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5 Places You Won’t Need Your Umbrella On A Rainy Day In New Bern

When it’s raining and it’s pouring, your day can still be full of excitement. With so much to do in New Bern, a little rain is perfectly fine when you are visiting. 

Join us as we take you on a tour of a few of our favorite places to visit, Rain or Shine!

1. New Bern Firemen’s Museum

420 Broad St, New Bern, NC 28560-(252) 636-4087

Museums are a quintessential rainy-day activity. The New Bern Firemen’s Museum allows visitors of all ages to take a step back in time and explore one of New Bern’s longest running and most unique museums. Established in 1955, the museum is inside an original 1928, two-story firehouse designed to preserve the history of firefighting in New Bern, commending the oldest established fire department in North Carolina.  The entire family will love exploring the collection of decade-old fire trucks, experiencing the Great Fire of 1922, the grisly tale of one of North Carolina’s most devastating fires, and learning about Fred, the town’s famous fire horse and an instrumental member of the early 1900’s fire station.  A rainy afternoon is a perfect excuse to check out the hottest attraction in town!


2. Bank of the Arts

 317 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-(252) 638-2577

Being home to roughly a dozen different art galleries and shops, downtown New Bern welcomes locals and visitors alike to discover how the arts bring joy and enrich the cultural experience in our community! Escape the rain and step inside the Bank of the Arts and be welcomed with an arrangement of beautiful art displays. Located in a former 1913 bank building, the Bank of the Arts has been transformed as a home for an open art space for the region’s talents to shine (even with an overcast.) Be sure to walk through the vault door to find inspiration and learn about New Bern’s unique art scene. The gallery is regularly changing exhibits, hosting special shows, and seasonal art sales you don’t want to miss on your next rainy day adventure.

(Cochlea & Liz Pearse at Bank of the Arts September 30th, 2018 at 7 pm)

3. Bear Town Escape Room

 233 Middle St #107b, New Bern, NC 28560-919-440-7150

Whether it be one of a kind date night or a friend and family outing, an escape room game is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Bear Towne Escape Room offers two fun, themed escape rooms (they have a third on the way) that force everyone to work together and communicate through out-of-the-box thinking. You can choose from their Deadly DIEgnosis room, Witches Brew room or Secrets of the Pharaoh (coming soon.) Still not sure what an escape room is? An escape room is a real-life adventure game where you and your team have 60 minutes to solve a series puzzles and riddles using clues and hints to solve a mystery. Gather your team and visit to reserve your room!




4. New Bern Arts & Wellness Center

919 Broad St, New Bern, NC 28560- (252) 497 – 8928

Avoid that rainy weather mood and get active while appreciating the art scene and discover your own creative side at the New Bern Arts & Wellness Center. Striving to be an urban oasis for those who want to explore their creative potential and wellness of the body and mind. Rain or shine, the center hosts an arrangement of yoga classes for visitors of all ages in addition to their art classes and programs. There’s so much to discover at the New Bern Arts & Wellness Center (memberships available for regular visitors) that makes it a great destination for a creation of fitness activities and pursuits. Take the time to learn a new skill or discover an artistic talent you never knew you had!



5. Eastern Carolina Aviation Exhibit 

201 Tourist Center Drive Havelock, NC 28532-252.444.4348

Get out of the rain by taking a short trip over to the nearby town of Havelock, home of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point – one of the country’s largest and oldest Marine Corps air stations – making the town an elite destination for aviation enthusiasts. A world-class tribute to the individuals who have made, and continue to make, aviation history, the exhibit is a great way for visitors to delve into the local, and utmost honored, military heritage. Explore an exhibit that shares the history of Cherry Point all the way from its 1942 beginnings and historic planes, such as the 1930s F4B-3 fighter plane and the A-4 “Skyhawk” attack plane, as well as the other restored and rotating aircraft on loan from MCAS Cherry Point. Located less than 20 miles away from our beloved historic downtown New Bern, you will definitely thrill the military devotee and aviation fans with the Eastern Carolina Aviation Exhibit.

We Love to Hear From Our Readers!

Where is your rainy day favorite rainy day spot?

 Until next time,

  Brittany, Kait, Linda & Laurie 

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1 Comment
  • The best spot to go to when it’s raining in New Bern is The Next Chapter Books & Art shop! Come in and have a beverage, curl up in the front reading room with a gently used book and kiss those bad raining days good bye! Next Chapter has an amazing selection of used books and 30+ local authors! From Adult fiction to nonfiction to Young Adult to children used books and non-fiction! The owner also has local artwork throughout the store and a back room that is just waiting for a book club or any meetings/parties you might want to have. There is a lot to see in this beautiful shop! This is the place to be when it’s too hot out, when it’s raining, or let us just face it, anytime! You all have to check it out! Support local downtown shops is essential! 320 S. Front Street

    August 31, 2018 at 11:16 am Reply

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