The Port of Morehead City has a humid subtropical climate with hot humid summers and mild winters. Temperatures range from an average high of 26.6°C (80°F) in July and August to an average low of about 7°C (45°F) in January. Precipitation reaches a peak in August with about 7.5 inches of rain and a low in April when rains dip to about three inches. In other months, precipitation ranges from just over five inches in January to about four inches in June. Humidity levels in the Port of Morehead City range from a high of about 88% in August and September to a low of about 80% in December.
Today, the Port of Morehead City Waterfront and Downtown is an inviting collection of harbor-side restaurant and gift ships where visitors can watch the fishing boats arrive. The Port of Morehead City offers historic neighborhoods, islands, and trails where travelers can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of a fishing village and vacation resort.
The History Place tells the Port of Morehead City's story. The museum features exhibits that cover local coastal history. It also houses a research and geneaolgical library, a tea store, and a museum shop. Displays include beautiful carved decoys, a 19th Century carriage that once carried a local Confederate spy, and a collection of family quilts including one fro the Civil War.
The Carolina Chocolate Festival in the Port of Morehead City keeps the Crystal Coast Civic Center very busy for three days each February. The festival includes demonstrations from expert chefs, a baking contest, a champagne and truffles party, and a chocolate Sunday brunch. Vendors from all over the area expanding outside the State of North Carolina bring their creations to this celebration of chocolate.