Zip line through the woods, ascend floating spiral stairways to tree-house platforms and cross Carver's Falls on a suspension bridge on what USA Today says is one of 10 Great Zip Lines: Zipquest - Waterfall and Treetop Adventure in Fayetteville, N.C. The adventure begins with an orientation of zip line basics,...more about ZipQuest - WaterFall & TreeTop Adventure
Day trips to Southport involve walks under the canopy of live oak trees and along the water, antique shopping and sampling good food. If the thrill of the hunt interests you, see our Southport Shopping section. If you want to try your hand at catching the big one, see our Fishing section. And for where to find that good food to sample, see our Southport Restaurants section.
Traveling to Southport from Wilmington can be a treat in itself. You can catch the ferry at Fort Fisher (see our Getting Here, Getting Around section) either in your car or on your bicycle and enjoy the trip across the Cape Fear River. You can spend the day cruising around the tree-lined streets and have lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants. Locals suggest the Provision Company at 130 Yacht Basin Drive where you can dine outdoors and watch the water traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway. Why not spend the day exploring antiques shops and galleries? (See our Shopping section.) You may find just the piece to complete your set of heirloom china or the perfect miniature paintings and pottery made by local artists to take home to family and friends. Top the day off with a spectacular sunset cruise (see our Attractions section).