Recommendations & Media Coverage

We couldn't have said it better ourselves! "Jacksonville is beginning to find it’s touristy soul... From sunset cruises on the river to paddle board classes and rentals to locally-owned coffee shops, wine bars, and restaurants, it’s a town that honors it’s military connections, but is also stretching its legs." - Jo, My Gosh!, travel and lifestyle blogger and military wife

Check out some of these visitor recommendations and other articles about Jacksonville, North Carolina!

Charlotte’s Heidi Billotto posts on our International Food Trail

Good Morning America covers the first black Marines who trained here in Jacksonville NC 

Jacksonville Restaurants as seen on

International Food Train as Seen on

NC Tripping’s Top Things To Do in Jacksonville NC -and their top five

NC Trippings's Amazing Restaurants in Onslow County 

Festive Holiday Lights across NC as seen in NC Tripping
Festive holiday lights across NC list includes our ELJ Farms and Mike’s Farm

The New International Food Trail You Need to Experience in North Carolina, September 14, 2022

Eat your way Through Jacksonville with this New Food Trail, June 22, 2022

Our State Magazine, Salute to Sacrifice, May 2022

The Best of Jacksonville, NC (Southern Living)

Best Experiences at Hammocks Beach State Park in NC, August 9, 2021

11 Best Things to do in Charming Swansboro, NC, August 3, 2021

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Jacksonville NC, July 27, 2021

Plan a Phenomenal Beach Trip on a Bargain Budget in Jacksonville NC (Jo, My Gosh!)
July 22, 2018

3 Days of Coastal Adventure on a Budget in Jacksonville (VisitNC)
May 15, 2018

Vacationers should report to Jacksonville NC to enjoy affordable coastal pleasures and rare Liege waffles (The Virginian-Pilot)
February 25, 2018

10 Great Places to Visit to Honor the Military (USA Today)
November 10, 2017

No Controversy Over These Jacksonville Statues (Travel Pulse)
August 22, 2017

Black Southern Belle History - Montford Point Marines in Jacksonville, NC (Black Southern Belle)
August 20, 2017

Jacksonville, NC Belle Returns Home and Brings Her Style (Black Southern Belle)
June 8, 2017

What To Do Near Camp Lejeune (EatMoveMake)
June 7, 2017

People and Places with Pierce: Lejeune Memorial Gardens (WNCT-TV)
May 25, 2017

Black Southern Belle Travel: Jacksonville, NC (Black Southern Belle)
May 22, 2017

Visit Lejeune Memorial Gardens – Jacksonville NC’s Tribute to Military Heritage (EatMoveMake)
April 23, 2017

Try These 11 Must-Do Activities in Jacksonville, NC (Jo, My Gosh!)
April 11, 2017

This Military Town is Reinventing Itself… And We're Going to Check it Out! (Jo, My Gosh!)
March 28, 2017

Burgers, Kayaking, History and Fun in Jacksonville (Bucket List Tummy)
March 27, 2017

St. Paddy's 5 Mile Mud Run Challenge Recap (Bucket List Tummy)
March 20, 2017

50 Undiscovered Places You'll Love in the South: #29 - Jeff’s Burgers, Dogs & Shakes (Southern Living)
December 15, 2016

Memorial to 1st Black Marines Dedicated at Camp Lejeune (WRAL)
July 29, 2016

The Marines of Montford Point (Our State Magazine)
November 4, 2015

Jacksonville - Where Heroes Train (YouTube)

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