Local's Corner: Crystal Coast, NC Best Kept Secrets
Nov 1, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Things to Do
Most Discovery Map franchise owners live and work in their map territories. The ones that do not spend significant time in those territories (think vacation home, seasonal visits). As a result, they’re experts in all things local.
We asked Rich Sheridan from Discovery Map of Crystal Coast, NC about some of his favorite local spots. Read on for an informed local's perspective!
What are the best kept secrets, things to do off the beaten path in the Crystal Coast?
If you're looking to explore the islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore (including dolphin and wild horse tours!) check out the Island Express Ferry Service. I’d also recommend the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the NC Maritime Museum.
Photo courtesy of https://www.islandexpressferryservices.com/ferry-c...
Where is the best breakfast/brunch?
Don’t miss 34° North Restaurant for delicious food and a great atmosphere.
Photo courtesy of https://www.34degreesnorthrestaurant.com/private-d...
What are the best places to hear music?
There’s a few popular festivals in the area, including MumFest (New Bern), NC Seafood Festival (Morehead City), and Mullet Festival (Swansboro) that you won’t want to miss.
Photo courtesy of https://www.swansborofestivals.com/mullet-festival...
What is the history of this place and what historic sites can I see?
To history buffs, head to Fort Macon (Atlantic Beach), Tryon Palace (New Bern) and the NC Maritime Museum (Beaufort).
What makes this place special?
Did you know that New Bern is the Birthplace of PEPSI? There’s also many Beaches and Rivers and World Class Fishing.
Photo courtesy of https://pepsistore.com/
Any other Recommendations for your area?
If you’re curious about getting to the area, there is super Easy Air Travel from Charlotte, NC to Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (New Bern)
We hope you'll come visit!