Planning a Day Trip To Wilmington, NC

Wilmington NC River Front

If you are looking to get out of Raleigh for the day, Wilmington, NC, is located just a short, two-hour drive east. The city and surrounding areas offer plenty to see and do, especially if you are looking to spend some time outdoors soaking up the sun and surf. Here are a few tips and for planning your next day trip to Wilmington along with must-see destinations.

Downtown Wilmington

Wilmington sits along the Cape Fear River, which helps to create beautiful views from downtown. Your visit wouldn’t be complete without spending some time strolling the boardwalk and taking in the sights. If you would like to explore the river more fully, you can purchase tickets for one of the river cruises that run throughout the day. 

If you are looking for a little entertainment, make sure to check out who’s coming by the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Enjoy a great show while overlooking the lake at this unique outdoor venue.

Battleship North Carolina

History buffs will also want to take a tour of the Battleship North Carolina. While the ship has been decommissioned since 1947, it saw action in WWII in the Pacific area. At the time, it was considered the most powerful ship on the sea. Today, visitors can explore all nine levels of the ship and learn what life was like as a sailor. 

Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach

A short drive east of Wilmington will take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Spend the day enjoying the warm ocean waters and soaking up the sun. When you are ready for lunch, there are plenty of restaurants nearby that serve up fresh, local seafood. If you happen to find yourself in Carolina Beach, then make sure to make a stop by the famous Britt’s Donut Shop for one of their delicous treats!

Have 4×4 vehicle? Then why not plan a camping trip on the North End of Carolina Beach at Freeman Park. Drive out just to enjoy the day or rent a spot to camp for the night. Nothing lets you really enjoy the beach more than a night under the stars with a campfire as the waves roll in.

A day trip to Wilmington can include everything from shopping and dining to swimming and sightseeing. There is plenty to see and do and when you take advantage of EcoStyle’s professional chauffeur services, you can enjoy safe, comfortable and convenient transportation to and from Wilmington. Our expert drivers can take care of all the details so that you can enjoy your trip. Call today to learn more.