Cast Away for a Coastal Sunshine Stay
See the island in a whole new light with a winter getaway to Carolina Beach. Savor the coastal sunshine, which pairs perfectly with the milder temperatures enjoyed this time of year. Keep your wellness resolutions with a hike or bring your binoculars and lookout for migrating bird species during a Fourth Wednesday Bird Walk at Carolina Beach State Park. Lace up your running shoes and paint the town green during the Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Day Lo Tide Run March 12. Nearby on the island, take a step back in time and explore Civil War-era Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Be sure to check out their newest permanent exhibit "From Slave to Soldier, Free a Man" the African American Experience at Fort Fisher.

Cozy Up

Celebrate your special someone with a fun-loving getaway this February. Find romantic lodging packages at area accommodations that include in-room surprises and gift certificates to local restaurants. Go on a self-guided mural tour of our colorful beach town or head to Kayak Carolina for an adventurous daytime date. Indulge in some breakfast sweet treats with Kate’s Pancake House’s Red Velvet pancakes or opt for a savory dinner of hand-cut steaks at The Deck House.

Spring Forward

Satisfy your wanderlust by planning a spring or summer vacation to Carolina Beach! Find a vacation rental fit for the whole family or opt for spectacular oceanfront views and make your reservations early before they sell out. To round out your visit, plan excursions to Carolina Beach State Park, where if you visit April 22, you can attend the 10th Annual Star Party and learn about the universe. Or, plan your visit over May 7 to take in colorful street art at the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival.

Say hello to new eats, drinks, activities and more! This spring, explore around the island on new water cruises with newly opened Salty Ventures or hop aboard Island Cruises' "Joy Boy II" for a family-friendly sunset cruise. Grab extra napkins and savor finger-lickin' good barbecue at the island's newest restaurant, Butts-n-Such, or taste your way through island flavors with Tasting History Tours' newest offering: Drinks with a Shot of History. Nearby on the island, go under the sea with three new exhibits coming this spring to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Discover the nine murals on the island before two brand new ones are unveiled in spring. And back by popular demand, the Historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk tour will be available Tuesdays this summer!
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