Wilmington is easily one of the best “beach towns” on the Southeast coast. With summer in full swing we wanted to give you a curated roundup of things to do this summer.
1| Visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
2| Take a walk-through Wilmington’s beautiful gardens: The Arboretum and Airlie Gardens.
3| Catch a fishing charter at the Carolina Beach Marina.
4| Take a day-trip to Historic Downtown Wilmington. Walk the Riverwalk or tour the Battleship North Carolina.
5| Have a beach day at Wrightsville Beach, don’t forget to leave a letter in the Wrightsville Beach Mailbox at the north end of the beach.
6| Dine in one of Indochine’s outdoor private cabanas.
7| Check out the famous pork chops from Freddie’s Restaurant in Kure Beach.
8| Take a picnic on Wrightsville Beach accompanied with Roberts Grocery’s famous chicken salad.
9| A few other Wilmington favorites include: Ceviche’s, Copper Penny, Fork ‘n Cork, Something FISHy, Cast Iron Kitchen or Sweet and Savory.
10| Don’t forget desert: Wake n’ Bake, Britt’s, Peppered Cupcake, Celtic Creamery.
11| July 4this a summer staple. Enjoy the downtown Wilmington 4th of July, with live entertainment and fireworks.
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12| Try an Acai Bowl at JuSea in Carolina Beach
13| Stop by the Veggie Wagon in Carolina Beach for fresh food and local goodies.
14| Visit Fort Fisher during low tide to see the unique coquina rocks and sea life.
15| Go “off-roading” on one of our four-wheel drive beaches: South End Kure Beach or Freeman Park. Note: vehicle permit is required.
16| Take a kayak from Fort Fisher to Zeke’s Island.
17| Learn to surf with Olympian and World Champion surfer Tony Silvagni at the Tony Silvagni Surf School in Carolina Beach.