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.
Book Review: Carolina Built
A formerly enslaved Edenton woman became a real estate mogul, breaking barriers and making a name for herself in North Carolina history. A modern-day novelist shares her story.
7 Scenic Drives on the Carolina Coast
When it’s summertime and the mercury’s climbing, North Carolinians flock to the beach — but there’s more to our coast than surf and sand. These scenic drives are full of water and wildlife, meals and memories. What are you waiting for?
5 Sunset Sails to Take This Summer
From the deck of a boat, a sunset over the water is even more spectacular. With gentle waves as the stage, charismatic captains as the cast, and an orange glow as the backdrop, these evening cruises put on a show that’s sure to impress.
10 Dock & Dine Restaurants on the Carolina Coast
After a day on the water, boaters step off the dock and into these waterfront restaurants for savory seafood, ice-cold drinks, and some of the best views on the coast.
When we pitch a tent on top of our mountains, in our forests, or on our beaches, we discover the natural beauty that has transfixed adventurers for centuries.
Barbecue, Born & Bred
A pitmaster in Chowan County was raised on North Carolina pork. At Old Colony Smokehouse in Edenton, he draws on his family’s heritage — as well as barbecue traditions from across the South.
35 Amazing Historic Places to See in North Carolina
The National Register of Historic Places has documented some 95,000 structures, sites, and districts across the country. In North Carolina, around 2,900 properties — from churches and cotton mills to farms, homes, and schools — have earned this designation. Now, these special spots representing our state’s history are known nationwide.
Climb aboard: A trolley offers a unique vantage point from which to explore this waterfront town. But as a seasoned tour guide can attest, a great ride is about much more than names and dates — it’s about making connections.