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Our Charlotte vacation rentals place you in the middle of action-packed sports, natural beauty and family-friendly attractions. iTrip Vacations Charlotte manages vacation rentals in the following areas: Charlotte, Pineville, Mint Hill, Huntersville, Davidson, Lake Norman, Denver, Lowesville, Sherrills Ford, Harrisburg, Kannapolis and Concord.
Charlotte serves as a commercial center in North Carolina. However, visitors also find one of the best places to live and visit in the U.S. The city offers diverse activities paired with world-renown sports, art, culture, green space and lots of local flair.
To start the adventure, plan an outing. Charlotte offers everything from NASCAR to golf, trails, white-water rafting, and outdoor classes and concerts. One popular place for recreation is Lake Norman, North Carolina. Located 20 miles from Uptown Charlotte, this spot provides the perfect place for boating, fishing, paddling and sailing. In addition, Lake Norman welcomes guests to enjoy its attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Other outdoor attractions near Charlotte include ballparks, stadiums, Carowinds amusement park, Carolina Harbor, and U.S. National Whitewater Center.
Love the mountains? Take a day trip to Asheville and visit Biltmore Estate – America's Largest Home and top attraction in Asheville. Grandfather Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is 70 miles from Asheville just off Blue Ridge Parkway. Or head to Blowing Rock and experience far-reaching views along Blue Ridge Parkway to the quaint mountain village of Blowing Rock. In this town, find must-sees including Tweetsie Railroad, The Blowing Rock, downtown shops, and outdoor adventure. For winter fun, check out ski lodges in Boone, North Carolina.
When not outdoors enjoying Charlotte's four-season climate, explore museums. They welcome all ages to learn and play. NASCAR Hall of Fame showcases greats in racing. Discovery Place Science helps the world come alive through interactive exhibits. Or get an up-close look at North Carolina's famed aviation industry at Carolinas Aviation Museum. In addition, guests enjoy visiting Billy Graham Library, Camp North End and Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium.
Need some retail therapy or special gifts? Don't miss Charlotte's raved-about shopping scene. The area houses shopping centers with designers, big-box stores, and locally owned boutiques for souvenir shopping. Charlotte Premium Outlets has name brands at big discounts. Then browse hundreds of stores at Southpark Mall, Northlake Mall and Concord Mills, the area's largest mall. For local goodies, stop by Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.
While seeing the best of the city, don't forget to sample Charlotte's breweries, restaurants and vineyards. Our Charlotte vacation rental guests love trying everything Queen City offers. A booming craft beer industry has put Charlotte on the map for beer lovers. Then order entrees made by award-winning chefs and local legends. The region also has a reputation for tasty steak and seafood, Southern-style barbecue, and international flavors. For more fun, visit bars, pubs and distilleries.
Those who book a Charlotte vacation rental also have access to year-round events and festivals. Motor sports are huge here, as crowds flock to Charlotte Motor Speedway and zMax Dragway. If not into racing, watch NFL's Carolina Panthers, NBA's Charlotte Hornets, minor-league baseball, hockey, lacrosse and soccer.
Charlotte, Lake Norman and Concord also welcome visitors to celebrate the best food, drinks, culture, live music and local living. The area is home to fun-filled festivals such as Charlotte Film Festival, Carolina Renaissance Festival, Oktoberfest, Moo and Brew, BOOM Fest, Charlotte Jazz Festival, 600 Festival, and Taste of Charlotte.
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Crystal Coast vacation rentals enable guests to experience one of the most beautiful areas in North Carolina! iTrip Vacations NC Crystal Coast manages vacation rentals in 11 distinct communities, including Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, Harkers Island, Down East, Beaufort and Morehead City.
The Crystal Coast is centered on Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, and offers more than 85 miles of waters for visitors to enjoy exciting activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, parasailing, riding jet skis, skydiving, surfing, shelling and watching marine life. Boating is extremely popular. There are charters, sightseeing cruises and boat rentals that give visitors easy access to the water. Or bring your boat and enjoy public boat ramps located throughout the area.
In addition, the area hosts a variety of sport fishing tournaments that bring action-packed adventure to serious anglers, celebrities and spectators. For recreational fishing along Crystal Coast, many visitors take advantage of Oceanana and Bogue Inlet fishing piers, which extend into the Atlantic Ocean. These are also ideal places to catch beautiful sunsets and enjoy the sound of waves.
The Crystal Coast region is best known for its beautiful beaches. All communities offer popular beach hangouts and remote shores off the beaten path. A Crystal Coast vacation will not feel complete without visiting Cape Lookout National Seashore and “Diamond Lady” Lighthouse, located at the southernmost part of the outer banks. Visitors also enjoy observing the wild banker horses that live at Shackelford Banks. Both of these attractions can be accessed by a short 20-minute ferry ride from Beaufort and feature some of the best shelling in the area.
When not playing in the water, enjoy other activities. The Crystal Coast is where Blackbeard’s pirate ship Queen Anne’s Revenge ran aground in 1718. North Carolina Maritime Museum provides exhibits about the culture and history of the area. Additionally, Beaufort is one of the oldest cities in North Carolina, established in 1713, and has numerous historical sites.
Other notable attractions near our Crystal Coast vacation rentals include Fort Macon State Park, History Museum of Carteret County and Core Sound Waterfowl Museum. Also, don’t miss North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, an interactive place for learning and making memories. For more fun, try the miniature golf courses, Salty Pirate Water Park, horseback riding, and an abundance of biking and walking paths.
For foodies, Crystal Coast does not disappoint. From low-key, mom-and-pop restaurants to upscale bistros, there is an option to satisfy everyone. Most restaurants offer casual atmospheres, and many host live music during the week. Top-rated favorites include The Trading Post, Fish Hut Grill, The Dock House, Gaffers, Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar, Ruddy Duck Tavern, and The Boro.
In need of retail therapy? Historic Beaufort and nearby Swansboro feature quaint downtown areas with locally owned boutiques. For a bustling community, check out Morehead City. This beach town has boutiques and live entertainment with local flair.
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Book your North Carolina Beaches vacation rental and make lifelong memories in the Cape Fear region! iTrip Vacations rentals provide access to inviting beaches, remote islands and historic destinations in North Carolina. We have rentals located in Bald Head Island, Carolina Beach, Figure 8 Island, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington.
One popular North Carolina beach vacation destination is Bald Head Island where the most popular ways to get around are via bikes, golf carts and walking. This coastal location features 14 miles of beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, rolling golf greens and lots of opportunities for boating, kayaking, sailing, fishing and sightseeing.
Carolina Beach sits between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Due to its location, the area welcomes families to go boating, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and surfing. When not playing in the water, check out the year-round entertainment, shopping, and dining at the award-winning boardwalk and pier.
Those who vacation in Figure 8 Island won't find large commercial development or traffic. This beach destination preserves its native plants and wildlife, and ranks as a top spot for dolphins and sea turtles, kayaking, surfing, biking, shelling, and birdwatching. Our Figure 8 Island rentals are also in proximity to a yacht club, tennis courts, boat ramps, golf and restaurants.
Known as “North Carolina's small wonder,” Kure Beach's location between the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear River, provides opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming and scuba. Those with children should visit Ocean Front Park, a public park with a boardwalk, an on-site playground, swings and rain gardens. During the summer, the park also hosts free concerts and programs.
Wrightsville Beach – situated between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean – offers visitors abundant water recreation options. Top activities include boating, fishing, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and windsurfing. Families can also explore the Wrightsville Beach Park, Wrightsville Beach Museum of History and the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum.
Near all of our North Carolina Beaches vacation rentals is historic Wilmington. Families will find abundant water recreation activities and dozens of natural areas perfect for hiking and biking. In Wilmington, guests can bike or hike from the river to the sea, take scenic cruises, and go on walking tours that explore architecture, food, history and more. Wilmington is home to Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, Bellamy Mansion, Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington Railroad Museum and the Children's Museum of Wilmington.
Other nearby family-friendly attractions are the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, North Carolina Military History Museum, and the 18-hole disc golf course at Joe Eakes Park.
The area's food scene beckons foodies to experience Southern favorites and rich dishes. Our North Carolina Beaches vacation rentals are located near hundreds of restaurants serving everything from fresh seafood and international flavors to burger hot spots and upscale waterfront dining options.
Our guests also enjoy celebrating the region's culture through annual events. While visiting North Carolina Beaches, check out the Wilmington Wine and Food Festival, brewery and winery tours, the North Carolina Jazz Festival, Carolina Beach Music Festival, Kure Beach Street Festival and Cape Fear Blues Festival.
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Book an Oak Island vacation rental and see one of North Carolina's top vacation destinations. iTrip Vacations manages rental homes in Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Southport.
Uncrowded, spacious beaches welcome guests to relax and plan new adventures. Oak Island offers access to both the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, making this a prime spot for water recreation. Beach lovers have more than 60 public access points throughout the island, as well as fishing piers, a marina and boat/kayak ramps. One must-see attraction is Caswell Beach. This quiet area features 4 miles of shoreline perfect for relaxing, watching marine life and shelling.
Oak Island Pier and Ocean Crest Fishing Pier provide popular locations to cast a line and take amazing photos. While fishing, anglers may catch redfish, speckled trout, mahi mahi and king mackerel. Other outdoor activities include lounging on the beach, boating, fishing trips, stand-up paddle-boarding, jet skiing, helicopter rides and guided adventures with local experts.
When not playing in the water, visitors can tour attractions and historical sites. The Oak Island Lighthouse in Caswell Beach stands at 169 feet, and guests enjoy this site for history and photo ops. Oak Island Nature Center offers educational and hands-on activities for all ages. A few highlights include a tree trail, butterfly garden, guided excursions and exhibits that explore native wildlife. For more fun, head to the museums and art galleries.
Golfing is another popular pastime in Oak Island. Players will find nearly a dozen courses scattered throughout the area, with public, semi-private and private options available. Oak Island Golf Club, Lockwood Folly Country Club, and Carolina National Golf Club offer beautiful greens perfect for a day on the course. In addition to championship courses, visitors may select from themed mini golf courses and arcades.
An Oak Island vacation will not feel complete without visiting Southport. This town ranks among America's Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living and features its own things to do. Stroll the pier and riverwalk while browsing shops. Then learn about local history at North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, Fort Johnson Museum, and Visitors Center and Old Brunswick County Jail Museum. In addition, Southport has an array of art galleries that represent regional and local talent. To find attractions and dining, head to Howe Street.
Our Oak Island vacation rentals are also located near restaurants and nightlife options. Select from waterfront restaurants serving fresh seafood to casual spots featuring burgers, breakfast goodies, international cuisine, barbecue, and more family favorites. For something super fresh, shop Oak Island Farmers Market, a top spot for fruits, vegetables, jams, art, jewelry, and handcrafted furniture. Those looking for nightlife will find a winery and tasting room, brewery, and live music at local bars.
In addition to these towns, our guests enjoy exploring nearby beach towns. To the west, drive to Myrtle Beach in less than two hours. Myrtle Beach ranks among the busiest beaches in South Carolina and has a Skywheel, Ripley's Aquarium and live entertainment. About 45 minutes east of Oak Island, guests have access to Wilmington, North Carolina. This city has a reputation as a film location with museums, a battleship and historical attractions.
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Our Southport vacation rentals give travelers access to some of North Carolina's best beaches paired with small-town charm and family-friendly things to do.
Located along Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway, Southport offers a waterfront location suited for outdoor adventures. Guests enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Then head to Southport Pier and Riverwalk, which offers opportunities for more fishing, bird-watching and photography. In addition, visitors enjoy exploring Southport Waterfront Park, a top place for strolling the river's edge and trying local food.
Our Southport vacation rentals also provide proximity to clean, spacious beaches. Visitors will find Oak Island and Caswell Beach nearby, which have public beach access and serve as the perfect backdrop for sunbathing, collecting shells, jet skiing, and simply relaxing. No matter which beach location, guests have plenty of parking options and nearby restaurants.
This coastal community dates back to 1792, and continues serves as a must-see for history buffs. To see the area best, ride the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry to travel between these two towns. Historic sites in Southport include North Carolina Museum at Southport, Fort Johnston Museum and Visitors Center, Old Brunswick Jail, and Old Smithville Burial Grounds. In Fort Fisher, visitors have access to a 6-mile recreation area with beaches, an aquarium and fishing piers.
When not embracing the great outdoors, families vacationing in Southport enjoy browsing its downtown area. The city has long attracted antiquers to Northrop Antiques Mall and NC Plantation Antiques. However, local boutiques sell apparel and fashion, beachwear, home décor, jewelry, books, toys and games. In addition, downtown Southport is home to art galleries and Friday art walks. Those who have their own boats will find Southport Marina within walking distance as well.
While exploring downtown, don't miss the chance to sample local cuisine. The area has chain restaurants, but the main stars are the more than 50 locally owned restaurants. In fact, some have garnered national attention. Examples include The Provision Company, Frying Pan, Mr. P's Bistro, Fishy Fishy Cafe, Ports of Call Bistro, Oliver's on Cape Fear and Southport Smoke House. Many restaurants specialize in seafood, but visitors can also select from American favorites, North Carolina-style barbecue, international cuisine, Southern comfort, and much more.
Another way to immerse in local culture is to book a Southport vacation around an event or festival. Southport has one of the largest and longest-running Fourth of July festivals in the U.S. This Independence Day celebration features fireworks, a classic car show, live music, games and fire fighters competitions. Other popular events near Southport include NC Oyster Festival, NC Festival by the Sea, Days at the Docs, farmers markets, and annual arts and craft shows.
Our vacation rentals are also located near picturesque Brunswick Islands communities ideal for day trips. To the west, Oak Island welcomes guests to tour a historic lighthouse and explore the ocean. Golfers will more than 10 courses scattered throughout the area. For more attractions and activities, drive about an hour north to Wilmington.
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