North Carolina’s Crystal Coast: You must see it!


To say that I love the beach is an understatement. If I had a gazillion dollars, I’m quite sure I’d buy one of those gigantic beachfront mansions to call home. Since I’m not a gazillionaire, I have to settle for getting to the beach as often as we can. Last weekend, we took our first trip to the Wilmington, NC area. We stayed downtown, but ventured out to a few beaches to soak up the sun. It was our first trip there, and we were quite impressed. So much so, we’re going again in a few weeks. The beaches, specifically the water, is stunningly beautiful. I didn’t even know the color of the water would be as beautiful and clear as it is there. It definitely earns the crystal coast title, for sure! Here’s some pics, but trust me, my camera phone does it no justice. You definitely need to see it in person. We visited Carolina, Kure, and Wrightsville beaches. All were within about 30 minutes from Wilmington. Parking can be tricky, so plan accordingly.

We also found some tasty eats. Hello, it’s all about the food when you travel! Cape Fear Rum Cake is a must have. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture but the cake literally melts in your mouth. Also Heironymus Seafood was delish. I had the fresh catch. Hubby had the fried platter. There were even these little cheese biscuits that were a million times better than Red Lobster. JohnnyLukes Kitchen Bar was also quite tasty. I left my phone in the car and was too lazy to go back to get it, so no pics, but the beer battered fries were so good and the sandwich I had was tasty as well. The drinks were also amazing and pretty!

Have you been to this area before? Share some of your fave spots since we’re going back in a few weeks!

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    1. Since it was a holiday weekend & last minute trip we really didn’t have many options. But we stayed at the Hampton Inn downtown Wilmington and it was actually nice, friendly staff, clean, and we’d stay again. This time we’re staying at the Embassy Suites, also downtown but closer to the riverfront.

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