Local Beaches Featured in Washington Post

WILMINGTON -- On Sunday, the Washington Post dedicated its travel section to several beach communities, including Topsail Island and Bald Head Island.

The article highlighted local attractions as well as ways of getting around the area.

According to the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, most tourists who visit the southeastern coast are from in-state. The next highest number of tourists are from the Washington, D.C. area.

Connie Nelson says people love coming here because of the number of attractions.

"There's a lot to see and do. If it happens to rain, you don't have to worry because the beaches are just one of our many attractions. We have lots of musuems, lots of great attractions, like the Battleship, a state aquarium, and lots of arts and culture here," Connie Nelson of the Cape Fear Coast Visitors Bureau said.

Nelson also said that in the time since the article was published, the phone has not stopped ringing at the visitors bureau. Most people are calling from the Washington, D.C. area to ask questions about the area.

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Reported by Max Winitz