Things To Do In Wilmington

Up to 82% Off Parties at the City Club

City Club

Downtown Wilmington

$1,550 $299

Membership to private club at early 19th-century home offers fine dining and access to a luxurious venue for weddings and parties

68% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Alliance Fitness Center

Wilmington

$120 $39

Learn technique and build up your overall fitness and self defense techniques with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in a studio

45% Off Personal Training

Ripxfit Fitness Studio

Wilmington

$550 $303

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off a Flyboard Jetpack Flight

Carolina Flyboard

Boat Ramp

$184 $99

Certified instructors teach visitors to strap a jetpack to their feet and take off; the board is powered by water pressure from a watercraft

Up to 56% Off Yoga or Barre Classes at Open Studio

Open Studio

Wilmington

$165 $80

Boost flexibility and peace of mind with yoga poses, or bolster strength in barre classes that pull movements from Pilates, ballet, and yoga

50% Off Dance Class

Wilmington School Of Ballet

Lincoln Forest

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

Glowgolf

Wilmington

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

55% Off Yoga Classes

Porters Neck Yoga & Spa

Bayshore

$200 $90

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 75% Off Hot Yoga

Wilmington Bikram Yoga

Wilmington

$130 $35

90-minute classes structured around Bikram yoga's 26 poses and two breathing exercises

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True to its roots as a premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu center, Alliance Fitness Center offers abundant mat space for students to practice grappling and ground-fighting techniques. But the studio goes beyond the mat, offering an array of fitness machines and bags so trainees can achieve optimal fitness. Utilizing all of Alliance's amenities, instructors lead muay thai, boxing, judo, group strength and conditioning, and Brazilian jujitsu classes—the latter two also offer a women’s-only counterpart class for a more supportive environment. Jiu jitsu also offers children an opportunity to learn self defense and anti-bullying skills.

3205 Kitty Hawk Rd, Unit #3
Wilmington,
NC
US

At Rennegade Fishing Charters, US Coast Guard–licensed Captain John Renn leads fishing trips out of sunny Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, also serving the Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island communities. A Cape Fear native and lifelong waterfarer, John specializes in inshore, live-bait trips that seek out red drum, flounder, and trout. During charters, he shares his deep knowledge of the area and extensive angling wisdom with his visitors, even helping them by coaching them as they bait hooks and reel in fish. And, as fishing is a year-round activity, Rennegade Fishing Charters is open all year long.

1410 Airlie Road
Wilmington,
North Carolina
US

Holiday Art Shows gathers together a wide array of contemporary and traditional artwork for arts and crafts fairs held in Lexington, Kentucky; Wilmington, North Carolina; and St. Augustine, Florida. Visitors can shop for paintings, photography, and sculptures to decorate their homes or drape themselves in handmade jewelry and fiber art. A knowledgeable jury reviews each artist's offerings to ensure a high-quality selection.

515 Nutt Street
Wilmington,
NC
US

At Carolina Flyboard, visitors hop on a futuristic flyboard—a foot-mounted jetpack that flies through the air using blasting streams of water to create lift. After training under a professional flyboard instructor, guests learn how to maneuver the hoverboard-like device, soaring over open water and defying gravity with flips and tricks.

Rocket Waves
Wilmington,
NC
US

With iridescent miniature golf courses in malls throughout North America, Glowgolf adds elements of phosphorescent fun to shopping sessions. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent animals, and lush foliage reminiscent of the glowing trees on Neptune. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to get familiar with each hole's obstacles. Equipment is available on the spot, so players won't have to carry around personal clubs or seek out a bioluminescent caddie.

3500 Oleander Dr
Wilmington,
NC
US

Captain Brendan Burke is an expert at navigating the waters of the Eastern Seaboard. In addition to competitively racing sailboats in the past, he has spent his life fishing the waters from Massachusetts all the way down to the Florida Keys. With Wilmington Offshore Fishing, Brendan shares his passion for the ocean and maritime sport by welcoming small groups aboard his 28-foot Alemarle center-console vessel—the _Sea Wolf_—and taking them on 4- to 12-hour fishing charters. These charters usually stay relatively close to Wrightsville Beach, although Captain Burke can lead passengers as far as 100 miles away from the North Carolina shoreline.

Captain Burke teaches amateur anglers the intricacies of fishing by showing them how to rig baits, sharpen hooks, and mimic the call of the wild tuna. However, he also encourages passengers to simply relax, fishing rod in-hand as they enjoy the peace and quiet. The waters teem with marlin, snapper, grouper, seabass, mackerel, and more, providing plenty of opportunities for casual enthusiasts as well as serious fisherman seeking a new trophy.

6826 Market St Unit 5
Wilmington,
NC
US