Awaken your senses this fall with a getaway to Wilmington and Island Beaches. Embrace milder temperatures on an e-bike tour through historic downtown or savor coastal flavors on a Taste Carolina Downtown Wilmington Tasting Tour. Enjoy live jazz music on the grounds of Bellamy Mansion Museum of History & Design Sept. 14 or shop unique works of art from local artisans at the American Craft Walk in historic downtown Sept. 16. Head to the water and board a scenic eco-cruise to Masonboro Island with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours or toast to good views with BYOB brews on a SeaLegs Pedal Pub excursion in Carolina Beach. Stroll through the natural beauty of Airlie Gardens or go on a guided hike with a park ranger through Carolina Beach State Park to learn about native species and habitats. Seek a change of pace and scenery for fall on the best of the Carolina coast.
Hot Spots for Food & Drink
It doesn’t get much better than the foodie scene in Wilmington and island beaches. Sample diverse fare on a Taste Carolina tour or book a behind-the-scenes End of Days Distillery tour to see how they craft their award-winning spirits. Cheers to scenic views on rooftop bars at Aloft or Embassy Suites or venture into The Underfront Co., a new downtown bar offering made-from-scratch craft cocktails.
Autumn Beach Adventures
Take advantage of the milder temperatures this fall and hit the water at one of our three scenic beaches. In Wrightsville Beach, go on an Oyster Farm Tour with Epic Excursions Sept. 10 or Oct. 1. Book a private half-day shelling adventure to Masonboro Island with Carolina Beach’s Island Time Water Tours. Paddle out to Zeke’s Island Reserve on a guided kayak tour and learn about the protected habitat.
Mark your calendars for coastal fun
Upcoming Events
  • Sept. 15-16 – Widespread Panic at Live Oak Bank Pavilion
  • Sept. 16 – American Craft Walk
  • Sept. 22-23 – Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival
  • Oct. 7-8 – Riverfest
  • Oct. 21 – Ironman 70.3 North Carolina
  • Oct. 28 – Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival
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