New Bern, North Carolina

The historic town features many unique shops and galleries. Stop by the pharmacy now known as the “Birthplace of Pepsi” and pick up an old-fashioned Pepsi souvenir while enjoying some cola from the recreated soda fountain. A farmer’s market featuring local produce and handcrafted items takes place every Saturday from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. But the main shopping attractions in New Bern are the antique stores and art galleries. There is a great variety of antique shops in the historic downtown area alone as well as numerous galleries featuring arts and crafts. Unique gift stores offer everything from home and body essentials to cast iron pots and pans.

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