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Wilmington
Wilmington's Historic River District and island beaches boast a bounty of extraordinary experiences from the river to the sea. You will be surrounded by water, history and natural beauty in North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination. Stroll the nearly two-mile-long Riverwalk, lined with boutiques, pubs, cafes and vibrant nightlife along the Cape Fear River. And escape to island time at three island beaches: Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.

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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Owner description: As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Step... more Owner description: As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Step aboard the most decorated US Battleship of WWII! Explore nine decks, crew's quarters, gun turrets, and much more. Discover where history comes alive. Located at the junctions of highways 17, 76, 74, 421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Open every day! less
Attraction type: Ships; Museums
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Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Owner description: Completed in 1858, Thalian Hall is one of the United States most historic theatres. Built in the Italianate Opera House style, Thalian Hall has been in continuous operation since... more Owner description: Completed in 1858, Thalian Hall is one of the United States most historic theatres. Built in the Italianate Opera House style, Thalian Hall has been in continuous operation since its opening.Thalian hall has undergone several renovations throughout its history with the most recent renovation completed in May of 2010.Thalian Hall hosts the Main Attractions Series of world-class touring artists in various performance disciplines, the cinematique arthouse film series, The annual Pied Piper Children's Theatre, as well a over 35 community based theatre, dance, film and music organizations. less
Attraction type: Theaters
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Airlie Gardens
Airlie Gardens
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum
Attraction type: Gardens
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Historic District
Historic District
One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Peppered Cupcake
The Peppered Cupcake
Ranked #1 of 541 restaurants in Wilmington
Price: $3 - $4
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Café
Dining options: Delivery, Dessert
Caprice Bistro
Caprice Bistro
Ranked #2 of 541 restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro
Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro
Ranked #3 of 541 restaurants in Wilmington
Price: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Café, Bistro, Soups, Sandwiches
Dining options: Delivery
Sunny Sushi & Lounge
Sunny Sushi & Lounge
Ranked #4 of 541 restaurants in Wilmington
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Thai, Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy
Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy
Ranked #5 of 541 restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: Dessert
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Value Place Wilmington
Value Place Wilmington
$45 - $319
Ranked #24 of 43 hotels in Wilmington
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Westgate Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Westgate Inn & Suites
$97 - $158
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Leland
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Surf Suites Motel
Surf Suites Motel
$79 - $299

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington/Mayfaire
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington/Mayfaire
$123 - $270
Ranked #1 of 43 hotels in Wilmington
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Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center
$132 - $247
Ranked #2 of 43 hotels in Wilmington
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Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek Station
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek Station
$108 - $202
Ranked #3 of 43 hotels in Wilmington
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