Elizabeth City is at the crossroads of history and revitalization. The result: a town where water, hospitality, and hometown pride are deeply revered, while new restaurants, the arts, and tourism are welcomed.
Henderson has had to rebuild itself more than once, and is all about the old and the new. As you plan your visit, include these spots for the best of both.
Born and raised on this quiet farm in Martin County, innkeeper Chloe Tuttle makes her childhood house feel like home for her guests, too.
This Carteret County town exemplifies the Carolina coast — no beach required.
In 1864, a blockade runner ran aground on the coast of North Carolina. For decades, it sat within sight of shore, rusting, until finally disappearing beneath the waves. Now, it’s reappeared — and may prove to be the most significant shipwreck found in our waters in years.
The 19 piers along the North Carolina coast are beloved meeting places. The one at Kure Beach has been attracting friends, families, and fishermen longer than any of them.
Like the river it’s situated next to, Williamston is a steady force in northeastern North Carolina. From a decades-old oyster bar to a barn-turned-bed-and-breakfast, the town boasts surprises at every turn.
A coastal town with an abundance of charm looks even sweeter aboard an old-school beach cruiser.
One of the most popular vacation destinations on the Crystal Coast began with a family’s cottage and love of the place that would become Emerald Isle.