- Our list of the best things to do in Wilmington, North Carolina, features the top 124 nearby activities — including 63 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Wilmington, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Water Activities, Tours, Amusement, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Wilmington, NC , followed by 95 popular activities in nearby cities, including Southport, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Oak Island, Topsail Beach, Bald Head Island, New Bern and Surf City
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Glowgolf Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Dr., Ste. 1006, Wilmington, NC MoreLess Info
Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes
95% 481 votes
212 S. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 MoreLess Info
Up to 49 visitors can enjoy a ride on the fully enclosed catamaran owned by Wilmington Water Tours. Available tours include sunset cruises, historical tours, and tours of the Cape Fear waterway. The boat offers alcoholic drinks.
97% 2305 votes
#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402 MoreLess Info
The USS Battleship North Carolina was used as a battleship in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Visitors to the ship can tour it, hear oral histories, view photographs, and see momentos.
92% 671 votes
300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 MoreLess Info
The beautiful Airlie Gardens offers a 1.2-mile nature trail set among 50,000 azaleas, and 100,000 seasonal bulbs. The garden is often used for special event photography, as well as weddings.
92% 744 votes
Wilmington, NC MoreLess Info
The 230 block Historic District of Wilmington, North Carolina is one of the largest on the National Registry of Historic Places. Visitors can tour the USS North Carolina, visit Screen Gems Studios, shop in the restored buildings of the Cotton Exchange, and eat at numerous restaurants.
98% 130 votes
106 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401 MoreLess Info
Cape Fear Segway Tours offers hour to 1.5-hour Segway tours of the waterfront, Historic District, and Hollywood for both beginners and riders that are more advanced. The company also offers Segway sales and repairs.
420 Eastwood Rd, #108, Wilmington, NC 28403 MoreLess Info
Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, the Noni Baca Winery produces blush, white, red and dessert wines at its facility. Located just 10 minutes from downtown, the winery's shop features a popular dessert wine known as Chilly Bear.
99% 202 votes
310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 MoreLess Info
Since 1858, people have been watching performances in the Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts. The League of Historic American Theatres, Incorporated is located in the Italianate Opera House and serves as a resource for others wanting to restore historic theaters across the United States.
96% 169 votes
6206 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC MoreLess Info
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.
100% 62 votes
Wilmington, NC 28409 MoreLess Info
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.
98% 94 votes
221 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401 MoreLess Info
With other 35 years of experience, Captain Alan Held who conducts Sail Wilmington NC can be a valuable tour guide. Guests can arrange for private one hour tours on his 30 foot boat called Jammin along the river front.