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Here is a sample itinerary for your “Fun Day” in historic Wilmington North Carolina:  Wake up to a gourmet breakfast with your fellow travelers then start out on a tour of the historic district (there are several to choose from).  After working up an appetite select from several downtown restaurants such as Elijah’s or The Front Street Brewery or for a quick sandwich try Chops Deli.  For the afternoon grab the water taxi over to the battleship North Carolina for a great tour rich in history (allow a couple hours) or tour one or all three of the house museums–The Bellamy Mansion, The Burgwin-Wright Museum or The Latimer House.   Maybe it’s time for a short nap or a massage at Prima Day Spa.  Then join your innkeepers and other guests for wine and stories about your day’s adventures.  The innkeepers will share with you their favorite restaurants (like Manna or Circa 1922 ) or any of the others listed here and let you know about any evening activities of interest.  Rest well, we’ll do it all over again tomorrow!!

Start with a before dinner drink and appetizer at one of these:

Fortunate Glass Wine Bar – Best little wine bar in Wilmington
Le Catalan – Sip wine on the river walk, enjoy the sunset
Palate Bottle Shop and Reserve -please bring your own food

Some of our favorite dining options…

Elijah’s Seafood – Located on the Cape Fear River
Pilot House – All American with a Southern flair
Black Sea Grill – Mediterranean Cuisine
Circa 1922 – Tapas and small plates – Our Favorite
Aubriana’s – A Truly Unique & Delectable Time!
Caprice Bistro – French with a Belgian twist
Riverboat Landing – Balconies overlooking the river
Front Street Brewery – Microbrewery great pub food and beer
The Little Dipper – Fantastic Fondue
Yosake – Downtown Sushi Lounge and Restaurant

These are some of our favorite things to do and see in Wilmington.  Have fun!

Calendar of events on “Cool Wilmington”
Wilmington Water Tours
Wilmington Water Tours monthly calendar
Wilmington Going Green Calendar
Cape Fear Area Historic Byway
Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival
Whats Going on in Wilmington, NC
Battleship North Carolina
The Cape Fear Museum of History
The Cameron Art Museum
The Cameron Art Museum monthly calendar
Thalian Hall
The Bellamy Mansion
The Burgwin-Wright Museum House & Gardens
The Latimer House Museum
The Wilmington Railroad Museum

The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Haunted Pub Crawl of Wilmington

Screen Gems Film Studio
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Cape Fear Community College

Outdoor Attractions and Activities
Sailing Tours and Charters on the Cape Fear River
Wilmington Water Tours
Mahanaim Adventures-Kayaking and More!
Carolina Beach State Park Kayak Concession
Airlie Gardens By the Sea
Cape Fear National Golf Course
Magnolia Greens Golf Course
Coastal Golfaway
Signature Golf Packages
Fort Fisher Civil War battlefield
Poplar Grove Historic Plantation
New Hanover County Arboretum

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington
Historic Wilmington Segway Tours
The Wilmington Trolley Tour
Historic District Horse-drawn Carriage Tours

Shopping
The Cotton Exchange
Crescent Moon Gifts and Gallery
Candles Etc…
Wilmington Wine
Urban Revival – multi-vendor retail
South’nFrance Bonbons
A. Scott Rhodes-Jewler and Gemologist

Event venues and other services we endorse
No Place Like Home Mobile Pet Vet
Dog Pros To Go-Pet Training and Pet Sitting
The Loft on Front-Event venue
Events! on Front– Event venue
128 South-Event venue
Brooklyn Arts Center-Event venue
The River Room-Event venue