Tourism for Elizabeth City, NC
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Kayaking Adventures in Elizabeth City


Welcome to the Harbor of Hospitality®

Whether you’re looking for a carefree weekend getaway or a fun little spot that’s part of an extended North Carolina vacation itinerary, Elizabeth City is the place to be. Located on the Pasquotank River, the city was incorporated in 1793, but our beginnings date to 1663 when the Lords Proprietors of Carolina laid out the Albemarle area with Pasquotank County right in the center.

Today, our “Harbor of Hospitality” plays host to an inviting waterfront, charming downtown, excellent independent restaurants, historic homes, a thriving arts community and one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s busiest bases.

Come and #DiscoverECity for yourself!

Upcoming Events

September 24, 2016
Downtown Waterfront Market
HANDMADE art and crafts, farmers, growers, bakers, jams, jellies, hot sauces, pe [...]
September 24, 2016
Manhattan Short
  MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous [...]
September 26, 2016
(M-F) ECSU Planetarium Shows
Every Monday - Friday, Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University prese [...]