Coffee and tea drinkers who adore a good book and a hot or cold brew will appreciate the chic and relaxing Café Zola. Found within a sweet local book store, and featuring a nice collection of well-made coffee drinks and herbal teas, this charming establishment is a fine destination to delve into something caffeinated and / or healthy while perusing the fabulous nearby collection of books.

The coffee house has a warm and homey feel, with natural wooden tables, jars of herbs lining the shelves, and a small outdoor patio that is perfectly relaxing on a warm spring or summer day. The menu is varied enough to appeal to die-hard coffee fans, and includes specialty drinks, like cappuccinos, café lattes, mochas, and more. In addition, Cafe Zola is renowned for its teas, which can be served iced or hot, and which can be blended with a variety of natural healing herbs, like ginger, cayenne, peppermint, chamomile, nettle, and more. With little snacks and house blends available for sale, patrons can also pick up plenty of goodies and brews to enjoy or recreate at home. Welcoming and warm, with an atmosphere that’s perfect for taking a breather, Café Zola is a pleasant diversion for visitors who want to want a break from a busy Wilmington exploration.

  • Monday8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday8:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday8:00am-6:00pm
Wrightsville Beach Park

Wrightsville Beach Park

The sunny Wrightsville Beach Park, conveniently located in the heart of town, is a fantastic destination for an outdoor adventure that doesn't necessarily entail a trip to the beach. Adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation's main facilities, the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum, and plenty of wide open green spaces, this park is a perfect spot for enjoying a little free fun in the sun, without the risk of getting sand in the shoes.

Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap in between downtown buildings on 225 N Front St, the park straddles the heart of Downtown Wilmington and a Riverfront parking area, but the section in between is quiet, peaceful, and buffered from the sound of the downtown traffic by the two tall but historic buildings on either side.