The North Carolina Outer Banks draw countless visitors every year. After all, who can resist the sunny beaches, gorgeous lighthouses, and delicious dining that this vacation destination has to offer? If you’re spending time in this marvelous portion of the South, you need to know about everything there is to do here! After exploring everything there is to do and see in the Outer Banks, you need to venture out to some of the small towns near the Outer Banks. Edenton, NC, known as the “Prettiest Small Town in the South,” is just minutes away from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and provides an abundance of amazing things to do. Discover why Edenton is one of the best small towns near the Outer Banks and start planning your trip today!

4 Reasons Why Edenton Is One of the Best Small Towns Near the Outer Banks

1. Rich History

Edenton has played a significant role throughout our country’s history. Serving as the site of many Civil War battles, Edenton was also home to numerous historic figures and events. The best way to experience as much of this history as possible is to take an Edenton trolley tour! This is a fun activity that gives you a glimpse into the history of this amazing little town. Take a look at the trolley schedule to start planning your outing today.

2. Amazing Activities

In addition to exploring Edenton’s numerous historic sites, there are numerous things to do in this beautiful area. Go shopping in charming downtown Edenton; everyone loves this area and all the unique stores it contains. You can also enjoy a variety on the Albemarle Sound, the body of water that flows past Edenton. Here you can go kayaking, parasailing, fishing, or boating. Edenton also hosts a wide range of annual festival and events that you won’t want to miss!

3. Delicious Dining

Whether you’re craving seafood in a casual, waterfront venue or a steak in an elegant setting, you will find the perfect place to eat at one of the many restaurants in Edenton! Dine at the Table at Inner Banks Inn for a classy setting and decadent dining, or head to Links at Mulberry Hill for tasty meals and excellent views on the Albemarle Sound. You will love dining here in Edenton, NC!

4. Luxurious Accommodations

Last but not least, one reason that you have to take a trip to Edenton from the Outer Banks is the fantastic accommodations. Come stay with us at the Inner Banks Inn in Edenton, NC, to enjoy our luxurious bed and breakfast in its quiet, peaceful environment. Our picturesque property is a part of North Carolina’s history; we have four historic homes on our grounds, filled with gorgeous rooms, each one equipped with the finest amenities. There are countless things to do in this area; stroll to the nearby waterfront or picturesque shops, spend some time relaxing around the fire or on one of our three porches overlooking the Pack House lawn. We even have our own award-winning restaurant, The Table, a #1 TripAdvisor (Edenton) and Best 10 (North Carolina Coast) Restauant to enjoy with your special someone. Don’t hesitate- check our availability and start planning a trip to Edenton, North Carolina today!

Photo by Allen Phelps, Allen Phelps Photography