Fall Roundup

Wilmington and our island beaches are the perfect destination for a fall getaway.  With the kids back in school, round up your friends or plan a trip just for two and enjoy the sights, tastes and sounds of fall on the coast. 

Deep sea fishing chartersFishing Frenzy
The fish are biting this fall, so grab your lucky pole and get ready to reel in a big catch.  With some of the area's best fishing tournaments throughout the season, fishing charters and world-class fishing spots, anglers will find fishing fun around ever corner. Read More

Couple toastingMusic and Nightlife 
The nightlife heats up after the sun goes down!  From wine bars, to rooftop hang outs, to unique music venues, there's a variety of nightlife spots that every visitor can enjoy.  Music lovers will also enjoy the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival, where Grammy-Award winning bluesman Jonny Lang as well as up and coming sultry songstress Samantha Fish will take the stage.  Not only will the tunes be hot, but the seafood will be too as local restaurants serve up their best dishes.

Horse Drawn CarriageWalking Tours and More
Take advantage of fall's mild temperatures and explore Wilmington by foot, Segway or even horse with one of the area's many sightseeing tours. Tours cover a variety of topics including historic sites, TV and film sets, local haunted spots and more. Read More

Cotton ExchangeShop 'Til You Drop
Wilmington's historic river district is known for its unique boutique shops featuring everything from cutting edge fashion, to art to ceramic sculptures that can't be foundanywhere else. The highest concentration of unique boutique shops can be found at The Cotton Exchange, featuring buildings in constant occupancy since the pre-Civil War decade. Eight graciously restored buildings connected by brick walkways, open-air courtyards, and gigantic heart pine beams house 30 unique specialty shops and restaurants, each a charming reflection of the style and feel of Wilmington’s 19th century working port days. Read More

Foodie FavoritesFoodie Favorites
With over 40 locally-owned restaurants in our historic district alone, Wilmington is a foodie's paradise and is renowned for some of the South's best restaurants and eateries. Feast on down-home classics such as fried shrimp or pulled pork or alfresco and indulge in excellent seafood creations at a popular riverfront or oceanfront spot. 
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Paddle BoardingOutdoor Adventures
Experience one-of-a-kind coastal outdoor fun this fall in Wilmington and our island beaches.  Explore miles of beautiful coastline, stroll through a pristine park or garden, try out a new watersport, hop aboard an area cruise and more this season.  Read More

Bellamy MansionStep Back In Time
Wilmington's Historic River District is full of history with sites dating back to the 1700s.  With historic homes, history-based tours and more, you can step back in time and learn about the area's rich historical past on your visit here.  Read More