Category: Oriental & Pamlico Lifestyles

What it’s like to visit and live in Oriental, North Carolina and surrounding Pamlico County.

Neuse River Comes Alive in Spring

After a long winter filled with some of the craziest weather I have seen, Oriental, and the Neuse River are springing back to life. The water has warmed up, the seasonal businesses are open and ready to go, and our

Winters in Oriental

The weather has cooled off,the crowds have thinned out, and now is a great time to experience Oriental!! You can start your day with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at The Bean or get a stick to your

Oriental NC Area Fishing Peaks in The Fall

One of the many great things that makes Oriental so special is that now, during the late summer and early fall, we have a truly world-class fishery whose season peaks this time of year.  Whether you call them Old Drum,

Oriental Has Fishing, Sailing and The Arts

It doesn’t matter what you choose to do in Oriental.  Like me, you can fish for trout, rockfish, flounder, or our world-class bull red drum.  The Neuse River is also fantastic for sailing, paddleboarding, tubing, or running around on a

Great Waterfront Hotel Views

There’s never really a bad view here at our waterfront hotel.  Even in the early morning fog you have a front row seat for cool breezes and four mile wide water views.  And, if you’re lucky, a pod of dolphins

Annual “Art on the Neuse” Arts Festival

The twelfth annual “Art on the Neuse” arts festival was held this past weekend.  This charming event draws ever larger crowds as Oriental has become known as a mecca for artists who often draw their inspiration from the waters surrounding

Does it Get Any Better Than This?

Just one of our magnificent sunsets here in Oriental.  This photo, courtesy of Kathy Waters Cobb, was taken from the top of our bridge that looks out over the water in two directions and over the harbor with all the

Need a Weekend Getaway by the Water?

Photo courtesy of Pam Smith Need a little weekend break to relax and unwind?  How about lazing your day away while gazing at this incredible view?  River Neuse Suites still has a few rooms available for Memorial Day weekend! Our

Upcoming Events in Oriental

There’s always a lot happening in Oriental!  We may be the Sailing Capital of North Carolina but we’re also much more than that.  Here are some of the regular events going on in and around Oriental, North Carolina in the

It’s Bluegrass, Y’all!

Wow, there’s always something cool happenin’ in and around Oriental!  Pamlico Community College will host its Second Annual Bluegrass Festival – next Saturday, March 7th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on out and listen to some great music,

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