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Wilmington is the eighth-largest city in North Carolina and with a population increase of 19.4% since the 2010 census, it’s continually growing.

Are you considering moving to Wilmington, NC? Or maybe you recently relocated to this beautiful coastal city. As the winter winds down and the coast ushers in the more mild spring weather, it’s the perfect time to check out Wilmington, NC events and attractions.

There’s no shortage of things to keep you busy on the land or sea while enjoying the fresh ocean air.

Are you looking for things to do in Wilmington, NC this spring? Keep reading our list of events and activities that are sure to please active adults!

1. Parks and Biking Trails

Pull your bikes out of their winter slumber or rent some at one of the local bike shops and set out on an exploration of Wilmington’s parks and biking trails. Check out the 15-mile Gary Shell Cross-City Trail.

While on the trail, you’ll be able to access recreational, cultural, and educational destinations or go straight to the viewing area for the Intracoastal Waterway.

Another choice is Blue Clay Bike Park, the recently-updated extensive bike trail. It has eight miles of trails suitable for any level.

Pick up the River to Sea Bikeway in downtown Wilmington, NC and ride from there to Wrightsville Beach. It’s an 11-mile ride that will take you on- and off-road along the Historic Beach Car Line.

2. Beaches

While there are a few beaches from which to choose, the one most conveniently located in Wilmington is Wrightsville Beach. It’s at the end of Causeway Drive and home to higher-end hotels and restaurants.

Looking for something a little more low-key? Carolina Beach has an amazing boardwalk, great beach bars and restaurants, and is about a 30-minute drive from Wilmington.

3. The Arts

Do you enjoy the art scene? You’ll find galleries, museums, theaters, and historical architecture in the area. Check out the Opera Wilmington, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, and the Brooklyn Arts Center.

You can also enjoy public sculptures as you stroll the city’s downtown streets.

4. North Carolina Azalea Festival

You can find azaleas growing wild all over the state. Wilmington hosts the Azalea Festival over five days each year which includes a parade, Queen Azalea coronation, live entertainment and concerts, and more.

5. Golf

Hit one of the beautifully manicured golf courses the Wilmington area has to offer like the championship course at Beau Rivage Golf & Resort. Amateur or more experienced golfer? There’s something for everyone.

Things To Do: Wilmington, NC

From the beaches to the art scene, there are so many things to do in Wilmington, NC. The pleasing weather allows you to enjoy all the Wilmington, NC activities during the spring and beyond.

If you’re thinking of relocating to the area, be sure to contact the Creekmore Realty Group. Chris Creekmore is a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and can help you with all of your real estate needs. Discover available homes and get alerts when something with the features you desire becomes available. From choosing the right community to flood insurance 101, we have you covered.