Thrill your senses with a vacation to Wilmington and our three island beaches. Discover scenic beauty from the vibrant butterfly wings in Airlie Gardens’ Butterfly House, opening June 1, to the coastal blue hues of the water from river to sea. Savor locally sourced seafood at local restaurants like Seabird and Catch or indulge in island flavors with a side of history on a Tasting History Tour in Carolina and Kure Beach. Hear live music of all genres like jazz concerts on the grounds of Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design, which kick off May 12. Dive into world-class water activities in Wrightsville Beach, known as one of the best SUP hubs in the U.S. Find adventure for all ages at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park or venture through Carolina Beach State Park in search of the native Venus flytraps.