Wilmington NC Bachelorette Party – 7 Creative Ideas

7  Creative Bachelorette Party Ideas in Wilmington

Getting married is such an exciting time in our lives! There is so much planning and fun activities to look forward to during the process. One of the most memorable for the ladies is having a great bachelorette party whether you are doing a single day/ night outing or a weekend of celebrating. Wilmington has some of the coolest spots and activities to take part in just for this. Get your planners out because you are going to love these ideas we have for your bachelorette party.

  1. Visit Historic Sites of Wilmington


  • Location: Throughout Wilmington, depending on where you are interested in visiting and learning more about
  • Some of the most popular sites to visit with super interesting history behind them are: Airlie Gardens, Zebulon Latimer House, Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington City Hall, and the Bellamy Mansion. At each location you can take a guided tour or some spots let you wander around and explore on your own. Airlie Gardens has many paths you can take, with gorgeous scenery, and amazing stories behind the landscaping. It is also a popular wedding venue, so you will really start to get the feels for your big day in this majestic garden.  Perfect for a daytime bachelorette party activity.
  • Length of time: This depends on how many sites you choose to visit. Each house tour is less than an hour but you can spend a couple hours walking around, exploring Airlie Gardens. Make a day of it then hit up downtown and all that it has to offer to close out the evening.
  1. Cape River Riverwalk


  • Location: Downtown Wilmington in front of Front Street (literally on the Cape Fear River)
  • The Cape Fear River runs more than 200 miles through our region of North Carolina and is the only NC river to drain directly into the Atlantic Ocean. The Cape Fear Riverwalk was voted the most scenic riverfront in the nation. Along here, you will find many activities to keep you entertained. These include: perfect photo opportunities, shopping, bars, pubs, and amazing food! You will want to be here at sunset though because the view is breathtaking.
  • Length of time: You can make an afternoon of it with the shops, food, and bars found along the Riverwalk. You will already be in the heart of downtown also so once you are done on the Riverwalk, you can go wander the streets full of places to go for the rest of the night.
  1. Segway Tours


  • Location: Cape Fear Segway located in downtown Wilmington
  • This is quite the adventure to book with your girls! You all get to drive and ride around on your own Segway, while touring historic downtown. This is a great option to pair with any of the others since it does not last too long and puts you in the heart of downtown already to continue your evening afterwards. Be sure to plan ahead for this one though because reservations are required.
  • Length of time: This tour usually lasts about 2 hours.
  1. Wilmington Water Tours


  • Location: 212 S. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Who wouldn’t want to be on a boat with some of their best friends? This boat can seat up to 49 passengers so no worries that everyone won’t fit. You can choose to take part in one of their daily cruises or book your own private charter. This is another great way to explore and see the Cape Fear River, hear some historic history, and sometimes listen to live music. There is a snack bar aboard or you can plan on bringing your own treats along. Visit their website to view a schedule of varying tours you can choose from and to book your reservations.
  • Length of time: 2 hours
  1. Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park


  • Location: 5320 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Description: If you go during the summer months, you will get to enjoy the waterpark portion of the park. No worries though, even during off season, Jungle Rapids is loads of fun. You can choose from an array of activities such as go carts, mini golf, indoor arcade, and laser tag. It is time to bring out your inner child and competitive self with your best friends!
  • Length of time: You can plan on spending a few hours playing games and enjoying some pizza and snacks here.
  1. Kayaking to Masonboro Island Reserve


  • Location: Masonboro barrier island
  • Masonboro is one of the hidden treasures off our coast and is only accessible by boat. This 8 mile stretch of island has beautiful blue waters and is a great spot to hangout with friends and family. You do have an option to rent a boat if you have an experienced driver or if you want to add a little physical challenge into the mix, you can rent kayaks and head out there. Pack some drinks and food, and plan on making an entire afternoon of it.
  • Length of time: The kayak takes about 25 to 30 minutes in calmer conditions and then you can choose how long you decide to stay on the barrier island.
  1. Trolley Pub Wilmington

  • Location: You will meet right outside of Tavern’s Law at 106 N 2nd St (right in Downtown Wilmington)
  • This is our favorite option (for obvious reasons)! Trolley Pub is a great mix of many of the activities listed above. You get to explore historic downtown, the Riverwalk, and see some amazing scenery (you may even stop at some One Tree Hill sites) along the way.  Trolley Pub is the top bachelorette party idea in Wilmington, NC for reason. During this pub tour, you get to drink (Rose anyone?), listen to music, and get your legs pedaling along. Don’t worry though, it is not hard and our engine powered trolley will help with the tough parts. You will leave with smiles on your faces, awesome pictures to post, and with enough time to go explore more of downtown. This is the PERFECT outing for your bachelorette party, whether you are the bride or the one planning the activities.  We are looking forward to having you join us for lots of fun!  Call 919-473-3312 to book today.
  • Length of time: 2 hours.