Wilmington, as mentioned, is a port town, and that implies that there are plenty of water resources around it, both inland and offshore. Hence it is a wonderful destination if you have angling on your mind. Book yourself and your family into one of the many fishing charters available and they will take you out on the Cape Fear River or the Atlantic Ocean on fishing trips where you can catch anything from shark to flounder. If you are not very good at fishing take help from the staff aboard these charters and they will only be too glad to help. You can also go on a weekend cruise or a sunset cruise where varied entertainment and a lip-smacking buffet await you. If you like swimming at night, you can do so alongside baby turtles after sundown.
Next take a taste of history at the museums in Wilmington. There are very informative exhibits at the Battleship North Carolina museum or visit historical plantations and mansions and relive the past. There are also art galleries and childrenâs museums that have multiple activities for children of all ages and even adults can find interest in most.