Tourism for Elizabeth City, NC
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Welcome to Elizabeth City!

If you live or visit North Carolina, you know the familiar refrain…”mountains or beach?…mountains or beach?” As if those are the only two choices for escape, relaxation and personal sanctuary.

Just short of the Outer Banks is Elizabeth City in the center of the Albemarle region — settled around the pristine and picturesque Albemarle Sound. This area is shockingly rich in outdoor adventure, biodiversity and ecological wonderment. Cedars rising from the water, egrets taking flight, the Dismal Swamp wetlands area, the ghosts of the underground railroad, and one of the best sailing breezes on the east coast. A whole town of friendly people who will make you feel like you are right at home in a very different place.

Come and #DiscoverECity for yourself! Start your adventure here.

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Upcoming Events

August 17, 2017
Food Bank of the Albemarle 35th Anniversary Celebration
Food Bank of the Albemarle will host a 35th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, August 17th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m
August 18, 2017
40 Lap Late Model/Kid's In Karts
Vroom! Vroom! Catch us if you can... Pit gate opens 5pm, Qualifying 7pm, Races 8pm.
August 19, 2017
Downtown Waterfront Market
HANDMADE art and crafts, farmers, growers, bakers, jams, jellies, hot sauces, performers, non-profits, and more.  Open every Saturday thru Oct. 28, 2017