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? After exploring the excitement of the Outer Banks, venture over to the slower “Inner Banks.” Along the way you will discover its crown jewel, Edenton, NC, known as the “Prettiest Small Town in the South,” – Forbes. Just minutes away from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, history and coastal ambiance rarely found today awaits you in Edenton, NC.  

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

1. Rich History

Did you know that Edenton played a major role from the beginning of our nation’s history? Explore Edenton and you will find it was home to numerous historic figures and events. Learn from the locals the back story and sometimes the untold stories on the Edenton trolley tour! This is a fun activity that gives you a glimpse into the history of this amazing coastal North Carolina town. 

2. Amazing Activities

In addition to exploring Edenton’s numerous historic sites, there are many things to do both in town and on the water. Take in the charming shops downtown Edenton has to offer and meet its unique shop owners who are known for their southern hospitality. A quick stroll to the waterfront will give a glimpse of the many things to do. Here you can explore kayaking, SUP, fishing, or even a tour of Edenton Bay with Captain Mark.  

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. You will love dining here in Edenton, NC!

4. Luxurious Accommodations

Last but not least come stay with us at the Inner Banks Inn in Edenton, NC, and enjoy our luxurious bed and breakfast in its quiet, peaceful setting. Our picturesque property is a part of North Carolina’s history with four historic homes filled with gorgeous rooms and suites with endless amenities. From golf and swimming at our sister property, Links at Mulberry Hill to our spa services, the setting is perfect to unwind and renew. 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

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