As the county seat of Craven County, New Bern, North Carolina has a population of over 27,000 residents and is the second oldest town in the state. New Bern is also known as the birthplace of Pepsi, invented by pharmacist Caleb Bradham.
Things to do in New Bern include the USMC Aviation Museum, Firemen’s Museum, Tryon Palace sites and gardens, and the Croatan National Forest.
The climate in New Bern is humid but winter lows only reach the mid 30’s and the summer reach the high 80’s. Precipitation averages about 7 inches in the summer months as well. Craven County Regional Airport is located 4 miles away and Kinston Regional Airport is about 40miles.
The commerce in New Bern is largely supported by the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point as well as manufacturing firms like Weyerhaueser and Moen.