12 Must-Do Activities in Elizabeth City, NC

Things to Do


Explore the charming waterfront, historic landmarks, and exciting activities that await.

Step back in time at the Museum of the Albemarle and learn about the rich heritage of Elizabeth City and the Albemarle region.

Discover History


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Wander through the picturesque streets, lined with unique shops, delightful cafes, and beautiful waterfront views.

Stroll Downtown


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Relax in the scenic Riverfront Park, enjoy a picnic, or take a leisurely walk along the Elizabeth City waterfront.

Riverfront Park


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Immerse yourself in creativity at Arts of the Albemarle, showcasing local artists and captivating exhibits.

Arts & Culture


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Visit the historic Mariner's Wharf, where you can watch sailboats and catch breathtaking sunsets over the Pasquotank River

Mariner's Wharf


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Explore the beautiful campus of ECSU, attend sporting events, or catch a performance at the Fine Arts Center

Elizabeth City State University


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Experience thrilling kayaking, paddleboarding, or fishing on the scenic waters of the Pasquotank River and the Great Dismal Swamp

Outdoor Adventures


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Join the festivities during the annual North Carolina Potato Festival, celebrating the region's agricultural roots.

North Carolina Potato Festival


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Indulge in delicious seafood, Southern cuisine, and farm-to-table delights at Elizabeth City's eclectic restaurants.

Dine Like a Local


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Savor handcrafted beers and enjoy live music at Ghost Harbor Brewing Company, a must-visit spot for beer enthusiasts.

Ghost Harbor Brewing Company


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Discover the fascinating history of aviation at the Museum of the Atlantic, home to vintage aircraft and interactive exhibits.

Aviation Heritage


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Shop for unique finds, local crafts, and antiques at the charming boutiques and markets dotted throughout Elizabeth City.

Eclectic Shopping


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