Visit Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City is a rural, charming, waterfront town situated on the banks of the Pasquotank River. Located on the Inner Banks of North Carolina, it is a short drive from the Outer Banks and nearby Hampton Roads, making it the perfect in-between destination for visitors who are looking for variety.

This historic town has roots dating back to the 1700s but is looking to the future with revitalized downtown streets, newly installed public art, and unique restaurants and businesses opening all the time.

Friendly locals welcome people from all over the state and beyond to the quaint city to get a taste of close-knit, small-town living without compromising on unique experiences.

From diverse dining experiences and unique holiday events to the presence of esteemed educational institutions and a rich black history, Elizabeth City is often referred to as the “Harbor of Hospitality” due to its coastal location on the water, mercantile history and its welcoming charm, which still exists today.