Things to Do in Morehead City on a Memorable Day Trip

Boats setting out for a sail, one of the best things to do in Morehead City.

North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is home to countless charming towns with endless adventures. On your next getaway with Sun-Surf Realty to Emerald Isle, leave plenty of room for day trips to some of these nearby destinations. One popular outing is discovering some of the fun things to do and see in Morehead City.

Morehead City is less than 30 minutes from Emerald Isle, making it easy to visit. While this city is the site of several popular events, there’s no shortage of activities and attractions to explore, no matter the time of year. To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do.

7 Things to Do When Visiting Morehead City

  1. If you’re visiting during the summer, head to Big Rock Stadium to catch a Morehead City Marlins game. Tickets can be purchased online.
  2. Go for a walk along the Calico Creek Boardwalk. This hidden gem is known for its breathtaking views and is a popular path for bikers and runners.
  3. Look for the perfect piece of art to remember your trip by at local galleries. Whether you are looking for pottery or paintings, there are creations of all mediums.
  4. Dine out at some of the delicious restaurants in Morehead City. Popular options include SoundSide Restaurant, Captain’s Table, and Beach Bumz Pub & Pizzeria.
  5. Pop in and out of the shops that line Arendell Street. Stock up on sweets at Parsons General Store, or find your next page-turner at Dee Gee’s Gifts and Books.
  6. Set sail on an excursion with Cape Lookout Charters. Choose from several outings, including eco-tours and fishing trips.
  7. Learn about the history and people that shaped Carteret County by visiting the History Museum of Carteret County. The attraction near the old Train Depot is filled with documents, objects, and photos that tell the story of the county’s past.

Plan the Vacation of a Lifetime with Sun-Surf Realty

The back deck of an Emerald Isle rental to relax on after checking out things to do in Morehead City.

From checking out things to do in Morehead City to visiting Atlantic Beach, there are plenty of day trips to embark on when vacationing in Emerald Isle. Before you start filling your itinerary with adventures, reserve your rental from Sun-Surf Realty. 

Our inventory of incredible Emerald Isle rentals has homes, condos, and duplexes all over town. The best way to narrow your options is to create a list of wants and needs, like how many bedrooms a rental has or whether it comes with beach access. If you need any assistance deciding which vacation rental is right for your Emerald Isle getaway, call 800-553-7873. Our team is here to help and can answer any questions you have about ways to save as well.

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