Why Wilmington, NC, Is the Perfect Fall Vacation Destination

Why Wilmington, NC, Is the Perfect Fall Vacation Destination

Wilmington's crowded beaches and exhausting summer heat often result in more time spent indoors. Instead of putting a damper on your family getaway, push your vacation back and visit Wilmington, North Carolina, in the fall.

Fall Things to Do in Wilmington, North Carolina

Visiting Wilmington, North Carolina, may seem like a summertime excursion, but the fall can be just as spectacular. Let those scorching summer days fade and watch the city come to life as the leaves start to change colors. You will have endless opportunities to visit downtown, sit on the beach and have the time of your life. Plus, there are many exciting festivities that only happen in autumn.

Get Outdoors

Wilmington is full of stunning views and picturesque landscapes, making it easy to stroll outdoors and explore. Check out local wildlife, take a dip in the warm water and marvel at the changing leaves as you say goodbye to summer. Our KOA Campground puts you next to gorgeous beaches like Wrightsville and Carolina Beach. Take a short drive and discover the unique aquatic life in the Carolina Bay at Lake Waccamaw State Park. You can also hike at Stone Mountain State Park, which offers more than 20 miles of trails and a 600-foot granite rock you can ascend.

Unique Dining Experiences

Head to downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, in the fall and experience a city in full bloom. The city maintains its lively culture throughout the cooler months. It is chock-full of breweries, restaurants and wine bars. Take a trip to the first and oldest craft brewery in Wilmington, Front Street Brewery, for a cold craft beer.

For delicious food, pay a visit to Smoke On The Water for classics like their Seafood Steamer Pots and the Fried Oyster Po'boy along the Cape Fear River. No matter what you are looking for, this city is full of unique options for an enjoyable night out.

It's Event Season

We love the Wilmington, North Carolina, weather in October. It is perfect for all of the fall festivities, and there is something for everyone to enjoy — from the Cucalorus Festival and the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival to the Ironman North Carolina Triathlon and Riverfest.

Visit us during spooky season to enjoy Halloween in style. Take a guided tour through Old Wilmington and check out the area's most haunted homes and burial grounds. If that is not your style, head to the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater for some fantastic live music.

Reserve Your Site With Us Today

Looking for a place to stay while visiting Wilmington, North Carolina, in the fall? Wilmington KOA Holiday is the ideal location to set up camp and take advantage of everything the city has on display. Reserve your campsite today!

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