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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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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One Tree Hill Walking Tour

Spoiler Alert: You're going to love your One Tree Hill tour of Wilmington. Fans of the popular WB drama flock to the area to tour our riverside sites and recreate the show's most epic scenes.

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Dawson's Creek Locations Tour

It’s been more than 25 years since the wildly popular show Dawson’s Creek premiered on the WB, catapulting the careers of James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams. During the course of the series, 128 episodes over six seasons were filmed in Wilmington and our Island Beaches.

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Stay On-the-Go on Your Next Trip to Wilmington

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker who can’t sit still or a traveler tired of being stuck indoors, get moving during your next getaway to Wilmington. Across our coastal city, discover a wide array of motion-based adventures from biking along scenic trails to setting sail on the Cape Fear River.

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Dawson's Creek Facts

Dawson's Creek ran for six successful seasons and was filmed right here, in the Wilmington area. A trip to Wilmington allows fans to explore "Capeside," the fictitious town the show was based upon.

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