Wilmington Summer Activities Part 3

 

Looking for something fun to do in Wilmington this summer? Check out these activities!

 

wilmington

Wilmington, NC

 

1. BROWSE A LOCAL HOME DECOR SHOP

Looking for new home decor, kitchen or bath supplies? How about a new addition to your back porch? Wilmington has you covered!

 

New River Pottery
5744 Market Street
Wilmington, NC
910-791-7522

 

2. MINGLE WITH THE SEAHAWKS

Witness the beautiful and historical buildings on the campus of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the state’s coastal university.

 

UNC Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC
910-962-3000

 

3. TAKE A BITE OF THE SWEET LIFE

Wilmington is famous for its sinfully delicious selection of sweet shops, so indulge in a cupcake, crepe, donut or pie to satisfy the craving.

 

Surfberry
222 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC
910-679-8027


4. GROOVE AT A CONCERT BY THE RIVER

Free, live music plus a gorgeous backdrop equals an incredible way to spend the afternoon.

 

Summer Concert Series 2015
6–8 p.m.
Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC
$9 Adults / $2 Children 4-12 / FREE Children under 4

July 17 – L Shape Lot
August 7 – Boba Frank
August 21 – Signal Fire
September 4 – The Other Guys
September 18- The Imitations

 

 

5. STUMBLE UPON A NEW UNIQUE HOUSE ACCESSORY

Spend time browsing through the delightful shops full of antiques and vintage items at Antique District.

 

Castle Street
Wilmington, NC

 

6. TAKE A TOUR ON THE WATER

If you’re tired on being on the road, take a tour on the water! Catamaran tours are available for sunset cruises, eco cruises and history cruises. Riverboat tours offer sightseeing tours while some even feature murder mystery cruises!

 

Cape Fear Riverboats/Henrietta III
101 South Water Street #1
Wilmington, NC
910-343-1611

 

7. HAVE A FEW MOMENTS OF PEACE AND QUIET

Have a moment of reflection inside Airlie Gardens, where you will find breathtaking views, formal gardens, walking realism lakes and ever-changing flowers.

 

Airlie Gardens
300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC

 

8. GO OFF COURSE

Escape from the town one day to visit a nearby beach or island for a relaxing, stress-free day in the sun.

Wilmington Summer Activities Part 2

 

Check out these fun activities to do while vacationing in Wilmington, NC this summer!

horse and carriage

 

1. GET A LITTLE VITAMIN D

There are multiple state parks in the area that are perfect for a day outdoors. Go fishing, hike down a trail or simply relax and enjoy being out in nature.

 

Carolina Beach State Park
1010 State Park Road
Carolina Beach, NC

34.0471, -77.9072

 

2. LAUGH IT OFF

What could be better than watching a comedy show while having a delicious meal? Spend the night out in town at Wilmington’s comedy dinner theatre where you will eat, laugh and be merry.

 

The Dead Crow Comedy Room
265 N. Front Street
Wilmington, NC
910-399-1492

 

3. CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

From an Easter Egg Hunt Carnival down the Battleship trail to a 4th of July Celebration in Historic Downtown, there is always a way to celebrate the holidays in Wilmington.

 

4. BECOME FACE-TO-FACE WITH A FURRY FRIEND

Wilmington is home to several farms and even a couple zoos that are home to a wide variety of animals from all over the world!

 

Tregembo Animal Park
5811 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC
910-392-3604

giraffe

 

5. GO BEHIND THE SCENES

Take a tour through Gem Studios where you will experience movie magic on sites used for hundreds of movies. No wonder Wilmington is known as Hollywood East!

 

EUE/Screen Gems Studios
1223 North 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC
910-343-3500

 

Hollywood Location Walk
8 Market Street
Wilmington, NC
910-794-1866

 

6. RIDE THROUGH TOWN IN STYLE

Wilmington offers both trolley and horse drawn carriage tours around Wilmington, guaranteeing you’ll learn something new around every corner in an exciting way.

 

Horsedrawn Tours
Start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets
Downtown Wilmington, NC
10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Adults: $12   Children Under 12: $5

 

Wilmington Trolley Company
101 South Water Street, Apt. 4
Wilmington, NC
910-763-4483


7. VISIT A LOCAL FARMERS MARKET

Wake up early Saturday morning to find fresh produce and herbs, cheeses, meats, honey, jams and jellies to take home with you.

 

Riverfront Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, April 4th–November 21st
8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Located along Cape Fear River in Downtown Wilmington
Parking lot on the corner of North Water and Princess Streets

 

SEE HERE FOR PART 3!

Wilmington Summer Activities Part 1

 

Be sure to take advantage of these fun Wilmington, NC summer activities while in town!

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1. UNCOVER HISTORY

Beginning at Water and Market Streets, Wilmington’s Historic District offers more than 230 blocks of shops, historical attractions and buildings, restaurants and nightlife.

 

2. SIP AND TASTE LOCAL

Downtown you will find culinary and brewery tours, so stop for a bite or some booze, and discover why the dining scene is so incredible here.

 

Corbetts Burgers & Soda Bar
1016 South College Road
Wilmington, NC
910-833-7411

 

The George of the Boardwalk
128 South Water Street
Wilmington, NC
910-763-2052

 

The Pilot House Restaurant
2 Ann Street
Wilmington, NC
910-343-0200

 

Elijah’s Restaurant
2 Ann Street
Wilmington, NC
910-343-1448

 

3. DARE TO JOIN IN ON A LITTLE FRIGHTFUL FUN

There are plenty of ghost tours around Wilmington, some of which require a little multitasking. Have a thrilling time when you participate in a haunted bar crawl through Wilmington.

 

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington
8 Market Street
Wilmington, NC
910-794-1866

 

4. VISIT A MUSEUM OR HISTORIC BATTLESHIP

Wilmington is rich in history, so fit in a fun blast from the past to learn about some of the exciting events that took place here.

 

Battleship North Carolina
1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC
910-251-5797

 

5. TAKE A STROLL DOWN WILMINGTON RIVERWALK

The Wilmington Riverwalk is a beautiful walkway stretched along the Cape Fear River. Not only do you have access to everything downtown, but you can enjoy the peacefulness of the river and get lost in the moment.

 

SEE HERE FOR PART 2!

Pop’s Diner in Carolina Beach

 

Carolina Beach’s Only Late Night Diner!

fish and chips

Pop’s Diner in Carolina Beach is the only diner open late! Open for lunch, dinner, late night and take out, Pop’s Diner is home to a classic atmosphere with not-so-traditional food options. You won’t be able to find their amazing food combinations anywhere else! Using fresh homemade food every day, their menu consists of unforgettable choices such as:

  • Mary’s Mac-n-Cheese bites
  • Triple Bypass Burger
  • Pop’s Chicken Philly Sub
  • Kristen;s Tuna Salad Sammiche
  • Fried Chicken Tenders and Waffles Basket
  • Puffy’s Fried Oreo
  • Campbell’s Fried Twinkie

 

These are just a few of the many delicious options at Pop’s Diner. So, if you’re looking to indulge yourself in a mouth-watering meal with no regrets, Pop’s Diner is the place for you!

Stop in today (or tonight after a night out) and use the coupon below to save!

 

HOURS:

Sunday–Thursday – 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday – 11:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

104 N. Lake Park Blvd.

Carolina Beach, NC

910-458-7377

 

Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar in Carolina Beach

 

Come try the oysters and shrimp everyone is talking about at Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar!

 

oysters

If you are looking for a place with great seafood, especially oysters and shrimp, a causal, relaxing atmosphere and plenty of TV’s for some sport watching, then Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar is the place for you! Serving fresh and local seafood, Shuckin’ Shack is the perfect place to bring the family or gather up your friends for an afternoon or evening or great food, drinks and entertainment. The Shuckin’ Shack menu consists of:

  • Appetizers
  • Oysters
  • Shrimp
  • Surf N’ Turf (OUR WAY)
  • Clams and Mussels
  • Sandwiches
  • Baskets
  • Wings
  • Platters
  • Much more!

Shuckin’ Shack is known for bringing the party to you! Their Catering Menu offers all the amazing seafood you can eat while dining in, but you can enjoy it at your own vacation spot!

 

Shuckin’ Shack has grown in success over the years, which is why you can find it in 2 great locations

 

SAVE with the coupon below when you visit Shuckin’ Shack!

CAROLINA BEACH

6 N. Lake Park Blvd.

Carolina Beach, NC

910-458-7380

 

HOURS:

Monday–Saturday – 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.

Sunday – Noon-2:00 a.m.

 

HISTORIC WILMINGTON

109 Market Street

Wilmington, NC

910-833-8622

 

HOURS:

Monday–Thursday – 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday–Saturday – 11:00 a.m.-Midnight

Sunday – Noon-10:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Michael’s Seafood Restaurant in Carolina Beach

 

Come out and enjoy amazing seafood at Michael’s Seafood Restaurant!

shrimp

Both visitors and locals flock to Michael’s Seafood Restaurant because of its fresh, amazing food, relaxed dining area and outdoor seating surrounded by a coastal atmospheric. You can enjoy 4 different menus at Michael’s Seafood Restaurant:

LUNCH MENU—

  • Sandwiches
  • Entrees
  • Burgers and Chicken Breast YOUR WAY
  • Steamer POT-TO-GO

 

DINNER MENU—

  • Famous Soups & Salads
  • Appetizers
  • Flatbreads
  • Ocean Favorites
  • Pasta & Grits
  • Land Lover’s

 

Captain Michael’s Seafood Chowder won 1st PLACE in the 2011 Great Chowder Cook Off!

KIDS MENU—

  • Corn Puppies
  • Hot Dog
  • Kid’s Shrimp
  • Cheeseburger
  • Crab Legs
  • And more!

 

DRINK MENU—

  • Beer Selections
  • Wine Selections
  • Michael’s House Favorite Cocktails
  • Frozen Drinks
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages
  • Margarita’s
  • Specialty Martinis

 

CATERING AVAILABLE FOR ANY NUMBER OF PEOPLE!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1206 N. Lake Park Blvd.

Carolina Beach, NC

910-458-7761

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill in Carolina Beach

 

 Come try Lazy Pirate’s great food, drinks and award-winning wings!

 

buffalo wings

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill not only has amazing food and drinks, but amazing entertainment every night of the week during the summer! There are plenty of food and drink options to choose from and before or after (or even during) eating and sipping, you can play a variety of games that will get the party started! Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill has 3 different menus:

ISLAND GRILL MENU—

  • Appetizers
  • Burgers
  • Salads
  • Savory Entrees
  • Wings (Overall WINNER of the 2014 Wilmington’s Best Wings Contest!)

CRABS SHACK & OYSTER BAR MENU—

  • Soups
  • Appetizers
  • Steamed Seafood
  • Entrees
  • Pastas

TAKE OUT MENU—

  • Sandwiches
  • Appetizers
  • Entrees
  • Kids Menu
  • Wings
  • Salads
  • Burgers

 

While waiting on your food, be sure to take advantage of all the games available at Lazy Pirate! You will find:

  • Checkers
  • Darts
  • Billiards
  • Cornhole
  • Sand Volleyball Courts

 

There is plenty of seating at Lazy Pirate! Dine indoors the pirate-themed dining room, relax in a rocking chair on the front porch, hang out in a hammock in the courtyard, or sit around the fire pit.

LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK!

SUNDAY REGGAE FESTIVUS series every summer Sunday evening!

 

SAVE on your visit to Lazy Pirate with the coupon below!

HOURS:

Monday–Thursday – 11:00 a.m.-Midnight

Friday–Saturday – 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.

Sundays – 11:00 a.m.-Midnight

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

701 N. Lake Park Blvd.

Carolina Beach, NC

910-458-0550

 

 

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill in Kure Beach

 

Come out and try the Best Seafood Restaurant in Kure Beach!

 

shrimp

 

Jack Mackerel’s is famous for their seafood, chicken, steak and lobster dinners! This Caribbean-inspired restaurant offers these dishes prepared in delicious ways along with a set of other entrees that you are sure to love. Jack Mackerel’s offers a:

  • Lunch menu with sandwiches, fish, cold beverages and specials
  • Dinner menu with seafood, steak, chicken and lobster entrees
  • Kids menu with simple, yet delicious options
  • Drink menu with island-inspired drinks and daily specials

 

Located just a quick walk away from the Kure Beach Pier, Jack Mackerel’s offers a relaxing atmosphere and great service. Some of Jack Mackerel’s most popular features are:

  • Island-inspired theme indoors
  • Outdoor deck seating
  • Great views of the ocean
  • One mile from Carolina Beach
  • HD TV’s at bar area
  • Lengthy menu

 

SAVE on your visit to Jack Mackerel’s with the coupon below!

HOURS:

Monday–Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

113 K. Avenue

Kure Beach, NC

910-458-7668

 

 

Hang Ten Grill in Carolina Beach

 

Come enjoy great food in a laid-back atmosphere at Hang Ten Grill in Carolina Beach!

 

club sandwich

 

Hang Ten Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day! The menu consists of:

  • Starters
  • Greens
  • Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Seafood
  • Sides
  • Desserts
  • Breakfast menu

 

Hand Ten Grill is a great hangout spot for those who are looking for a causal, yet fun atmosphere! Some of the most popular features of Hang Ten Grill are:

  • Indoor seating and outside bar area with bar stools
  • Corn hole on sanded area
  • HD TV’s hanging around restaurant
  • Beers on tap and wine list
  • Open, beach-inspired atmosphere

 

SAVE with the coupon below on your visit to Hang Ten Grill!

HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday- 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Tuesday – 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Friday – 8:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Saturday – 7:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Sunday – 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

308 South Lake Park Blvd.

Carolina Beach, VA

910-458-5959

 

Best Restaurants in Carolina Beach

 

Be sure to dine at one of these popular restaurants while vacationing in Carolina Beach!

 

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Click each restaurant below for more information and coupons!
 

Hang Ten Grill

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill

Michael’s Seafood Restaurantt

Pop’s Diner

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar