24 South Coffee House

Downtown Wilmington explorers who want to grab a quick cup of coffee and a warm homemade treat can make an easy stop along Front Street at the 24 South Coffee House. This chic and charming establishment has a collection...

Addicted To The Bean

Sometimes a name says it all, and Addicted to the Bean is a favorite destination for Hugh MacRae park-goers and UNCW college students alike to get an extra jolt of caffeine before an early morning run, a crucial final...

Annex

Annex is a hip spot for surfers and vacationers alike who are cruising to the Wrightsville Beach shoreline. Located on the edge of the causeway bridge, this destination is part sporting goods store, part clothing shop...

Café Zola

Coffee and tea drinkers who adore a good book and a hot or cold brew will appreciate the chic and relaxing Café Zola. Found within a sweet local book store, and featuring a nice collection of well-made coffee...

Cafe Del Mar

Café de Mar is a sister restaurant to Wilmington’s popular K-38 Mexican Restaurant, and this smaller eatery features an effortlessly cool collection of drinks, snacks, and sweet treats. Perfect for an early...

Folks Café

Folks Café is a sweet little coffee shop that’s found on the outskirts of Downtown Wilmington in an unimposing, (and very easy to pass by), one-story brick “home” in a cluster of small downtown...

Giant

Giant is a unique experience for coffee and film buffs in the heart of film-obsessed Wilmington. Located next to the famed EUE Screen Gem studios, and featuring meeting rooms and an on-site movie theater that plays...

Grinder’s Cafe

Patrons who want to settle in for a warm cup of coffee on a well-worn and soft couch, or who crave an easy bite to eat in a relaxing coffee house setting, will find a lot to love about Grinder’s Café. This...

Java Dog

As the name would suggest, Java Dog is one of Downtown Wilmington’s few establishments where dogs aren’t only welcome, they’re expected. This cool coffee shop that’s located on the edge of Front...

Long Island Eatery

Long Island Eatery is a classic New York Delicatessen and coffee bar that was founded by authentic New Yorkers and which is a decent spot to find a wide array of fresh salads, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks to enjoy...

Lucky Joe Coffee

Lucky Joe Coffee is a lucky find for visitors who are cruising to or from the central Wilmington area via Interstate 40 or Business US 17. This coffee house that serves up fresh brews, smoothies, and even juices, is...

Luna Caffè

Luna Caffè is an inviting little coffee shop that’s found in a charming residential neighborhood on the edge of Downtown Wilmington, and which is bordered by historic cottage homes and antique stores...

The Post Cafe

The Post Café is a laid-back stop where beach-goers can relax, refresh, and load up on all the goodies that complement a perfect day on the beach. Chock-full of bakery specialties, drinks, desserts, and a light...

Scenic Spots in Wilmington, NC

Scenic Spots in Wilmington, NC

From antebellum mansions that steal the scene, to stunning waterfront vistas that can be admired from the downtown streets, Wilmington is a city that is brimming with beauty in every direction. On your next Wilmington vacation, pack along your camera, and be sure and plan an outing to these iconic landmarks, parks, and attractions where the views are breathtaking, and the local landscape is simply unforgettable.

Henrietta III

Henrietta III

It's hard to miss the Henrietta III as she cruises along Downtown Wilmingtontowards the open waters of the Cape Fear River. As the largest cruise boat in North Carolina, and the state's only true stern wheel riverboat, the Henrietta III has become a staple of the downtown scene in Wilmington, adding to its historic charm and southern flair for fun.