Girls Just Want to Have Fun Tour

Whether you are local or a visitor to Onslow County, get together with your girlfriends and plan something special and have some fun!  Here are some ideas for you…

Paint Your Own Pottery @ The Accidental Artist

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What could be better than some creative fun with your girlfriends? Why not start a weekend of fun by making art? Accidental Artist is a contemporary paint your own pottery teaching studio with a staff that is ready to help you create a one-of-a-kind experience that will last forever.  No experience necessary! Give them a call to schedule your visit.

Accidental Artist in Gum Branch Center
715 Gum Branch Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 219-1491
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INSIDER TIP: Stop by Brewed Awakenings Café & Wine Bar for a cappuccino or latte and croissant or even a light lunch and a glass of wine before your spa treatment!

2355 Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 219-1776
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Indulge in some personal care and relaxation @ Hairtage Salon & Day Spa in Jacksonville

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Is it a massage that is calling your name, a mani/pedi, or maybe a new look and style? Hairtage Salon & Day Spa is a perfect place to stop and relax with your friends and to invest in you! Give them a call to arrange your treatments and let them know that “the girls” are coming!

Hairtage Salon & Day Spa
2420 Henderson Drive Ext
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 455-5822
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Enjoy Dinner & Drinks at Duck’s Grill & Bar

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This restaurant is first class in a casual kind of way.   An absolute local favorite, Duck’s Grille & Bar has great food and drinks.  If you happen to be there on a Wednesday night, they also have dueling pianos!

Duck’s Grill & Bar
1207 Gum Branch Rd.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 455-9128
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For international flavor try the Colombian cuisine at Liliana’s

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Don’t miss dropping by for a delicious meal or some of their renowned baked goods. This local family restaurant has a passion for their culture and has brought their original recipes directly from Columbia, South America, serving them for over four generations. Liliana’s has also been recognized as being one of the top ten Colombian restaurants in the US.

Liliana’s Colombian Restaurant
4075 Gum Branch Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540
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Stay overnight with us in Jacksonville

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Onslow County and the City of Jacksonville have many hotel options like Mainstay Suites, Courtyard Marriott, Staybridge Suites and Home2 Suites that make a girlfriend’s getaway a great experience. Receive a hero’s welcome that you deserve when you stay with us. For a complete listing, go to

INSIDER TIP:  If a healthy green smoothie is calling your name for breakfast – stop into Smoothie King, located next door to Coastal Community College, as you make your way to New River Waterfront Park in Downtown Jacksonville.

Smoothie King
460 Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 939.5884
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Charter your cruise on The Bayonet from Downtown Jacksonville’s waterfront

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Get out on the water for a three hour cruise to include anchorage time for a cookout on the water . Enjoy wine cheese, with some local fresh peel and eat shrimp.  Or would you rather grill burgers and enjoy with some baked beans, chips and brownies? Whatever you choose, an unforgettable experience is on order for you and your friends!  Cruising season is March through November. Call Lance @Bayonet Enterprises to reserve a date for your cruise.

Bayonet Enterprises
223 Leonard St.
Jacksonville, NC
(910) 554-8672

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INSIDER TIP: Another great local eatery is Brewed Downtown on Bridge Street. Stop in for the fresh breakfast items, sandwiches and salads, plus the finest, locally roasted coffee with rich, bold flavors. They make delightful espressos and lattes. Breves, soy and skim milk are also available if you want to take a break from the gym!

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Brewed Downtown
1000 New Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 347.2739
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Only in Onslow

Only in Onslow

As one of North Carolina’s oldest counties, Onslow County reflects a rich and varied history.  It’s also the proud home of the Marines of Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Camp Johnson and Camp Geiger.

The county has been graced with an extraordinary natural beauty: over 30 miles of wide, unspoiled beaches, waters teeming with an abundance of marine life, forests filled with wildlife, and rich farmland to harvest.

Today, you can explore everything from military and historic monuments to beautiful waterways and beaches to friendly spots to eat and play.