- 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
Located on the southern Outer Banks, the newly renovated Emerald Plantation Cinemas screens first-run films in a setting with a home-town atmosphere. The theater boasts Dolby 5.1 sound, digital screenings and upgraded seating for comfort.
Featuring a friendly staff and an ice cream shop, Emerald Forest Golf is a mini golf course for individuals of all ages. In addition to being well maintained, it features challenges that even experienced mini golfers will enjoy.
100% 19 votes
418 North New River Drive, Surf City, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
Back in Touch Massage, Yoga, & Lomilomi offers massages, yoga classes, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Tandem Lomi. Owner Michael McDowell has been doing massages for over 32 years, and is usually on hand to make sure that customers get the best experience possible.
95% 22 votes
8201 Emerald Drive, Suite 7A, Emerald Isle, NC MoreLess Info
For those who want to get out on the water, Emerald Isle Adventures provides ample opportunities to enjoy fishing and boating on Emerald Isle. In addition to boat rentals, families can also take portraits on the beach.
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.
Inis Spa specializes in massage, reflexology, reiki and facials. This spa specializes in holistic European facials and has studied in Ireland, France, China, and worked on famous personalities including Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
97% 96 votes
201 New River Drive, Surf City, NC 28445 MoreLess Info
Topsail Island Trading Company offers precision nautical weather and tide instruments including barometers, weather stations, and tide clocks. The company also offers jewelry from many artist including Donald Wong and Waxing Poetic by Paglei along with fudge, including 16 flavors of chocolate fudge.
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.