- The list below includes 31 free or cheap things to do in or near Surf City, North Carolina, including 48 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Islands, Parks and Piers & Boardwalks.
- From Soundside Park to Surf City Pier, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Surf City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wrightsville Beach, Jacksonville, Wilmington and Topsail Beach.
Soundside Park serves as a family-friendly recreational facility with several boardwalks around its edges, complete with a fishing pier and viewing decks. Attractions include multiple slides, swings, an extensive playground, and a climbing wall.
Guests aboard the Belle of Topsail sight-see in style as they cruise around the North Carolina coast. Captain David Luther is also an ordained minister and often performs weddings aboard the boat, a charming vintage-inspired vessel that holds up to 49 adults.
Featuring the work of local artisans, Seacoast Art Gallery displays paintings, crafts, and pottery for visitors to enjoy. The resident artists is Sandy L. McHugh, who specializes in acrylic and watercolor paintings.
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The Topsail Skating Rink on Topsail Beach is a roller skating rink. It is located above the post office, and has hardwood floors, 45-RPM music, and a record player, along with sodas and snacks.
The Missiles and More Museum contains a detailed history of naval and military activities in the Topsail Island region. The museum has several displays and a variety of pictures, films, and local artifacts available for viewing.