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Fun Things to Do in Washington NC

Fun Things to Do in Washington NC

Despite being founded as early as 1585, Washington, NC only became recognized in 1770. Since it borders the Pamlico and Tar Rivers, it was formerly known as Forks of the Tar. In 1776, it was renamed Washington in honor of General George Washington. Making it the first town to bear the name of the country's first president. This charming small town is brimming with:

  • Wonderful eateries
  • Independently owned shops
  • Outdoor activities

Let’s check out what are some of the fun things to do in Washington NC!

Goose Creek State Park

8 miles of coastline experiences are available at Goose Creek State Park. The park features:

  1. Spanish moss-draped live oaks
  1. Wetlands along the Pamlico Sound
  1. A cypress swamp that can be seen from a long boardwalk

Also, there is room for a boat ramp, a paddle launch, or a sandy swimming beach. If you're interested in camping, a small campground is also available.

Bring bug repellant with you! You will be in some swampy areas, especially if you go in the summer. The park has a wonderful visitor center with several fascinating exhibits. Whether you prefer boating or kayaking, Goose Creek offers a ton of places for you to launch into the water! Canoeing is also one of the many fun activities that can be enjoyed here! In order for you to set up camp for the night, you will need to get permission from the park. Goose Creek State Park is definitely first in this article for a reason! So be sure to check it out!

Visit 2190 Camp Leach Road in Washington, North Carolina, for this fun activity.

Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Sometimes you just want to experience things alone and that’s okay. Other times you plan things with others and circumstances cause them to cancel. So, what do you do? Cancel and stay home? I think not! You check out ENC explorer because we have your back!

Little Washington offers self-guided audio walking tours. And if you haven’t experienced one, let me tell you, you have been missing out!

Little Washington has such stunning buildings and shorelines that tours are a must! They are also filled with history that everyone should know about. There are 5 audio recordings, so that means 5 self-guided tours. They are:

  1. East Side Historic District. This Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  1. West Side Historic District. Elmwood is Washington's premier antebellum plantation house
  1. Washington Haunts Ghost Walk. People remain connected to their hometown, even after death
  1. African American History Tour of Washington, NC. Big Bob was a slave who died defending Washington and was praised for his actions
  1. Historic Port of Washington. Experience Washington's Harbor District historical treasures and learn about maritime commerce

These self-guided audio tours have something for everyone! On their site, after selecting the audio, each place will have a location for you. So check it out the next time you’re in Washington NC!

Little Shoppes Of Washington

We have all been to flea markets and shopping districts. However, I assure you that this is an entirely new experience!

More than 15 different, distinctive retail establishments are housed under one roof here. At Little Shoppes of Washington, you can expect:

  • Women's accessories and apparel
  • British gifts, antiques, soaps, and lotions
  • Refurbished furniture, North Carolina food products
  • Vintage jewelry, and much more

Strolling along the stunning riverfront in downtown Washington? Swing by and check them out!

Handcrafted items from Nicaragua can also be found here. They are a platform designed to help new, budding, and experienced business owners. They do so by opening up a larger market for their wholly handmade goods. The Nicaraguan Foundation for premature newborns receives 10% of its profits. So as you can see, they do give back to the community as well! Visiting Little Shoppes of Washington is a unique and fun experience for all! Head on over to 223 W Main St, Washington, NC to check them out.

Extreme Action Park

Looking for an indoor park full of fun activities? Look no further than Extreme Action Park! Here you can:

  • Skate
  • Go kart
  • Bounce

All under one roof! It’s your new one-stop entertainment zone! Their go-karting has an impressive track! They have all the necessary safety measures in place as well. Their bounce house is a ton of fun for people of all ages! Are you visiting with kids and worried about them falling while skating? Extreme Action Park provides skating assists. This is to help you stay on your feet until you feel comfortable enough to skate freely. Each week they also have specials which you can find on their Facebook page! This fun adventure is just 2.2 miles from Washington’s city center. So head on over to 1878 US-17 BUS, Chocowinity, NC.

Diversion Escape Rooms

If you want fun that is participatory and engaging, check out Diversion Escape Rooms!

For people of all ages, it offers a unique setting for enjoyment and entertainment. Their brain teasers are designed to be entertaining. Many methods of testing groups are used to do this, such as:

  • Analytical decision-making
  • Delegation
  • Time management

Escape rooms have recently become popular and it’s clear to see why! Everyone will have a very unique and enjoyable experience! Visit their website for additional information. Or, head on over to 930 W 15th St, Washington, NC.

ENC Explorer
Author: ENC Explorer

After getting accepted to ECU, I started looking for things to do in and around Greenville, NC. However, my searches kept taking me to places in South Carolina! There must be things to do around ECU, so I started asking other students. They kept telling me to graduate and move away! This inspired me to begin exploring eastern North Carolina and build this website as a showcase of the places to go, sights to see, and things to do all over eastern NC. I have fallen in love with this region and started taking up roots here. After graduating, I didn't move away - I bought a house here and continue to explore eastern North Carolina.

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