- The list below includes 70 free or cheap things to do in or near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, including 48 different types of inexpensive activities like Fishing, Beaches, Paddleboarding and History Museums.
- From Wrightsville Beach to Wrightsville Beach Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wrightsville Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Southport.
Organizing saltwater fishing trips, Reel Adventure Charters takes visitors around the region's beaches and islands, including Wrightsville Beach and Bald Head Island. Visitors can catch king mackerel, mahi mahi, trout, and more during the trip.
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332 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 MoreLess Info
With trips ranging from half the day to full day, Wrightsville Beach Fishing takes visitors to Topsail Island and Bald Head Island's prime fishing spots. During the trip, visitors can catch mahi mahi, flounder, trout, and other fish species.
Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, the New Hanover County Arboretum highlights seven acres of gardens. Classes are featured for individuals who are interested in becoming Master Gardeners. A Master Gardener Clinic is featured for diagnosing plant problems as well.
With Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, visitors can explore the region's creeks, rivers, basins, and islands by kayak with an experienced guide. Each trip has a different theme, from eco-tours to sunset trips.
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900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC MoreLess Info
At Fort Fisher Recreation Area visitors can touch a bamboo shark, talk to a SCUBA driver, and climb on play equipment. Visitors can also see animals being fed, including freshwater carp, striped bass and sturgeon.
The Cameron Art Museum features a variety of exhibitions, ranging from painting to sculpture and ceramics. In addition to an extensive permanent collection, the museum hosts periodic visiting exhibits from around the world.
Cape Fear Museum is the oldest history museum in North Carolina, and contains more than 52,000 artifacts, although visitors see just a small fraction of those. The museum contains exhibits on Michael Jordan, North Carolina natural history, transportation and history of the region, and the city's racial history.