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 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! Start your adventure here.

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Upcoming Events

July 29, 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
July 29, 2017
Northeast NC Singer/Songwriter Night
Featuring: Bill Rea, Chuck Hodges, Dickie Sanders, Toby Tate, and Adam Nixon General Admission $20 : AOA Members $18 : Students with ID $15 Tickets available at AOA, 516 E. Main St. Call 252.338.6455 for more info.
July 31, 2017
(M-F) ECSU Planetarium Shows
Every Monday - Friday, Khan Planetarium at Elizabeth City State University presents Star shows, Laser light shows, Live Night Sky demonstration, etc.