Discover both hidden gems and essential stops in this beautiful waterfront town with more than 300 years of coastal history and charm.
Fresh, Fried, & Riverside at Riverview Cafe
On the banks of the New River in Sneads Ferry, four generations of the same family have been frying shrimp and baking pies seven days a week since 1946.
The Beach Road: A Stop-by-Stop Guide to Exploring NC Highway 12
From its northernmost point in Corolla to its southern terminus on Cedar Island, this scenic byway — bound between sound and sea — links the islands and communities of the Outer Banks.
39 Legendary North Carolina Seafood Restaurants
After nearly a century — or just a couple of years — these seafood restaurants have become coastal icons, the places we know, love, and return to again and again.
Fresh Catch: A Foodie’s Guide to the Crystal Coast
Discover the must-order menu items at 16 delicious restaurants in Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Harkers Island.
Framing the Outer Banks
How Aycock Brown, a charismatic storyteller with an eye for detail, transformed North Carolina’s quiet barrier islands into a national destination, but preserved their local charm.
48 Hours in Edenton: A Weekend by the Water
Stay at a charming inn, eat incredible seafood, explore maritime history, take a beautiful boat ride in Edenton Bay, and more in this historic former port town on Albemarle Sound.
A Locals’ Guide to Downtown Washington
In and around the original Washington, the river meets the sound, old structures are given a new purpose, and life above and below the water is in constant transition.
Hot Cocoa Harbor
Nothing conjures memories of winters past like a sweet cup of hot chocolate. As temperatures dip, restaurants, coffee shops, and other businesses whip up their favorite recipes for Elizabeth City’s annual Hot Cocoa Crawl.