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Visit a Portrait Artist on Your Next Vacation to Create a Lasting Memory

Take a breather and schedule a fun adventure for you and your family in North Carolina! With beautiful beaches and fun amusement parks, there is fun for the whole family to enjoy and remember for a lifetime. Out of all of the places to travel the Carolinas should be on your bucket list.

Live music, fun activities, and the ocean is here to wash away your worries and keep you content for the remainder of your stay. Visit their arcade, street vendors, get your portrait painted, or just relax at a bar with your family and friends.

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk offers amusement rides and fun for small children like a colorful carousel and fun slide along with carnival games and street food all summer long. Take a break from the sun and level-up in the Carolina Beach Arcade. Cool off, play games and win prizes just a block off the ocean. Attractions are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Let the Boardwalk be your launching pad for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Wheel around the island with Pleasure Island Rentals, where your family can rent any number of different bikes. Explore on the self-guided bike tour, which starts on the Boardwalk and leads you through sites in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher.

Always wanted to ride the waves, but didn’t know where to start? Take a lesson from Odysea Surf School or Tony Silvagni Surf School, led by Olympic gold medal winner and world champion surfer Tony Silvagni. You can also rent surfboards, bodyboards, flippers, beach chairs, umbrellas, cabanas and even beach toys from Tony Silvagni Surf School.

Immerse yourself in the colorful sights and sounds of the season at Carolina Beach. Be amazed by Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast, where live music starts at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks launch at 9 p.m. every Thursday evening throughout the summer. The Carolina Beach Music Festival has taken place each June for more than 30 years and is the biggest and only music festival held on the beach on the North Carolina Coast. The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival takes place each May.

One of the most memorable attractions is the portrait painters that wander the boardwalk and sketch a wide variety of tourists and locals. Mike White is a popular vendor in the area and is looking to expand his portrait paintings and business ventures. If you would like more information you can reach him at 704-885-6652.

Variety is the name of the game when it comes to dining on and within walking distance of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Eat freshly steamed seafood at the Shuckin’ Shack, or grab a slice or whole pie at Fentoni’s Pizza. For authentic North Carolina barbecue, nothing beats Carolina Smokehouse. Enjoy juicy burgers and hot dogs as you step back in time to the 1950s at Pop’s Diner.

Looking to grab something quick and hop right back on the beach? Crush & Grind is your local one-stop-shop for gourmet coffee, craft beer and high-quality wine. Cool down with a sweet treat like snowcones, ice creams, Italian ices and gelatos at Island Ice Factory, Krazy Kones, or Latella Gelato. Just beyond the Boardwalk — and well worth the walk — is Squigley’s Ice Cream & Treats, which serves more than 4,000 ice cream flavors and Celtic Creamery, serving authentic Irish ice cream to help cool off from the summer sun.

With Mike White and your southern beach vacation contact him 704-885-6652 to have the most memorable experience. Have a hot dog or some good BBQ and have a drink at the bar. The possibilities are endless and you will have the time of your life.