New Bern is ranked among the top 20 small towns in the Virginia Travel Ips

By | March 25, 2021
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New Bern has earned a special shout out in one of the best Virginia travel guides highlighting travel destinations around the world.

Virginia Travel Tips, a site focused on travel outside of Virginia, has highlighted New Bern as one of the top 20 charming small towns in North Carolina.

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The city has been recognized for the diversity of attractions that New Bern offers to visitors, and of course the history surrounding it.

New Bern has been described as a city of cultural diversity, beautiful nature, and history and is “technically classified as a city these days but still exudes that small-town feel and comfort.”

The travel blog also noted that New Bern is the second oldest European settlement and North Carolina’s first colonial capital located near eye-catching waterscapes. The historic town is located 40 miles north of the Emerald Isle and near the Crystal Coast.

Beary Merry Events presents a celebration of St. Patrick's Day with horse-drawn carriage rides, casual street dining, and local activities and businesses that welcome shoppers in the historic business district of downtown New Bern.  (file image)

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Indigenous people and business owners in the area said they would have to agree with the blog’s point of view, but they also feel that New Bern continues to embrace the many reasons the city attracts a diverse group of visitors.

“There’s a visitor’s book that we ask people to sign and we have people from all over the world. It always amazes me,” said Julie McKeown, New Bern Farmers Market Manager. “I hear it all the time. New people moving to New Bern say the small town atmosphere is why they moved here.”

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