If you’re looking for a new beach destination for your next family vacation North Carolina may not automatically spring to mind, but perhaps it should. North Carolina offers some spectacular amenities, breathtaking ocean views and attractions your whole family will enjoy. Here are some of the reasons you should think about making North Carolina a new family tradition.
Beach House Rentals
It can be difficult and very costly to rent beach houses in Southern California and Florida. North Carolina beach houses for rent are easier and more affordable than its counterparts located closer to the equator. There are many different types, styles and sizes of rentals to choose from so you’re bound to find one that suits you and your family.
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
It’s one of the lesser known boardwalks in the country, but it’s still rated among the top ten. There are a variety of restaurants that offer a wide array of culinary delights. And what’s a boardwalk without carnival rides? The Carolina Beach Boardwalk offers an old-fashioned amusement park with rides and an arcade. The boardwalk is also home to several shops where you can pick up souvenirs, gifts, jewelry and art. Artists frequently provide live entertainment along the boardwalk during the warm summer months.
Carolina Beach State Park
This popular natural area has 761 acres of hiking, sand dunes and camping options for you to enjoy. It also has a quaint visitor’s center and fishing docks for a perfect family beach day.
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
If you’re interested in learning about North Carolina’s history you can make a day trip out of visiting Fort Fisher. The port of Wilmington was used during the Civil War to provide supplies to Confederate armies.
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
This popular aquarium is one of North Carolina’s not-so-hidden gems. You can participate in daily animal encounters and dive shows and learn more about your favorite aquatic creatures.
There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy along North Carolina’s beaches.