10 Fabulous Things You Must Do This Memorial Day


Memorial Day: it's a time to relax, reconnect with family, have some fun, and of course celebrate our fallen heroes. Topsail is the perfect place to do all of that! From beautiful beaches, stunning weather, cool ocean waters, a little bit of history, and delicious food, Topsail has something for everyone! In fact, we have compiled a list of the top 10 things we are excited about this Memorial Day.

We can’t wait to have you come and spend Memorial Day with us. Hurry and book now, while there is still time to make Memorial Day plans! 

Ah, one of the best parts of vacation is how deliciously slowly you get to wake up. And how you get to spend time with your family instead of rushing off to work first thing. So, take time to savor waking up slowly with a cup of coffee or a beautifully steaming cup of tea as you relax on your porch and take in the ever soothing ocean view. 

Of course, you can only have so much relaxing with your feet up and a cup of coffee in your hand before the caffeine has you jumping to your feet. Which is the perfect time for you to strip off your shoes and dig your toes in the sand. Or run around chasing after your children, which ever you prefer. 

Between the beautiful warm late spring weather and all the fun in the sun and sand that you are having, there will come a time when you need to cool off. And what better way is there to cool off than with a delicious scoop (or two!) of creamy and cold ice cream. Locals Ice Cream Shop is the perfect place to get unique and delightful flavors that will be sure to delight the entire family, no matter how adventurous you are. 

After ice cream, you can continue having some cool indoor fun with a visit to Topsail’s Missiles and More Museum. There you can learn about the fascinating history of Topsail Island, including its military history. A military history that top secret operations from World War ll such as Operation Bumblebee.

For lunch, head to DeNoia's Pizza. Established in 2006, this delicious, down to earth pizza place prides itself on serving authentic New York style pizza. You can choose to eat in, take out, or even have your steaming hot, cheesy, wonderful pizza delivered directly to your vacation home. If you really aren't feeling like a pizza for lunch, you can also order a salad. 

Travel through time as you walk through historic downtown Wilmington. You will journey through the Victorian Era, which includes the years of the Civil War (1861-1865), during this fascinating Walking Tour of Old Wilmington. An actor-guide takes you through three of the most historic homes in the area while he or she relate tales and legends from long ago. 

If you enjoy eclectic, local music, then you will love the Carolina Pine Music Festival. The event, which is spread across three venues and three days, will include many different artists, as well as a surprise guest on the last day of the festival. 

For dinner, if you don’t feel like cooking, enjoy a fun and authentic Mexican dinner. After all, who doesn’t love endless chips and salsa after a long day at the beach and a long afternoon of savoring historical delights? Camino Real is an excellent restaurant to check out during your vacation. It is family friendly, the service is quick, and the food is consistently good. So, head over to Camino Real for a quick meal when you are way to hungry to wait very long. 

Of course, you might want to have a traditional Memorial Day cookout, complete with wonderful potato salad, hamburgers, coleslaw, potato chips, and hot dogs. All of our kitchens in our beautiful vacation homes come complete with all of the essentials for creating a perfect Memorial Day repast for you and all of your family and friends who have gathered around you. 

After a long, full day of fun vacationing, unwind on your beautiful porch and soak up the peaceful beach scenery. Watch the sun colorfully dip below the horizon, hand in hand with your loved ones, while you reflect on our countries fallen heroes. After all, Memorial Day was begun in 1868 after the end of the Civil War to remember fallen Civil War heroes. Now, it is a day to remember the heroism and bravery of all of America’s fallen warriors who died fighting for our country during every war that we have fought. 

Hurry and book your Memorial Day weekend vacation now! Topsail is full of fun things for your family to do. Plus, with school still in session you will have a lovely vacation that can be as quiet as you want it to be. We can’t wait to have you celebrate with us this year! 

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