We had an absolute blast. I found this waterfront condo on airbnb for $89/night. The location was great; it was walking distance from all of the restaurants we wanted to try. Earlier this summer I reached out to Heather of Port City Prescription and Elise of Cheers Y'all to get the scoop on the best places to try, and they seriously hooked me up. T and I ate (and drank) like kings.
Our condo had 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, an an open area with a small kitchen and den. It was just what we needed for the two of us. There was also a large balcony that overlooked the USS North Carolina, so the views were incredible. It was absolutely perfect for what we needed, and the price was unbeatable.
|view from our porch|
|before dinner on our first night|
|Oysters from the Shuckin' Shack|
|my first donut from Britt's the iconic donut shop in Carolina Beach|
|hotdogs from the Trolly Stop in Wrightsville beach|
|getting our culture in with a tour of the USS North Carolina|
|ferry ride over to Southport|
|we had a wonderful lunch at the Provision Company|
|the best conch fritters I ever did have|
My favorite day of our vacation was Saturday, when we took the ferry over to Southport. Southport is such a cool, laid back town. It's gotten a lot of attention recently because that's where the movie Safe Haven was filmed. A lot of other movies have been filmed there too, like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Summer Catch, Nights in Rodanthe, and A Walk To Remember. My Uncle has lived in Southport for a while, and was the City Manager for almost 15 years. He gave us a list of some cool places to go, and we spent the day exploring. We also visited a park bench that was dedicated to my grandparents. I've never been to my grandparents' grave site because it's about a 7 hour drive away from Greenville. Getting to visit this bench was really special, because it's the closest I've felt to them since they passed. We had such a great time celebrating two years in North Carolina, and we're already planning on what state we'll hit next year. Suggestions are appreciated!