New Bern, the sister city of Bern, Switzerland, is a city resplendent with historic tradition and modern conveniences. The downtown offers a taste of casual fare, craft brew pubs and fine dining establishments. If shopping is your bag, New Bern is home to many specialty shops and boutiques. For cultural pursuits, art galleries and museums provide sights to behold.
The New Bern River Walk is the perfect setting for a walk, jog or bike ride along the scenic Trent and Neuse Rivers convergence. During your trek, you will likely encounter one of the 60 themed bears (bear is translated to Bern in Swiss) located throughout the city.
For the outdoor enthusiast, New Bern offers an abundance of recreational options sure to please. Whether you love being on the water or prefer waterside activities, New Bern boasts amazing opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, picnicking and more.
Located less than six miles west of New Bern’s historic downtown, West New Bern presents an accessible location ideally situated at the crossroads of N.C. Highway 43 and U.S. Highway 70 (Future I-42).