7 Can’t Miss Outdoor Summer Activities in Wilmington

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June 11, 2021 / By Trusst Builder Group

At Wilmington Home Builders, we know you want a breath of fresh air outdoors with your family this summer. Our job is to help you love both your new home and your new community, and we take it seriously. Wilmington has many outdoor opportunities for making memories!


Historic District

A stroll along the tree-lined roads of the Historic District reveals stunning architecture with signs detailing dates and background information about the beautiful buildings you will find. Lovely gardens and fountains throughout make for a stunning walk.



For a breezy outing, walk along the Cape Fear River. Riverwalk boasts delectable eateries and unique shops, but watch for area history, too, like the USS Battleship North Carolina.


Battleship North Carolina

Whether you’re a history buff or not, you’ll appreciate walking along the decks of this highly decorated battleship from World War II. Learn the stories of the crew, see their quarters, explore the gun turrets, and more.


Airlie Gardens

At Airlie Gardens, you’ll discover over 67 acres of native flora. In addition to birding opportunities and a permanent art collection, you can book a guided tour to learn more about the history of the gardens.


New Hanover County Arboretum

Nestled in Wilmington, you’ll find these beautiful Japanese gardens. The arboretum features koi ponds, butterfly gardens, and an array of beautiful plantlife. To see what’s currently in bloom, visit their website.


Masonboro Island Reserve

Accessible only by boat, you’ll find a quiet and relaxing experience on this North Carolina barrier island. Collect shells on the beach or watch for wildlife in the marshes, soaking in some of the best sights and sounds just a few miles southeast of the city.


Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

Jungle Rapids has something for everyone in the family. The waterpark is open seasonally, and is an excellent alternative to the salty beach on a hot day. Jungle Rapids also has laser tag, an arcade, mini-golf, a rock wall, and more all year long. Plan to spend the entire day when you visit!


Are you feeling the call to plant roots in Wilmington? Call Trusst Builders Today

Give us a call today at 910-371-0304 to schedule your consultation. Our experienced designers, architects, and builders are eager to discuss your dream home with you!