Wilmington, NC offers year-round entertainment and attractions, but summertime is when this beautiful area really shines. Wilmington’s proximity to the coast makes it the perfect place for summer fun. Below are some area highlights to enjoy, whether the weather is cooperating or not.

The Beach. An obvious choice, and for residents of The Bluffs – we like to say that your home comes with ‘keys to the sea.’ When you live at The Bluffs, you have your own Private Beach Club on Oak Island . Enjoy an effortless day at The Bluffs Beach Club that includes private parking, easy beach access, showers and changing rooms, restrooms, full kitchen, and a covered porch with ocean view.

The River. Head out on the Cape Fear River from our River Park Marina. Get out on the water with a variety of activities and excursions perfect for the whole family. Whether it’s fishing, birdwatching, kayaking, paddleboarding, or day-tripping to Wilmington, soak in all the beauty the area has to offer.

Live Music. Dance the nights away with live music or concerts at one of the area’s many outdoor waterfront venues. Enjoy two live music venues on the beautiful Riverwalk of Historic Downtown Wilmington: Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park and Friday Night Live! on the Pier. Greenfield Lake Amphitheater is a magical venue offering an intimate show with a scenic backdrop. Or take in jazz on the grounds of the Bellamy Mansion Museum the second Thursday of each month May through September, on the lawn of the Bellamy at 6:30pm.

Indoors. Whether you’re looking to cool off indoors or get out of a pop-up shower, Wilmington has you covered. The Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to discover, play, and get hands-on learning through engaging and informative exhibits and activities. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher lets you connect to the natural world, giving visitors a chance to explore marine life and various aquatic environments like salt marshes, tidal pools, and an open ocean exhibit. Although Jungle Rapids is known for its water activities and Go-Karts, they also have a large arcade with other indoor activities.

If you are ready for everyday to feel like vacation, we invite you visit to our unique riverside community, where you can purchase your dream home. Learn how you can be a part of this growing community, and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in The Bluffs by tuning into our Facebook page!