As a small business owner (Bear Town Baskets), I was on a quest to find a quaint little town to grow some roots. I wasn’t sure it was something I could find and not really sure my gift basket business would thrive outside of a large city, but it was worth a try.
New Bern, aka known as Bear Town, and has over 50 bears scattered throughout the town. It’s a quirky reason visitors flock to New Bern. These hand-painted bear designs are on life-size bears. These bears, in historic downtown, are decorated with absolutely gorgeous colors, artistic designs, hats, flags, flowers, and each bear is uniquely designed. Check out the Visit New Bern website for details.
I was pleasantly surprised when to find the quaintest, hidden gem of a town, New Bern, NC. Most people seem to have heard of it as a town on the way to the beaches, but for whatever the reason, it still appears to be a well-kept secret. This small town appears to be growing in leaps and bounds. But, shhh don’t tell anyone our secret!