Elizabeth is one of the oldest cities in North Carolina. It is located on the Albemarle sound, and is a hub for boaters. If you are going on the Inter coastal Water Way through the state of North Carolina, you will more than likely stop off at Elizabeth City. Elizabeth City is conveniently located less than 50 miles from many cities. The outer banks North Carolina, and in Virginia, you can visit Virginia Beach, Norfolk.
The historic districts is listed in the national Register of Historic Places. You can take a walking tour around the old buildings, some of the building still have advertisements painted on the side of the buildings. These are something that is very rare to find. The old buildings are full of character, and are still in great condition. The town is very well kept and very clean, and is full of southern charm. The river front has many seats available for people to sit and enjoy the water, the peacefulness of it, or to fish from the banks.
Elizabeth City is known as the “Harbor of Hospitality”.Boating is one of the many things that you can do in Elizabeth City, If you are boating you can take advantage of the free 48 docking that is provided for you in Elizabeth City.. There is the presence of the United States Coast Guard with operates and does have a training and rescue facility there. They have rescues by sea and by air.
There are Museums there that will give you history on the region. Which this region does have a lot of history, it was founded in 1793 The Museum of the Albemarle is the in Elizabeth City, it has a gift shop, and programs for adults and children. There are many exhibits about the area located there. After visiting the Museum you can visit the arts gallery where you can find work from native residents.
The city does offer many sites for historical values, it also offers many modern events. There are parades that will show appreciation every year for the Coast Guard, there are many marina’s there that you can launch the boat. Elizabeth City is at the end of the Dismal Swamp that you can bicycle through and enjoy nature.
On the main street of Elizabeth City, there are many restaurants from burgers to full course gourmet meals. There are many restaurants on the main street, and they also have a mall there for you to enjoy.
Elizabeth City offers something for everyone, from historical to fun and upbeat things to do there. Elizabeth City should be part of your travel plans if you are ever going through that part of the state.