Oriental is located approximately 270 miles (435 kilometers) from Washington, the country's capital.
Oriental is not the only place in Coastal North Carolina worth experiencing; visitors can also take a day trip or two to experience the unique qualities of the nearby countryside, cities and towns. New Bern, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east, and Sealevel, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest of Oriental are also worth checking out.
Morehead City, is another interesting spot to discover. It is approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Oriental and offers a number of interesting things to see and do, such as Morehead Plaza Shopping Center, Carteret Community College and Morehead City Port. Arts and Things Gallery and Morehead City Yacht Basin are just a sample of the other interesting attractions on offer here.
This region features plenty of relaxing activities. Spend a few hours sunbathing or shore fishing and feel your stresses melt away. Why not treat yourself to a completely different experience while you are here. Try paragliding; you'll be talking about it for years.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time return home, head to the nearest major airport in New Bern, 20 miles (32 kilometers) away.