Top 10 Things To Do in Morehead City

Head to the North Carolina coast for an incredible family vacation or a romantic retreat for 2. We love to showcase Morehead City and the surrounding area of the Crystal Coast. If you are looking for a low-cost and accessible vacation, few locations come better than this coastal wonder.

Below we have compiled what we believe to be the top 10 things to do in Morehead City. Pick your favorites and have an amazing time by the beach.

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Top 10 Things to do in Morehead City

  1. Fort Macon State Park: As far as historical attractions go, few are as incredible as Fort Macon State Park. Explore acres of land by the water and see this Civil War-era fort up close. There are a myriad number of trails weaving along this epic state park on the water.
  2. Scuba Dive: Morehead City is big for its scuba diving, offering small and large-scale trips all along the Crystal Coast. The Olympus Dive Center is an excellent resource to get started.
  3. Luigi’s Pizza: Grab a New York-styled pie at this highly-acclaimed and highly-trafficked pizza restaurant.
  4. Rachel Carson Preserve: This preserve has animals roaming (almost) freely. Horses, chickens, and more are wonderfully friendly, making this an excellent family stop.
  5. Bistro By the Sea: This high-end bistro delivers an impactful menu, but it’s the extensive and international wine selections that really impress. Enjoy live music at the piano bar.
  6. North Carolina Maritime Museum: Surprising no one, the Crystal Coast has a remarkable history of seafaring adventures and stories. See how they all relate at this prized local attraction.
  7. Big Rock Stadium: Baseball enthusiast swill love to check out this famous field. Games are still played here regularly.
  8. Kayak: AB Watersports is a fantastic resource for all things in and around the water. Hit the water with their high-quality kayaks. Kayak in and around the waters between Atlantic Beach and Morehead City.
  9. Parasailing: head just a few minutes over from Morehead City to hit the waters in a whole new way. Beaufort Parasail will get you 400+ feet in the air for an adventure you won’t soon forget.
  10. History Museum of Carteret County: History enthusiasts can get an inside look at what created Morehead City. With pirate artifacts, hand-written letters, and a wide array of objects tracing the history of the region, you can see a clear picture unfold over time.

Places to Stay

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Atlantic Beach is a delightful place to stay. Instead of staying in Morehead City directly, we recommend the quieter vacation escape of Atlantic Beach. Stay at one of our beachfront Atlantic Beach vacation homes, right on the cusp of North Carolina’s bold and beautiful coast.

You can enjoy fully furnished kitchens, properties on the ocean or the sound, boat slips, patio spaces, and more.

Review our full listing of Atlantic beach vacation rentals. No two are exactly the same, so you can explore for the rental that suits your needs. Stay near the town attractions, take advantage of our pet-friendly properties, and take in the joys of the Crystal Coast.

Directions from Morehead Cit

Morehead City is on the mainland, unlike Atlantic Beach. It is a short and lovely 5-minute drive from Atlantic Beach to Morehead City, depending on where exactly you stay. The best route is to head across the Atlantic Beach Causeway and turn right into the city. The views are jawdropping.

Our crystal coast vacation rentals get you right in the heart of North Carolina’s premiere vacation destination. You have a beach so close. Now’s the time to see it.