As one of the restaurants in Morehead City NC, we know the off-season can be quiet. With a population of less than 10,000, the area is quaint, especially in the fall. However, just because the weather is cooling down and the tourists have gone home doesn’t mean there isn’t still plenty to do! From museums to markets, here are four things to do in Morehead City NC during the off-season.

  1. Visit the History Museum of Carteret County The History Museum of Carteret County is located in Morehead City’s historic waterfront district and is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the area. The museum offers a variety of exhibits and programs throughout the year as well as limited-time events and showcases. This battle was fought off the coast of Morehead City NC during the American Civil War. Admission to the museum is free, making it an excellent activity for families or groups on a budget.
  2. Bird Watch on The Calico Creek Boardwalk Nestled between businesses and homes in the heart of the town, this boardwalk allows you to be connected with nature without straying too far from the action. This is an excellent spot to birdwatch. Common sights include pelicans, sparrows, owls, cranes, and herons. If you’re lucky, you may even experience a rare sighting of the elusive clapper rail. This bird loves to hide away in the marsh, so make sure to bring those binoculars!
  3. Go Horseback Riding With Eterna Riverview Stables Located at Lake Shore Drive, this full-service stable offers lessons, boarding, birthday parties, and trail rides. The hour-long trail rides take you through the woods and winding through wetlands, giving you a view of Morehead City NC only available atop a beautiful horse. Trail riding during the off-season means less sweating and bugs! Plus, with fewer members in your troupe, you’ll receive more attention from your instructor and possibly more time on your horse!
  4. Sample Local Seafood at Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant is located on Evans Street in downtown Morehead City NC. While we do close for winter in late December, the fall is a great time to visit! In addition to virtually no wait times, without the tourist crowd, you’ll have unobstructed views of the water! Our market and restaurant provide the area with the freshest catch by local fishermen. You’ll find in-season cold favorites like oysters, clam, mackerel, and tuna. If you’re wanting to warm up, try our crab cakes, pasta dishes, and fried flounder. Just make sure you leave room for our divine desserts!

Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant | Morehead City NC

Whether you’re a longtime resident or just visiting for a few days, there’s always something fun to do in Morehead City NC! So get out there and explore all that our little city has to offer! You won’t be disappointed. Looking for good food near me? You’ve hit the jackpot! Our seafood restaurant serves up both seafood and land-based fare, so no matter what you’re craving, you’re shore to be satisfied. Come see why our historic restaurant featured in Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, is one of the best restaurants in Morehead City NC!