We stayed for the weekend. You can park your car and walk to everything....Tryon Palace, Historic District, Waterfront, Pepsi shop, etc. The house was wonderful and we absolutely loved it. Upon leaving I asked my 2 children what was their favorite thing about New Bern (Keep in mind we did a ghost tour, ferry to Shackelford Island and saw dolphins on the ferry ride) and they said at the same time, "The house!" They loved the loft upstairs. The owners have thought of everything for anyone visiting their home. They even have a book with places to visit and restaurants they recommend, We can't wait to visit again!