I'm looking for places in either place. But, I've never been to a beach to north carolina . I'd love to hear ideas on where to stay. I would love to find a "beach town" look with a boardwalk and all those mini golf places around, seafood places etc. Basically I like being able to take a tram or walk around to get places. I'd like to spend less than $1000 on hotel for 4-7 days if possible. Any ideas on what beaches or places to look at? Or if anyone knows of a website where I can book a place either for ocean city or a NC beach online. I remember being able to request rental booklets- do they still have those?