The Jarvis Mansion is a small and hard-to-find bed and breakfast located along a quiet portion of New Bern's main Pollock Street, just a block or so away from the scenic waterfront. The historic two-story white home, built around the turn of the 20th century, is part of a series of historic residences that line this street, many of which are converted B&Bs and other lodgings for visitors with a love of historic, romantic, and all-together relaxing accommodations.

Lined with crepe myrtles that bloom in the summertime, and featuring a hefty handful of historic sites, restaurants, and walking tours located just a block or two away, the Jarvis Mansion B&B, in addition to the half dozen other bed and breakfasts that can be found long this portion of Pollock Street, are conveniently located with walking distance of the busiest sections of downtown, but feel world's away from the rest of North Carolina, with a location that is a historical and primarily residential, and lushly landscaped throughout.

Reservations can be made by calling 252 636-6030 or in person during a downtown stroll. With a picturesque setting that belies a busy downtown located just a block or two away, a stay at the Jarvis Mansion or any of the Pollock Street B&Bs is a romantically inviting retreat that's all about peace, quiet, and easy-going relaxation.

 

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Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace

The impressively grand Tryon Palace is easily one of New Bern's most famous local attractions. With a central location on the outer edges of downtown, and bordering acres of riverfront, this historical recreation of a late 1700s governor's palace caters to visitors with a variety of tastes, from local history to exceptional gardens. Charming and altogether opulent from the gated entryway to the formal hedges and historic homes that border the property, a trip to Tryon Palace is a full immersion into the opulent lifestyle of North Carolina's original movers and shakers.

Lawson Creek Park

Lawson Creek Park

Lawson Creek Park is an active destination that's suitable for nature lovers and outdoors fans of all genres. Encompassing a massive 140 acre site surrounded by the waters of Lawson Creek and Trent River, this park is a perfectly scenic locale that feels worlds away from the rest of Eastern North Carolina, but still has ample amenities to keep its more active visitors hard at play.