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 the Carolina Beach Music Festival, amusement rides, and seaside fireworks show at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk or to experience Kure Beach’s new Ocean Front Park and surf competitions like the O'Neil/Sweetwater Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach, let the water guide you to new adventures around every corner.
Find movie magic in Wilmington just in time for the release of locally-filmed Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3. Affectionately referred to as “Hollywood East” by locals, filmmakers have logged more than 400 film-related credits here. Come see why Hollywood lights are drawn to Wilmington with these Hollywood East highlights.
Experience a Memorial Day like no other in Wilmington and our island beaches, like the annual observance at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Find the best of summer with these highlights and book your summer vacation now.
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.