Maps and Directions

Wilmington and and our island beaches are not only affordable, they are also easily accessible by car, plane or boat. You'll find it's easy to get to and easily navigable once you're here.



Wilmington, NC is centrally located on the East Coast, midway between New York and Florida. The major east/west interstate transportation artery I-40 leads to Wilmington, which is also served by U.S. highways 17,74,/76, 117 and 421.

The area features convenient access via the state's numerous interstate highways to the following metro centers:

Asheville, NC  318
Atlanta, GA  413
Charleston, SC  167
Greensboro, NC  184
North Myrtle Beach, SC  60
Norfolk, VA  250
New York, NY  599
Raleigh, NC  123
Washington, DC  360
Winston Salem, NC  210
Interstate I-95  73

Downtown Parking Information

The City Wilmington has 800+ metered spaces downtown, 3 parking decks and 2 surface lots. Park smart! Park with us. Deck parking is FREE the first 60 minutes you park. You can park FREE of charge at on-street meters after 6:30 PM daily and all day Sunday. Parking in metered spaces is $1.00 per hour and is enforced Monday-Saturday, 9:00am – 6:30pm.  Click here for the location/fees for the city’s three parking decks and two surface lots. There are a number of privately owned and operated surface lots in the downtown area that are open to the public. The City does not manage any of these lots. Metered on-street parking for those with properly displayed, valid handicapped placards is FREE of charge in Historic Downtown.

Handicap Information

For information on free beach ability equipment/services call:

  • Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation at 910-458-2977
  • Kure Beach Fire Department at 910-458-2014 and/or Fort Fisher State Recreation Area at 910-458-5798
  • Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation at 910-256-7925

Each of our beaches are Certified USLA Lifeguard Agencies, meaning lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Assisted Vacation
If you are an Elder, or if you are a family caregiver, it can be difficult to take a vacation. AV.E Health provides skilled, caring staff to support Elders and their family caregivers on vacation. For those who value the quality of life that vacation provides. Serving the Wilmington area.

Airport Information

Wilmington International Airport (ILM) provides Wilmington and southeastern NC with major commercial and general aviation services. (910) 341-4333,

Carriers Include:

  • Delta
  • American Airlines         


Non-Stop Destinations:

  • New York (LGA)
  • Washington DC (DCA)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)


Rental Cars

Limousine & Taxi Service

Limousine Services

Taxi Services:

  • Port City Bike Taxi (910-471-8294)
  • AAA Coastal Taxi (910-632-4717)
  • A&K Taxi (910-431-4943)
  • Angel's Taxi (910-796-8956)
  • Beach Buggy (910)-792-0232)
  • Goins Taxi (910-409-0727)
  • Home James Taxi (910-200-1654)
  • Letts YellowTaxi-Limo (910-343-3335)
  • Price Is Right Taxi (910-208-9075)
  • Safe Ride Taxi (910-228-3288)
  • Transporter (910-632-7401)
  • Wilmington NC Taxi (910-377-7327)


More than 20 marinas are situated along the Intracoastal Waterway and Cape Fear River. Public boat ramps and docking facilities are available, including downtown riverfront sites.