Things To Do In Havelock

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  • North Carolina Aquarium (s) (3)
    Within 93,000 square feet, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores manages to fit all of the state's and most of the world's main aquatic environments into five galleries. A 30-foot waterfall throws a cool mist over guests as they begin a journey that brings them to the Piedmont gallery, where the aquarium's three spunky river otters—Neuse, Pungo, and Eno—frolic and play poker underwater. Further exhibits promise other memorable encounters, such as the new Venom Exhibit featuring jellyfish, poison dart frogs, scorpions, lionfish, and the Tidal Touch Pool where handlers let visitors touch skates, rays, and select invertebrates. At the epicenter lies the ocean gallery, anchored by a 306,000-gallon tank with a 65-foot viewing window. Sand tiger sharks swim around the Living Shipwreck exhibit, a replica of a German U-boat that sank off the United States' East Coast in 1942. Behind the glass of another tank, a young loggerhead sea turtle named Nimbus flashes its gold-toothed smile and rare white coloration. Divers host live shows twice a day in the ocean tank, answering visitors' questions via special equipment. They've also been known to assist with proposals, unveiling engagement rings as an unsuspecting fiancé peers through the glass. Beyond overseeing the standing exhibits, the staff also ventures outside for numerous educational programs and activities. Participants can catch crabs, fish in the surf, explore the marsh, take a paddleboarding class, or even explore the water on canoeing and kayaking outings.
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    1 Roosevelt Blvd.
    Pine Knoll Shores, NC US
  • Kite Club Hatteras
    The IKO-certified instructors at Kite Club Hatteras help their pupils grab hold of kites and soar above the sky-blue waters of The Outer Banks. Using the ocean as their classroom and the back of a sea turtle as their chalkboard, the boarding profs teach students how to launch, land, and master complex techniques during three levels of instruction. Aside from helping pupils gain their IKO certification, they also lead multiday events, during which kiteboarders can relax in beach houses and take lessons on becoming independent riders.
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    48699 Route 12
    Buxton, NC US
  • Arendell Room
    Treat yourself to good food and drink at Arendell Room in Morehead City. Calorie-counters won't find any low-fat fare here, so enjoy the menu and take a break from the diet. Be sure to complete your meal at Arendell Room with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Arendell Room. Looking for a good happy hour? Head to Arendell Room and treat yourself to a bite or a drink for a discounted price. Skip long waits and head to Arendell Room with your large group for easy seating. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Arendell Room is a great summer destination. Musical groups perform live at Arendell Room, so tables can perk up with some tunes. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Arendell Room. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Arendell Room offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists. You can take it easy on your wallet at Arendell Room — prices are generally less than $30 per person. Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Arendell Room.
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    715 Arendell St
    Morehead City, NC US
  • Amos Mosquito's Restaurants
    If you haven't experienced Amos Mosquito's, it's a great time to check out the popular southern restaurant. It's a culinary destination for visitors seeking a wonderful staff and amazing service. If you're trying to plan ahead, folks will share that Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays are the best nights to visit. It should be noted that business casual is the recommended attire. It's been described as a solid option for families with children and large groups, in addition to doing business and local cuisine. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar. A highly-regarded spot for dinner, chances are you won't walk away from Amos Mosquito's Restaurants disappointed. The food, in general, is "fresh" and "fantastic." Also, its desserts are known to be "good." Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Prefer to pedal your way there? Bike parking is also offered.
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    703 E Ft
    Atlantic Beach, NC US
  • Dock House Restaurant
    Fresh fare can be found at Beaufort's Dock House Restaurant, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. The menu at Dock House Restaurant does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Dock House Restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Dock House Restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience. For comfortable outdoor service, Dock House Restaurant sets up a seasonal patio. Large groups will appreciate Dock House Restaurant for its ability to seat them quickly. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Dock House Restaurant to create the perfect night. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Dock House Restaurant. You can stop by at practically any time, since Dock House Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    500 Front Street
    Beaufort, NC US
  • Sharpies Grill and Bar
    Sharpies Grill and Bar is a restaurant featuring wonderful seafood. It's a culinary destination for guests looking for awesome food. If you're planning ahead, most patrons can agree that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) will be the best time to visit. Also, you'll definitely want to take advantage of its outdoor seating when the Carolina weather is suitable. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, though it can a be bit pricey, the experience here is definitely what you pay for. If you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering, it's been reviewed as a great local option for big groups and families with kids. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar. A favorite for dinner, chances are you won't walk away from Sharpies Grill and Bar disappointed.
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    521 Front St
    Beaufort, NC US

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