We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful town! There are so many amazing things to do here. Here is my list of some of the things I love about Wilmington, North Carolina!

OUR BEACHES!!!!

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There are several area beaches that are just divine! Here are my favs!
Wrightsville Beach, NC
​This is the perfect beach to do all your water activities! The island is also a popular beach wedding destination! Here are some popular local spots and great restaurants!Bluewater Grill is amazing! You can listen to live music and enjoy great food with plenty of beautiful views both inside or sitting outside. Check out their Facebook page for information on their summer concert series.
King Neptune is a cool little dive bar with big patio and on Wednesday’s for can enjoy $1.95 chicken and waffles! Here is their Facebook Page!
Do not hit up the grocery store for your beer or wine…….. go to Lighthouse Beer and Wine! They’ll have anything and everything you will need to make your vacation the best!
Carolina Beach, NC
There are several little beaches within Carolina Beach. You’ll find Kure Beach and Fort Fisher to be most popular. Carolina Beach is a great family-friendly beach with lots to do for everyone!
The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is amazing and beautiful!
The Carolina Beach Boardwalk with lots of family activities, weekly fireworks, outdoor movies, carnival rides, restaurants, shops, and bars!
Britt’s Donuts is a famous shop and has been featured in many national media outlets! YOU MUST TRY THEM!!
The Lazy Pirate is an awesome fun restaurant the whole family will enjoy!

There is so much about Carolina Beach….. I may need a blog post just for that island!


DOWNTOWN

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Our downtown is the perfect mix of a charming shopping and arts district and a lively nightlife. You will find so many things happening on any day of the week. This could be farmers markets to live music on the river. Here are some of my favorite places:
Shopping
The Cotton Exchange has a little but of everything and you won’t be disappointed.
Downtown Darlings is an adorable children’s boutique.
Attractions
The Children’s Museum of Wilmington 
The Battleship NC
Cape Fear Serpentarium 
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Thalian Hall
Dining
Elijah’s Restaurant 
Copper Penny
Dixie Grill
There are so many amazing places to see, do, and eat downtown! Make sure you take a day and enjoy it!

THE ARTS & GARDENS

Our Community strives local art! We have everything from an arts district, museums, to movies and TV shows filmed locally. We have some amazing parks around town! My two favs are Airlie Gardens and the Arboretum!
Here are some links to check out:
Screen Gems Studio
Cameron Art Museum
Airlie Gardens
Arboretum
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