Kid-Approved Spring Break Itinerary
For a vacation the whole family will love – even those hard to please teens and tweens – look no further than Carolina Beach! Hang ten with the pros during a surf lesson at Tony Silvagni Surf School or Odysea Surf School. Test your sea legs with Island Time Water Tours and look for dolphins, sea turtles and more. Or, enjoy a relaxing family-friendly sunset cruise with Island Cruises. Hit the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for classic seaside family fun including tasty homemade ice cream and fudge, arcade games and local shopping. Head to Kate’s Pancake House for kid-approved stacks like the Death By Chocolate pancakes or indulge in famous glazed donuts at Britt’s Donut Shop. Get inspired to visit with these trip ideas.
Beyond Typical Beach Fare
Get a taste of island flavors! Sample local cuisine and craft brews at Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine April 2 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher or on a Tasting History Tour. Enjoy seaside views with finger-lickin’ good barbecue on Carolina Smokehouse’s patio. Savor locally sourced seafood with a Caribbean flair at Salt Fish. Find good vibes and even better tacos at Nollie’s Taco Joint. Relax on the deck and enjoy daily specials from Hang Ten Grill.
Make Yourself at Home
Find the perfect place to rest your head in Carolina Beach. From cozy vacation rentals fit for the whole family to full-service hotels with spectacular ocean views, our laid-back beach town has the perfect lodging option to check all the boxes for your next vacation. Discover a roundup of some of the island’s best places to stay, as determined by ratings and reviews, and make your reservations now before spring and summer sells out!
Savor good times and good vibes in Carolina Beach. Enjoy live music at SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar weekends starting in March. Learn about the night sky at the 10th Annual Star Party at Carolina Beach State Park April 22, and while there look for the native Venus flytrap, which blooms each spring. Discover the vibrant colors of the island during the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival May 7. Brimming with coastal family fun, an extraordinary beach vacation is waiting for you.
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