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8 Relaxing Things to Do In Wilmington You Probably Haven’t Thought of

September 30, 2015

Wilmington is known for it’s great attractions, entertainment, and nightlife, but many of us are just looking for a more relaxing way to spend the afternoon or weekend with friends and family. We hope you enjoy our list of relaxing things to do around Wilmington:

  1. Yoga with a View

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Start your day off in perfect zen. Practice your favorite yoga poses while hearing the waves crash on to the beach. Did you know The Wilmington Yoga Center holds yoga classes on the Crystal Pier (where the oceanic restaurant is located) every morning from Thursdays to Sundays? The class starts at 7:30am and is $10 a class.

  1. This loop is meant for walking

The Wrightsville Beach Loop is full of breathtaking views of nature and the intercostal way. Take a brisk walk around the 2.5-mile loop and feel at one with the nature. Reward yourself, end you’re walk at the Lighthouse Beer Wine, for a cold one in their beer garden.

  1. Treat yourself often

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We are all in need of some TLC. Rejuvenate your body and relax with a massage, body treatment or spa day at Coastal Massage & Bodywork. Coastal Message & Bodywork offers individual massages, couple massages, face & body treatment and more. You will leave feeling like a rockstar and ready to take on the world!

  1. Post up with a great read and a cup o joe

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Indulge yourself in a good book at The Post Café, Wrightsville Beach’s newest café overlooking the ocean. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! Coffee not your thing? They also offer beer, wine and smoothies!

  1. Get in touch with your artistic side

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Get down and dirty and sculpt some pottery! Working with clay is a great way to relax and enjoy your leisure time, and you may even end up with a gorgeous piece. Pineapple Studios, located downtown Wilmington, offers pottery classes every week. Make sure to check the link for their pottery class schedule. 

 

Sight Seeing on the Cape Fear River

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Take in the sheer beauty of the Cape Fear River with a cruise on the Captain J.N. Maffit or the John Knox. Go at sunset and take in the extraordinary views from the water, while hearing about the rich history of Downtown Wilmington and what it offers today. Or just take a stroll downtown along the Cape Fear River Walk, enjoy the view by land, window shop and people watch.

  1. Journal on the North end of Wrightsville Beach

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Visit the Mailbox on the North End of Wrightsville Beach. This is a special mailbox where people from all over come to write in the mailbox notebook next to the dunes. Spend some time ready the entries and then leave something behind. Journaling is so very therapeutic. Sometimes people write a letter to loved ones, reflections, confessions, quotes, thoughts, visions – really all kinds of goodness in there.  The mailbox is maintained by student ambassadors from UNC Wilmington preserving the tradition and the love story of this cherished time capsule overlooking the Atlantic.

  1. Picnic in the Park

Pack a picnic and get some fresh air at Carolina Beach State Park.  The park includes historical and nature exhibits. Carolina Beach State Park is an eye-opening place to explore but more importantly just a peaceful place to relax and take in the coastal environment. So pack your favorite snacks and blanket and sit in serenity with nature.


 

If a massage, body treatment or facial is what you are looking for to relax, give us a call (910) 208-4161 or book a massage online.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]