Whether it’s a museum, an historical landmark, shopping, one of the annual special events or the great outdoors, there is something available for everyone during your stay at The Aerie.
Top Things to Do in New Bern, NC
Stroll Through Our Quaint Downtown
Walk just steps from our luxury inn to explore our historical downtown filled with antique and specialty shops. While you’re there, make sure to enjoy a meal at one of the several highly-rated restaurants.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Boaters, fishing enthusiasts, and lovers of the outdoors have endless opportunities to explore including sailing or canoeing on our waterways of the Pamlico Sound and strolling along the banks of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. Enjoy golfing at one of the excellent championship courses, hiking in the 157,000 acre Croatan national forest, biking or spending a lazy afternoon in one of the sunny municipal parks.
Delve Into History
Historic New Bern offers a variety of cultural, educational, recreational and historical attractions. With over 150 historic landmarks it’s an ideal destination for those simply in search of fun or for a glimpse into history. Here, in the second oldest city in North Carolina, the past meets the present and invites visitors to sample its richness.
See What Inspired Nicholas Sparks
Quite a few of our guests are fans of Nicholas Sparks, the author of many books including The Wedding, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Bend in the Road and others—many of which have become major motion pictures. Most are based in New Bern and the coastal area of North Carolina that Nicholas calls home. We have a self-guided walking tour featuring most of the places mentioned in his novels that are within a short stroll of The Aerie.