50 Things for Families To Do In & Around Wilmington

1. Beach

2. Surf lessons

3. Party and fishing charter boats at Carolina Beach

4. Fort Fisher aquarium

5. Fort Fisher

6. Thursday night concert and fireworks at Carolina Beach boardwalk (and Britt’s doughnuts)

7. Movie at the Lake in Carolina Beach

8. Hammerhead Soccer games

9. Wilmington Sharks baseball games

10. Public pools

11. Movie in the Park in Leland

12. Downtown Sundown Concert Series

13. Kids museum

14. Cape Fear Museum

15. Serpentarium

16. Battleship

17. Carriage, walking, and ghost tours downtown

18. Henrietta III river cruises

19. Jungle Rapids golf, water park, go carts, arcade, etc.

20. Jellybeans rollerskating

21. Airlie Gardens and Summer Concert Series

22. Mayfaire "Music on the Town," Fridays 6:30-9:30

23. Mayfaire Summer Movie Express Tuesdays and Wednesdays

24. Defy Gravity

25. Strawberry (and blueberry and blackberry) picking at Lewis Strawberry Farms

26. Old McFaye’s Farm in Castle Hayne

27. Bowling

28. Library

29. Parks (Hugh McRae, Halliburton, Ogden, Castle Hayne, Wrightsville Beach, Greenfield Lake, etc.)

30. Public boat launches (Belville, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Hampstead, etc.)

31. Cross City Trail for biking, jogging, etc, getting to many of the mentioned locales

32. Camp Invention at N. Topsail Elementary in Hampstead

33. UNCW Marine Science camps

34. UNCW swim lessons

35. Dance lessons

36. Karate lessons

37. Gymnastics lessons

38. YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club

39. Ripley’s Aquarium

40. Ripley’s Believe it or Not

41. Pirate’s Voyage

42. Medieval Times

43. Alligator Adventure

44. House of Blues

45. Wonderworks

46. Carowinds

47. Clean your room, house, yard

48. Play in the sprinkler

49. Gardening

50. Crafts