Go out and seize the day with these 20 activities to do in Wilmington!
Being in the bed and breakfast business we are always keeping up with what there is to do and see in the area. We love Wilmington and take part in as many things going on around here that we can. In order to find out what is going on we refer to the Star-News and Play which comes out on Thursday. Play is a very good overview of what there is to do and see that particular weekend. Encore is another good publication and can be found at your lodging or in the newsstand boxes around town. Here is a list of 20 things to do in Wilmington the next time you visit.
Wilmington Water Tours – It is nice to get out on the river and enjoy the beauty of nature and the history of the Cape Fear River with either a one hour tour during the day or two hour sunset cruise.
Cape Fear Segway – If you have never been on a segway, they are very cool and you must try it. They have one hour and two hour guided tours and offer a $5 discount to our guests.
Burgwin Wright, Bellamy Mansion and Latimer House – these three gems were private homes back in the day and became museums open to the public so the homes are being preserved. They each have their own interesting family histories, architecture and furnishings.
Battleship North Carolina Memorial – This is a fantastic self-guided tour and you could spend one hour or four hours on this wonderful ship.
Wine tastings: Tuesday Fortunate Glass, Wednesday wine tasting at Palate and Friday Wilmington Wine. Wilmington is overflowing with wine bars recently but these are a few of our favorites.
Ft. Fisher state park – (Kure beach) – There is a free museum connected to the Ft. Fisher State Park which tells all about the Civil War Battle that took place here.
Aquarium at Ft. Fisher – While you are in the area of Kure Beach, check out our regional aquarium which showcases species from this area.
Lunch on the river (LeCatalan) – A little quaint French Bistro on the river walk, great for sitting and people watching or romantic wine and cheese at sunset with your special one.
Oakdale Cemetery – Interesting drive through the oldest urban cemetery in NC. It is laid out like a beautiful park setting. Some famous folks buried there are David Brinkley, Rose O’Neale Greenhow and Henry Bacon.
Horse drawn carriage tour – Sit back and relax as your driver goes around the old historic areas of downtown and gives you some amazing facts about the families that once lived here and tidbits about the various architecture you will see.
Cape Fear museum – This museum offers North Carolina history focused on regional and local areas.
While spending time at Wrightsville Beach be sure to check out the delightful Wrightsville Beach Museum on Harbor Island. Lunch at Blue Water or Dockside – Dine outside on the Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach. It is a nice view of some pretty amazing yachts.