Enter to Win a Carolina Beach Getaway

Carolina Beach is bursting with family-friendly things to see and do, from a beachside boardwalk and seaside amusement rides in the summer to outdoor…

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Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach is bursting with family-friendly things to see and do, from a beachside boardwalk and seaside amusement rides in the summer to outdoor beach music festivals and weekly fireworks by the sea. Named one of America’s Most Awesome Boardwalks, Carolina Beach Boardwalk is the place to find sweet treats from ice cream stands to world-famous donuts. Enjoy a cruise around town on a surrey bike built for the whole family, rent a kayak and paddle along the shore of Carolina Beach State Park, take surfing lessons from an Olympic gold medalist, or book a charter excursion at the Carolina Beach Fishing Center and Marina. Nearby on the island, discover stunning exhibits of aquatic environment and wildlife at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, named as one of the Travel Channel’s top aquariums in the U.S. There are a lot of beaches in North Carolina, but there’s only one Carolina Beach.

This sweepstakes includes:

Three nights of accommodations at the Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach Oceanfront
A $50 Gift Certificate to Smuggler’s Cove Provision Company
Four Full-Day Board Rentals from Tony Silvagni Surf School
A $50 Gift Certificate to Havana’s
Four Passes to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Four One-Hour Bike Rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals
A $50 Gift Certificate to SeaWitch Café & Tiki Bar
Four Half-Dozen Gift Cards to Wake N Bake Donuts
And a $500 Visa gift card to help get you there

Sweepstakes ends Sunday, April 30, 2017. Taxes and gratuities not included.

High Five for Getting Outside in Charlotte

Charlotte's Gotta a LotCharlotte comes alive in the springtime. Locals flock to favorite outdoor spots like Freedom Park to enjoy a picnic while watching bikers pedal along the trails or to the U.S. National Whitewater Center to sip a beer while adventurers carve up the rapids. What fun is standing on the sidelines as a spectator, though? Isn’t the real excitement found in the heat of the action? Here are five ways to get you active and outdoors this spring! Aloha Paddle and Surf Aloha Paddle and Surf in Cornelius is Charlotte’s source for all things standup paddleboarding. Not only does Aloha rent and sell SUP boards, it also offers SUP yoga sessions, races and beginner SUP classes. However, the most fun might be had with Full Moon and Night Paddle Excursions, complete with LED-lit boards ($65 admission includes your board)! Booty Loop in Myers Park No, The Booty Loop in Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood is not just for a 24-hour relay race with a somewhat inappropriate name. Bikers, joggers, walkers,

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Edenton Pilgrimage Tour of Historic Homes and Sites

EdentonA North Carolina tradition since 1949 with 18 of Edenton’s finest private homes, all at least 100 years old, with doors open to welcome you.

Source: Edenton Pilgrimage Tour of Historic Homes and Sites

A North Carolina tradition since 1949 with 18 of Edenton’s finest private homes, all at least 100 years old, with doors open to welcome you. Enjoy two days of hospitality in “one of America’s prettiest towns.”*

This year’s exhibits include, “Art of the Table – Set for Celebrations,” an exhibit at the 1767 Chowan Courthouse ballroom, with antique china from Replacements Ltd. and “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, as told by Harriet Jacobs.”

Presented by The Edenton Woman’s Club.

*Forbes.com

Admission: $30 in advance / $35 day of / $25 each for groups of 10 or more