Homeport to the East Coast's finest sailing, Oriental is an ideal spot to get away from it all. With easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway, Oriental has become one of the most popular stops along the way with the Oriental Cup Regatta and the annual Croaker Festival—two major events that draw thousands of visitors each year. Oriental's Victorian homes intermingle with modern marinas, shopping, and dining. Friendly, small-town charm and comfort is what Oriental is all about.
The town of New Bern just celebrated its 300th birthday. New Bern was the first capital of North Carolina, and is the second oldest town in the state. New Bern is now a popular vacation and festival destination located where the Trent and Neuse Rivers meet. New Bern offers numerous opportunities for fun, adventure, food, and exploration, and is also widely known as the birthplace of Pepsi Cola. Visitors flock to New Bern to experience a variety of cultural, educational, and historical attractions, including museums, beautiful gardens, and an extensive calendar of events and festivals. And those lucky enough to live here get to enjoy all of this just outside their door.
Small-town charm meets coastal flavor at Minnesott Beach, the location of Arlington Place. Located on the beautiful Neuse River, you'll discover nature, fun, and character at Minnesott Beach. From here you can take a convenient ferry to points of interest up and down the Crystal Coast and the Inner Banks—there's just so many cool places to explore.
Minnesott Beach is located at the site of an old Indian settlement, which was thought to be one of the largest Indian trading centers in the South Atlantic states. In fact, the name "Minnesott" originated from an old Indian word meaning "land of the sky-tinted waters." Today Minnesott Beach is a golfing and sailing community featuring an 18-hole golf course, marina, and other amenities.
Like the wild horses that roam here, let your imagination run free along North Carolina's Crystal Coast, where beaches, nature, and history all wait to be explored. This unspoiled stretch of the Southern Outer Banks offers world-class fishing, scuba diving, and the spectacular North Carolina aquarium.
Enjoy peace, tranquility, and the natural wonders of the shore throughout the beautiful and historic region, from Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach to Morehead City and Beaufort. And of course, shopping, dining, historic lighthouses, and colorful festivals can be enjoyed here all year long.