The Official Summer Guide for Seniors in Wilmington, NC

The Davis Community in Wilmington, NC, is a beautiful community for seniors year-round, but it is especially vibrant in the summertime. Between the gorgeous outdoor spaces, unique activities, perfect weather, and friendly neighbors, seniors always have plenty to do as independent living residents in Wilmington, NC.

The Davis Community’s Summer Guide for Seniors

Whether you want to have a summer packed with arts and entertainment or settle in to relax for the season, the city has something to offer everyone. For a quick snapshot of what your next few months could have in store, here’s our official summer guide for seniors in Wilmington, NC:

Explore History

Wilmington is full of rich history. It is home to a WWII battleship called the “Battleship North Carolina,” where visitors can walk the deck and explore. You can learn firsthand about the ship’s history—and even those who lived in its hull.

Alternatively, you could spend another afternoon at the Wilmington Railroad Museum, learning about the railroad industry’s long history in the city with an up-close look at old trains. Your tour includes a walk through a couple trains as you learn what it was like to live and work in the rail system.

Dine Outdoors

Summer temperatures in Wilmington are perfect for outdoor dining. Plan ahead for a morning stroll to a breakfast cafe. You can enjoy lunch outside with friends downtown or sit under the stars for dinner with family. 

If you want to stay close to home, you won’t even have to leave The Davis Community to enjoy quality cuisine. Invite your friends and family over for a summer dinner party at home and eat and drink the night away.

Walk Along the River

One of the unique draws of Wilmington is the walkway that runs along the Cape Fear River. This paved trail is a beautiful place to enjoy warm weather, get exercise, and feel the breeze off the water. 

In addition to the walkway, the river is lined with various shops, restaurants, boutiques, and even outdoor concert venues. Whether you want to window shop, grab a coffee, or just enjoy the company of others, you can find what you’re looking for along the riverfront.

Tour Historic Homes

The city of Wilmington takes pride in its history and has worked with homeowners for years to preserve its architecture. While some landmark homes could not be salvaged, others have been totally restored to near their original form.

These homes are filled with stories and history, ranging from smaller estates to sprawling mansions. A tour of these spaces offers a glimpse of how families once lived in this great city.

Walk the Grounds at Airlie Gardens

There’s no better place to spend a sunny afternoon than Airlie Gardens. The 67- acre estate is filled with walking paths, artwork, flowers, and greenery. Other independent living residents can often be found on outings in Airlie Gardens, enjoying the wildlife or having an afternoon picnic.  The gardens are a wonderful place to bring a book to relax alone or spend time with others as a social activity.

Soak Up the Sun at the Beach

North Carolina beaches like Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach and Kure Beach are visited by travelers from far and wide across the country. Summer is the perfect time to set up camp and enjoy a beach picnic under the sun. Whether you want to stroll down the beach, go for a swim, or spend a day building sandcastles, you can find the perfect spot near Wilmington. 

Summertime and Independent Living in Wilmington, NC 

When you choose The Davis Community, you’re choosing to live in a friendly and active neighborhood that offers the privacy of a personal home within the comforts of a full continuum of support on-site. At the Davis Community, you can enjoy retirement and let your passions come to life. Come see for yourself. Schedule your tour today!

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