Wilmington is a port city in North Carolina.
It’s known as a gateway to Cape Fear Coast beaches like Wrightsville Beach, with its strong surf, and Carolina Beach, with its long boardwalk. Part of downtown’s Historic District, the Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, amphitheaters, galleries and shops. It runs along the Cape Fear River, where the Battleship North Carolina is moored.
North Carolina is a city alive with history.
Take a walk down market street and you’ll pass by the Bellamy Mansion, the Cape Fear Museum, and the Burgwin-Wright House down to the riverfront where you’ll gaze upon the USS Battleship North Carolina. Each of these is open for visitors and walking tours are available to give you a more in-depth tour of the Port City’s history. There is even a Ghost tour of the city available for those who want a different perspective on local history.
In recent years, the city of Wilmington has really stepped up its arts scene. Nationally known musicians such as Chicago, Santana, and America as well as Broadway shows such as Waitress, Cats, and Hairspray have played an array of Wilmington’s cultural venues. The newest and largest is the Live Oak Amphitheatre which can accommodate 7,000 guests. This is a great compliment to the other cultural venues such as the Wilson Center, Thalian Hall, and Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. The city is also home to Screen Gems Movie Studio and the Cucalorus Film Festival.
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Welcome Foodies and Craft Beer enthusiasts! Wilmington has a wide array of critically acclaimed restaurants and two of its chefs who have earned accolades from the Famous James Beard foundation. Wilmington is an Ale Trail with over 18 local craft breweries. The city and its breweries and restaurants have earned awards from AAA, Southern Living, NC Brewers Alliance, Wine Spectator, Travel & Leisure, as well as Garden & Gun–just to name a few.