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Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC History

Rich in history and folklore, Wilmington, North Carolina's historic river district and island beaches are known for beauty, charm, Southern hospitality, and nautical legacy that spans centuries. Nestled on the southeastern coast of North Carolina between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, the region encompasses Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Visitors can experience the area’s past at historic sites, museums, and in the 230-plus block National Register Historic District.

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Places to Stay

There are hundreds of places to stay in Wilmington, NC. From the hotels in Downtown Wilmington to the hotels at Wrightsville Beach and Airbnb's in between.

Here is a list of some of our favorite stay recommendations.

Seascape Properties

The perfect vacation rental is more than just a home. It’s a chance to spend time with loved ones and make memories that will last a lifetime. It’s an opportunity to create new experiences and explore new areas.

Whether you’re looking for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a solo trip to the beach, we have the perfect vacation rental waiting for you.

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Holiday Inn Resort Lumina on Wrightsville Beach

The hotel is located on Wrightsville Beach between the ocean and bay. Views from every room are amazing. Enjoy 3 indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs and dining at Solstice Oceanfront Kitchen + Cocktails, Surfside Beach Bar & Grille, or Longboard Coffee + Market. They also offer weekly activities and events.

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Places to Eat

There are hundreds of places to eat in Wilmington, NC. From the restaurants in Downtown Wilmington to the restaurants at Wrightsville Beach and everywhere in between.

Here is a list of some of our favorite restaurant recommendations.

Downtown Wilmington

Floriana Wilmington
Address- 2 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone- (910) 504-0160

Michael's on the Waterfront-

Address- 5 South Water Street  Wilmington , NC 
Phone- (910) 769-4252 Website-

The Fork N Cork-
Address- 122 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone- (910) 228-5247

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 Wrightsville Beach

Osteria Cicchetti
Address- 1125 Military Cuttoff Rd. Ste.K Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone- (910)256-7476

Address- 703 S. Lumina Avenue Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone- 910.256.5551

True Blue Butcher & Table-
Address- 110 Greenfield Street Suite 114 Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone- (910) 769-7010

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There are hundreds of activities to enjoy in Wilmington, NC and neighboring beaches.

Here is a list of some of our favorite  recommendations.

Downtown Wilmington

Battleship North Carolina
Phone- 910-399-9100

Wilmington Walking Tours-
Phone- 910.264.5970

Historic Mansions to explore-
Bellamy Mansion Museum-
Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens-

Latimer House-

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Wrightsville Beach

Epic Excursions-
Phone- (910)239-9248

Coastal Picnic Wilmington-
Phone- 910.541.1631

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100 Free Things to do ILM

My friend Amanda with WilmingtonMom took a lot of time and energy into putting this together.

These activities can be enjoyed as a family, for dates, or on your own. The best part is they are all FREE!!

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Connect Cape Fear

CONNECT Community Involvement Directory, LLC created Connect Cape Fear to lists all Wilmington, NC organizations, clubs, and groups along with a Wilmington NC Event Calendar to facilitate connections and opportunities in the Cape Fear Region. We invite you to search the community involvement directory by keyword or category to find a new Wilmington, NC networking opportunity or volunteer opportunity for you! The Wilmington NC event calendar lists hundreds of upcoming events hosted by non-profits, networking groups, business associations, volunteer organizations and more!

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