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Elizabeth City from the Locals' Point of View

An Elizabeth City Travel Collective

Our blog is written by a team of local writers who are “in the know,” this travel collective zooms in on where to grab a bite, see a show, get creative, dock your boat, shop for a treasure, take a tour and hidden gems. And, expect to hear often about EC events, ‘cause there’s always something shaking here. From travel news to point of views, we’ve got you covered!

Five Romantic B&Bs and Inns You’ll Love in Elizabeth City »

Five Romantic B&Bs and Inns You’ll Love in Elizabeth City

Longing for a romantic getaway? Book a weekend getaway in one of Elizabeth City’s beautifully restored B&Bs and small inns. You can see what other visitors have had to say about them on TripAdvisor, and we encourage you to visit one and share your own experience. In addition to having a cozy place to spend the night, you can step back in time by visiting the excellent exhibits at Museum of the Albemarle, explore the area on foot with one of the Elizabeth City Historic Walking Tour guides, browse in the downtown area’s eclectic shops and enjoy a romantic dinner.


Soybean Oil Made in Elizabeth City »

Soybean Oil Made in Elizabeth City

These hairy, chubby little pods have come a long way since first arriving in America. Whether you like them straight out of the field before they’ve turned brown, as tofu, edamame or in oil form, this versatile green bean has climbed in popularity.

On December 13, 1915, the Elizabeth City Oil and Fertilizer Company, once located at the juncture of Ehringhaus and McMorrine Streets, re-purposed equipment to generate the nation’s first commercially-processed soybean oil. The modified machine was originally designed to produce cottonseed oil and cotton by-products.


Downtown Date Night In Elizabeth City »

Downtown Date Night In Elizabeth City

Who isn’t in need of fun and quality time with their significant other? There’s something incredibly romantic about dressing to the nines as the two of you watch a musical performance. Spice up your evening with the velvety sounds of smooth and passionate jazz. Arts of the Albemarle is pleased to welcome back the return of the Third Thursday Jazz Series, held January through June from 5:30 p.m. through 7:00 p.m.


Wright Brothers Ties with Elizabeth City »

Wright Brothers Ties with Elizabeth City

Wilbur and Orville Wright made many trips into Elizabeth City in their quest to make their dream of taking flight become reality. In 1900, Wilbur Wright traveled from Dayton, Ohio by train and steamer as he made his way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The last train Wilbur boarded was the Norfolk-Southern into the Elizabeth City train depot which was located at 715 North Poindexter Street and is now the location of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.