We are looking forward to boat days ahead! Not only does Havens Wharf Marina offer you short and long-term docking options on the beautiful Pamlico River, it’s a convenient location for a lot of activities off the water too! Here are four awesome things you can do that are just a few steps away from Havens Wharf. Dock your boat and enjoy what downtown Washington, NC has to offer!
Visit the Estuarium
The North Carolina Estuarium is the first estuarium in the world. An estuarium is basically an aquarium that specifically looks at estuaries and coastal rivers. This estuarium houses over 200 exhibits and focuses on water life in and around the Pamlico Sound. This interactive attraction is perfect for children! Learn about the importance of estuaries in the environment and get an up-close look at crabs and other water life. This will be a place your family wants to visit summer after summer!
Grab a Sweet Treat
Nothing hits the spot more than a sweet treat after a fun day on the water! Rachel K’s Bakery is located on Market St. in a renovated historical building built in 1884 which once was Washington’s town hall. All of their desserts are made from scratch onsite! They have a relaxing seating area outside on the street where you can just sit and watch the world go by. But if you’re looking for a cool treat – Scoops Ice Cream is the place to go! A downtown Washington staple, Scoops has hand-dipped Hershey’s Ice cream, milkshakes, specialty ice cream treats, and more!
Walk (or Ride) the Waterfront
The waterfront of Washington is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll to unwind on a beautiful day. The waterfront is home to a great boardwalk, a children’s park, tons of locally owned stores, and plenty of places for boats to slip in and out of. You can even catch a glimpse of turtles hanging out by the docks. Enjoy your waterfront stroll in style by renting a cruiser bike from River Vibes! They have single and tandem bikes available for rent.
Enjoy Lunch with a View
Pick up a Bill’s hot dog and enjoy it while taking in the waterfront views! Bill’s Hot Dogs is a hot dog joint that should be on everyone’s list when visiting Washington. It first opened its doors back in 1928 and has been serving grab-and-go hot dogs ever since.
There are always new things to discover and explore in downtown Washington, NC!