Teenagers just want to have fun. It can be hard to find things to do over the summer in a small town. With a little imagination, you will find the perfect activity. Here are some ideas for Washington NC area things for teenagers to do over the summer.
Take to the water on an adventure with Inner Banks Outfitters. You will be taken out on the Tar-Pamlico River and surrounding waterways on a kayak tour. Each tour ranges from 2-4 hours with certified, experienced guides. They will teach you about the history and ecology of the area. These tours are suitable for all skill levels in paddling.
If fishing suits you better, Inner Banks Outfitters also provide fishing charters. Both freshwater and saltwater fishing are available. An experience fishing captain will teach you about fishing techniques. They will also show you how to pick out the best fishing spots in the area!
Not sure if you have the right gear? No problem. Inner Banks Outfitters have a massive selection of outdoor gear and clothing. This place is the number one resource for outdoor enthusiasts in the Washington NC area. Check out their website for more information.
“My father and I dropped by the shop. The owner Liane was very helpful in answering all our questions... options for kayak rentals... A great local shop... Thanks again, Liane!”
-Kyle H. from Google Reviews
The Turnage Theatre is a historic icon in Washington NC from 1913. Now restored, the theatre hosts several events. Such as plays, concerts, films, and art shows. There are also a variety of arts education programs for both children and adults. Take a class or come for the show. Either way, you will have a cultured experience in an old building. Be sure to check out their website for current offerings.
“A Washington staple. I love this spot and have seen many shows and events here. I always enjoyed how it looked inside... 5 stars.”
-Simon H. from Google Reviews.
Extreme Action Park is an indoor entertainment center located in Chocowinity, NC. Just a few minutes from Washington NC. This place offers extreme fun for all ages! Have your pick from go-karts, roller skating, arcade games, and an inflatable playground.
Any locals will tell you that the best thing to do at Extreme Action Park is the karts. Take a spin on the track and race your friends on this thrilling ride. When done, grab something to eat from the snack bar and grill before hitting the arcade. A visit here is fun for anyone, especially teenagers.
“I don’t know what it is but this skating rink/arcade hits differently. It is much better than the ones I have been to... Had a great time... ”
-Taylor from Google Reviews
Between Little Washington and Bath sits Goose Creek State Park. Here you can view the natural areas of the Tar-Pamlico Sound. The trails wind around mashy areas along the sound and into cypress swamps. Every trail is easy for any hiker because of the flat area. One of the cool things in this park is the boardwalks along the trails. You will see a lot of wildlife natural in the area. Because this is a swampy area, it is always recommended to take bug spray when you go out. If you want to stay longer, the campsites are very nice as well.
“We found this to be a most excellent NC State Park... The campsites... comfortable distance from your neighbor... great trails with great views of the river... ”
-Marvin G. from Google Reviews.
Go sailing on the Pamlico River for a good cause! The Little Washington Sailing School is a non-profit organization. They offer sailing lessons and programs for youth and adults in Washington NC. Their focus is to teach children and teenagers the fundamentals of sailing. There are a variety of courses for both beginners and advanced sailors. Each experienced instructor is certified. And make safety and fun a priority in their lessons. The school also offers adult sailing lessons and group charters. Perfect for corporate events, parties, and other occasions. Check out their website for class registration.
“Absolutely an amazing experience. The kids have so much fun learning new skills and making new friends. I would highly recommend it... !”
-John M. from Facebook
We hope these ideas have sparked some inspiration for you and your teenager. Finding things to do in any small town can be a bit of a challenge. But with an adventurous spirit, you can have a lot of fun in Washington NC. If you are traveling around Eastern NC, check out this article for more ideas for teens. Have a great, fun-filled summer!