Get Away From it All in One Escape
Historic City & Island Beaches
In Wilmington, NC and Island Beaches, whether nature, history or coastal, everyone can find their holiday glow and all in one escape. Outdoor adventures carry on in our premier parks and gardens, beautiful beaches and with many nature-related activities to choose from, visitors find rejuvenation and relaxation wherever they go—with a coastal twist added for the holidays. Shop at waterside holiday markets and boutiques, or take a carriage ride along the festively decorated brick-lined streets of historic downtown Wilmington. Self-guided tours, enchanted gardens, door to dock holiday lights and alfresco or takeout dining make it easy to get away from it all and kick off the holiday season.
Whether it’s an old-style Christmas by the river, sunrise over the ocean or stroll along the island of lights, Wilmington and our beaches–Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville–are ready for whatever brings you cheer.