Kinston is situated about 250 miles (402 kilometers) south of Washington, the national capital.
It's a missed chance if you limit your sightseeing to the points of interest in Kinston because the entire region has been blessed with a wealth of great cultural and natural attractions. Winterville, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, and Goldsboro, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Kinston are also worth checking out.
Jacksonville is 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Kinston. This regional center has a number of interesting visitor attractions, like Onslow Pines Park, Coastal Plains Raceway and Dragway and Marine Corps Air Station New River. If you still have time left, be sure to visit Pelletier House, Camp Lejeune Main Gate and Visitor Center and Jacksonville Mall before you head back to Kinston.
For those who like to get wet, this is a great place for you. Boating is popular with locals and tourists and another option is wind surfing. View Coastal North Carolina in a completely new way. Summon the courage and try paragliding.
For those who intend on traveling by air, it's handy to remember that the closest major airport is Pitt-Greenville Airport, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast of Kinston.