When you are lucky enough to live in a tourist destination, you can live like you are on vacation all year long! “Staycation” this summer in the Wilmington area and enjoy all the great attractions this area has to offer.
Head to the area’s many local beaches this summer for a day spent surfing, sunbathing, fishing or stand-up paddle boarding. The Wilmington area is home to a number of diverse beaches—each with its own character and charm. Because of its unique geographic positioning on a peninsula along the east coast, the Wilmington area also offers both eastern and southern-facing beaches.
Feast at Local Restaurants
Wilmington offers a wide variety of dining options with new restaurants popping up all the time. Head to downtown Wilmington where you can find anything from casual takeout restaurants to fine dining and everything in between. Midtown Wilmington offers a wide selection of large-chain restaurants and local favorites. The beach areas are not without dining options as well. Enjoy freshly-caught seafood at some of the eateries on Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island and in Wilmington while dining al fresco while overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway or just enjoying being outdoors.
Take Part in Community Events
The Wilmington area is home to festivals, concerts and events all year long, with summer bringing a number of popular events like:
- Fourth of July Celebration,
- O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest
- Brunswick Forest Cardboard Boat Regatta
- local summer concerts and more.
Staycation in Your Community
If you are lucky enough to live in one of the Wilmington area’s beautiful master-planned communities, like Brunswick Forest, you can spend your free time in summer enjoying community amenities. Some of our favorites include indoor and outdoor pools, kayak and canoe boat launch, a championship golf course, bocce ball courts, community parks, tennis and pickleball courts, and more than 100 miles of walking, biking and nature trails.
Author: Kate Smith, Social Media Coordinator for Brunswick Forest