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 our only two choices for escape, relaxation and personal sanctuary.

If you go all the way west you are in the Blue Ridge mountains; if you go all the way east, you are on the Outer Banks. Thier scenic beauty rivals any place on the planet. We recommend both.

But what if you don’t go all the way east?  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 and the ghosts of the underground railroad. There’s striped bass, one of the best sailing breezes on the east coast and 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!

Upcoming Events

May 05, 2017
First Friday ArtWalk
Enjoy artwork, artist demos and live music on occasion at various locations around downtown Elizabeth City.
May 06, 2017
The Big Bass Challenge
Will YOU take home the 2017 Big Bass Challenge Championship Trophy?
May 06, 2017
In early spring, hundreds of kayakers and canoeists from across the East Coast launch their vessels into the Dismal Swamp Canal's cool, calm waters. The historic waterway serves as the backdrop for Paddle for the Border, an annual 7.5-mile paddling excursion to the Virginia/North Carolina border. Registration begins Jan 3rd and the event fills up fast so register early. Click here for more information.