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Welcome to Craven County, North Carolina. The cities of New Bern and Havelock anchor the ideal vacation spot for sun seekers and history buffs alike. Two beautiful rivers meet in New Bern, where you'll find Tryon Palace, spectacular gardens, historic homes, quaint shops, cozy restaurants and lively entertainment, frame downtown streets. Farther south, you can enjoy MCAS Cherry Point and the 157,000 acre Croatan National Forest, nationally recognized for its trails and recreation opportunities.
New Bern, the second oldest town in North Carolina, is situated where the Trent and Neuse Rivers meet.New Bern served as the first capital of North Carolina. It survived both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, was the birthplace of Pepsi, and today, New Bern is abounding in history around every corner with over 150 historic landmarks, the magnificent Tryon Palace, and a 157,000-acre national forest.
Whether you like big adventure, or just beautiful sightseeing, boating, golfing, biking, beach combing, or just visiting lighthouses, antique shops, playhouses, museums and galleries, North Carolina is rich with attractions and amusements
One of the most exhilarating beach vaction spots on the East Coast is NC'S Outer Banks. Vacation rentals from Corolla down past Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and all the way to the former pirate stronghold of Ocracoke Island. You have to do this at least once in your lifetime.
If mountains are more your style then the North Carolina Smoky Mountains offer a value family vacation with hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and scenic drives through the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many outstanding mountain views and scenic overlooks. You can't go wrong on this one!
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