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On a peninsula cradled by the Neuse and Trent rivers in eastern North Carolina, you’ll come upon the cozy port of New Bern. Surrounded by miles of waterfront, the main street is lined with charming shops and restaurants signaling its quiet pace and tranquil beauty. New Bern will captivate you with heartfelt Southern warmth and  storied early American history.

Some of North Carolina’s finest beaches are just 20 minutes away, but you and your family can still enjoy everything a vacation by the water offers. Meander the shore on a kayak, paddle board, or waterski and fish along the river. As you take in the Colonial homes along the tree-lined shore, enjoy the unhurried pace and distant views along the Neuse River. New Bern is a retreat ideal for golf, amazing outdoor adventures both on and off the water, and a walk through North Carolina’s history from the Revolutionary to Civil War.

THINGS TO DO IN NEW BERN

Father and son fishing at Natural Wonders

New Bern’s Natural Wonders

New Bern and the surrounding area are filled with outdoor activities from golf to bicycle tours, hiking in the Croatan National Forest, and boating as well as fishing. Canoe and paddle trails surround the town, and area lakes are perfect for sailing and motorized watersports. 
Antique Firetruck

New Bern Fireman’s Museum

Over 150 years of firefighting history comes alive at this museum dedicated New Bern's fire department, which was chartered in 1845 and fought to save New Bern in the great fire of 1922 that destroyed 1,000 homes.
Governor’s Palace | Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace and Gardens

Experience North Carolina’s first capitol, a Georgian-style mansion that was the site of the first sessions of the general assembly. The palace housed state governors through the Revolutionary War and is surrounded by 16 acres of lush gardens showcasing a diversity of native North Carolina plants.

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Associate Resort

Club Associate Resorts were not originally developed by Bluegreen but are included in the resort portfolio to expand the choices available to Bluegreen owners in a variety of attractive vacation destinations.