation still calls the town home. You can learn more about the origins of Pepsi and more by heading to the Pepsi Family Center, an interactive museum at the North Carolina History Center

 The Pepsi Family Center isn’t the only thing you’ll find at the North Carolina History Center. This historical museum features fascinating exhibits focused on North Carolina history. It is located at Tryon Palace, one of the town’s top attractions. History buffs will love Tryon Palace, which was the first capital of North Carolina, and formerly housed Governor William Tryon. Tryon Palace is open for tours and a fantastic way to learn about North Carolina’s early history.

After looking into New Bern’s rich history, why not explore all of the fun things to do this town has to offer? New Bern is a haven for outdoor recreation; popular activities along the river are include sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, golfing, and more. The drive to New Bern is approximately 45 minutes from any of our Emerald Isle vacation rentals.