Greenville, an eastern North Carolina city, does not border on the ocean but lies a few miles west of one of the Atlantic Ocean's fingers, Pamlico River. Home to East Carolina University, Greenville has a wealth of things to do and the amenities of a college town.
A city of museums, Greenville offers a half-dozen conventional, living history and open air facilities. Greenville Museum of Art exhibits a huge collection of 20th century American Art. Wellington B. Gray Gallery at the university presents exhibits of nationally and internationally known artists.
East Carolina Village of Yesteryear presents life in the county and eastern end of the state from 1840 to 1940. Shiloh Farm offers farm experiences centered around an 1827 plantation house. The new Walter L. Stassavich Science & Nature Center has a 10,000-gallon freshwater aquarium tank and numerous wildlife exhibits.
There are more than 20 parks in Pitt County where Greenville is located including River Park North in town. This natural area features four lakes, 250 acres of bottomland forest and 20 acres of open grassland. Bird watching, year-round fishing and hiking trails are popular. The mild Greenville weather translates to many hours of golfing on one of a half-dozen courses in the Greenville area.
Dining ranges from traditional American and International fare to Eastern North Carolina Barbecue. There are plenty of accommodations ranging from the Hilton to small inns and chain hotel/motels.
Greenville is located about 90 minutes southeast of Raleigh off US 264E.