The region’s year-round mild weather means that outdoor activities rule in Morehead City and Newport, NC. Fishing, golfing, boating, water sports, kayaking, Scuba diving and many other outdoor sports are quite popular here. We offer the information you’ll need to get going with any of these activities. The active crowd will also appreciate our information on health clubs, fitness centers, yoga studios, triathlons, races and more.
Morehead City’s claim to fame is as the home of the North Carolina Seafood Festival in October, one of the state’s largest festivals. The town is also home to numerous other festivals and events all year long. Newport is known for its Pig Cooking Contest in April, the largest of its kind. Morehead City’s main attractions are its waterfront and downtown, but the city also offers boat tours, a history museum and parks. Newport is the home of the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter, a hospital and rehabilitation center for injured wildlife.
In this section we list information about a wide range of things to do — nightlife, salons and day spas, arts, sports, volunteering, planning a wedding and more. If you don’t know where to start, consider our Daytrips section, which suggests the best way to spend a day in Morehead City.