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Old 06-08-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA and I have recently moved to Raleigh. I have a friend visiting me soon and I wanted to take her to the beach for a day/night. From the research I have done so far Carolina Beach seems like a good option that would provide a beach for us to sun on during the day and places to go out for the night. I have also been recommended to go to Wrightsville beach and stay downtown Wilmington for the night. We are both in our 20s and we want something fun to do. I am looking for any suggestions on where to stay in either Carolina Beach or Wilmington.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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Having lived in Carolina Beach, and still visiting family there a few times a year, I probably wouldn't think the options for those in their 20s are great at night. The beach is fine, and there are some halfway decent restaurants, but if you're looking to go out at night, Wrightsville Beach will be more your speed. Lodging in Wrightsville Beach will be likely more expensive than Carolina Beach. I have stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott in Carolina Beach and it's nice. Lots of mom and pop hotels right along the beach in Carolina Beach as well.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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I agree with EnglishCream on Carolina Beach. Great for families but not much night life for someone in their 20's. I'd recommend staying in downtown Wilmington. The rooms are will be cheaper, there are plenty of things to do at night, and it only a short drive to Wrightsville Beach.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Much more of a party scene for young adults in Wrightsville Beach. That's were all the UNCW students go.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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I agree go w/the Wrightsville suggestion!!!! We are in our 50's and were in Carolina Beach last year and there is not a whole lot going on there even for us!!!!!! Live it up in Wrightsville!!!!
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:20 AM
 
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Definitely Wrightsville Beach for your age. There are some inexpensive motels on market street which would be a short drive to either downtown or WB. Take a cab if you are going to drink.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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As a resident of Carolina Beach the Wrightsville folks are right.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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ehhhh Wrightsville Beach is pretty much the local scene and can get somewhat territorial. Good thing about Wrightsville is all the beach bars are basically in one area. Carolina Beach tends to be more welcoming to tourist. Downtown is always a good option, every type of bar you could possibly think of....
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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ehhhh Wrightsville Beach is pretty much the local scene and can get somewhat territorial. Good thing about Wrightsville is all the beach bars are basically in one area. Carolina Beach tends to be more welcoming to tourist. Downtown is always a good option, every type of bar you could possibly think of....
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