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Whether you’re military, civilian, young or young at heart, Onslow County has plenty to do. Find educational activities, visit some of the best beaches on the east coast, or discover some local gems that make up Onslow County.  View the Visitors Guide for more information.  Request a Visitors Guide be sent to you or pick one up at the information booth on the first floor near baggage claim.

Family Fun

You’ll find plenty of attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy.  The family will love Mike’s Farm, Altitude Trampoline Park, or take the younger ones to Zing Zumm Children’s Museum.  Enjoy scenic bike trails, many outdoor water activities like kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, year-round fishing or visit one of many public parks.  You can spend the day at Topsail Beach, just a 30-minute drive with numerous public access points.  Head 30 minutes east to Swansboro and kick around for the day in the quant shops and great restaurants.  Both of these areas offer fresh seafood restaurants you won’t want to miss. The world is your oyster in beautiful Jacksonville and Onslow County.


Jacksonville-Onslow County is proud to salute our Military, both past and present, and boast the impact the United States Marine Corps has had on our community. Unique tributes like the Freedom Fountain and the Lejeune Memorial Gardens are a must when you are visiting.  Lejeune Memorial Gardens is located on the corner Montford Landing Road off of Lejeune Boulevard. This is where residents, military members and visitors come to honor those who serve our country and remember those who have given the greatest sacrifice for our freedom.  Lejeune Memorial Gardens is one of the more impressive and moving memorials you’ll experience.  Take the path through the gardens and experience The Beirut Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Montford Point Marine Memorial, The Corpsmen Memorial and the worlds largest 3D Eagle Globe and Anchor statue at the future site of the Museum of the Marine.

Food Choices Galore

You’ll find a wide selection of local restaurants and eateries in Jacksonville and the surrounding area along with as many chains you’ll recognize.  Whether you are looking for casual flavors, ethnic or international fare, or a truly unique experience of hometown at its best you will find it here.



Where to stay

Jacksonville and Onslow County have a variety of accommodations to meet the needs of our all our visitors.  From luxurious beachfront condos to large cottages on waterways to elegant, historic bed and breakfasts and contemporary hotels, you’ll find a place to feel comfortable, where you’ll want to return again and again.  Check out the options here.