DAY TRIPS FROM NEW BERN KOA CAMPGROUND
DAY TRIPSAs if a day in New Bern doesn’t have enough to offer, there are plenty of other opportunities you’ll love to explore in locations that are a short drive away. Head down to the coastal region of North Carolina, where you’ll find even more museums, state parks, cruises, and nature centers. It’s easy to fall in love with the history and beauty the entire region has to offer.
Fort Macon State ParkAmong the finest examples of coastal forts constructed along the eastern seaboard after the War of 1812. P.O. Box 127, Atlantic Beach, NC, (252) 726-3775.
Travel Time: 1 hourAurora Fossil MuseumFeatures four rooms of interesting marine fossils and a gift shop specializing in fossilized shark teeth. 400 Main Street, Aurora, NC, (252) 322-4238.
Travel Time: 45 minutesNorth Carolina Maritime MuseumA visit will enhance your appreciation of the natural beauty, precious resources, and rich cultural heritage of coastal North Carolina. 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC, (252) 728-7317.
Travel Time: 1 hourCruise the Crystal CoastChoose among 17 regularly scheduled scenic tours, party cruises, lunch or dinner cruises – or arrange to charter one of three vessels (up to 246 passengers). Mystery Tours, Beaufort and Morehead City waterfronts. (252) 728-7827.
Travel Time: 1 hourCaswell No. 1 Fire Station MuseumExamine fire-fighting equipment from the 1800’s to modern times. A 1922 American LaFrance Pumper is the museum’s centerpiece. 118 South Queen Street, Kinston, NC, (252) 527-1566.
Travel Time: 45 minutesC.S.S. Neuse State Historic Site and Governor Richard Caswell MemorialThe civil war ironclad ramming vessel and the memorial are alongside the Neuse River, and exhibits tell stories that span two American Wars. Hwy 70 Business, Kinston, NC, (252) 522-2091.
Travel Time: 45 minutesScience & Nature CenterFeatures North American Wildlife Exhibit, Shells are Everywhere Exhibit and Waterfowl of the Atlantic Flyway along with displays of Eastern NC snakes and turtles and a 10,000 gallon aquarium with live fish, a touch tank and interactive displays. 1000 Mumford Road, Greenville, NC, (252) 329-4561.
Travel time: 1 hour, 10 minutesNorth Carolina AquariumPromotes appreciation of North Carolina’s aquatic resources. Daily programs may include marine life, videos, audience, participation games, and feeding programs. 1 Roosevelt Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, (252) 247-4003.
Travel time: 1 hourNorth Carolina EstuariumFeatures unique environmental artworks, living aquariums, audio-visual, historic artifacts and boats. Celebrates special ecosystems and what they mean to life in the “soundlands.” 223 East Water Street, Washington, NC, (252) 948-0000.
Travel time: 45 minutes
Long Term Sites Available
Come spend the winter months with us and enjoy the comforts of a small town atmosphere. Located on the Neuse River you will have access to fishing and kayaking or go to the downtown area and tour all the attractions. Our campground is a quiet little piece of heaven. Call Pat and ask about availability and pricing.
Holly & Ivy Historic Homes Tour
Dates/Times:Saturday, December 14, 2013
10:30 AM - 3:30 PMLocation:Historic Downtown New BernDescription:The New Bern Women's Club will host their annual Holly & Ivy Historic Homes Tour during the holiday season. Homes located in New Bern's Historic Downtown District will be decorated and open to the public for this occasion.Admission:TBAOrganization:New Bern Women's Club
Bed & Breakfast Holiday Open House
December 8, 2013
2:00pm-5:00pmLocation:Bed & Breakfasts along Pollock Street
Historic Downtown New BernDescription:Take a peek inside New Bern's bed and breakfasts. Tour our historic homes, enjoy beautiful decorations, live Christmas carols, free refreshments & more!Admission:Free!Organization:The Aerie Bed & BreakfastContact:Michael Gunhus