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Things for Couples to Do in Washington NC

Things for Couples to Do in Washington NC

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Gander at Art Galleries in Downtown

Go on a cultured date in downtown to see local artwork. You and your honey can walk around the galleries hand-in-hand. Viewing art together is always a fun experience. Here are a few galleries to see in the Washington NC downtown area:

  • Artisan's Gallery

This gallery showcases the work of local artists and features a wide variety of mediums. Here you will see pottery, glass, paintings, and more.

  • Riverwalk Gallery

Located on the waterfront. See lots of paintings, photography, and sculptures.

  • The Beaufort County Arts Council

This organization hosts art exhibits and workshops throughout the year. They especially feature the work of local artists.

Go on a Boat Tour with a Private Charter

Go on a cruise along the Pamlico River on a private charter with XploreIBX Charters. There are several types of cruises to choose from. But we recommend a sunset cruise for the best romantic experience. After dinner, you two can gaze at the sun setting over the water with a bottle of vino.

Prices for cruises vary depending on the type of cruise and the time of year. Reservations are recommended, especially during peak season. A river cruise is a great way to experience the beauty and history of Washington, NC.

“Captain Scott was very professional and safety-conscious. As well as knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot about Pamlico Sound and how the ports were used throughout history. Thanks for a memorable time!”

-Farrah R. from Google Reviews

Kayak on the Pamlico River

Kayaking on the Pamlico River is a great way to explore the area's natural beauty. You can take in stunning views of the river and landscape. Usually, the waters there are very calm in good weather. Which is great for all skill levels of kayakers. Be sure to plan a few hours for this activity. If you are new to kayaking, going on a guided tour with an instructor is a good idea.

Kayak rental and tours in Washington NC:

  • Inner Banks Outfitters
  • River Vibes
  • Moss Landing Marina

A Romantic Walk on the Waterfront

A walk along the boardwalk is a wonderful way for a couple to enjoy the beautiful waterfront. You will see boats, wildlife, and historic homes along the shoreline. The boardwalk offers a peaceful atmosphere. Which is perfect for a relaxing stroll with your partner. The walk is about one mile long, one way, and is wheelchair accessible. If you ever get tired, there are several benches to stop at and enjoy the view.

There are several attractions along the way, including the Estuarium. You might also run into various events happening in the area. Overall, a walk along the boardwalk is a great way to spend some time together.

Visit Festival Park

Festival Park is a big grassy area by the Pamlico Waterfront in the center of downtown. It is right next to the North Carolina Estuarium. There are also a lot of nice shops and restaurants nearby. Big white gazebos would make for a romantic picnic spot. This park is a nice place to go for a quiet walk or to watch the sunset.

Festival park is also a popular event venue. Usually, on weekends, you will find live music, bbq cookoffs, and other shows. All of which would be a great date idea for any couple looking for some entertainment. It is advised to bring your own lawn chairs or a blanket to rest on while enjoying the scene.

“Excellent area for dining, walking on the Riverwalk. There is a small playground for children. A boardwalk also allows for a beautiful walk by the river so you can see wildlife and a variety of boats. Nice wine shop, and places to get ice cream. A couple of breweries allow something for everyone. Pet friendly (with leash). The NC Estuarium is located here as well for an excellent educational experience.”

-Theodore M. from Google Reviews.

Enjoy Dinner at Captain Cooks Waterfront Restaurant

Captain Cooks is a restaurant in downtown Washington NC. You and your partner will enjoy dinner with an amazing waterfront view. Reservations are recommended for weekends and holidays. So it is always a good idea to plan ahead. Be sure to get a table in the outdoor seating area. Which guarantees the best views of the Pamlico River.

Menu features:

  • Steamed Peel & Eat Shrimp Dinner: ½ lb of Steamed Shrimp. Tossed with cajun seasoning with sausage and potatoes. $18.96
  • Mussels Marinara: Steamed mussels over fettuccine pasta and broccoli with marinara sauce. Served with two pieces of wheat French bread. $20.95
  • Steak Tip Dinner: 10oz Rib-eye and Sirloin steak tips grilled to perfection. Served with two sides of diner’s choice. $24.95
  • Twin Porkchop Dinner: Two grilled rib-eye pork chops. Served with a hot chili pepper sauce and brown sugar seasoning. $16.95

This is a great choice for couples looking for a romantic dinner with beautiful views. A memorable dining experience that couples are sure to enjoy.

“Excellent food! I just got something simple. The twin pork chop dinner with twice-baked potato and broccoli. I also heard there is a fantastic salmon cake. The seafood bisque and Ahi Tuna Appetizer were recommended too. Great service as well. Locally owned and operated. They also have great homemade pies. I have a slice of blueberry pie it was delicious!”

-Martin B. from Google Reviews

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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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