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Insider's Guide Blog: A Local's Perspective

It’s one thing to see a destination. It’s another to experience it from a local’s perspective. Our locals share with you where to grab a bite, see a show, get creative, dock your boat, shop, take a tour and much more.

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The Albemarle Bank of Elizabeth City

Posted on 08/06/2020 by Dr. Melissa Stuckey
Standing on the corner of South Poindexter and East Fearing Streets and nestled within Elizabeth City’s historic district is the building that housed the Albemarle Bank, the first African-American-owned bank in northeastern North Carolina.... Read On

Keep it Cool When Summer Sizzles in Elizabeth City

Posted on 06/12/2020 by Breanna Brower
When the temperature rises, it's easy to cool down in Elizabeth City with these fun summertime outings.... Read On

North Carolina’s Coastal Bucket List

Posted on 06/03/2020 by Breanna Brower
Whether it’s your first time in Elizabeth City or your fiftieth, there’s always something fun to do or new to explore. We couldn’t possibly fit them all on one list, but here’s a quick bucket list of things to do and see to help you get started plann... Read On

Bling, massages and theater for a memorable time in Elizabeth City in February

Posted on 02/05/2020 by Simone Cooper
Need a fun excursion in February for Valentine’s Day? Elizabeth City offers unique jewelry at Eclectic Jewelry and Coppersmith Antiques & Auction Co., a massage for two at Anew U Massage Therapy.... Read On

Romantic B&Bs and Inns You'll Love in Elizabeth City

Posted on 01/29/2020 by Visit Elizabeth City
Longing for a romantic getaway? Book a weekend getaway in one of Elizabeth City’s beautifully restored B&Bs and small inns.... Read On

Elizabeth City's Family Oriented Activities in January

Check out winter family fun ideas in Elizabeth City

Posted on 01/27/2020 by Simone Cooper
The hectic holidays are over, a new year has arrived, and the temps are chilly, making indoor activities welcome. January is here and there could not be a better time for the whole family to see a great exhibition at Museum of the Albemarle, to book ... Read On

Find Holiday Gifts in Elizabeth City's Friendly Shops

Posted on 11/18/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City
Shopping is fun in Elizabeth City! Ditch the crowds and lines and enjoy our independently owned, local shops featuring one-of-a-kind finds. Our shop keepers are super friendly and will brighten your holidays. Embrace the spirit of the season in Eli... Read On

Pet-friendly Elizabeth City Area Outings

Posted on 10/18/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City
Man’s best friends are celebrated here in the Harbor of Hospitality.... Read On

Load Up the Kids and Head to Elizabeth City!

Posted on 09/26/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City
Get out of the car and into some fun in Elizabeth City!  Road travel is never as challenging as it is with kids in tow. There are the inevitable soda spills, family feuds and wayward limbs ("Mom! She's touching me!"). Elizabeth City has exactly what ... Read On

10 Things to Do in Elizabeth City under $10 

Posted on 05/13/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City
If you’re looking for days of fun without breaking the bank, then head to Elizabeth City, North Carolina!  From great parks and water activities to museums and historical trails, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Read on for 10 Things to Do ... Read On

COA Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Wildlife and Birding Trails near Elizabeth City, North Carolina 

Posted on 04/26/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City
Spring is here in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the area is bursting with outdoor activities to enjoy the season. This Harbor of Hospitality is home to a variety of birds and unique wildlife that reemerge during spring and summer. Check out the... Read On

5 Best Places to Kayak Around Elizabeth City, NC

Posted on 04/18/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City
We have selected five kayaking ventures from the Albemarle Region Paddling Trails you should traverse on your next visit.... Read On

Merchant Mills Pond

Naturally Wonderful Northeastern North Carolina State Parks

Posted on 11/08/2018 by Visit Elizabeth City
Elizabeth City is in the middle of an outdoor playground. Our location offers easy access to four different state parks which makes it the perfect place for nature lovers to launch their vacation.... Read On

Unique Holiday Shopping in Elizabeth City

Posted on 10/30/2018 by Simone Cooper
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Kayaking an Elizabeth City Favorite, Great Dismal Swamp

Posted on 07/17/2018 by Nelson Disla
Even when it’s busy—when many people out to enjoy the oddity of a mild day in early July—I can’t help but see the Great Dismal Swamp through an ego-fueled tunnel vision. Having visited at least a couple times every week, for several months, I’ve come... Read On

Pontoon Boating Fun in Elizabeth City

Posted on 07/10/2018 by Visit Elizabeth City
Elizabeth City’s excellent climate allows for year-round, water-related activities so whether you’re a resident of our little town or are visiting from a land-locked region, you’ll want to take advantage of all the North Carolina coast has to offer.... Read On

Live Music Spots in Elizabeth City

Posted on 06/12/2018 by Nelson Disla
On summery nights, there aren’t many spots I enjoy more than the tables outside Hoppin’ Johnz. Beneath the lights strung across Pailin’s Alley, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy a breeze with your favorite dessert or cocktail. But all that change... Read On

Newbold-White House: A Southern Historical Exemplar in Hertford

Posted on 04/17/2018 by William Broussard
In the middle of the six-acre complex sits its crown jewel, a colonial Quaker homestead with its brilliantly-preserved bright red brick exterior contrasting starkly with the browns and greens and yellows of the surrounding land.... Read On

4 Ways to See More Green in Elizabeth City

Posted on 03/14/2018 by Visit Elizabeth City
Start planning a springtime trip now with these tips to get more out of your getaway to Elizabeth City.... Read On

Homage to a Hometown Hero: The Jim “Catfish” Hunter Museum in Hertford

Posted on 03/13/2018 by William Broussard
Hertford's hometown hero, Jim "Catfish" Hunter 15 year career, pitching for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees... Read On

A Weekend with Bob in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Posted on 03/03/2018 by Visit Elizabeth City
Bob was one of the many visitors to discover Elizabeth City, North Carolina, this summer. He and his wife were able to enjoy some activities (and meals) that exemplify Elizabeth City's way of life. Find out how Bob spent his time in northeast Nort... Read On

Kayak Fishing in the Albemarle - Elizabeth City's Fishing with Mike

Posted on 03/02/2018 by Liza Franco
Here in the Albemarle region we are surrounded by water with our rivers, creeks, ponds and the sound. We have more access to fishing than just about any other area in the state.... Read On

Five Must-See Homes on Elizabeth City’s Walking Tour

Posted on 01/29/2018 by Margie Berry
Downtown Elizabeth City’s residential area boasts a plethora of houses of historical and architectural interest. Here is a look at five stand-out homes on the walking tour... Read On

Beat the Winter Blues in Elizabeth City

Posted on 01/11/2018 by Visit Elizabeth City
Now that the holidays are over, keep your spirits up and mid-winter doldrums at bay with a weekend stay in one of our cozy lodgings, coupled with one of these five fun excursions.... Read On

Fishing Kayaks - Elizabeth City's Fishing with Mike

Posted on 12/21/2017 by Mike Sweeney
Now you can get a kayak specifically designed to fish out of in fresh or salt water with rail systems that mount rod holders, depth finders or even anchors. One of the biggest advancements in the past few years is the pedal drive systems that come i... Read On

Northeastern North Carolina – Labor Day Weekend Itinerary

Posted on 08/30/2017 by Simone Cooper
Now is the perfect time to plan a Labor Day holiday trip to northeastern North Carolina, a welcoming cluster of small towns with offerings for the foodie, the history buff, the sportsman and the arts and antiques enthusiast.... Read On

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