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Staycation in Southeastern NC


When you live in paradise, all you need for a rejuvenating vacay is a little free time!
Posted: March 18, 2019 by Honor Rudd

One of the greatest things about living in Southeastern North Carolina is that our very own home sweet home is, for many, a vacation destination. We have the pleasure of enjoying our beautiful, scenic vistas, awesome live music venues, award-winning restaurants, the 2nd-largest historic district in our nation, and vast and varied social scenes whenever we have a little time to spare! We asked our agents and staff for their favorite ways to enjoy a staycay in the SENC: 

An adventure on the USS North Carolina!! You get to see how and where they lived on the ship. What they ate! What their jobs were! Read and hear first hand accounts of the men who served. It is an adventure like none other! Eastern NC has one of the very few in the country. It is a national treasure!
--Elizabeth Simmons



Every year in April I have what I call "Sportsman Week". This is when I turkey hunt and fish for Atlantic Bonito or go offshore for Wahoo. These fish are highly migratory and only show up for a week or two. They are the best tasting fish in the ocean in my opinion. People don't realize the how many outdoor activities there are for the avid sportsman. There are over 100,000 acres available to publicly hunt. The best part is most people are working during the week normally there are small crowds.
--Tanner Gray



My husband and I LOVE fishing off our dock here in Sneads Ferry! This is a red drum that I caught! No better way to spend some time off!
--Lottie Koenig



The beauty of the intracoastal waterway. Watching the pelicans, egrets, heron and ibis.
--Judy Souders

Camping at Carolina Beach State Park. I bring my bikes, have a campfire and walk the trails or kayak. Even though I walk the trails every week, it's somehow different when camping there.
--Tammy Ebersole

Airlie gardens, Hugh McCray Park. Walking The Loop at Wrightsville Beach. The Cameron Art museum, admission is free while the upper level is being renovated.
--Julie Chappell

I usually staycation when my parents come to visit. We enjoy boat rides on the Cape Fear, walking the trails at Carolina Beach State Park, checking out the aquarium in Fort Fisher and of course a couple of days lounging at Wrightsville Beach!
--Megan Sexton, Agent Liaison, Wilmington Office (Autumn Hall) 

I recently wandered around Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson on a photo trip at the recommendation of our Leland Office when asked for can’t-miss spots in their market. History buffs, nature lovers, and simple appreciators of peace and quiet would absolutely adore this place. A pre-Revolutionary port on the Cape Fear River, it features earthworks that were once part of the Confederate fort as well as stone and brick structures dating back to the mid-1700s. But, to me, the real gem at Brunswick Town is the network of trails that wind around the earthworks, past a number of outdoor exhibits, and along the Cape Fear’s shore. There’s this one spot overlooking the river’s edge where a huge live oak overarches the trail with sprawling limbs dripping with Spanish moss and extending over the water. It’s positively magical. There’s a bench around the trunk of the gnarled tree where I could’ve sat for hours in the dappled shade.” 
–Honor Rudd, Marketing Trainer




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