Seniors Cruise Into Morehead City

imagesIn one of my most recent travel magazines, this senior noted that a cruise line stopped in North Carolina.  The name of the town was Morehead City.  I had not heard of that town, thus this blog.

Morehead City  is a port town in Carteret County, North Carolina with a population of around 9,000, making it the largest city in the county. Morehead City celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding on May 5, 2007. It forms part of what is called the Crystal Coast and is called “A Fishing Paradise.”


Morehead City is one of North Carolina’s only two seaports, so marine industry  and cruises play an invaluable role in local industry and economy. Originally it was called Shepard’s Point, but was officially named Morehead City around 1857.

Nautical traffic along the Atlantic Ocean has been ongoing as far back as the American Civil War, when Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach served as an important base for both Confederate and Union armies.

Seniors Find Scenic Surroundings in Morehead City

Tourism is at the masthead of Morehead City’s industry and economy.  Every facet of local life is built around the scenic environment and a plethora of resources that includes boating, fishing, seafood, and coastal arts and crafts.  Senior visitors will discover that the streets in town are lined with marinas, restaurants, shops and art galleries… a shopping mecca for tourists.


Mayor Jerry Jones notes that…It is a pleasure to extend an invitation… “to explore our various museums and historic sites, to shop and dine on the Morehead City Waterfront and to relax and enjoy our many public beach accesses, parks and recreation facilities. We are also home to the Morehead Marlins, a collegiate baseball team… and the largest free public fishing pier and boat launching facility in our area. All our citizens enjoy coastal living at its finest every day of the year…”

Lots For Senior Visitors To See and Do in Morehead City

My wife and I would enjoy an evening at The Morehead Center for Performing Arts & Events where they present a wide variety of comedy shows, live music, comedians and more. 


The Carteret Community Theatre welcomes senior visitors to some of the most exciting live entertainment venues on the Crystal Coast. Plays, country, comedy, rock, Motown, magic, live theater and holiday delights are just a few of the many shows scheduled this year for your enjoyment.

Eco-Tours, Dive Tours, Boat Tours, Scuba and Snorkeling and a wide array of outdoor activities are all part of Morehead City. And for the ladies, there are several spas in town. Seniors, set your GPS for Morehead City  and plan to spend a couple of days enjoying the Atlantic Ocean air and the many amenities of the area. -jeb

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