- Our list of the best things to do in Jacksonville, North Carolina, features the top 58 nearby activities — including 29 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Jacksonville, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Water Activities, Tours, Museums & Galleries, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Jacksonville, NC , followed by 42 popular activities in nearby cities, including Surf City, Swansboro, Emerald Isle and Sneads Ferry
After some basic training and orientation, visitors can ride their own jet skis through North Topsail Beach at Makin Waves JetSki Rentals. On the trip, visitors have the a chance to see dolphins playing near their jet skis.
100% 2 votes
1572 Hammock Beach Road, Swansboro, NC 28584 MoreLess Info
For a nearly private and relaxing beachfront experience, visitors can take a ferry to Hammock's Beach State Park. There are warm natural tide pools, sand dunes, and overnight camping is allowed by special permit.
Explore beautiful Swansboro, North Carolina with Second Wind Eco Tours. This ecologically-responsible company runs kayak tours and cycling trips that do not disturb local wildlife or harm plants. It also offers yoga sessions and restorative massage therapy.
Tidewater Gallery is a fine art gallery featuring artistic pieces from local, regional, national, and internationally-known artists. Among these pieces are antiques, ceramics, fiber art, hand-crafted jewelry, metal art, oil and acrylic paintings, sculptures, watercolors, and photography.
100% 44 votes
Front Street -Near Trattoria Pizza, Swansboro, NC MoreLess Info
Swansboro Paddle Boarding offers paddle board rentals and guided tours on the Swansboro downtown waterfront. They also feature a paddle board sport shop and a tackle shop and also offer pick up and drop off service.
Paddle NC offers guided kayak and paddle boat tours of North Carolina Coast's unique ecosystem. Patrons can learn about the salt march eco system and see wild life such as dolphins, ospreys, and the occasional bald eagle.