take a day trip to nearby new bern, north carolina
November 25, 2015Brunswick Forest
Residents of Brunswick Forest enjoy a prime location near to shopping, dining and medical services, as well as a close proximity to major cities and area attractions like nearby New Bern, North Carolina. This historic city has evolved throughout the years and is notable for many reasons, some of them being that is was a major battle location during the Civil War, one of the largest lumber centers in the South and was the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.
VISIT THE NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY CENTER AT TRYON PALACE
The North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace is an indoor and outdoor museum center that showcases the history of the state from historical crafts and artifacts to historic homes and the Tryon Palace gardens. The museum rotates exhibits so there is always something new to see or do in the center’s seven major buildings which include a 200-seat performing arts center as well as a riverfront café.
TAKE A HELICOPTER TOUR OF THE COAST
Take a helicopter tour of North Carolina’s beautiful crystal coast with Coastal Carolina Helicopter Tours! You and two guests can fly over downtown New Bern and get a one-of-a-kind view of this historic city. Coastal Carolina Helicopter tours also offers tours of Morehead City, Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout.
SHOP DOWNTOWN NEW BERN
Historic downtown New Bern offers a wide variety of shopping options from antique stores to contemporary art galleries. Visit some of the city’s many apparel and home accessories stores and cap off a day of shopping with dinner at one of the many downtown cafes or restaurants.
New Bern’s location at the intersection of the Neuse and Trent Rivers makes it an ideal spot for boat cruises and tours. The city has a variety of boat tours to suit anyone’s tastes. Take a 90-minute pontoon boat tour of the Trent River via Aerie Ferry Pontoon Tours or view grand estate homes and wildlife on the city’s two major rivers with the Lookout Lady Scenic River Tour.