Are you ready for something different? Want to see something new? Just head down the road to Oriental or New Bern.

With water around every turn, quaint and quirky Oriental offers real small-town charm with historic homes dispersed among the marinas and delicious local restaurants serving up the fresh catch of the day. New Bern, having recently celebrated its 300th birthday, is the state’s second oldest town and its first capital. Enjoy New Bern’s vibrant waterfront with plenty of shopping, dining, arts, culture, and festivals.

And, let’s not forget the Crystal Coast where you can watch the wild horses, experience world-class fishing, go scuba diving, visit the aquarium, and more! Want to plan ahead? View upcoming events now!