Snugly nestled along the north shore of the Pamlico River, Washington, NC, is a small town with a storied past.

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Washington, or “Little Washington” as it is fondly known, is beloved for its small-town hospitality and charm.
Little Washington combines Southern charm and beautiful natural settings to create one of the “coolest small towns in America,” according to Budget Travel. From miles of waterway trails and the country’s very first Estuarium, to local restaurants and art galleries, the destination is a favorite among travelers throughout North Carolina and the surrounding states.

Located directly on the scenic waterfront, downtown Washington offers visitors beautiful sights, outdoor adventures, art galleries, performing centers, Southern cuisine, and more!

Washington’s downtown on the waterfront is the perfect place for an overnight stay or a weekend getaway. Explore Washington and its neighbors and discover the charm of the Inner Banks.

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Enter our 2020 Photo Contest!

Whether you are a Washington resident or a treasured visitor to our great city, the Washington Tourism Development Authority invites you to zoom in and submit your images to our photo contest. We are seeking photos that illustrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of Washington, NC.



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