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Visit Jacksonville NC Receive a hero's welcome when you visit Jacksonville, NC, home to US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Experience sporting and running events, fishing, biking, boating and water activities in addition to events built around honoring our military heritage.

Jacksonville NC is open for business and welcoming visitors. Please check the Visit North Carolina update below for details on the current travel advisories in effect. https://www.visitnc.com/advisory/snRb/coronavirus-travel-advisory
We advise that you call your destination hotel, lodging, restaurant or tourism partner to get the latest update on their Covid safety practices. For a list of all Jac

Jacksonville NC is open for business and welcoming visitors. Please check the Visit North Carolina update below for details on the current travel advisories in effect. https://www.visitnc.com/advisory/snRb/coronavirus-travel-advisory
We advise that you call your destination hotel, lodging, restaurant or tourism partner to get the latest update on their Covid safety practices. For a list of all Jac

Do you love and appreciate nature and wildlife? Hammocks Beach State Park and Bear Island, home to a large number migrat...
09/15/2021

Do you love and appreciate nature and wildlife? Hammocks Beach State Park and Bear Island, home to a large number migratory birds and other wildlife, is the place to see it.

Federally protected areas are noted with signage to keep human visitors at a distance, so that “residents” like these loggerhead turtles and several species of green turtles can continue to nest, grow and flourish. #SpeciesSaving #OnlyInOnslow

Currently It's hatchling season on Bear Island . State Park Staff have been on turtle watch duty and happened to catch these guys headed out for their first swim

Photo credit : Ruth Rudd (seasonal office assistant at the state park)

#TravelTuesday  Bring your bikes when you come to visit for some family friendly fun as outlined by writer Vanessa Infan...
09/14/2021
Ride On: Family-friendly bike paths in the Carolinas and Virginia - Charlotte Parent

#TravelTuesday Bring your bikes when you come to visit for some family friendly fun as outlined by writer Vanessa Infanzon of morethanVMI for Charlotte Parent magazine.
Pictured below, a snapshot of the 19 miles of Jacksonville Trails and Greenways that meander our city parks, memorials and scenic waterfront, all included on this list of bike trails across the Carolinas and Virginia. https://www.charlotteparent.com/ride-on-family-friendly-bike-paths-in-the-carolinas-and-virginia/
Photo: courtesy of Jared Kay Photography

courtesy Jared Kay PhotographyA bike ride adds a sense of adventure to a family vacation or day trip. Kids can practice new skills on paved paths and more experienced riders can challenge themselves with more technical rides. Fortunately, the Carolinas and Virginia offer plenty of options for famili...

Best wishes and smooth sailing to Captain Lance Ledoux & his lovely 1st mate Marilyn of Bayonet Enterprises Cruises. Aft...
09/13/2021

Best wishes and smooth sailing to Captain Lance Ledoux & his lovely 1st mate Marilyn of Bayonet Enterprises Cruises.
After 10 years of hosting cruises for Jacksonville NC locals and visitors to the area, for nearly every occasion, this seafaring couple is sailing into retirement and onto other adventures. Thanks Lance and Marilyn for all the sunsets, the dinners, and the celebrations. We will all miss being onboard the Bayonet.

#GoneButNotForgotten  The 9/11 Memorial at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, in Jacksonville NC features a steel beam from t...
09/11/2021

#GoneButNotForgotten The 9/11 Memorial at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, in Jacksonville NC features a steel beam from the World Trade Center in New York. The beam, presented in 2003 by police and firefighters of New York, stands in memory and in honor of the Jacksonville NC first responders and Marines who served to fight the battle on global terrorism. Read more: JacksonvilleNC.gov/PatriotDay

#GoneButNotForgotten The 9/11 Memorial at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, in Jacksonville NC features a steel beam from the World Trade Center in New York. The beam, presented in 2003 by police and firefighters of New York, stands in memory and in honor of the Jacksonville NC first responders and Marines who served to fight the battle on global terrorism. Read more: JacksonvilleNC.gov/PatriotDay

How are you remembering 9/11? Join us for this moving Patriot Day observance (it's virtual) on 9/11 at 8:00 am. Watch it...
09/09/2021

How are you remembering 9/11? Join us for this moving Patriot Day observance (it's virtual) on 9/11 at 8:00 am. Watch it at your convenience at Jacksonville North Carolina Government or G10TV.org. Details: JacksonvilleNC.gov/PatriotDay

How are you remembering 9/11? Join us for this moving Patriot Day observance (it's virtual) on 9/11 at 8:00 am. Watch it at your convenience at Jacksonville North Carolina Government or G10TV.org. Details: JacksonvilleNC.gov/PatriotDay

“It is easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.” -Henry Ward Beecher Enjoy this spec...
09/06/2021

“It is easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.” -Henry Ward Beecher
Enjoy this spectacular view of the New River from the Buddy Phillips Bridge.

“It is easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.” -Henry Ward Beecher
Enjoy this spectacular view of the New River from the Buddy Phillips Bridge.

Mark your calendar: Meet a former Southern Living writer at her book signing at Barnes & Noble at Jacksonville Mall on S...
09/03/2021

Mark your calendar: Meet a former Southern Living writer at her book signing at Barnes & Noble at Jacksonville Mall on Sept 16 at 6 pm. Her new book, #MarineRaiders, tells the story of the Raiders during #WorldWarII. You’ll want to meet Carole Engle Avriett in person and hear her story.

Our country experienced a terrible loss yesterday. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of those lost—and to th...
08/27/2021

Our country experienced a terrible loss yesterday. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of those lost—and to the families whose loved ones continue to serve our country here and in Afghanistan.

Good morning! And happy Montford Point Marine Day. We'll be sharing the live broadcast of today ceremony in just a few m...
08/26/2021

Good morning! And happy Montford Point Marine Day. We'll be sharing the live broadcast of today ceremony in just a few minutes.

Good morning! And happy Montford Point Marine Day. We'll be sharing the live broadcast of today ceremony in just a few minutes.

Due to current COVID conditions in the area and out of an abundance of caution, there will be no public admitted to the ...
08/23/2021

Due to current COVID conditions in the area and out of an abundance of caution, there will be no public admitted to the Montford Point Marine Day Ceremony on August 26, 2021.
The ceremony will take place at 9AM and will be available to view live on Facebook.com/JacksonvilleNC.gov. You may also view the ceremony later on G10TV, G10TV.org, and YouTube.com/JacksonvilleNCGov
The event will only include guests of honor, speakers, medal recipient family members and participants. A highlight of the ceremony includes three Montford Point Mariners who will receive the Congressional Gold Medal for their service.
Military guests of honor, guest speakers and escorts attending include, SecNav and Mrs. Del Toro, CMC and Mrs. Berger, Secretary Gaskin, SMMC and Mrs. Black, LtGen and Mrs. Jurney
SgtMaj and Mrs. Travis, Commissioner and Mrs. Bright and
Mayor Sammy Phillips
The Montford Point Marine Association is searching for other Montford Point Mariners. Learn more at VisitJacksonvilleNC.com/MontfordPointMarines

Due to current COVID conditions in the area and out of an abundance of caution, there will be no public admitted to the Montford Point Marine Day Ceremony on August 26, 2021.
The ceremony will take place at 9AM and will be available to view live on Facebook.com/JacksonvilleNC.gov. You may also view the ceremony later on G10TV, G10TV.org, and YouTube.com/JacksonvilleNCGov
The event will only include guests of honor, speakers, medal recipient family members and participants. A highlight of the ceremony includes three Montford Point Mariners who will receive the Congressional Gold Medal for their service.
Military guests of honor, guest speakers and escorts attending include, SecNav and Mrs. Del Toro, CMC and Mrs. Berger, Secretary Gaskin, SMMC and Mrs. Black, LtGen and Mrs. Jurney
SgtMaj and Mrs. Travis, Commissioner and Mrs. Bright and
Mayor Sammy Phillips
The Montford Point Marine Association is searching for other Montford Point Mariners. Learn more at VisitJacksonvilleNC.com/MontfordPointMarines

Where kids can be kids and enjoy indoor play, storytime and the opportunity for hands-on, creative learning at Zing Zumm...
08/20/2021

Where kids can be kids and enjoy indoor play, storytime and the opportunity for hands-on, creative learning at Zing Zumm, Children's Museum of Jacksonville .

When food and travel writer Heidi Billotto comes to visit, its all about the food and drink. She loved the coffee, waffl...
08/15/2021

When food and travel writer Heidi Billotto comes to visit, its all about the food and drink. She loved the coffee, waffles and pastries at Milk Road Coffee in Jacksonville, take her lead, you will love it, too.

08/13/2021

Might be “Fry-Day” but we suggest celebrating the start of this summer weekend with an order of hand-cut, homemade potato chips from Ducks Grille & Bar in Jacksonville, NC.

Welcome to Jacksonville, NC! Receive a hero's welcome as you explore our city and nearby beaches. A few helpful hints:**...
08/11/2021

Welcome to Jacksonville, NC! Receive a hero's welcome as you explore our city and nearby beaches. A few helpful hints:
***Download a copy of our NEW Visitor Guide and get the local scoop at http://www.visitjacksonvillenc.com/
***Covid Update: Some City buildings and businesses are requiring masks indoors. NC does not have a mask mandate at this time.
*** NC Department of Health and Human Services recommends a mask if you are unvaccinated or in large, outdoor crowds. https://www.visitjacksonvillenc.com/AlertCenter.aspx
***Looking for fun things to do? https://www.visitjacksonvillenc.com/35/Things-to-Do
***We are experiencing a staffing shortage across the region at hotels, restaurants and businesses, so please #PACKPATIENCE. 😎
***Have a great visit! Message us if we can assist.

With Covid adjustments, you may have to put on your own medal this year, but the thrill remains the same. Heads up: The ...
08/10/2021

With Covid adjustments, you may have to put on your own medal this year, but the thrill remains the same. Heads up: The MCCS Lejeune-New River Marine Corps Half Marathon registration deadline is Aug 18. See you at the race on Sept. 21. http://www.mccslejeune-newriver.com/grandprix/mchm/

With Covid adjustments, you may have to put on your own medal this year, but the thrill remains the same. Heads up: The MCCS Lejeune-New River Marine Corps Half Marathon registration deadline is Aug 18. See you at the race on Sept. 21. http://www.mccslejeune-newriver.com/grandprix/mchm/

#MondayMotivation As we watched the Olympics last week, we were inspired by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John W. Stefano...
08/09/2021
Olympics over for Stefanowicz: Camp Lejeune Marine eliminated after one match in Tokyo

#MondayMotivation As we watched the Olympics last week, we were inspired by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John W. Stefanowicz Jr., a member of the All-Marine Wrestling Team. He represented both Jacksonville NC and Camp Lejeune as a member of the USA Greco-style wrestling team.

After a round one loss, Staff Sgt. John Stefanowicz has been eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics.

The NEW ultimate visitor guide to fun--what to do, where to go, where to stay--is here! Download your free PDF at VisitJ...
08/06/2021

The NEW ultimate visitor guide to fun--what to do, where to go, where to stay--is here! Download your free PDF at VisitJacksonvilleNC.com ...brought to you by our team and Onslow County Tourism.

The NEW ultimate visitor guide to fun--what to do, where to go, where to stay--is here! Download your free PDF at VisitJacksonvilleNC.com ...brought to you by our team and Onslow County Tourism.

TravelAwaits writer Loretta Berry details how to spend a long weekend in historic Jacksonville NC, noting that the Lejeu...
08/03/2021

TravelAwaits writer Loretta Berry details how to spend a long weekend in historic Jacksonville NC, noting that the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, and our Freedom Fountain are "On a scale akin to the memorials in Washington D.C."
See what else this international travel website spotlights in this
round up of Jacksonville NC sights to see . https://www.travelawaits.com/2682619/jacksonville-nc-best-things-to-do/

TravelAwaits writer Loretta Berry details how to spend a long weekend in historic Jacksonville NC, noting that the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, and our Freedom Fountain are "On a scale akin to the memorials in Washington D.C."
See what else this international travel website spotlights in this
round up of Jacksonville NC sights to see . https://www.travelawaits.com/2682619/jacksonville-nc-best-things-to-do/

#MondayMotivation What an inspiring weekend at the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission Run with the Law 10K, 5K to ben...
08/02/2021

#MondayMotivation What an inspiring weekend at the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission Run with the Law 10K, 5K to benefit and support Special Olympics, raising over $8000.
For more info on the 2021 Race Series visit www.racejosc.com

#SaveTheDate It’s the 50th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival, now rescheduled for Oct 21 & 22, 2021. The Aug 7 Shrimp ...
07/30/2021

#SaveTheDate It’s the 50th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival, now rescheduled for Oct 21 & 22, 2021. The Aug 7 Shrimp Ball will continue as originally planned.
Cheers to 50 years of celebrating our local fishing community.

Visit sneadsferryshrimpfestival.org for advance tickets and details. 🍤

#SaveTheDate It’s the 50th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival, now rescheduled for Oct 21 & 22, 2021. The Aug 7 Shrimp Ball will continue as originally planned.
Cheers to 50 years of celebrating our local fishing community.

Visit sneadsferryshrimpfestival.org for advance tickets and details. 🍤

07/27/2021

#TuesdayTravelTips If you are looking for the perfect place to capture a sunset and get away from it all, come to Jacksonville NC and book a dinner cruise on Bayonet Enterprises Cruises.
The water views are spectacular and the food served on board is divine. Did you know that Captain Lance is also a master at the grill? We can't wait to see you here. #OnTheWater #OnlyInOnslow

#MondayMotivation  Sharing this story about a lifelong friendship, a successful new business and North Carolina BBQ. It'...
07/26/2021
From Netflix to Jacksonville: How one man's barbecue is becoming his fallen friend's "Legacy"

#MondayMotivation Sharing this story about a lifelong friendship, a successful new business and North Carolina BBQ. It's an inspirational tale that checks all the boxes. Proud that you call Jacksonville, NC your home, Legacy Barbecue. #OnlyinOnslow

North Carolina native Ashley Thompson was a contestant on the Netflix show "The American Barbecue Showdown". A story of highs and lows that ultimately led him to build a legacy for a long-time friend who died of cancer in 2017.

Up, Up and Away. Exciting things happening this weekend at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville NC. It's a "Fly-In Ev...
07/23/2021

Up, Up and Away. Exciting things happening this weekend at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville NC. It's a "Fly-In Event" with info on how you can learn to fly, charter an aircraft, rent a private plane; or, if you are a pilot, have your plane serviced. Stop by OAJ on Saturday July 24 to check it all out. Then, learn more about the airport's learn to fly program at https://aaavn.com/learn-to-fly/

Is learning to fly on your bucket list? Or are you curious about a career in aviation? ✈️

Join us at OAJ Saturday, 7/24 between 10am and 2pm for All American Flight School's FLY IN EVENT. Get to know their team and take a tour of Skyport Aviation's Executive Terminal. All pilots receive 10 cents off gas! #FlyLocal #FlyOAJ

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Welcome to Jacksonville, NC, home to the largest U.S. Marine Corps base on the eastern seaboard. Located halfway between Wilmington NC and New Bern, NC on the Carolina coast, our team’s goal is to welcome you and make your visit here the best it can be. Whether you’re traveling for work or coming for fun, we are here to provide information and highlight the ways you can make every stay memorable. In Jacksonville, we celebrate and serve the heroes of the world—everyday and extraordinary—including you.

Fish, paddle, cruise or play in our coastal community. Guests come from all over for sporting events and our Grand Prix running challenges. Others come to remember and touch our memorials. Dine at an extraordinary selection of restaurants and sample some of the coast’s best ethnic cuisine. Our brand-name hotels offer great value, usually booking well below $150/night--and they’re only 30 minutes from the beach and just minutes from the New River. For more information, we invite you to explore at www.VisitJacksonvilleNC.com. On our website, you’ll also be able to download our visitors guide. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Does anyone know what's going in the new building under construction where Captain Dee's Fish used to be ?
we are looking for relocation info to Jacksonville, NC - could you please direct me who to contact. Thank you.
We are visiting our son at the base Camp Lejeune for Thanksgiving. Any places to get a good Thanksgiving day meal??? Do we need reservations???
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I jus moved here from akron ohio. Never been here before so lookin to meet ppl and find things to do. Im lookin for work as well roofing landscape or factory cnc.