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Ultimate Weekend Itinerary in Wilmington and Beaches for the Person with an Active Lifestyle

The best trail runs, bike trails, and beach activities in Wilmington and Beaches, as told by Michelle Fogle of Fleet Feet

Ultimate Weekend Itinerary in Wilmington and Beaches for the Person with an Active Lifestyle

About Our Tour Guide, Michelle Fogle

Michelle Fogle

It's easy to stay active in Wilmington and Beaches, even with all the great food and drink options around! Wilmington and Beaches natural beauty compels exploration, like running, biking, swimming and surfing.

Here, Michelle Fogle of Fleet Feet shares her ultimate weekend itinerary for the active lifestyle, with insider tips on how to roam Wilmington and Beaches like a local.

Day One

Fuel up with Breakfast at the Dixie Grill in Wilmington

The Dixie Grill's Shrimp 'n Grits

"If you head out to Wilmington, you can grab coffee at Luna Caffe in the Castle Street Arts & Antique District, followed up with breakfast at The Dixie Grill in downtown Wilmington, or at a spot like Cast Iron Kitchen."

Bike around The Loop in Wrightsville Beach

"Then get a bit of rest before heading out to Wrightsville Beach and biking around The Loop, which is part of our famous River to Sea Bike Trail."

Beer at Waterman's Brewing

"After you've finished working up a sweat by biking around The Loop, grab a beer at Lighthouse Beer and Wine and then another drink and dinner at Waterman's Brewing."

Day Two

Sunrise SUP

Wrightsville SUP

"The next morning, you can wake up really early for a sunrise SUP session with Jarrod and the team at Wrightsville SUP on Wrightsville Beach."

Off to Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach

"Take off from Carolina Beach and paddle out to Shark Tooth Island at low tide, and enjoy the afternoon."

Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach State Park

"If you're up for it after paddleboarding, you can go for a quick run with some friends in Carolina Beach State Park, which is gorgeous and full of flytraps!" 

Dinner at the Award-Winning Surf House

Surf House

"Once you wrap in Carolina Beach, you've got to see what Craig Love is up to by grabbing dinner at his place Surf House, which is just about the best dinner spot in all of Carolina Beach!"