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

April 27, 2017 - April 29, 2017
encore! presents Plaza Suite (three days)
Hilarity abounds in Plaza Suite. Neil Simon's portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza will have audiences crying and laughing.
April 29, 2017
Indie Bookstore Day & Poetry Slam
April 29th is National Indie Bookstore Day! Join us for fun frivolity poetry & books! Meet all your local authors who can attend!
May 05, 2017
First Friday ArtWalk
Enjoy artwork, artist demos and live music on occasion at various locations around downtown Elizabeth City.