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The Day Trip Experience

The Leisure Guru Experience

 

LOCATION: CAROLINA BEACH

At our picture-perfect beaches, you’ll discover that the day’s best spent with a bit of sand between the toes and fresh catches that taste so fresh, you’ll think it swam right onto your plate.

 

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Your Morning Stroll

THE SOUTHERLY

This grab-and-go breakfast spot has locally sourced, made-to-order options to build your perfect biscuit sandwich. The Southerly also offers a variety of seasonal pies and confections.

WAKE N BAKE DONUTS

If your donut dreams involve maple glaze with bacon bits or a Reese’s drizzle and butterfinger crumbs, head to Wake N Bake. Named "Best Donuts" in North Carolina by Buzzfeed. You'll find these must-have donuts in Carolina Beach and Downtown Wilmington.

CAROLINA BEACH BOARDWALK

Named one of the best boardwalks in the country by Food & Wine Magazine, a morning stroll on the vintage Carolina Beach Boardwalk is an essential bucket-list activity.

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Your Afternoon Adventure

RIVERLIGHTS COMMUNITY

Visit the Riverlights Information Center for a community overview, complimentary lunch for two, and swag bag. Then, walk through our 10+ models and start dreaming up your future home.  

THE GETAWAY CAFÉ AND PROVISIONS

Great meals, great experiences, and a shared sense of place are found at the Getaway Café and Provisions. This café has a wide variety of delicious lunch and dinner options inspired by the American South.

RENT BEACH CRUISERS

Wheel your way through Carolina Beach’s vibrant main drive or pay a visit to Carolina Beach State Park to submerse yourself in lush nature. Ride by serene lagoons, lush marshland, and even see a rare Venus fly trap in its natural habitat.

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Your Electric Evening

SMOKE ON THE WATER

Before the sun sets, head to our waterfront restaurant, Smoke on the Water, for the best sunset view in Wilmington. Smoke on the Water’s menu features a variety of coastal favorites curated by Chef James Smith, who was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives!

OCEAN GRILL & TIKI BAR

Close out your day by overlooking the evening ocean at the funky and care-free Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar with a tropical cocktail in hand. Inspired by authentic beach culture, this signature Carolina Beach tiki bar is known as a perfect spot to listen to the sound of waves and live music.

 

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 Plan Your Day

To book your visit or ask questions, contact a Riverlights Community Specialist. You'll be in great hands whether you'd like to start scheduling your full day of fun or get right down to touring homes, meeting builders, and exploring amenities.

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Home is All About You

Discover which of our model homes is the greatest match for you and your family.

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Situated on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington just south of historic downtown, Riverlights is the perfect place for the young and the young-at-heart. We'd love to have you visit and discover Riverlights for yourself.

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