From there, our last stop before heading home was the famous Fort Macon, which has played a part in the defense of this area for centuries! It’s a great spot with a ton of fun photo opportunities and interactive museum on its grounds that is definitely worth checking out. We also found a few really fun gifts in their gift shop for that history buff in your life.And with that, our time at the Crystal Coast was over! It was a great destination for a weekend getaway in North Carolina, which doesn’t require you to go too far. You don’t even have to leave the state! One of the things I really like about NC is that it has so many different things to offer. So if you’re in the mood to hit the beach it’s a pretty simple drive, but if you want to have a more cozy mountain weekend then all you have to do is drive the opposite direction and you’re in the glory of the mountains in about the same amount of time.
I definitely would recommend the Crystal Coast for North Carolinians, as well as out-of-towners, who are looking for a great beach destination that is a little more low-key than a Miami or Myrtle Beach.