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Located in the historic Albemarle region of northeastern North Carolina (Elizabeth City, NC), ECSU is a waterfront community located at the narrows of the Pasquotank River near the world-renowned Outer Banks beaches. Also nearby is the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia, which includes the resort cities of Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg, and historic Jamestown and Yorktown. U.S. Highways 17 and 158, as well as the Norfolk International Airport (VA), make the city and university easily accessible.

Elizabeth City Visitor's Information

Driving Directions

From To ECSU
Atlanta,GA. Use I-75 North to I-85 North to I-40 East to US 64 East to US 17 North. (Approx. 562 miles )
Charlotte, NC I-85 North to I-40 East to US 64 East to US 17 North. (Approx. 324 miles)
Virginia Beach
Norfolk Airport
I-64 East to US 17 South. (Approx. 52 miles)
Raleigh, NC I-64 East to US 17 North. (Approx. 162 miles)
Washington D.C. I-395 South to I-95 South. Take I-64 East to US 17 South. (Approx. 252 miles)

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Local Accommodations

Hotel Address Phone Toll Free
Best Western Plus 848 Halstead Blvd. 252.331.7751 800.780.7234
Comfort Inn 306 S. Hughes Blvd. 252.338.8900 800.465.4329
Culpepper Inn 609 W Main Street 252.335.9235  
Days Inn 308 S. Hughes Blvd 252.335.4316 800.329.7466
Econo Lodge 522 S. Hughes Blvd. 252.335.4124 800.424.6423
Fairfield Inn & Suites 1640 City Center Blvd. 252.333.1003 800.228.2800
Hampton Inn 402 Halstead Blvd. 252.333.1800 800.426.7866
Quality Inn 522 S. Hughes Blvd. 252.338.3951 800.424.6423