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Asheville's "more normal" cousin

Great vibe without the crunchy granola atmosphere. More hometown and less hype. Lots of unique... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Lisa R
Charlotte, NC
Nice Waterfront Area

Visited the waterfront area on a Monday. Not crowded at all. Got a parking place right on the... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Johnson City, Tennessee
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Great vibe without the crunchy granola atmosphere. More hometown and less hype. Lots of unique shops and restaurants, history, theatre, architecture, churches. Fun to just walk and window shop.

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Visited the waterfront area on a Monday. Not crowded at all. Got a parking place right on the street. Nice shops and restaurants. Great place for a stroll and to see a nice view of the battleship.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank MaccaFan1
Reviewed March 7, 2018

The downtown area of Wilmington offers a number of historic sites and good restaurants within walking distance. The Water Walk offers a number of restaurants with outdoor seating to enjoy the weather and people watch. Enclosed Parking is located on Market Street and Front Street,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank PaulSuzanneTravel
Reviewed March 5, 2018

all the beauty and history of the buildings is interesting to say the least, the architecture is breath taking

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I was here for an AARP volunteer training, on the third floor of the 512 N. Front St. building. What a tremendous view of the river from our classroom! Classes, especially art, are also reputed to be top-notch... though I have yet to take one....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Is4bel2
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Lots to do and see There are Walking tours Carriage tours and Boat tours and plenty of old shops and new . The river walk is relaxing and goes by shops and restaurants . There are also lots of Bars to have a drink or...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Coastalbld
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Very walkable city center. Lots of shops and restaurants for varied interests. Area around the Hilton Hotel is underconstruction and a bit of mess. Boardwalk south of Hilton Hotel is tourist oriented with several riverview restaurants. Go for the view but not necessarily the food....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank mrromansc2017
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Everything you can imagine about a tranquil walk downtown from the cobble roadways... To the water Boardwalk... As long as you go on a nice night out it is an extremely enjoyable and easy walk for anyone

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This town just gets better, love to visit for a weekend with hubby, family or girls weekend for pub crawls & laughter. The art scene is great & as a foodie we really enjoy it

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Testarosa
Reviewed January 7, 2018

My mom, sister and I had a nice time exploring the downtown area. It wasnt very diverse but the shops were okay. There was a very good, well-known ice cream parlor. The view of the harbor was nice.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank mikaylasb
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June 21, 2018|
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Response from mikaylasb | Reviewed this property |
You definitly need a car. The strip on the water where most of the shops are you dont need a car. but if youre not staying right on the downtown strip with the shops, then a car is needed. You also have to drive to the... More
April 27, 2018|
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Response from Gizmomom919 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend using the parking garage on Market Street, which will be your best bet cost wise. Parking on the street is not as bad as the kiosk parking lots, which are very pricey. If there is an event going on down on the... More
April 3, 2017|
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Response from EileenKaz | Reviewed this property |
The Cotton Exchange has some cute little shops.