Free and open to the public Fort Macon State Park gives the public a look inside a historical naval fort while also providing access to a beautiful beachfront local.
Run by the Carteret County Historical Society, The History Place is where you can see artifacts, documents, and books that reach into Morehead City’s past. They also host special events throughout the year such as music festivals and guest speakers.
The Beaufort Ghost Walk is a highly entertaining guided walking tour. The town was founded in 1709 and is the third oldest in North Carolina. The pirate guide takes you through the Historic District of Beaufort where you’ll hear ghoulish stories and ghastly tales about the strange events that took place in Beaufort throughout the centuries. This ghost tour is one of the most popular attractions in Beaufort, but it may be scary for younger children.
The North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores gives visitors an inside look into the underwater world. Hang out with sea turtles, sharks, and seahorses! A fun family adventure waits at the aquarium.
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier is located on Emerald Isle and is an excellent way to spend a relaxing afternoon casting your line. Catch black drum, red drum, sea mullet, Spanish mackerel, and blowfish from the pier. If your family loves fishing, this is a great place to begin your vacation.