Parking in downtown New Bern is FREE! Street parking in most locations is 2-hours but if you want to stay longer park in one of our 3 conveniently located ALL DAY lots, all within 1 block of downtown. Us our parking map or follow all day parking signs to these lots: Black Bear, Gold Bear, and Red Bear.

Once you've parked, Greater Downtown is very walkable. Use our downtown map to help navigate your way through Greater Downtown New Bern. For complete visitor information which includes places to eat, shop and visit use our downloadable Visitor Guide that will give you ALL the information you need to fully enjoy your visit.

We also provide specialized itineraries for African American history, accessibility, dog friendly experiences, and lots more!

Swiss Bear, the City of New Bern, Craven County, and New Bern's many professionals and non-profits, are available to help answer questions about locally provided services. For more information regarding these services use the links in this drop-down.

If you're planning a wedding, family reunion, corporate event, convention or any other special event, Greater Downtown New Bern has lots of event venues to meet your needs.

And, although Greater Downtown does not have a Social District at this time, if you are interested in learning more about social districts and how they operate, plese refer to our Social Distict FAQs.

Photo Credits: Craven TDA and Swiss Bear