The 10 Best Things to Do in Elizabeth City, United States

August 16, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Elizabeth City is a city in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2014 census, it had a population of 18,047. Elizabeth City is the county seat and largest city of Pasquotank County. It is the cultural, economic and educational hub of the sixteen-county Historic Albemarle region of northeastern North Carolina.
Restaurants in Elizabeth City

1. Museum of the Albemarle

501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863 +1 252-335-1453
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Museum of the Albemarle

The Museum of the Albemarle promotes the understanding of history and material culture primarily of the Albemarle Region in which it is located and secondarily for the state of North Carolina for the educational benefit of all people. Through regional collections, historical interpretation, and professional assistance, the museum encourages citizens and visitors to explore and understand the past; to reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and to preserve regional history for future generations.

Reviewed By Sn00py123 - Raleigh, North Carolina

This museum is amazing. I really like how it's structured around a narrative of how the area was colonized and grew/changed through the generations. Beautifully arranged; gracious employees; incredibly clean -- some items almost glittered because they are so well-maintained. And its FREE.

2. Arts of the Albemarle

516 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4430 +1 252-338-6455
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Arts of the Albemarle

Reviewed By WindandWaterGal - Rockville, Maryland, United States

This center is very inviting --for the nice layout of local artist jewelry, painting mixed media and even have a small theatre upstairs. Nice browsing. A recent exhibit of plain air was excellent as well as a small show from local young thespians.

3. Port Discover

611 E Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4431 +1 252-338-6117
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Port Discover

Kids are the Scientists at Port Discover! Port Discover is fun-filled, hands-on science museum for the kid in all of us!

Reviewed By MikeBHR - Norfolk, VA

This is a small children’s museum where my five-year-old niece spent an enjoyable hour or so last summer. Despite the small space, there were plenty of areas and activities for her to explore and keep her interest. Everything that was available was in working order, which kept the frustration level down as she tried out different activities. The staff was friendly. If there was a flaw, it was the lack of seating for adults to relax and get out of the kids’ way. This was a spur of the moment visit, so we didn’t have a chance to try out any of the organized events. But my niece enjoyed what was available and that made this a worthwhile part of our family’s day trip to Elizabeth City.

4. De'Tours in Elizabeth City

400 W Main St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4253
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5 based on 15 reviews

De'Tours in Elizabeth City

Enjoy the warmth of yesterday with a unique afternoon experience in the quaint surroundings of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Escape the rat race and step into an unhurried atmosphere where you will journey into the past on a personalized walking tour of Historic Elizabeth City, followed by deliciously appealing British Tea cuisine in a restored 1853 Greek Revival Home. Guided by a local resident, you will cover over 300 years of history and architecture. Upon returning from the tour, you will be treated to a Victorian tea and scones in the oldest surviving brick home in Elizabeth City. Tour and Tea time is approximately 2 hours.

Reviewed By FredLawrence_NC - Raleigh, North Carolina

My wife and I had our own private lunch/tea to celebrate our 20th anniversery here and enjoyed every minute of this two hour experience. Tea incl small finger sandwhiches and several delicious baked sweets was fun and filling. Heirloom family service plates and silverware and furniture from owner and hostess Bonnie came with many interesting personal stories. HOuse tour added to the experience. Reservation required. Highly recommended for women and wives and girls for special occasion or just a trip back in time.

5. The Pines at Elizabeth City

1525 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-3243 +1 252-335-7245
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

The Pines at Elizabeth City

The Pines Golf and Country Club is a par 72 championship layout with five sets of tees. Golfers can play from 5,101 yards to 7,017 yards with "USGA spec." greens using a 50/50 blend of A1/A4 Bent grass which more than qualifies for a true Championship Course. The course features four par 3s, ten par 4s and four par 5s. Full Golf and Out of Town Golf Memberships are available for families and individuals. Social and Pool Memberships are also available. Always open to the public. The Bistro at The Pines offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Book you next special event with us. Full banquet service.

Reviewed By Bill C - Chesapeake, Virginia

The Pines golf course in Elizabeth City offers players at every level an enjoyable golfing experience in a beautiful northeastern North Carolina setting. With numerous water hazards and fairway bunkers on both the front and back sides, the course generally calls for considerable accuracy off the tee, as well as in your approach shots to the putting greens. The greens are well protected, and there's usually plenty of trouble lurking if you don't stick them. Once on, you'll find them to roll very true and quite fast. While the course is not exceptionally long by most standards, it will prove to be a very fair test for players at all skill levels. My group thoroughly enjoyed our first-time outing there, and we will definitely play The Pines again.

6. Coasters Downtown Draught House

216 N Poindexter St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4414 +1 252-335-9463
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5 based on 3 reviews

Coasters Downtown Draught House

Reviewed By Robert O

One of the best quality beer selections for a small bar I've ever visited. Lot's of IPA's and Pilsners, even had a Lambic on draft. Price was right - about $5 a tall. Bar had bright TV's and all the sitting games (trivia, etc). If you are in Elizabeth City, and you like beer, this is a must stop!

7. Ghost Harbor Brewing Company

606B E Colonial Ave, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4446 +1 252-599-1030
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5 based on 1 reviews

Ghost Harbor Brewing Company

Reviewed By MrTree1986 - Gatesville, North Carolina

After having a burger at Hoppin Johnz, we headed over to check out the beer here and we were not disappointed. The beer tasted fantastic and the place is very nice. They don’t serve food here but you can bring stuff from other places and eat there if you’d like. Would definitely recommend and the prices are great!!

8. Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

501 S Water St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4863 +1 252-335-5330
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3.5 based on 10 reviews

Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The purpose of the Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is to increase travel to Pasquotank County generating revenues and improving the economy of the county. This is achieved through an aggressive advertising, tourism and public relations program designed to increase awareness and generate travel to the Elizabeth City area for vacationers, leisure travelers, groups and meetings. The bureau develops high quality literature for use in its fulfillment program and responds to telephone, mail, email and walk-in inquiries generated by its various programs.

Reviewed By Ted N - Memphis, Tennessee

We were amazed at the number of homes for sale around the lake close to the old down town area,it would appear that effort is being made to get the historic downtown area happening again but the local residents may be voting with their feet and leaving ? No accommodation so drive out of town away from the water views over the lake and horrid highway style accommodation surrounded by corporate fast food . Whats the story how come Americans just do not get that historic buildings, water wiews, decent food make a destination, perhaps they have never left thier state ? Wow they would be amazed at Denver or SantaFe.

9. Downtown Waterfront Market

Mariners Wharf, South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 +1 252-267-8329
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3.5 based on 6 reviews

Downtown Waterfront Market

A weekly celebration of local foods, crafts and activities. Cooking and arts-and-crafts demonstrations. Music and live performances. Everything's happening Spring through Fall, every Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm!

Reviewed By Marie S - Norfolk, Virginia

While visiting Serenity Studio Arts on Main Street one Saturday morning, the owner encouraged us to visit the Market. We took a stroll to the Waterfront to find an eclectic blend of fresh fruit, crafts, and even bunnies for sale. My three young daughters enjoyed the breeze of the water and the friendliness of the locals.

10. Courtney's Bar & Grille

522 S Hughes Blvd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4529 +1 252-338-3951
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3 based on 1 reviews

Courtney's Bar & Grille

Reviewed By StayCationNC - Elizabeth City, North Carolina

This is a kind of out of the way hotel bar but it carries the NFL ticket AND has the best burger in Elizabeth City. On Tuesday's this burger is 5.00. I would put this immediately on your must do list.

The burger was hand formed and huge. It took me 2 bites just to get through each regular bite. It was cooked perfectly and the bun was toasted and there were a variety of options to put on it. I was pleasantly surprised by how great this burger was. I took a chance and I was really surprised. Elizabeth City has some nice food but this burger is worth going to this hotel bar for! If you are not a bar person get it to go!

Try it and report back!

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