Forbes magazine named Edenton the " prettiest small town in the south ". Edenton is less than 60 miles from the outer banks and about 70 miles from the Tidewater Va. area. It hosts several restaurants, coffee and soda shops as well as several eclectic shops in the downtown historic district. The Candlelight Tour in Edenton is on Dec 8, 9th where old homes are decorated for Christmas and there is a lot of festivities. See (Website hidden by Airbnb) for details.