NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores + Beaufort

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We spent most of our days on vacation at the beach, except for two excursions. One was to Beaufort, famous for its connection with Blackbeard the Pirate. We enjoyed visiting the Maritime Museum again and seeing the exhibition on The Queen Anne's Revenge and her famous captain, Blackbeard. We also visited the unique Old Burying Ground, which I went into much more detail on in this post during our last trip. It is such a charming town with an old-fashioned feel. Josh and I snuck in a date night out to dinner one evening there too.

The other excursion was to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. It is a small but lovely aquarium. Since we were there last, they now also have an outdoor play area!

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We even got to touch stingrays!

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The boys were particularly thrilled about the Venom exhibition! If you ever visit the Emerald Isle area, we highly recommend a trip to the aquarium and Beaufort!