Wilmington is a port city in North Carolina. It’s known as a gateway to Cape Fear Coast beaches like Wrightsville, with its strong surf, and Carolina, with its long boardwalk.
A variety of architectural styles and moss-draped live oaks line the city’s National Register Historic District, spanning more than 230 blocks. From horse-drawn carriage rides on the old brick-lined streets to the rhythm of live music along the riverfront, Wilmington embraces influences from the past and present. As history moves forward with each exciting new addition, the city mingles Victorian and antebellum architecture with modern design and new attractions like a performing arts center, an event pier near the Port City Marina, hotels and restaurants.
Voted as America’s Best Riverfront, Wilmington’s scenic Riverwalk offers easy access to boutiques, cafes, and vibrant nightlife. See the city on a scenic cruise, guided walking tour, via a Segway excursion, or by horse-drawn carriage or trolley ride. Enjoy fresh local seafood and regional specialties at locally owned restaurants in downtown Wilmington’s walkable river district and see a Broadway show after dinner. Board the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, where distinguished services and sacrifices of World War II sailors live on, or visit the family-friendly museums.