How to Explore Wilmington While Traveling Solo

Traveling independently can be intimidating, but it has become many people’s favorite way to explore a new destination. Embark on a solo journey through our charming city; whether learning about the area’s past, venturing through the outdoors or enjoying a performance, you’ll find there are many different ways to explore Wilmington when riding solo.

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What’s New on Wilmington’s Roster in 2023

From new ways to explore the city and a fresh outlook on nature to acclaimed restaurants and vibrant bars, Wilmington is welcoming some exciting additions in 2023. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, your travel checklist just got a little longer.

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Wilmington and Beaches’ Best Sunrises and Sunsets

Wilmington and its three vibrant island beaches offer sunrise and sunset experiences that make for postcard-perfect memories. Take a sunup SUP tour through sparkling salt marshes, sit back and sip sunset-hued cocktails along Wilmington’s Riverwalk at sundown or witness the sun sinking into the water from Wrightsville Beach’s western shore – a remarkable and rare sight on the East Coast.

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Holiday Sweets and Treats in Wilmington and Beaches

During the most wonderful time of the year, savor seasonal sweets and treats in Wilmington and its nearby island beaches. This charming coastal destination offers an array of festive flavors, from fruitcakes and fudge to coffee and craft beer, and you’ll want to experience them all this holiday season.

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A Twist on Holiday Traditions in Wilmington

There are plenty of twists on holiday traditions befitting a charming coastal destination like Wilmington and our island beaches. Get in the spirit this season with a magical getaway filled with holiday cruises and flotillas, bright lights, unique shops and a variety of ways to celebrate.

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Nation’s First USCT Park Opens in Wilmington

Wilmington’s Cameron Art Museum (CAM) is excited to open the nation’s first United States Colored Troops (USCT) Park, which serves as a place for the community to come together and reflect on the contributions of USCT Regiment soldiers and look forward to the future. The USCT Park honors the 1,600 United States Colored Troops who once fought on the grounds of the museum, and features Boundless , a life-size bronze statue featuring 11 USCT Soldiers by sculptor Stephen Hayes.

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A 2-Day Guide to Wilmington with Man’s Best Friend

A perfect pet-friendly destination no matter the time of the year, Wilmington welcomes dogs of all shapes, sizes and pawprints. From numerous dog-friendly restaurants and dog parks and other activities fit for four-legged friends, there are plenty of things for you and your pup to do in Wilmington and its surrounding island beaches.

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More than just Music in Wilmington

Not only is Wilmington a hub for rockin’ live music, the riverfront destination also offers a host of other ways to be entertained. Whether you are looking for a laugh, a captivating show or another unique experience, you’ll find it in Wilmington!

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Journey into the Haunted Depths of Old Wilmington

Wilmington hosts visitors from near and far throughout the year for one special reason: it is one of the most actively haunted cities in the South. With a 230-plus-block historic district and a deeply rich history, it should come as no surprise that ghostly spirits from days gone by may still linger.

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No Planning Required Road Trip Ideas to Wilmington

There’s nothing better than a spur-of-the-moment trip. With so many things to do in Wilmington that don’t require advance tickets or reservations, this coastal paradise is the perfect destination for a no-planning-required getaway.

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