Summer lingers on in Wilmington and our island beaches. Embrace the warm water temps now and well into fall with a scuba excursion in Kure Beach or a SUP yoga class in Wrightsville Beach. Sample island flavors while hearing historic tales on a Tasting History Tour in Carolina Beach. Pair craft cocktails made by expert mixologists with live music at Bourgie Nights in downtown Wilmington or sample whiskeys from around the world at The Starling, located in the Cargo District. Hop on over to Airlie Gardens to explore its more than 67 acres and the 10 larger-than-life rabbit sculptures on the grounds for the garden’s 10th annual art exhibition.
For a Memorable Stay
Whether you’re looking to extend your summer with one last getaway before school or already planning your fall break adventure, finding the perfect place to stay in our walkable, waterfront city or beaches has never been easier. Choose a full-service hotel or resort to enjoy water views and deluxe amenities. Opt for a boutique inn featuring pet-friendly stylish suites. Step back in time while enjoying modern amenities at a historic bed and breakfast in the heart of downtown. Find accommodations perfectly suited for you and your visit.
Save the Date
Fall festival season is on the horizon, and you’ll want to save the date for all the upcoming fun headed to Wilmington and our island beaches. Cheer on colorful boats while enjoying live music and family-friendly festivities at the Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta Festival Sept. 16-17. Raise a glass to Lighthouse Beer & Wine as they put on two days of festival fun Oct. 28-29 at Riverfront Park featuring craft beer and wine from around the world. Find sky-high fun when gigantic kites take flight during the 15th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival Nov. 5-6 in Kure Beach.
Private cruises, tours on demand and only-in-Wilmington experiences 
Expand your coastal getaway with under-the-radar and over-the-top experiences that will make your vacation one for the books! Charter a private yacht and enjoy the coastal breeze during your customized excursion with Stargazer Yacht Charter. Or, experience an unmatched culinary event on a private island with Epic Excursions and True Blue Butcher & Table. Schedule a tour on demand with WilmingtonNColor and journey through the area’s African American history on a private shuttle. For the paranormal investigators, sign up for a Ghost Hunt aboard Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and learn why the ship is known as one of the most haunted battleships.
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