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Wilmington
Wilmington is a vibrant riverfront city and the most accessible coastal area in the state. The pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk winds along the Cape Fear River, connecting many of the city’s shops, cafés, and nightlife with waterfront hotels, parks and the Port City Marina. Annual festivals, such as Riverfest, Wilmington Beer Week and the world-famous North Carolina Azalea Festival, attract crowds year-round. Three nearby island beaches offer even more dining, attractions and water sports.

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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: Military Museums
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Airlie Gardens
Airlie Gardens
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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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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Downtown Wilmington
Downtown Wilmington
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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Bellamy Mansion
Bellamy Mansion
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Peppered Cupcake
The Peppered Cupcake
Ranked #1 of 666 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price: $3 - $4
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Genki Sushi
Genki Sushi
Ranked #2 of 666 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Caprice Bistro
Caprice Bistro
Ranked #3 of 666 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy
Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy
Ranked #4 of 666 Restaurants in Wilmington
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Cape Fear Seafood Company
Cape Fear Seafood Company
Ranked #5 of 666 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Stemmerman's Inn
Stemmerman's Inn
$79 - $209
Ranked #6 of 16 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center
$78 - $177
Ranked #20 of 45 Hotels in Wilmington
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Suburban Extended Stay of Wilmington
2.0 of 5
Suburban Extended Stay of Wilmington
$70 - $139
Ranked #23 of 45 Hotels in Wilmington
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington/Mayfaire
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington/Mayfaire
$112 - $212
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Wilmington
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SpringHill Suites Wilmington Mayfaire
3.0 of 5
SpringHill Suites Wilmington Mayfaire
$123 - $279
Ranked #2 of 45 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
$119 - $193
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Wilmington
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