Live like a local in Wrightsville Beach this winter. Lace up your running shoes for the Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run Feb. 12 or go the distance in the Novant Health Wilmington NC Marathon, a Boston Marathon qualifying event which takes off from Johnnie Mercers Pier Feb. 26. Try something new in 2022 with lessons from the water adventure pros or savor the sunshine on wellness activities like a walk around The Loop.
Love is in the Salt Air
It's the right time to take a romantic time out in Wrightsville Beach. Bring your special someone and enjoy stylish stays on the island made even better with lodging packages offered by area hotels like the Blockade Runner Beach Resort or Shell Island Resort, both of which are offering romantic packages including luxurious waterfront accommodations, in-room treats and more. Start your day with a coffee from SUNdays Café or enjoy waterfront views with date night dinners at beloved local restaurants like South Beach Grill or The Oceanic.
Spring into Action
As temperatures rise with spring's arrival on the horizon, prepare for active adventures to return to the island. Race across the island on two wheels at the US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship March 19. The Carolina Cup returns April 27 for five days of action-packed SUP adventures. Visitors can cheer on participants in the races or take part in clinics. Or, bring the whole family for a relaxing multi-generational spring break escape. Whatever your chosen vacation, be sure to get a head start on your lodging reservations before they're sold out!
Wrightsville Beach was recently named one of the Top Things to Do in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report and one of Travel + Leisure's Top 10 Spring Break Destinations in the U.S., and things are poised to get even better in 2022. With new ways to get out on the water, refreshed accommodations and milestone anniversaries, Wrightsville Beach is ready, set, sail! Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours launches their new Family Beach Party charter this spring perfect for multi-generational fun on the water. Learn from the sailing pros at Shamrock Sailing Adventures, who recently earned the coveted Trip Advisor's Best rating for its high-quality standards and exceptional reviews. Prepare to indulge in refreshed accommodations, as the Holiday Inn Resort is currently undergoing renovations to refresh their lobby, guest rooms, outdoor areas, restaurants and more. Celebrate the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center's 40-year anniversary with returning activities like Touch Tank Tuesday this summer.
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