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Things to do in Morehead

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a great place for couples, individuals, families or groups to visit. There are a variety of large habitats with everything from sharks and turtles to sea horses and mollusks. There are activities inside for kids as well as an outdoor playground. Outside you will find more exhibits, watching areas for observing the natural wildlife in the area, and extensive trails to explore.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Park
“Free! A beautiful old fort & beautiful trails. One short, one wooded, & one along the beach.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“This local favorite is on the sound side across from the Oceanana Pier entrance. More than great food, eating at Amos Mosquito's is a unique experience. They take care of you while you wait with a beautiful view off of the dock connected to the restaurant as well as cornhole games set up outside with additional seating. The fun design and atmosphere inside completes the overall experience. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Morehead City Waterfront dining. Fantastic food! One of my favorite places to eat. You may find a waiting line but it will be worth the wait.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Nature
“About 30 minutes and you can stay all day!!!!! It is very worth the drive. 10 miles of trails through the dunes and beautiful beaches. Tons of parking.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Only grocery store on this end of the island. It is clean, well stocked and well managed.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Jacks is the largest bar/club at the beach. They offer best late night brick oven pizza and often a diverse live band line up. Weekends are either a great band or a fun DJ night. Great sightseeing and place to show off your dance moves. In season lines start at 10-11 pm.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Drive up and the waitress will come to you to take your order. Have great burgers, hotdogs and shrimp burgers. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“An unassuming building with an amazing menu. Come and visit true Southern charm in a homestyle setting.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is one of two of my favorite places for a shrimp burger. It is not too farm from the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium. Not in the mood for shrimp, they also have pizza, burgers, BBQ, & hot dogs. You may always call ahead and place your order. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great grocery store with seafood, meats, and all other essentials. You can have a drink from the beer/wine garden while you shop.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Banks is only open for breatfast and lunch. Make sure to get there early during the busy season!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cinema
“Usually has a about 4 movies playing at a time. Next door to an ice-cream spot.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great outdoor seating and really good seafood menu. Beach side overlooking the ocean.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Best mixed drinks in town this bar has character and you can dress up or go casual. More of a city bar feel at the beach. A short walk from the cottage or drive.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Always delicious seafood and other options. A cozy and intimate setting. Full bar. A bit pricey, but on Monday and Tuesday, specials are buy one, and second is half price, so that helps. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This local favorite is on the sound side across from the Oceanana Pier entrance. More than great food, eating at Amos Mosquito's is a unique experience. They take care of you while you wait with a beautiful view off of the dock connected to the restaurant as well as cornhole games set up outside with additional seating. The fun design and atmosphere inside completes the overall experience. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Morehead City Waterfront dining. Fantastic food! One of my favorite places to eat. You may find a waiting line but it will be worth the wait.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Drive up and the waitress will come to you to take your order. Have great burgers, hotdogs and shrimp burgers. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“An unassuming building with an amazing menu. Come and visit true Southern charm in a homestyle setting.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is one of two of my favorite places for a shrimp burger. It is not too farm from the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium. Not in the mood for shrimp, they also have pizza, burgers, BBQ, & hot dogs. You may always call ahead and place your order. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Banks is only open for breatfast and lunch. Make sure to get there early during the busy season!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great outdoor seating and really good seafood menu. Beach side overlooking the ocean.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Always delicious seafood and other options. A cozy and intimate setting. Full bar. A bit pricey, but on Monday and Tuesday, specials are buy one, and second is half price, so that helps. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

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