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Holiday Oyster Recipe from a James Beard Finalist

Good food equals good times, especially during the holiday season. Chef Keith Rhodes from Wilmington's renowned Catch restaurant shares his recipe for Dirty South Oysters that are sure to impress your Thanksgiving guests. Read more »

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Fall is the New Summer in Wilmington and Beaches

The season brings clear blue-sky days and milder temperatures. The ocean waves are refreshing, the air and water still warm. The season is more laid back, with fewer crowds and perfect for friends and family driving in for a few days or longer. Find out why fall is the best time of year to be in Wilmington and the surrounding beaches – Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville. Read more »

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Wilmington is a Perfect Road Trip Getaway

With just the right amount of culture, cuisine, surf, and sun Wilmington and beaches is a perfect weekend getaway for a road trip. Read more »

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Wilmington, NC Named One of 10 Best Places to Travel in June

June means summer, and summer means time at the beach for many of us. Many vacationers looking to travel domestically will find the perfect destination on Travel + Leisure's "10 Best Places to Travel in June." Wilmington and Island Beaches is North Carolina's most accessible coastal destination, featuring waterfront attractions, gardens, museums, and a variety of lodging options, from cottages to resorts. Read more »

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Soak Up the Sun in the Port City

Wilmington offers big-city fun not far from the beach where vacationers will discover an abundance of activities, many of them budget-friendly.  Read more »

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Visit Wilmington, NC and Beaches with Virtual Tour

As we make our way in this strange new world of self-quarantining and social distancing, travel has come to halt. But there is a way to check something off your bucket list – visit Wilmington, NC and all 50 states with these virtual tours!  Read more »

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Where Civil War Soldiers Will March Again

The Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, is as committed to the Civil War as it is to exhibiting Modernist prints and paintings. Read more »

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16 Places that Prove Wilmington, NC Should be on Your US Bucket List

From delectable eats and beaches to lush parks and the iconic bridge from One Tree Hill, there's quite a bit to see and do in Wilmington, NC.  Read more »

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30 Best Weekend Getaways in the South

Wilmington, NC is featured as one of the 30 Best Weekend Getaways in the South. Charleston and Nashville are fun, but it's time to head somewhere new. Read more »

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8 Ways to Savor A Winter Weekend in Wilmington and Island Beaches

Plan a winter getaway to Wilmington, where farm-to-table dining, craft beers, eclectic neighborhoods, and outdoor adventures create a humming hot spot for friends and couples.  Read more »

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Cheers! Wilmington Ranks Among the Best Places in the US to Enjoy Beer, Study Finds

If you're a beer lover and traveling to North Carolina, you may want to consider visiting Wilmington. A study done by SmartAsset lists Wilmington as one of the best cities in the country for beer drinkers. Read more »

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The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Wilmington

Whether you want upscale, lowkey, or anything in-between, you're guaranteed to find something to suit your tastes and budget among Wilmington's superb range of seafood eateries.  Read more »

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The Best Things To Do In Wilmington in the Fall

One of our favorite spots to getaway in North Carolina is Wilmington, especially in the fall. Just because summer ends, doesn't mean that beach season is over. It was the perfect weekend away and we got to experience the amazing art scene that Wilmington has to offer. Read more »

Wilmington’s Cucalorus Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Cucalorus Festival returns to Wilmington, Nov. 13-17, for its 25th-anniversary run, with expanded offerings on stage, screen and technology. Named one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” and “One of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, the Wilmington event became known for its filmmaker-friendly vibe. Read more »

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Wilmington, NC: The Perfect Autumn Destination

My husband and I love visiting Wilmington and its island beaches in the fall. The city’s charming historic downtown with its scenic waterfront and its one-of-a-kind activities satisfy our craving for a sophisticated urban environment while the nearby beaches offer plenty of outdoor fun. Read more »

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Affordable Adventure Trips

You don’t have to empty your savings account to pull off a top-notch excursion. There’s plenty to do outside in the seaside town of Wilmington. Read more »

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Wilmington, North Carolina: Hooray for Hollywood & Hometown Hospitality!

In Wilmington, North Carolina, movies are made everywhere—in restaurants, botanical gardens, historic inns, ocean piers, even dive bars. If you are a movie buff, it’s time to put “Wilmywood” on your bucket list. Read more »

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Weekend Guide to Wilmington and Beaches

Discover the best of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in this Weekend Guide to Wilmington and Beaches as recommended by This is My South Travel Guide. Read more »

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5 Summer Travel Destinations the Whole Family will Enjoy

The Today Show featured Wilmington, NC in their selection of '5 Summer Travel Destinations the Whole Family will Enjoy,' noting plenty of activities to entertain families and places to stay for a reasonable price.  Read more »

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A Top 10 Vacation Destination for Single Travelers 45+

Wilmington, NC has been recognized as a "Top Ten Vacation Destination for Single Travelers 45+" by AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia. Highlights include our variety of craft breweries, expansive waterfront, guided tours and more. Wilmington offers perfect vacations for single seniors. Read more »

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Wilmington and Island Beaches, Where No Two Experiences Are Alike

In Wilmington, NC, no two experiences are alike, from eco-adventures, live music, fun on the water—both river and sea—and great food and craft beer, there is something for everyone. Read more »

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NC Azalea Festival Home and Garden Tours: The Hosts With The Most

The tour of homes and gardens are two of the more stately activities going on in Wilmington during the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Started in 1948 to celebrate the charms and blooms of this historic city, the festival has grown into a massive weekend party — part street fair, part music festival, part parade-to-end-all-parades — that draws 300,000 visitors each April. Read more »

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Seven Fun Things to do in Wilmington, NC

The city is within a quick drive of several beach towns, making it easy to combine an urban getaway with a day or two of sun and sand. Find a sampling of the many fun things to do in Wilmington, NC. Read more »

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Castle Street Revitalization

A once-quiet stretch of road in downtown Wilmington has transformed into an eclectic arts and antiques district, home to antiques stores, restaurants, art galleries, a theater and a wine shop, all full of people exploring the Castle Street Arts and Antiques District. Read more »

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Delve into the Past

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the most decorated of ‘state-class’ American battleships, attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year. Longer than two football stadiums, once with a crew of 2,300 men, it is the biggest tourist attraction in the eastern part of the state. Read more »

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Local Craft Beer and Oysters

Wrightsville Beach Brewery's owner, a commercial fisherman and home brewer, united his passions and fulfilled a dream with a brewery committed to drinking — and eating — local. Read more »

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Fall is Prime Time to Visit Wilmington

The laid-back coastal vibe of Wilmington makes for an enjoyable fall weekend getaway. It’s easy to see why Trip Advisor named Wilmington one of the year’s Destinations on the Rise. Read more »

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A Beach Vacation That Craft Beer Drinkers Need To Try

Wilmington is one of North Carolina’s best kept secrets when it comes to beer. Whether you’re looking to take a break from gallery hopping in downtown, beach-bumming in Wrightsville Beach, or movie-set chasing throughout the city, there’s a nearby brewery ready to serve you local suds. Read more »

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What to do When Visiting Wilmington for the First Time

A great place to start your visit to Wilmington is downtown. You’ll find gorgeous architecture, beautiful waterfront, and southern charm and hospitality. Read more »

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Water Worlds: Explore the River District and Island Beaches of Wilmington North Carolina

Voted one of the top destinations by TripAdvisor, with award-winning restaurants, historic inns, scenic beauty, and miles of great beaches, there is something new to discover around every corner. Read more »

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North Carolina in New York

The key to my heart (or rather my belly) here was Wilmington’s cuisine from Pinpoint Restaurant. If what they served at the function was any indication of their restaurant and the state, I want to visit! Read more »

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14 Great Places to Eat

We made you a list, from traditions like Britts Donuts to newer places with farm-to-table menus. We even found a place that will bring the shrimp boil to you. Whether you’re aiming for a hotel room or a beach house, pack our list to take along with you. Read more »

So Much to Fit Into Summer

Plan your next vacation to discover Wilmington NC things to do such as hiking around Carolina Beach State Park or taking part in the WB Surf Camp. Explore a variety of attractions near Wilmington including Fort Fisher Aquarium (Dinosaurs!), USS North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach Museum, Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Read more »

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14 Best Romantic Getaways

With a hotel in Wilmington, you get easy access to the beaches of North Carolina along with shopping, dining, and other attractions. Read more »

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A Literary Loft in Wilmington

With a full kitchen, bathroom, and room for up to six people, the loft is a unique concept in downtown Wilmington, and in the state. It’s not every night that you get to sleep in a bookstore, after all. Read more » 

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Visit Wilmington, North Carolina — Top Restaurants, Bars, Attractions

Visitors can discover historic battleships and restored plantations; participate in a week-long celebration of beer; and spend an afternoon strolling along the Carolina Beach boardwalk. From where to shop and to what to do, consider this your definitive guide to planning a perfect trip to Wilmington, North Carolina. Read more »

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18 Things to Do in Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington is an impossibly charming city, with downtown architecture that can transport you back to another century and an idyllic position alongside the Cape Fear River. Travelers from across the country flock here for its attractive barrier island beaches and famous southern hospitality. Read more »

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Reach the Beach: Wilmington + Wrightsville Beach Travel Guide

It only takes 20 minutes to get from Downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach, so I’d highly recommend visiting both cities if you’re in the area. I loved the more urban feel of Wilmington, but I also enjoyed the more laid-back beach town as well. You’re getting two completely different vacation experiences all in one! Read more »

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Yummy Places to Eat in Wilmington

During our visit to Wilmington, we not only had a ton of fun, but we ate extremely well! Here are just a few of the yummy places to eat in Wilmington and in Wrightsville Beach. Read more » 

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The Quintessential Southern Charm of Airlie Gardens 

The exquisitely landscaped gardens are the perfect backdrop for weddings, family reunions, and elegant parties. Read more » 

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What to do in Wilmington for a Couples Getaway

Whether you live close to Wilmington and just need a day to escape, or you’re planning a couples getaway, I’ve got a good itinerary for you. Read more » 

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Wilmington, NC Has Gardens - Wow, was I surprised

Wilmington has a number of beautiful gardens. I started with six must-visit gems, but quickly discovered many more. Read more »

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The Coast Goes Beyond the Beach

How to get the most from a family vacation in Wilmington and its island beaches. Read more »


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Inside ‘A Chef’s Life’ Star Vivian Howard’s New Restaurant in Wilmington, N.C.

Vivian Howard’s made good on her plans to open a red-sauce joint. The chef — best known for her Southern cooking at Chef and the Farmer as well as for her television show A Chef’s Life — and her husband and business partner Ben Knight soft-opened Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria. Read more »

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Wilmington is a Top Place to Go for Christmas

Instead of Grandma’s house, pick this holiday destination to go over the river and to the beaches from Thanksgiving weekend to New Year’s Eve with lighted boat parade flotillas, enchanted gardens, and tree lightings by the sea. Read more »

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Here is Why This North Carolina Riverwalk Was Voted Best in the Nation

Offering breathtaking views of the Cape Fear River, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, and sprinkled with local shops and delicious restaurants, the Wilmington Riverwalk combines a new and modern development with historic charm and scenery. Read more »

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Exploring Wilmington with Ben, the Rescue Horse

Ben, a Percheron horse from an Amish farm, has an ideal workload at his new job in downtown Wilmington as a carriage puller- one week on and three weeks off. Take a tour with Springbrook Farms and you will meet Ben, or another rescue horse, who clip-clop through Wilmington’s historic district to show visitors the beautiful homes, history and businesses. Read more »

Cucalorus Film Festival is Worth a Road Trip to Wilmington

Cucalorus is more than a film festival. It showcases performing arts and innovation in the industry with parties, workshops and, of course, film screenings. Read more »

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Travel Guide to Wilmington, NC

Use this travel guide to downtown Wilmington and see what Simply Southern Mom suggests as the best things to do along the Riverwalk and in the Historic District including a horse-drawn carriage tour, water cruise, places to dine and more. Read more »

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Escape to Wilmington for Waterfront Runs

Riverfront sunsets and nearby sandy sunrises are the perfect backdrops for a run. Jog over to Wilmington, a great escape for runners, where you can find a running club to train with and great downtown locations to refuel and then stay to see the sights. Read more »

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17 Must-Try Romantic Restaurants in Wilmington, North Carolina

A variety of culinary creations from Southern soul food to Japanese and French cuisine await in Wilmington whether you're looking for a casual romantic lunch or celebrating a special occasion for dinner. Read more »

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The Perfect Romantic Getaway

Look no further than Wilmington, North Carolina for an easily-accessible and charming getaway beginning with the flight and ending with a full itinerary of things you won’t want to miss on your romantic getaway filled with historic homes, exploring shipwrecks, dining on coastal fare and in local breweries. Read more »

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9 Can't-Miss Points of Interest in Wilmington, North Carolina

Take a stroll on the Riverwalk or through acres of beautiful gardens, walk through a historic fort, and so much more with these nine places you won't want to miss on your next visit to Wilmington and the three island beaches nearby. Read more »

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Bed and Breakfasts in Wilmington, North Carolina

TravelingMom explores Historic Downtown Wilmington and Carolina Beach through some of the area's elegant and foodie-friendly Bed and Breakfasts. Read more »

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2017 CNN Hero: Amy Wright, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Meet CNN Hero Amy Wright, owner of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her unique coffee shop offers employment and a community for 40 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read more »

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Wilmington Makes a Run at Craft Brewing

Wilmington is already known for its many tourist attractions, but now the Port City is also becoming a destination for craft beer lovers. Read more »

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Family Fun at Beaches Near Wilmington, North Carolina

Explore Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville Beach through the eyes of TravelingMom as she finds foodie favorites, tours historic Civil War forts, lush gardens and much more. Read more »

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Wonderful Things to do in Wilmington, North Carolina

The Wilmington Riverwalk leads to Victorian-era architecture and house museums, a history-filled African American Heritage Walk, ghost walk tours and 19th-century architecture filled with contemporary shops. Read more »

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Explore the Neighborhood in Wilmington, NC

Follow this guide to discover the best of Wilmington, North Carolina. Read more »

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26 Under-the-Radar Southern Towns for Girlfriend Getaways

Wilmington, NC is ranked #25 in Country Living's list of incredible southern getaways to experience in 2017. Read more » 

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21 of The Most Scenic East Coast Cities

Because there are so many East Coast cities that make you stand in awe of their scenic wonder, we decided it was time to round up the most picturesque of them all… No matter the season, the following are the best East Coast cities to visit when you’re looking for some eye candy. Read more »

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Exploring North Carolina’s Coastal Towns

In the state’s southern corner, find the city of Wilmington, home to three beach destinations with a lively surf community. Read more »

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America’s Favorite Cities for Christmas Lights

Each city in the country has its own traditions and celebrations for the holidays, but for some, it’s a yearlong wait for their shining moment on the calendar. Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted for Wilmington, North Carolina as one of their favorite cities for Christmas lights. Read more »

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Where to Go in 2017: 14 Budget Vacation Destinations for Seniors

With downtown Wilmington and three nearby beaches, city and seashore fun are rolled into one. Read more »

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Southern Made: Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Shop

You won't find any coffee shop more welcoming or warmhearted than Bitty & Beau's in Wilmington, North Carolina. Read more »

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Wilmington was featured in Best-Kept Secrets: Places to catch the NC craft beer wave by The News & Observer for its wave of eclectic bottle shops, food trucks and breweries.

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A Very Special Coffee Shop Gets a Big Surprise from Rachael Ray

Last year, the Rachael Ray Show introduced its audience to Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Shop, a special place in Wilmington, North Carolina which employs 40 people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. A year later, Rachael Ray provides an update on their success and surprises the coffee shop with a special announcement that aired on October 25, 2016. Read more »

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Fourth Friday Gallery Nights in Wilmington

Art lovers in Wilmington have a secret: If you want to see a lot of great art and meet the artists, set aside the fourth Friday every month for Wilmington's Fourth Friday Gallery walk. Read more »

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Savoring the Old, and New, North State

The Frank Sinatra quote at the bottom of Manna’s cocktail menu accurately captures the bar’s attitude: “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.” Having tasted a few of their drinks, it’s obvious that Manna’s dapper bartenders care equally about how they execute both the classics and their own concoctions. Read more »

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48 Hours In Wilmington, North Carolina

Who doesn’t love a good weekend getaway? Short trips require less planning and less time off than an extended vacation. The trick is finding a destination that doesn’t involve lengthy travel time, and that can be explored during a quick trip. Read more »

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Coastal Adventures

A husband and wife explore the best of Wilmington, NC, from its fantastic dining to hiking, paddling, standup paddleboarding, theatre and a ghost tour. Read more »

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The South’s Best New Restaurants

PinPoint is one of those truly exciting restaurants where you get to see a talented chef fly solo for the first time—and absolutely soar. Read more »

Wilmington museum houses the odd, macabre

When Justin Lanasa got married, his wife told him to either get rid of his macabre belongings or open a museum so he started the Museum of the Bizarre which houses everything from a lock of hair from Harry Houdini's Ouija board to artifacts from famous horror movies. Read more »

Cape Fear Museum showcases Wilmington’s rich film history

The Cape Fear Museum offers an inside look on its second floor into the rich film history of Wilmington. Read more »

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Daycation in Wilmington, NC & Beaches

Summertime and the living is easy...especially if you have a coastal city/beach destination within road trip reach! Our family headed up 40 east and in 2 hours we were at our destination: Wilmington, NC & Beaches Read more »

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Meat-eating plants, surfer dudes and historic houses offer something for everyone around Wilmington
Eyes on the ground, we stepped carefully to avoid Venus’ flytrap plants at Carolina Beach, NC, one of the few places in the world where they grow wild. Read more »

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Wilmington, North Carolina has More than Beaches
Families all along the East Coast know that North Carolina boasts nearly endless miles of beautiful beaches. But did you know that the city of Wilmington, located on the state's southern coast, offers visitors a unique variety of coastal treasures with its Historic River District and its three island beaches? Read more »

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From Loons to Billionaires
Wilmington is, above all, defined by its proximity to the water, and there’s no better way to understand that relationship than to take a Wrightsville Beach Scenic Cruise. Read more »

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What to See and Where to Dine and Stay in Wilmington, North Carolina
We recently took a trip through the Carolinas to catch up with some of our favorite chefs and their new restaurant projects. Read more »

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Wilmington: A Culinary Tale of Two Cities
It’s a culinary culture much like the city itself: There’s the old and the new, the rustic and the upscale. The river side and the beach side, including Wrightsville Beach. In many ways, Wilmington’s story is a tale of two cities. Read more »

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Discover why Wilmington, North Carolina, is a Must-See True Southern Destination
Hoping to explore some historic Southern towns, we discovered a city rich in history, with wonderful colonial and historic architecture and military sites, funky shops and cafes, all only a jaunt from sparkling sand beaches. Read more »

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Three Underrated Southern Spots to Visit This Spring
Instead of visiting popular locales like New Orleans and Savannah, Georgia, explore Wilmington and its beaches as under-the-radar coastal retreats where you'll find fewer crowds and plenty of Southern charm. Read more »

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The Battles of Wilmington, NC — in World War II, That Is
Wilbur D. Jones is devoted to creating a trail of historic sites in and around Wilmington, N.C., related to World War II. Read more »


Wilmington, En Route as the First “American World War II City,” as a WWII Tourism Destination
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of prominent area wartime events & facilities several activities are spotlighting the attraction and importance of Wilmington as a WWII tourist destination for history enthusiasts also seeking a vast array of cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities. Read more »

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12 Ways to Experience ‘The Choice’ in Real Life
If you love reading a good book, and love reading a good love story even more, chances are you’re a fan of Nicholas Sparks. Following in the lineage of The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Safe Haven, The Longest Ride and other North-Carolina-inspired-books-turned-movies by Sparks, it’s time for The Choice to take moviegoers on a romantic and emotional journey. Read more »

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Nicholas Sparks on his connection with North Carolina’s setting for ‘The Choice’
We asked Sparks to pick out some photos from the film's North Carolina location (Wilmington and surrounding area) and explain his deep connection with the state. Read more »

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Cape Fear Community College adds a spectacular new venue to Wilmington's performing arts scene, just down the road from its historic neighbor, Thalian Hall. Read more »

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9 Towns With Treasure Waiting To Be Discovered
Wilmington has been an underrated tourist destination for decades with its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, but these days just as many tourists make their way to the coastal city because of its Hollywood connection. Read more »

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Twinkle and Glitter
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, garlands of more than 750,000 glowing lights, incandescent starbursts and holiday music transform 67-acre Airlie Gardens into a winter wonderland. Read more »

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22 Best Things to Do in Wilmington, North Carolina
Plan a weekend trip to Wilmington, a beautiful coastal destination in North Carolina where you can stroll along the Riverwalk, visit great museums, gardens and historic attractions like the USS North Carolina. There is also great shopping, performing arts, sports and sandy beaches. Read more »

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City Portrait: Wilmington
Light as air and dangling from the trees, Spanish moss seems to float above Wilmington. To see the Southern soul of this port city, look skyward. Read more »

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Wilmington has a lot to offer without paying a pretty penny. Here are some trip ideas to keep your family and wallet happy. Read more »

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Eight North Carolina Ghost Tours to Go on This Fall
Recognized as one of the best ghost tours in the nation, Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington has a lot of stories that draw on the port city’s gruesome history. Read more »

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Performing Arts Renaissance
Wilmington, NC’s theater scene leads an artistic awakening for the region with the opening of a state-of-the-art performance center. Read more »

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Local Seafood: Kitchen on the Roll
Where can you get fresh fish prepared by an award-winning chef? Sometimes the location may not be on the coast or a river but instead from a mobile kitchen. Read more »

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She’s Headed Where? Liza Minnelli Hops on 200-Mile Uber Ride to Make It to Concert
Minnelli's rep confirmed to PEOPLE a BBC report that the 69-year-old star was slated to perform at a gala in Wilmington this past Saturday, but that her connecting flight had to return to Charlotte due to turbulent weather. Read more »

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Chasing Southern Charm in Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington truly is a southern belle. Together with its historic buildings, delicious southern food, as well as the southern friendliness of the local people, this weekend getaway is a treat for the soul aching for some old-fashioned romance and the opportunity to walk the streets once crossed by actresses and actors portraying their skills. Read more »

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Wilmington and Its Beaches are the Sports Event Dream Team
Can’t decide between charming city life and relaxing ocean breezes? Book your next tournament in Wilmington, North Carolina and get the best of both worlds. Read more »

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Return to Tree Hill Brings In Big Money for Wilmywood
Thanks to Eyecon for bringing the One Tree Hill Convention to Wilmington, NC for the second time in 2015. Wilmington (aka Wilmywood) of course was the filming location for the show for 9 seasons. Simply put, we are Tree Hill. Read more »

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Exploring Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina, is a beautiful port city. Steeped in history and pride, this mecca of the film industry in the south makes a perfect family vacation. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and quiet little towns, families will find plenty to do and there are lots of ways to do it on the cheap! Read more »

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A Beer Lover’s Guide to Wilmington (and the Cape Fear region) in 36 Hours
From the beaches to the Riverfront, Wilmington is already a vacation destination. And now local craft brewers have managed to make their handcrafted beers worthy of the journey. Read more »

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America’s Beeriest Beach Towns 2015
Beaches and brews are two of the great staples of summer vacation. Last year we published the feature “5 of America’s Beeriest Beach Towns” and received an overwhelming response from our readers. The story no doubt struck a chord with all those among us who love the smell of the ocean, the sound of the surf and the taste of a fresh beer. Read more »

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48 Hours in Wilmington
Spend a weekend on America’s best riverfront and North Carolina’s most accessible coastal city. Read more »

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The Wilmington Riverwalk
We’d just come around the corner from a serendipitous visit with a wooden boat building class when the Wilmington Riverwalk treated us with yet another surprise. We’d been walking its length in search of the Wilmington Railroad Museum when we heard the toot of a toy train whistle. Read more »

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Wilmington’s Gardens
Wilmington is full of beautiful gardens that will catch your eye and keep you wanting to find more. Read more »

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Pharm to Table at Rx in Wilmington
At Rx, Wilmington’s pharmacy-turned-restaurant, the atmosphere is modern, but the food philosophy is as old as Southern cooking itself. Read more»

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Your Guide to Eating and Drinking in Wilmington, N.C.
Surfers love it, artists love it, and if you enjoy food, you’ll love it, too Read more »

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Port City Pints: Wilmington’s Growing Craft Beer Scene
Hopheads, stout sippers and IPA acolytes know North Carolina is a craft beer haven, and now, eyes are turning toward Wilmington. Read more »

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Boardwalk Facelift for Carolina Beach
This seaside community on Pleasure Island, just south of Wilmington is just about done sprucing up for the 2015 tourist season. The popular family-friendly beach has retooled/replaced its boardwalk area, which has been profiled in newspapers, cable TV and magazine and has even made Budget Traveler’s list of “Most Awesome Boardwalks." Read more »

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Wilmington NC ~ Don’t Miss the Beaches!
The Wilmington area is made up of the city of Wilmington and several surrounding beach towns. We visited Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Each area has its own personality and each offers family friendly activities and fun. Read more »

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The ‘One Tree Hill’ Cast Reunited, and Made Your Teenage Dreams Come True
The "One Tree Hill" cast got together for a convention this past weekend in Wilmington, North Carolina, and took to Instagram and Twitter to share photos of the reunion. Lucas, Peyton, Mouth and Skills, all in the same room? Read more »

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Visitors can tour Wilmington’s Showcase Urban Plantation
Historians estimate that by the time of the Civil War, there were more than 46,000 agricultural plantations in the American South. Read more »

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Known for its history and gracious Southern charm, and voted as America’s Best Riverfront in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards, Wilmington is on a short list of “must see” Southern destinations. The area’s natural scenic beauty, culture and history all charm visitors, making it the ideal place to get away. Go with the flow…and see where the water takes you. Read more »

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Out and About in North Carolina: Top Civil War Landmarks and Attractions near Wilmington, N.C.
2015 is a big year for North Carolina, especially for lovers of civil war history! When it comes to civil war history, Wilmington and its beaches are among the most historically significant destinations in the United States. Read more »

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Katie’s Favorite Gardens
Just outside of Wilmington, NC Airlie is a magical southern garden full of Azaleas and flowering trees. This is a great place for an easy stroll, as there are many benches and scenic spots – including some beautiful ponds and waterfront views – for quiet reflection. Read more » logo

Road Trip! Destination: Wilmington, NC
Wilmington, NC, is blessed with a pretty amazing combination of advantages for a small American city. It's a beach town with a remarkable history, including Civil War battlefields and beautifully restored 19th-century architecture. It has a beautiful riverfront promenade on the Cape Fear River and a memorable skyline dominated by a gargantuan World War II battleship at anchor and so much more! Read more »

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Casey’s Buffet- NC Weekend
Bob Garner indulges in some of Wilmington's best Southern comfort food at Casey's Buffet. Read more »