Riverwalk
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Carrie W
West Boylston, MA144 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
This area is good if you live or work in the area but it’s nothing special for tourists. It’s a path along a river with a lot of construction and not much to see or do. There are some restaurants and shops a street or two before the walk but not worth a day trip.
Written August 18, 2021
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vintagechina
Temecula, CA1,055 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
This place is very pleasant to walk around with restaurants on 1 side and the river on the other. There were quite a few restaurants. There were also boat rides available to enjoy the river. I like to walk around so I was quite happy to explore the shops looking for different things. The integrity of some of the buildings was intact the inside having been made into small stores. About half way down the front there is quite a bit of construction which did not go too well with the ambiance. I am sure when it is finished it will be a most enjoyable place.
Written April 28, 2021
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Buddie98
Kennett Square, PA49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Check out the River Walk in the Historic District of Wilmington. Some sidewalk and some boardwalk all along the Cape Fear River provide pretty views and awesome sunsets. Parts are still under construction but there is plenty completed to enjoy. Several restaurants along the way offer indoor and outdoor seating.
Written May 8, 2021
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Gypsy Girl 425
Georgetown, TX424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had a beautiful day to visit the Wilmington River Walk. The sun was shining and there was a breeze so it was cool and not too humid. We went on a Wednesday so the crowds were light as well. We did not do an actual tour but there were a couple of places right on the river that you could book city and or boat tours.

We had lunch at the Pilot house, walked down to the cotton exchange via the river and just enjoyed the views. Definitely a place to go if you enjoy a good walk!
Written April 25, 2024
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Roy C
Whispering Pines, NC995 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Riverwalk is 1.75 miles long. Only about 1/4 mile of it went to the right from our hotel, so we went left.

Birds, boats, the old city, views of the battleship USS North Carolina, restaurants and more are what you see on this pleasant stroll along the Cape Fear River.

Try not to miss it if you are in Wilmington.
Written December 2, 2022
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lovestoroam78
Grayslake, IL297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is the jewel of Wilmington. Still under construction when we visited in June 2022
- but will be a delightful stroll along the Cape Fear River once it is complete. The part we walked was great - past the marina, condos, places to sit and watch the sunset and of course a few great restaurants to sit and take in the view.
Written June 29, 2022
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megang72491
Saint Paris, OH44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I love the Riverwalk! I have been several times. I love the downtown area of Wilmington. There are plenty of shopping opportunities and everyone is really friendly. The Riverwalk is perfect for opportunities for pictures and a nice evening walk. OTH fans - you will be able to find the Naley bench/bracelet scene very easily due to the quotes people have left behind. Grab some ice cream from Kilwan's and make the stroll. This is a small town and it's not very crowded which is actually kind of nice but if you are looking for something really touristy, this isn't it. You have plenty of eating/drinking options along the Riverwalk. We did have to wait about 50mins for a table at Front Street Brewery and this was on a Tuesday, but it is the summer months so that probably increased tourists and vacationers. I have also went during the week in May and the crowds were significantly less.
Written August 18, 2021
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Chaperone2013
Springfield, VA91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We enjoyed our walk on the riverfront, but it was crowded in the late afternoon (before the dinner crowd arrived). We grabbed ice cream and watched a wedding (pretty neat to get married by the water, but the group was totally in the sun). I expected more shopping opportunities, but a lot was closed on Saturday.
Written October 11, 2021
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Ro W
New York City, NY156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This is such a nice part of Wilmington and easy to stroll here before or after dinner. During the day it can be incredibly hot so better to wait for it to cool down or catch a boat ride during the heat of the day. Plenty of great places to grab a bit outside during the pandemic or an ice cream or beverage.
Written August 16, 2020
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Yvette C
Trenton, Canada322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We arrived fairly early on a cool but sunny Sunday morning. Discovered that meter parking is free on Sundays, that was great news. We walked around for a while, then booked passage on a river cruise, which we enjoyed. There are plenty of restaurants in case you get hungry, but they're pretty pricy.
Written March 1, 2020
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