Winter Waterland from the River to the Sea
With mild temperatures, fewer crowds and hot events that heat up the winter, it's the perfect time to visit Wilmington and our island beaches. Explore Wilmington's many year-round attractions including the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, Bellamy Mansion, or one of the area's several museums. Immerse yourself in Wilmington's rich cultural scene and enjoy a variety of performances including plays, ballets, film screenings, dinner theater and more.
Groove at the NC Jazz Festival featuring Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon and many more all-star musicians.Take a self-guided tour through downtown's best restaurants and bars at the Wilmington Wine and Beer Walk.
Hot events can also be found in our three island beaches so make sure to visit for one of the season's signature events, such as the annual Polar Plunge where shivering plungers brave the winter waters in Kure Beach. The East Coast Shag Classic offers beach music lovers a weekend full of live music, dance lessons and a shag competitions.
Check out our top things to do in Wilmington and our island beaches this season below and book your getaway now to enjoy winter deals from the river to the sea!
Top 10 Things To Do This Winter
Cold Stroke Classic: January 21; East Coast Shag Classic: January 26-29; NC Jazz Festival: February 2-4; Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival: February 3-5
Check out our special romance packages just in time for Valentine's Day getaways.
Start planning your spring getaway now to Wilmington and our island beaches to attend signature events like the 70th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival!
Winter is the perfect time for a getaway with last-minute deals, romance-themed travel packages and rates starting from $79 per night.