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Top Activities for Seniors in Wilmington

By Michael Watson

Wilmington is a coastal city in North Carolina filled with things to do. If you are looking for fun activities to do with your love ones in Wilmington, you'll find there are tons of options. From historical landmarks to modern cafes, Wilmington has something you and the entire family are sure to love. Here's a list of the top senior-friendly activities in Wilmington, North Carolina:

Explore a Historic Battleship

Wilmington is home of the WWII Battleship where guests are welcome to walk the deck and its 9 levels of living space. It is located on Battleship Road in historic Wilmington. The Battleship attraction was voted the number 2 attraction of 2018 in the entire state of North Carolina by USA Today. 

Relax at a Water Park

Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park is a water park featuring something fun for everyone. While the children enjoy the water slides or arcade, the adults can relax in the tranquil lazy river. There's also a cafe so you can enjoy lunch or refreshments after soaking up the sun poolside. The water park is located at 5320 Oleander Drive. 

Stroll alongside the River

A beautiful scenic 2-mile walkway runs along the historic Cape Fear River in Wilmington. The Riverwalk is lined with various restaurants, shops, and boutiques. An outside concert venue provides great nightly entertainment.

Go on a Historic Homes Tour

A guided tour through the city's most notable historic homes is something history buffs will love. The mansions and museums are filled with history. The tour gives you a glimpse into how some families once lived in Wilmington.

Visit Airlie Gardens

If you are looking for the perfect place to go on a sunny day, the 67-acre Airlie Gardens is the place to go. Filled with oaks, flowers, walking paths, and art work, it's a wonderful place to stroll or have a picnic. 

If you or a loved one needs assistance to enjoy these activities, our caregivers can help. Learn more about our home care services