Want to make the most of your visit to Kinston? Check out these other great local leisure activities, restaurants, and nightlife:

Places of Interest

  • Kinston Community Council for the Arts – Browse works from local artists at the Kinston Arts Council’s galleries. Open Tues-Sat.  400 N. Queen St. www.kinstoncca.com
  • The Overland Gallery – Specializing in beautiful art pieces from all across North Carolina. Open Tues-Sat. 125 W. Blount St. www.theoverlandgallery.com
  • Barnet Park Disc Golf – Enjoy a great mix of wooded and open holes on one of the highest rated courses in North Carolina. 100 Sand Clay Rd. www.kinstondiscgolf.com
  • CSS Neuse Museum – Learn more about Kinston’s role in the Civil War and to see the remnants of this famous ironclad gunboat. Open Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm. 100 N. Queen St. www.nchistoricsites.org/neuse
  • CSS Neuse II – A full-scale replica of the legendary Confederate ironclad gunboat. Open Saturday 10am-4pm www.cssneuseii.org
  • Neuseway Nature Park – Experience the majesty of the Neuse River. Enjoy the 52-seat planetarium, wildlife exhibits, nature trails, campground and FREE canoe and kayak check-out. 401 W. Caswell St. www.neusewaypark.com

Dining & Nightlife

  • Ginger 108 – An eclectic Southern Grill featuring small plates fusing flavors from two contrasting cultures, the East and the West.  Open Tues-Sat, 5:30pm-10:00pm. 108A W. North St. www.ginger108.com
  • Sweetie Pie’s Cupcakery – Cupcake and coffee shop, sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 221 N. Herritage St.
  • Queen Street Deli – Serving up delicious sandwiches, soups, cookies and cakes. Open Mon-Fri.  117 S. Queen St. www.queenstreetdeli.com
  • Chef & The Farmer – Contemporary American restaurant specializing in ingredients sourced from local farmers. Featured on the PBS series A Chef’s Life. Open Tues-Sat, 5:30pm-10:00pm. 120 W. Gordon St. www.chefandthefarmer.com
  • The Boiler Room – Eastern Carolina oyster bar featuring local oysters, gourmet burgers, cold beer and craft cocktails. Open seven days a week. 108B W. North St. www.boilerroomoysterbar.com
  • The Red Room – A local live music venue featuring craft beer and fine spirits.  Open Thurs-Sat.  220 N. Herritage St.  www.thered-room.com
  • Olvera Street Taqueria – A classic Cali-Mex taqueria serving up fantastic tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more, all made from scratch.  Open Tuesday-Saturday.  212 W. North St.