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6 November

Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Activities

2018-11-06T22:55:52+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

No worries--you won't look like a turkey at the Twin Rivers YMCA Turkey Trot! The holiday season is just around the corner, and a great place to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend is in New Bern. I love this time of year in New Bern. The entire town magically lights up into a winter wonderland. The weather brings clear, sunny days and crisp, chilly nights (a good reason to snuggle up with loved ones). The perfect way to start the impending 3,000-calorie Thanksgiving Day is to participate in the 11th Annual Twin Rivers YMCA Turkey Trot. The fun begins Thursday at

8 October

Mum’s Not the Word about These Two New Bern Events

2018-10-08T21:55:12+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

It’s October in New Bern, and you know what that means. Two big events, MumFest and Ghostwalk, are coming to New Bern's downtown! MumFest Get ready for the downtown to be sprinkled with mums! First, MumFest is just around the corner. The kick-off concert is Friday, October 12, with headliners Dan + Shay! The festival continues throughout the weekend with live music, food, beverages, rides, games, shows and running races, for an incredible couple of days of fun. Downtown will transform with mums and the festivities, so it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, listen to great

10 September

Have a Nice Weekend (Make that a Great One)

2018-09-10T22:45:28+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Next week is the official welcome to autumn. That means the leaves will soon be changing, cooler temperatures are ahead and outstanding New Bern events are just around the corner. While I love visiting New Bern in any season, I am somewhat partial to fall. I just checked out the amazing calendar of events coming up this weekend, and I wanted to be sure you were in the know! Friday Union Point Park will be rockin' this Friday for the Footloose on the Neuse concert! On September 14, New Bern Parks and Recreation presents the final “Footloose on the Neuse”

6 August

Outdoor Dining is the “In” Thing

2018-08-15T15:11:19+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

There is one thing almost anyone you meet in New Bern will agree on. The restaurants here are absolutely incredible. Whether you are in the mood for seafood, steak or some good ol’ Southern cookin’, you will be satisfied. I wrote in a previous blog post about the amazing restaurants in town, and below are a few to enjoy for dining outdoors. Persimmons Restaurant boasts a large deck to enjoy views of the Neuse River. Riverfront Dining An ideal outdoor dining option is Persimmons Restaurant, directly on the Neuse River. The restaurant is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

9 July

The Perfect History Lesson

2018-07-09T23:39:48+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

New Bern is known for many things, whether that is for the themed bears, the scenic waterfront or the memorable downtown. Perhaps it is most famously known for being the site of the first state capitol building, Tryon Palace. While I have toured the awe-inspiring palace and grounds, I recently discovered the North Carolina History Center, located adjacently to Tryon Palace. The center is a magnificent museum-like place showcasing the history of the local area. Considering all my visits to New Bern, I thought I knew more than the average person about the area's history. As I walked through the exhibits,

7 June

Life’s a Beach, Part II

2018-06-07T18:57:54+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Part Two, Atlantic Beach Now that summer has begun (even though the official date is June 21), I plan to spend more and more time at the beach, basking in the sun along the sandy shores while reading a good book. In last month's post, I focused on the spectacular food choices in Morehead City and Atlantic Beach. This month, it's all about the spectacular shoreline of North Carolina. On my next visit to the New Bern area, I once again found myself making the short drive to Atlantic Beach. The water tower says it all. The beach has

14 May

Life’s a Beach

2018-05-14T20:08:32+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

You basically have a water view from anywhere in Morehead City. Part One, Food With a long holiday weekend less than two weeks away, I started thinking about the ideal place to enjoy the official kick-off to summer. While spending time in New Bern is simply exquisite, one of the wonderful things about living in or visiting New Bern is the proximity to other places without a long drive. One such place is Morehead City, just 36 miles from New Bern. I had visited this splendid quaint town about a year ago, and I knew it would be on

3 April

Step Outside the Comfort Zone

2018-04-03T22:53:25+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Blog|

On one of my recent trips to New Bern, I decided to be bold and step outside my comfort zone. Meaning, I literally stepped outside of New Bern. This is the trail I hiked--Island Creek. I was a bit disappointed when I found out it was considered easy! When I inquired as to a nice place to hike and soak in the sights, the hotel clerk kindly suggested Croatan National Forest. How amazed I was to see that just a few miles south, a whole other world existed. While New Bern has its amazing restaurants, beautiful riverfront and historical

5 March

March Over to New Bern’s Event Weekend

2018-03-05T23:14:29+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I’ve written in previous posts about all that makes New Bern so remarkable to live. March is no exception, however there are too many special events to cover in this post. Suffice it to say March Madness could also describe New Bern’s events calendar in addition to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I am looking forward to attending a big party on Friday, March 16. The Rotary Club of New Bern is hosting Sham-Rockin’ 2018. The fundraiser, with food from The Chelsea, a live band and the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace as the backdrop, is sure to be a

5 February

Beer Necessities in Bear Town

2018-02-05T17:09:43+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

New Bern is known for the 60 themed, ceramic bears located throughout the city, hence the nickname Bear Town. However, it could soon become known for its outstanding selection of places to relax with a cold beer. A flight of craft brews at Beer Army. On one of my recent jaunts to New Bern, I wanted to investigate two places in the historic downtown that I overheard some locals raving about. While I am a visitor, I prefer to take in the sights, sounds and flavors of where the locals prefer to frequent. I first stumbled (figuratively, not literally)

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