Spring is in the Salt Air

Spring is here, which means sunny skies, live music, and beautiful blooms. Now is the perfect time to plan a trip to Wilmington and see why our coastal city was recently named one of Trip Advisor's 2018 Top Destinations on the Rise. Enjoy one of the best seasons along our river and shoreline.

Spring is a beautiful time to tour Wilmington's Historic District in the comfortable charm of a horse-drawn carriage or aboard a narrated trolley. For a waterfront perspective, board a scenic cruise along the Cape Fear River.

Explore why Wilmington was named one of North Carolina's "Best Beer Towns" and why our area continues to gain notoriety as a craft beer hot spot. Sip suds at one of our dozens of locally owned breweries and bottleshops in the area. If you'd prefer to follow a beaten path, take a trip along the Wilmington Ale Trail.

No two vacations here are alike, and there is plenty to do this spring on our island beaches. Be enchanted by DINOSAURS! as they rear their heads, or watch butterflies take flight in The Butterfly Bungalow, both at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

Summer is right around the corner, celebrate with a Memorial Day vacation on the coast. Pay tribute to those who've served with a Memorial Day Observance on the WWII Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, be mesmerized by Fireworks by the Sea and Boardwalk Blast in Carolina Beach, Loop Through History in Wrightsville Beach, and experience the historic military surroundings at Fort Fisher State Historic Site. See the complete Memorial Day Roundup for a list of events and things to do. 

Regardless of when you plan to visit, book your getaway now and choose from one of our many full-service hotels, cozy beach cottages or vacation rental properties located from the river to the sea.