An Our State Playlist: Carolina Beach Music

Whether you’re shagging, sailing, fishing, or simply relaxing in the shade of an umbrella, let our curated Spotify playlist be the soundtrack of your vacation.

The New Coastal Bucket List

There are always old favorites on an annual trip to the coast, but on your next visit to Wilmington and its neighboring island beaches, update your vacation to-do list with amazing new eats, sips, stays, and more.

North Carolina in Neon

Most of the neon signs that once illuminated motels, theaters, and restaurants across the state have been replaced, but a few glowing examples of this nostalgic art form are still lovingly preserved as icons of a bygone era.

NC 101: The Carolina Shad Boat

This graceful, traditional fishing vessel — our state historical boat — is an embodiment of North Carolina’s maritime heritage.

The 1980s: Dream Weavers

In 1980s North Carolina, immigrants from Asia and around the world find refuge from war, freedom from persecution, and fresh opportunities. In return, they weave new strands of art and culture into the tapestry of our state.