Destination on the Rise
Wilmington's riverfront is concentrated in a vibrant, walkable River District, bustling with locally owned shops, restaurants and nightlife and anchored by breathtaking views of the Cape Fear River. With the recent addition of new and renovated hotels, waterfront restaurants, rooftop bars, a marina and an event pier, it’s no wonder Wilmington, NC, was recently selected as one of "The South's Best Cities" by the readers of Southern Living magazine and TripAdvisor’s “Top Destinations on the Rise." Our burgeoning River District combines the city’s historic charm and rich past with modern design and new attractions.
Here’s a look at the River District’s rich past and steady favorite attractions and activities, along with recent additions and a preview of the future transformation coming to Wilmington’s award-winning riverfront. Let the water be your guide to discovering new adventures.