Rolane and Glen Schwendy began growing a dream in Pamlico County in 2004, and now it is coming into its own. Neuse River Winery offers tours, wine tasting and product sales from 11 AM to 6 PM Thursday through Saturday; other times by appointment. They grow and blend several varieties of...more about Neuse River Winery
Known as North Carolina's sailing capitol, it should come as no surprise that many of Oriental's interesting, individually owned shops can be found along the village's waterfront. Residents say, for the best experience, park the car and explore the area on foot. Art galleries, boutiques, boating and sailing outfitters, antiques stores and groceries are not far apart and the atmosphere makes strolling delightful. Most any boat supply required can be found in Oriental from the big stuff such as sails and engines to the little stuff such as latches and life preservers. Visiting boaters can easily restock supplies in Oriental. Some of the neighboring communities in Pamlico County offer shops and stores that are fun to seek out. Otherwise, Oriental residents travel to nearby New Bern for bigger shopping trips.
If a day of shopping wears the shopper out, a visit to one of the day spas listed in our Salons and Day Spas section makes a great change.
Our Green pages section point out locations for recycled goods, consignment stores and thrift shops as well as a variety of eco-friendly services and products.