Places to stay, eat, and activities to enjoy while staying in-

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.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront

This hotel overlooks the Cape Fear River and Battleship North Carolina, with direct access to Wilmington Convention Center. The Wilmington Downtown Riverwalk passes by our door, and we're a half-mile from the Historic District. Join us for a drink at our rooftop bar, and enjoy free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening receptions.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Wilmington Wrightsville Beach

The hotel is located just off US-74 near dining and big retailers. UNC-Wilmington and Airlie Gardens are a five-minute drive, and Wilmington Airport is five miles away. Check out Battleship North Carolina, just 15 minutes from us. Free breakfast awaits – as does an in-suite kitchen with full-size appliances. Travel's easy with free WiFi and our combined fitness/laundry facility.

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

Basic's-
Address- 319 N Front St
Phone- (910)343-1050
Website- https://www.thebasicswilmington.com/

Michael's on the Waterfront-

Address- 5 South Water Street  Wilmington , NC 
Phone- (910) 769-4252 Website- https://www.michaelsonthewaterfront.com/

The Fork N Cork-
Address- 122 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone- (910) 228-5247
Website- https://www.theforkncork.com/

 Wrightsville Beach

Soundside Seafood-
Address- 2025 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone- (910)256-1887
Website- https://www.soundsidewilmington.com/

Oceanic-
Address- 703 S. Lumina Avenue Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone- 910.256.5551
Website-https://www.oceanicrestaurant.com/

True Blue Butcher & Table-
Address- 110 Greenfield Street Suite 114 Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone- (910) 769-7010
Website- https://www.wearetrueblue.com/butcherandbarrel

Activities

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
Address- 1 BATTLESHIP ROAD, WILMINGTON, NC 28401
Phone- 910-399-9100
Website- https://www.battleshipnc.com/

Wilmington Walking Tours-
Phone- 910.264.5970
Website- https://wilmington-tours.com/

Historic Mansions to explore-
Bellamy Mansion Museum- 
https://www.bellamymansion.org/
 
Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens- 
https://www.burgwinwrighthouse.com/

Latimer House-
https://www.lcfhs.org/

Wrightsville Beach

Epic Excursions-
Phone- (910)239-9248
Website- https://epicexcursionsnc.com/

Coastal Picnic Wilmington-
Phone- 910.541.1631
Website-https://www.coastalpicnicwilmington.com