Nestled within the inner banks, Oriental sits along the beautiful Neuse River, intertwined with several smaller creeks, where the boating season never ends. Wide waters beckon year-round sailing, cruising, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and for those who enjoy racing, there are regattas just about every month of the year.

Off the water, Oriental offers a wide range of activities including historical walking tours, cycling, pickle ball, tennis, a history museum, an art gallery, restaurants, specialty shops, concerts, plays, massage therapy and hair salons.

Or, if you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax, sit a spell in one of our many parks and enjoy the charm of small-town riverside living. Famous for its friendly atmosphere, Oriental is also known for its quirky way of celebrating the holidays.