It doesn’t get much cooler than summer vacation in Wilmington and island beaches. Make the most of the season before the kids head back to school with these adventures! Tour through historic downtown on a Springbrook Farms carriage ride or on an electric bike with Wilmington Bike & Brews. Hop aboard a weekly Pirate Cruise in Carolina Beach and search for stolen treasure. Take a break from the heat and go indoors and under the sea at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, who welcomed more than 500,000 visitors last year! Book a half-day catamaran sail on Bella, Soundside Adventures in Wrightsville Beach’s newest 44-foot catamaran. There’s still plenty of summer left for an epic family adventure!
Filmed in Wilm
The second season of The Summer I Turned Pretty just released, and eagle-eyed fans are spotting several Wilmington and island beaches locations in the scenes. Check out People Magazine’s roundup of filming spots or use our guide to explore where beloved shows like The Summer I Turned Pretty, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek and more filmed.
Coastal Sustainability 
The best of the Carolina coast is getting even better with local sustainability and conservation efforts. From guided eco-tours in an urban park and ranger-led hikes in a state park to 100 percent green river cruise and more, discover interactive ways to learn more about the area’s sustainability efforts to work toward a greener planet for future generations.
Mark your calendars for coastal fun!
Upcoming Events
  • July 29 – Jamie’s Port City Outlander Adventure with Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens
  • July 30 – GRiZMAS in July Beach Party at the Carolina Beach Pier
  • Aug. 8 – Mary Chapin Carpenter at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
  • Aug. 11 – Nathan Macintosh at Dead Crow Comedy Room
  • Aug. 18 – Tyler Childers at Live Oak Bank Pavilion
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