Things to Do and See in New Bern, NC

New Bern

International travelers, especially sailors and history buffs come to New Bern, North Carolina to do the things residents love to do in this versatile city. Fishing, golfing, boating and canoeing along with tennis and other sports are readily available and this site offers the information necessary to get going with any of these activities.

Indoor activities must include a visit to Tryon Palace to see just the Governor's Residence or The North Carolina History Center, the gardens or the historic homes and buildings. Many choose to take several days to enjoy all four divisions available in the Palace experience. The town is also home to a great number of annual events, historic home and garden tours, music festivals and great community theater.

This section lists information about a wide range of things to do — attractions, events, nightlife, salons and day spas, arts, sports, volunteering, planning a wedding and just walking around.

If where to start presents a problem, consider the Daytrips section, for suggestions regarding the best way to spend a day in New Bern.

3550 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 637-6033

Strike Zone Family Fun Center is a state-of-the-art, smoke-free recreational facility with 24 bowling lanes. Scheduled Saturday nights at a special price is the spectacular, lights-out Big Bang Cosmic Bowling, complete with satellite radio, a laser show and glow-in-the-dark bowling balls and pins from 9 PM until midnight. Reservations are recommended...more about Strike Zone Family Fun Center

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