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Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

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Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

If we were to stay here, would be there enough to do for 3 full days? We like downtowns, history, museums, nice parks.

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1. Re: Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

How about the beach? Do you not like the beach? That's the main attraction near Wilmington.

Yes, I definitely think there is enough to do for a long weekend. Many people come and spend their whole vacation.

https://www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com/

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2. Re: Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

There is much more to Wilmington than just the beach. The historic downtown area is great...the waterfront boardwalk, lots of shops, bars, and restaurants, live music, and some great architecture. The USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial is amazing if you are into history. There are food walking tours, ghost walking tours, and history walking tours, horse-drawn carriage tours, boat cruises, and plenty of green spaces throughout the city. There are also great attractions close by, including Ft. Fisher, the NC Aquarium, the quaint waterfront town of Southport, and yes, several beaches nearby.

I'm quite sure you will wish you had more than just a long weekend to visit the area! :)

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3. Re: Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

Oh, I agree, I just thought it was odd that Jim didn't mention the beach since it is quite literally the biggest tourist draw in the area. Lots of other stuff to do, too. Check the link I posted.

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4. Re: Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

If you like museums, you should check out the USS Wilmington Museum (highly recommended). There's the Train Museum (I believe that's the name of the museum) where you can see an entire room of model trains move. Obviously, there's Wrightsville Beach where you can relax and soak in some sun. Nightlife in downtown Wilmington is pretty cool. There are a lot of restaurants and bars to visit that sits along the river, which has nice views of the river.

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5. Re: Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

Yes, definitely plenty to do for a long weekend.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g496…

If you still have time, do drive south on 421 to Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Ft. Fisher. There is the battlefield and museum, the NC Aquarium and the Ferry down there.

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7. Re: Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

The Fort Fisher Aquarium is definitely worth seeing. If you run out of things to do in Wilmington take a drive down to Southport for an afternoon.

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9. Re: Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

Liz S advertising your scavenger hunt is not allowed on TA.

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10. Re: Is there enough to do here for a long weekend?

Liz S has 6 public forum posts- all identical, promoting this scavenger hunt app..

I'm guessing it's not free and that she has a vested interest in it...

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