Scenic drives for fun fall activities in Wilmington, North Carolina, are best enjoyed in a new Hyundai. With coastal beauty and rich history, the Wilmington area is full of exciting attractions for adventurers. We’ve selected four fall activities to help you make the most of the fall season in Wilmington.

4 Fun Fall Activities in Wilmington, NC

Airlie Gardens

A sunny, crisp fall day is perfect for an outdoor stroll in Wilmington’s Airlie Gardens. Situated two miles west of Wrightsville Beach, this sprawling public garden offers 67 acres of formal gardens, thousands of seasonal blooms, a 473-year-old live oak tree, lakes, and exciting wildlife.

Once you arrive at the gardens in your Hyundai, take a comfortable tram ride through the natural landscapes. Or, simply take in the sights of the walking trails on foot. There are dozens of permanent art displays interspersed throughout the natural scenery to experience.

Battleship North Carolina

Gather everyone in your Hyundai, and take a drive beside the Cape Fear River to the Battleship North Carolina, located in historic downtown Wilmington. Kids and history buffs alike will be excited to step aboard the refurbished WWII Battleship. Battleship North Carolina holds nine levels of living spaces, mass decks, gun turrets, and more. Continuing on to the historical exhibits, you can step back in time through oral histories, photographs, and wartime mementos.

Shopping in Wilmington’s River District

Navigate your Hyundai through the charming streets of Wilmington’s River District to check out an eclectic mix of locally owned specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants. The 19th-century Cotton Exchange’s eight restored buildings include 30 shops and restaurants that are connected by open-air courtyards. Enjoy laid-back window shopping or get a head start on your holiday shopping list.

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

When autumn raindrops start splashing on the windshield of your Hyundai, you can continue enjoying your time in Wilmington by visiting the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. See sharks, rays, and eels in the 2-story open ocean exhibit. Then, meet the rare albino alligator, Luna. If the clouds part in the afternoon, you can explore the outdoor garden, attend daily dive shows, and top it all off with a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour.

Explore Wilmington, NC, in a Hyundai

Contact us at Parkway Hyundai of Wilmington, NC, today or stop in to test drive our full line of Hyundai models and find the right fit for your next fall excursion. Once you’ve found the perfect vehicle for fall afternoon drives down the coast, don’t forget to schedule a service appointment to keep your Hyundai ready for your next adventure.