Embrace fall renewal on the coast with wellness activities from river to sea. Find your Zen in Airlie Gardens select days through Oct. 18 or practice your Warrior Pose during a scenic yoga class on Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, offered select days through Nov. 6. Connect with nature and shop local artisans at Art in the Arboretum Oct. 13-15 at New Hanover County Arboretum. Relax and take in scenic sunset views on a river sunset cruise with Cape Fear River Boats or Wilmington Water Tours or head to the beach for a sunset cruise on Wrightsville Beach’s crystal blue waters. Hike the seaside Basin Trail in Kure Beach to spot coastal wildlife or rent a kayak from Paddle NC at Carolina Beach State Park and paddle the calm waterways. Escape to coastal relaxation and recharge before the hectic holiday season commences.

Pet-Friendly Trip Ideas
No need to book a pet sitter for your next getaway - bring Fido with you! Our coastal destination offers an abundance of pet-friendly activities, restaurants, shops and more. Stroll the Riverwalk with coffee and a pup cup from Maroon Monkey Coffee Co., then pop into Unleashed, a boutique pet store. Head to the Cargo District for Ruff Draft, Wilmington’s only off-leash dog park and full-service bar with a Mess Hall walk-up window. Rent a kayak from Hook, Line & Paddle and set out for a water paw-ty.
Halloween Haunts
Prepare for a gourd time at the coast. As one of the South’s most actively haunted cities, there is no shortage of Halloween fun in Wilmington. Hear haunted tales on a Ghost Walk or pair your scare with local libations on a Haunted Pub Crawl. Visit the Chapel of Horrors, a new interactive haunted house experience brought to you by local horror film crew. Find family-friendly fun on a Ghost Trolley Ride through historic downtown Oct. 26-28 or at a special Story Time by the Sea Oct. 28.
Mark your calendars for coastal fun
Upcoming Events
  • Oct. 6 –  Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park's Torment Haunted Laser Tag
  • Oct. 21 – Ironman 70.3 North Carolina
  • Oct. 26 – Lantern and Lore Walking Tour
  • Oct. 28 – Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival
  • Nov. 3-5 – Cape Fear Kite Festival
  • Nov. 12 – Battleship Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
  • Nov. 15-19 – Cucalorus Festival
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