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Diving into History

Posted on July 20, 2020 | Gordon P. Watts, Jr.

Scuba Diving magazine Readers Choice Awards consistently rank North Carolina as a top spot for U.S. wreck-diving. The coastal waters surrounding Wilmington and its island beaches afford a bevy of shipwrecks that interpret the region’s maritime heritage. In this two-part series, Dr. Gordon P. Watts, Jr. (N.C.’s first underwater archaeologist) takes us on a dive back in time to explore sunken blockade runners.

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A Guide to Socially-Distanced Savoring in Wilmington and Island Beaches

Posted on July 01, 2020

Summer is in full swing, and packing your bags to head to the coast is the perfect place to ease back into travel. It’s no secret that the best vacations include delicious eats, but during this time, it can be hard to know what options are available. As restaurants pivot to provide the safest experience for their customers, remember it’s always best to call and check the availability and hours at your eatery of choice before heading out! 

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Seven “Soft Outdoor Adventures” in Wilmington, NC

Posted on June 17, 2020

Whether your travel vibe is adrenaline junkie, couch potato or somewhere in between, destinations rich in “soft adventures” will be right up your alley. Soft adventure, unlike its cousin hard adventure, involves little physical risk, requires little to no experience, and offers the perfect activities for a socially distanced vacation.

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Escape on Your Family Summer Vacation to Wilmington

Posted on June 03, 2020

After a spring season of staying home, summer is nearly here, and you’re probably looking for ways to enjoy a fun-filled family vacation while still safely social distancing. With spacious beaches, parks and gardens, scenic water views and delicious coastal fare, Wilmington is open for escape.

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Road Trip to the Coast

Posted on May 14, 2020

After being home-bound for so long, a quick road trip to Wilmington's coast to enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities and open space just might be the perfect escape.

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Stray Off Course to Visit Wilmington Virtually

Posted on March 27, 2020

While your travel plans may be temporarily delayed, there’s no reason you can’t check out some of Wilmington’s picture-perfect attractions. Take advantage of some of our best virtual experiences to transport yourself to our charming coastal city.

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