WATER, HISTORY AND NATURAL BEAUTY ABOUND
From The River To The Sea
One destination. And four unique settings offer extraordinary experiences in the historic downtown river district of Wilmington, N.C., and on three colorful island beaches - Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Proud of its rich history and beach vacation treasures, each is a place to spend time with family and friends in North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination.
No matter where you are, water and the vibrant pulse of coastal life abound this summer with special events and ongoing entertainment found only on the coast. Whether you are coming to visit old favorites from seaside amusement rides and weekly fireworks show at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk or to experience Kure Beach’s new Ocean Front Park and surf competitions like the O'Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach, let the water guide you to new adventures around every corner.
Named by Coastal Living magazine as one of the "Top Spots to Celebrate the Fourth," experience a partriotic July 4th holiday from the river to the sea. Watch as the fireworks explode over the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA or take a seat on the sand and watch as they illuminate the sky over the ocean.
Stroll down the nearly two-mile Riverwalk lined with shops and waterfront cafes and a legendary WWII battleship. Explore the 230-block National Register Historic District on a trolley, horse-drawn carriage, or Segway tours.
You'll love our combination of cosmopolitan culture and relaxed coastal lifestyle for the perfect getaway filled with unlimited vacation choices.