This vibrant and historic coastal city is filled with festivals and events that celebrate creativity.
NC Icons: Tryon Palace
During Christmastime in New Bern, 18th-century holiday traditions come to life at North Carolina’s first State Capitol.
A Colonial Christmas at Tryon Palace
In New Bern, the historical interpreters at the first North Carolina State Capitol invite visitors to immerse themselves in the holidays of the 1700s.
Behind Closed Doors: Architectural Time Travel
Take a tour through time — from a thousand years ago through the early 20th century — at five of North Carolina’s most fascinating buildings.
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace
Research is uncovering the little-known stories of the enslaved servants who worked at the governor’s mansion in North Carolina’s colonial capital.
6 Stops Along the Neuse River
North Carolina’s longest river connects the Piedmont to the Pamlico. Along the way, this peaceful, winding tributary offers shady swimming holes, sandy beaches, paddling trails, historic riverside towns, and delicious seafood.
Love Where You Live
Across North Carolina, expressions of love in red, pink, and rainbow — the colors of passion and unity — are everywhere.
Quiz: The Most Wonderful Time
At these holiday events across North Carolina, our hearts will be glowing and we’ll be of good cheer. After all, it is — well, you know.
4 Flower Arrangements Inspired by North Carolina
These flower arrangements inspired by Biltmore, Reynolda, Duke, and Elizabethan gardens are proof that blooming where you’re planted can be truly awe-inspiring.