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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.

Just enjoy the ride (or the walk) when you come to visit us ... here's how.The Rails to Trails  bike and hike route is a...
11/18/2020

Just enjoy the ride (or the walk) when you come to visit us ... here's how.
The Rails to Trails bike and hike route is an off-road trail created from an old railroad right-of-way that encourages bicycle and pedestrian travel in addition to conserving green space. The City of Jacksonville built the Rails to Trails Bridge to provide safe passage over NC 24. This signature bridge is an artistic landmark that symbolizes the City of Jacksonville’s commitment to the community and non-motorized forms of transportation.
For more info and maps of all the biking and hiking trails in our area, visit https://tinyurl.com/y5s7dbg8

Here’s our Saturday Suggestion to the question of where to eat in Jacksonville, NC.Why not celebrate with a taste of the...
11/14/2020

Here’s our Saturday Suggestion to the question of where to eat in Jacksonville, NC.

Why not celebrate with a taste of the Meditteranean at Marrakesh Jacksonville!

Each of the dishes are prepared using traditional techniques to bring you an authentic Mediterranean experience. And this business is family owned and operated so when you go for dinner or lunch you are supporting a locally owned business and we all know how important that is!

Treat yourself for lunch or dinner this weekend, Saturday and Sunday or weekdays, too! Enjoy it all from stuffed grape leaves and hummus to the homemade baklava! Delish!

We're excited to welcome some new residents to Jacksonville! Bulldog mascots are popping up throughout our military city...
11/10/2020

We're excited to welcome some new residents to Jacksonville! Bulldog mascots are popping up throughout our military city, adopted by local establishments. See how many you can find when you visit Jacksonville NC. (Pictured here are the Marine and Navy bulldogs at Jacksonville City Hall)

Happy 245th Birthday to the US Marines! #semperfi
11/10/2020

Happy 245th Birthday to the US Marines! #semperfi

Veterans Day, November 11, is the perfect time to visit Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Tour the memorials, learn the history,...
11/05/2020

Veterans Day, November 11, is the perfect time to visit Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Tour the memorials, learn the history, pay respects to our Nation's heroes, and experience our first Veterans Walk of Honor. There are still a few spaces left for guided tours. To learn more or register for a tour visit VeteransTributeWeekend.com

Decked out in Holiday Attire... and ready to greet guests for the first night of Christmas Town 2020 at ELJ Farms in Hal...
11/05/2020

Decked out in Holiday Attire... and ready to greet guests for the first night of Christmas Town 2020 at ELJ Farms in Half Moon, NC.
In search of some wonderful family fun this holiday season? Make advance reservations to drive your own car through the farm and view the display of thousands of lights OR book a private tractor and wagon ride for your family or small group.
Details and reservation information at https://eljfarms.com/christmas

Reindeer or Pony?! We're not sure anymore 😅
Regardless, our furry friends are eagerly awaiting your arrival! Grand opening for Christmas Town is T O M O R R O W N I G H T 🎄
Reminder that you can drive your own vehicles through OR opt for an open-air tractor ride. Pricing is on our website and can pay upon arrival 😁
So, make plans to come see us, tomorrow night from 6 - 9PM, for the opening night of CHRISTMAS TOWN at ELJ Farms. 🎅🤶

A brief drive from Jacksonville will bring you stunning fall sunsets at North Topsail Beach!
11/04/2020

A brief drive from Jacksonville will bring you stunning fall sunsets at North Topsail Beach!

10/27/2020
Bayonet Enterprises Cruises

These fall sunsets, never get old. Thanks for all the great video Bayonet Enterprises Cruises !

Sunset tonight

Onslow County Tourism Family fun for Halloween this year. Hayrides, Haunted Houses, a corn maze, pumpkin carving contest...
10/26/2020
Spooky Family Fun Things to Do This Fall | Only In Onslow

Onslow County Tourism Family fun for Halloween this year. Hayrides, Haunted Houses, a corn maze, pumpkin carving contests and more. https://www.onlyinonslow.com/blog/spooky-family-fun-things-to-do-this-fall-in-onslow-county

We've got some spooktacular family fun things to do this fall in Onslow County - from pumpkin carving, hayrides, haunted corn mazes, and more! We appreciate everyone's individual effort to keep us all safe while we all have fun at the same time. Don't forget to wear a mask, wash ...

The Beirut Memorial was a gift from the citizens of Onslow County to honor those men that lived among us and gave so muc...
10/23/2020

The Beirut Memorial was a gift from the citizens of Onslow County to honor those men that lived among us and gave so much. A solemn tribute to 273 Marines who gave the last full measure of devotion in Lebanon and Grenada on October 23, 1983. The names of each man are engraved in granite along with the words “They Came In Peace.”

This year, due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns, the Observance will be available online with no public attendance. We invite you to make plans to view the observance which will be broadcast from 10:30-11:30AM on October 23.

Join us at g10tv.org, Facebook.com/JacksonvilleNC.gov or at https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/24897

Across Onslow County, our city's military heritage runs deep. When you are visiting Jacksonville, NC we invite you to jo...
10/22/2020

Across Onslow County, our city's military heritage runs deep. When you are visiting Jacksonville, NC we invite you to join us as we honor our heroes.

Lejeune Memorial Gardens, home to the Beirut Memorial (pictured here), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Montford Point Marine Memorial, the 9/11 Memorial Beam, the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor and the Freedom Fountain, is located at the gateway to downtown Jacksonville, on Montford Landing Road and Lejeune Boulevard.

This is where residents, military members and visitors come to honor those who serve our country and remember those who have given the greatest sacrifice for our freedom.

As you plan your visit, be sure to include a self guided tour of the gardens and memorials. For more info: VisitJacksonvilleNC.com/MemorialGardens

Fun on the water, all year long!
10/21/2020

Fun on the water, all year long!

While our traditional festival activities for 2020 Onslow Oktoberfest have altered slightly due to Covid-19 restrictions...
10/21/2020

While our traditional festival activities for 2020 Onslow Oktoberfest have altered slightly due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can still enjoy the flavor of the celebration at home!
This year, on Friday Oct 23 from 10am-3 pm; and again on Saturday Oct 24 from 11 am to 2 pm, Taste of Oktoberfest Bratwurst Meals will be offered through a safe, “Drive-Through” option.
Safe, contactless deliveries are offered for orders of 5 or more meals within a 5-mile radius.
All proceeds from the event will go to fund the new Homeless Shelter at 1210 Hargett Street.
All food preparation and volunteer service will be conducted under appropriate COVID protocols.
For safety, please remain in your vehicle for covenient curbside meal pick up.
Purchase meals at onslowoktoberfest.org!

Need a fall family getaway? Pack up the kids and the bikes and get set to explore our city’s beautiful parks, memorials ...
10/20/2020
Trails & Greenways | Jacksonville, NC - Official Website

Need a fall family getaway? Pack up the kids and the bikes and get set to explore our city’s beautiful parks, memorials and waterfront up close and personal.
You are invited to bike or hike the more than 19 miles of trails and greenways within our city limits and enjoy the gorgeous fall weather and the great outdoors.

Take a look at the Jacksonville Trails & Greenways Map here or download a copy to print at jacksonvillenc.gov/Trails to plan your next outdoor adventure in our little neck of the woods!

The Hero Mile is in place for this year's Remembrance Run for Saturday, October 10 in honor of our heroes who gave the g...
10/09/2020

The Hero Mile is in place for this year's Remembrance Run for Saturday, October 10 in honor of our heroes who gave the greatest sacrifice in service to our Country. Hero Mile signs are place at Lejeune Memorial Gardens along the pedestrian pathways, part of the race route. This virtual run includes a 10K & 5K mile option. Runners will have until October 10, 2020 to register for the Virtual Remembrance Run. Registration fees is $35 for the 10K or 5K. Register online at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/58718

Each year, an Observance takes place on October 23 at the Beirut Memorial to remember those who gave the greatest sacrif...
10/07/2020

Each year, an Observance takes place on October 23 at the Beirut Memorial to remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice for their country. It's a solemn tribute to 273 Marines who gave the last full measure of devotion in Lebanon and Grenada on October 23, 1983.

This year, due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns, the Observance will be available online with no public attendance. We invite you to save the date and make plans to view the observance which will be broadcast from 10:30-11:30AM on October 23.

Join us at g10tv.org, here at Visit Jacksonville NC or at https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/24897

Our Fall Colors may be red, white and blue; but that doesn’t mean we don’t love the look, taste and rich warm aroma of t...
10/01/2020

Our Fall Colors may be red, white and blue; but that doesn’t mean we don’t love the look, taste and rich warm aroma of these Pumpkin SpiceLattes and Pumpkin seed Muffins available to enjoy inside the cafe, as an order to-go or for home or office delivery from Milk Road Coffee !

On the New Fall Menu:

Pumpkin Spice Latte⠀
Butterbeer Latte⠀
Honey Black Sesame Latte⠀
Apple Cider⠀

Munchie Cookies⠀
Pumpkin Muffins⠀
Pistachio Chai Muffins⠀
Apple Turnover⠀
Sweet Potato Tart

Delighted to share the news that our friends at Milk Road Coffee will be reopening for indoor service on Sunday Septembe...
09/12/2020

Delighted to share the news that our friends at Milk Road Coffee will be reopening for indoor service on Sunday September 13, 2020. While they will continue to offer to-go options and outdoor dining, they've also created some fun private indoor dining spots to help keep you and your friends safe as you meet for work or conversation over a delicious cup of coffee

At then end of each Grand Prix Series Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Half Marathon, many runners say the Hero Mile is the har...
09/11/2020

At then end of each Grand Prix Series Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Half Marathon, many runners say the Hero Mile is the hardest part of the marathon to complete. While September 12 would have been the date of the race aboard the Marine Corps Base, this year, it is virtual. In an effort to continue the experience of the Hero Mile, a display of men and women who have died while fighting for our country has been set up in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens. If you are participating in the Marine Corps Half Marathon this year, be sure to complete a mile of the race in the Gardens, honoring those we have lost in service.

As we pause to remember the events of September 11, 2001 and those we lost, we invite you to plan a visit to the Lejeune...
09/11/2020

As we pause to remember the events of September 11, 2001 and those we lost, we invite you to plan a visit to the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, Jacksonville, NC. Details at VisitJacksonvilleNC.com/MemorialGardens

Each year, the annual Patriot Day Observance takes place at the 9/11 Memorial Beam at Lejeune Memorial Gardens, Jacksonv...
09/10/2020

Each year, the annual Patriot Day Observance takes place at the 9/11 Memorial Beam at Lejeune Memorial Gardens, Jacksonville, NC, at 8:15 AM, to mark the time that the Twin Towers were hit.
This year the Patriot Day Observance, planned for 8:15AM, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, will be moved indoors to City Hall, Council Chambers due to threatening weather. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the indoor observance will be available to the public virtually only. Watch via the City's page at https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleNC.gov or G10TV.org.

We're keeping our eye on this upcoming October race with Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission
09/01/2020
Running with the Law Virtual 5K/10K

We're keeping our eye on this upcoming October race with Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission

The Running with the Law Virtual 5K/10K is on Wednesday August 19, 2020 to Friday October 9, 2020. It includes the following events: 5K Walk/Run and 10K Walk/Run.

Have you registered yet?
08/30/2020
2020 Marine Corps Half Marathon Virtual Run

Have you registered yet?

The 2020 Marine Corps Half Marathon will be offered as a virtual-only race, due to ongoing health concerns and the guidelines of local governments pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand this may be disappointing for many, but with a race of this size we were unable to assure social dista...

08/26/2020
Montford Point Marine Day

On this Montford Point Marine Day, we celebrate the heroes who had to fight for the right to fight. The first black Marines trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville from August 26, 1942 until the Marine Corps was desegregated and Camp Montford Point was decommissioned in September 1949. Today, they are simply US Marines.

Learn more about their story at VisitJacksonvilleNC.com/MontfordPointMarines

Make plans to visit the Montford Point Memorial at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens. VisitJacksonvilleNC.com/MemorialGardens

Famed rock band Metallica will be performing a virtual live concert for one night only, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m. The concert...
08/21/2020
New Bern News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WCTI

Famed rock band Metallica will be performing a virtual live concert for one night only, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be streamed to a limited number of drive-in theaters around the country and Jacksonville's Drive-In Dudes, Coastal Plains Raceway will be one of them. https://wcti12.com/news/entertainment/metallica-to-perform-virtually-for-drive-in-event-nationwide-including-jacksonvil

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Travel tip for those headed our way: Hotels have experienced lots of changes with the coronavirus. Call before you book....
08/20/2020

Travel tip for those headed our way: Hotels have experienced lots of changes with the coronavirus. Call before you book. Ask about breakfast to-go as most are not operating their buffets, and check on pool access, especially if you are traveling with children.

We're cooling off!  Iced Matcha Latte from Milk Road Coffee, a thick shake from Jeff's Burgers, Dogs & Shakes and a choc...
08/15/2020

We're cooling off! Iced Matcha Latte from Milk Road Coffee, a thick shake from Jeff's Burgers, Dogs & Shakes and a chocolate treat from YoBre'z Frozen Dessert Bar - Jacksonville

Come aboard veteran-owned Bayonet Enterprises Cruises. Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise, breakfast cruises and more. They lo...
08/13/2020

Come aboard veteran-owned Bayonet Enterprises Cruises. Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise, breakfast cruises and more. They love hosting families, engagements, honeymoons... and gorgeous sunsets.
https://www.bayonet-enterprises.com

Our Marine Corp Half Marathon, part of the Grand Prix Series Camp Lejeune, is now VIRTUAL. Get the deets and the cool t-...
08/12/2020
Grand Prix Series Camp Lejeune

Our Marine Corp Half Marathon, part of the Grand Prix Series Camp Lejeune, is now VIRTUAL. Get the deets and the cool t-shirt. Details below.

The 2020 Marine Corps Half Marathon Virtual Run!

Choose a 13.1 and 5 mile option. Register by September 12, 2020.
Register at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/58835 or visit mccslejeune-newriver.com/grandprix/mchm.

Sponsored by USAA, Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, and First Command. MCCS Sponsor. No Federal or DoD endorsement implied.

Consider award-winning Albert J. Ellis Airport when traveling to or from the Jacksonville NC area. Congratulations to OA...
08/07/2020

Consider award-winning Albert J. Ellis Airport when traveling to or from the Jacksonville NC area. Congratulations to OAJ on their improvements! 👏✈️🎉

Thank you to our passengers and local businesses for supporting the Albert J. Ellis Redevelopment Project! Your votes and support earned us a win in the Tourism Category of the @NCDOT 2020 MOBI Awards. We also received an Honorable Mention in the Innovation Category. #FlyLocal #FlyOAJ #BlueSkies

Onslow County Tourism | Visit Jacksonville NC

What fun to see Mike's Farm in the August Our State Magazine...as the "best seat in the house!" Thank you for sharing th...
08/06/2020

What fun to see Mike's Farm in the August Our State Magazine...as the "best seat in the house!" Thank you for sharing the news, Onslow County Tourism. Full story here: https://bit.ly/30v07u7

Onslow County Tourism
08/05/2020

Onslow County Tourism

We have weathered Hurricane Isaias and now the clean up begins. Many of our tourism partners will be closed today due to power outages or assessing the damage. Please use caution when traveling in our area as debris and down lines may block some roads. Thank you to our county, city and town entities keeping us up-to-date on the latest news and for the quick response during the storm.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected by the storm. "Everyday may not be good, but there's something good in every day" - Alice Morse Earle

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Receive a Hero’s Welcome in Jacksonville NC

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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🏁❤️🇺🇸 Next Saturday, November 16th, the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge Nationals return to Carteret County Speedway. Tickets are just $5 for active-duty military and veterans. Make plans to join us for the Carolina Mini-Stock Nationals. We will be honoring all our active military and veterans. Please share for our Heroes 🇺🇸
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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.