One of my favorite places to visit this time of year is Topsail Island. I’m lucky enough to have a free place to stay so I make the trip a few times a year these days. That combined with the fact that my friend who I often visit is involved in the local music scene. Following her around to shows has given me a chance to try many restaurants and bars in the Topsail Island area. I just got back from a quick weekend trip out there. So I wanted to share some of my favorite restaurants and eats on Topsail Island. One is just off the island but a new place I tried that I had to shout out!
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Wilmington North Carolina
Travel season is upon us! Summer break, no more Covid restrictions means people are traveling like crazy. Maybe you’re hopping a plane to go to Europe, the Caribbean, or across the country. But also there are so many good road trip destinations close by to check out. This past weekend I took a quick road trip to the North Carolina coast to explore a town I haven’t spent much time in. But I have to say there were a few things I wish I knew before I planned my trip to Wilmington North Carolina.
I’ve spent a decent amount of time on Topsail Island and on those trips ventured a little into Wilmington/Wrightsville. But never really downtown and I’d never stayed there. Ok I mean I stayed there on my 4th-grade field trip where we toured the Battleship NC and went deep-sea fishing. Most of my memories of that trip though are how everyone got seasick. So this was my first chance to really explore downtown Wilmington and take in all the city has to offer.
And don’t get me wrong I had a great time. Ate some good meals, explored, and did a little shopping all of which are musts on any trip for me. But I’m also a little bit of an obsessive planner, I like to get the most out of my trips. I’m not much of a “relaxing vacation” type of person. I like to go go go and see and do everything. Ok, I’m like that at home too but I digress. Long story short, all of my planning was not successful and there were parts of the trip that just weren’t what I expected. In case, you’re planning a trip to the area I wanted to share the things I wish I knew before visiting Wilmington. Because I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did!