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Looking for night life and beaches

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Looking for night life and beaches

Hey Everyone,

We're flying in to NC in the middle of July, and staying for 7 days. We're looking to rent a house near one of the many beaches in NC. We are unsure what beach town would best fit, our style.

There's about 6 - 20 somethings, some a few 30 somethings, and the older folks.

We would like to stay somewhere that has a good beach and has a fun party-life at night. Someplace that has many diffrent bars, to visit for the 7 days we're there.

Thanks for any sugestions.

Winston-Salem, NC
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1. Re: Looking for night life and beaches

Wrightsville Beach would probably be your best bet, imo.

In addition to the handful of beach bars on Wrightsville itself you'd have access to the downtown Wilmington bar and restaurant scene, which can be quite lively.

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2. Re: Looking for night life and beaches

I agree with EPIcurean. Wilmington is the only decent-sized city on the coast of NC, as far as a urban/downtown nightlife scene. Lots of good clubs there as well as terrific restaurants, window shopping, coffee houses, galleries, etc.

So Wrightsville Beach, which is the closest beach to Wilmington, would be your best bet. You can easily drive between the two---or if you don't wanna worry about a designated driver, I'm sure a cab will work.

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3. Re: Looking for night life and beaches

Thanks!...Exactly the info I was looking for.

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4. Re: Looking for night life and beaches

Where are you flying into? Wilmington is great, but there may be other options in S. Carolina that fit your needs better and may as convenient depending on the airport.

Edited: 14 March 2012, 02:05
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5. Re: Looking for night life and beaches

Wilmington is a great city...but you might want to check out Myrtle Beach, SC. Its only one hour or so from Wilmington. More hotels, resturants and bars...(and night life) than you could do in 7 days. Check out the Myrtle Beach forum here on TripAdvisor.

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6. Re: Looking for night life and beaches

I second Wilmington. It's a great place to visit. The downtown bars and restaurants are a lot of fun. And Wrightsville Beach is fun too. Enjoy your trip.

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7. Re: Looking for night life and beaches

Wrightsville/Wilmington and Myrtle Beach have different vibes. Check out both to see which would suit you better.

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