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Old 03-18-2009, 05:53 PM
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Me and a couple friends are going to North Carolina to visit some friends for spring break. We will be staying in the Carolina Beach area. I was wondering, how is the area? Are there parts that we should avoid, anything in particular that we should check out while we are down there? I checked out their website but didn't find a whole lot of info. Plus I would like to get info from people who actually live there or have visited.

Any info about that area would be great. Thanks =]
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:31 PM
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Here are some blog posts from visitors who have spent time vacationing on the island. Also, at the bottom of the blog there are numerous links for things to do & see (check out the Aquarium, Fort Fisher, CB State Park and the piers). Downtown Wilmington is about a 25 minute drive so there are more options there. As for crime, it is pretty much a non issue on the island. There are a few new restaurants that have opened -- Havana's is very good. For a fun evening, try 2 Wine Guys at the Grind for their free Thursday wine tasting...a favorite of mine. Hope you have a wonderful trip.


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Old 03-19-2009, 06:52 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ehhh.. I think Carolina Beach looks kinda rundownish. Try Wrightsville Beach instead.. and it's closer to downtown.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:14 PM
Location: Cary and Wilmington, NC
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I think Wrightsville Beach would be a better spot of Spring Break. Carolina Beach is not bad at all but there is not much for young people to do. There are always a lot of young people at Wrightsville and there is a lot to do. You are closer to activity, restaurants, bars, etc.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:03 PM
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Wrighstville Beach is fine if you want to be on the "IN" beach in the area. In terms of nature, Carolina Beach has it beat hands down. The North End of Carolina Beach has the best parties of anywhere around here that I have found. Where else can you drive out on the beach, put down a tent, build a campfire and drink until the sun comes up all while casting out a line and fishing? Certainly no where in Wrightsville Beach. However, like I said, it depends on what your idea of a good time is.

I very much beg to differ on Carolina Beach being rundownish. I have lived in CB for three years and it is undergoing a lot of construction which will make it emerge more to the Wrightsville Beach Elitists liking.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:33 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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i lived in wilmington and frequented both. Camping on the north end of CB is some of the most fun ive ever had in my life. but wrightsville beach and the bunnies is nice too. depends on what you want to do really
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