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...

Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap...

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, which encompasses a decent chunk of the popular Downtown Riverwalk, is a scenic region which will lure visitors into pulling up a bench seat, staying a while, and enjoying the miles of Cape Fear River...

Wilmington Riverwalk

Wilmington Riverwalk

The Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington is a showstopper of a stroll that is a distinctive attraction all its own. Originally conceived in the 1980s as a way to generate more interest and tourism to the Cape Fear River...

Airlie Gardens

Arlie Gardens is home to a stunning collection of natural gardens and eye-catching artworks which continually impresses visitors to the Wilmington area. Established in 1901, and originally used as a private garden for...

Aquatic Safaris SCUBA Center

Visiting scuba pros who want to explore the ledges and historic wrecks that are found off the Cape Fear coastline, and local scuba newbies who want to take the plunge and learn the trade, can accomplish both of these...

Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park is a fun destination for Wilmington locals and visitors alike to take a break from the waves, and dive into a little outdoor entertainment outside the waterfront realm. Located just south of the heart of...

Aussie Island Surf Shop

Wrightsville Beach has a dedicated local and visiting surfing community, and newcomers or old pros who need to upgrade their equipment and gear can make an easy stop at Aussie Island Surf Shop. Located on Lumina Avenue...

Battle House

Battle House is a mission-based laser tag center that takes the traditional laser tag game to the next level. Suitable for adults and older kids, as well as private and corporate parties, the facilities feature 10,000...

Battleship USS North Carolina

The USS Battleship North Carolina is an unmistakable site in Downtown Wilmington. Taking up a large portion of the waterfront docks, this historic World War II moveable landmark is a must-see for Cape Fear vacationers.

Beach House Bar

The Beach House Bar is a casual taste of the islands in the northern Ogden region of the Cape Fear area. Known for its nightlife, cold drinks, and ultra laid-back atmosphere, the Beach House Bar is the place to go for a...

Beer Barrio

Beer Barrio is a chic Happy Hour destination in the heart of Downtown Wilmington that’s renowned for ice cold drinks, fresh cuisine, and an abundance of good times. A perfect stop for refueling after a lengthy...

Bellamy Mansion

When driving or strolling past the Bellamy Mansion, visitors are often transported back to a different time, when the Antebellum South was in full prestige, and Wilmington was a bustling, pre-Civil War port town...

Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant

Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant is a unique destination that attracts sports fans and southern cooking fans alike. Located in a busy but more local section of Carolina Beach Road, this relatively new eatery serves...

Blockade Runner Soundside Rentals

Vacationers can enjoy a world of on-the-water fun through the accommodating and centrally located Blockade Runner Soundside Rentals. Situated on the edge of the popular Blockade Runner Beach Resort, and close to both...

Brooklyn Arts Center

Wilmington is known for its rich history, and its’ incredible theater and entertainment scene, and the acclaimed Brooklyn Arts Center combines these two enticing attributes. Featuring a rotating line-up of shows...

Brown Coat Pub and Theatre

The Brown Coat Pub and Theatre is a veritable catch-all for entertainment in the heart of Downtown Wilmington, with an ever-changing array of live theater, local concerts, and karaoke, which is complemented by a full...

Burgwin-Wright House Museum and Gardens

The Burgwin-Wright Museum House may be one of many former Wilmington residences that claim historical significance and a long and storied history, but this home is remarkably beautiful and distinctive in its own right...

Buzz’s Roost

Buzz’s Roost is a fun little spot in the heart of Downtown Wilmington that is known for its solid sandwiches, seafood, and plenty of good times. With a nice long interior bar that boasts a full row or TVs, and a...

Cameron Art Museum

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, the Cameron Art Museum has grown over the past five decades into one of coastal North Carolina's premier collections of regional, national and international art, filling...

Cape Fear Games

Cape Fear Games is miles above the standard gaming store, thanks to an impressive collection of board games, cards, sports equipment, and regular special events that attract board game fans and players of all genres...

Cape Fear Museum

The Cape Fear Museum, (shorthand for the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science), has been educating and entertaining visitors for well over 100 years. Founded in 1898, the museum is the oldest operating museum in...

Cape Fear Paddleboarding

Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach vacationers can dive into the region’s newest and hottest sport with a visit to Cape Fear Paddleboarding. Offering a wealth of guided tours, lessons, fitness classes and rentals...

Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc Day Tours

Downtown Wilmington visitors will first be introduced to Cape Fear Riverboats by glimpsing the massive, three story Henrietta III - a classic riverboat cruise ship - along the central waterfront. But Cape Fear...

Cape Fear Segway Tours

Visitors who want to explore the historic and story-rich streets of downtown Wilmington will find plenty of tour options, but arguably none are more unique than the Segway tours provided by acclaimed local provider...

Cape Fear Serpentarium

Not for the squeamish, the Cape Fear Serpentarium will surely thrill all of the reptile lovers in your crew, with one of the largest collections of live exotic venomous snakes in the country. Serpentarium owner and...

Cape Fear Wine & Beer

Beer and wine lovers will be in a casual and locally cool heaven when they pay a visit to Cape Fear Wine & Beer – a longstanding local bar and beverage shop that has been raising the bar for beer fans for...

Capt. Jot Owens / Jot It Down Fishing Charters

Capt. Jot Owens / Jot It Down Fishing Charters is a popular inshore and near-shore fishing charter that provides friendly and professional fishing trips to some of the Cape Fear region’s most productive local...

Captain Charles Robbins' Cape Fear River Adventures

Captain Charles Robbins' Cape Fear River Adventures is a top-rated touring company that takes explorers to the backwaters of the local Cape Fear rivers and streams where the local wildlife thrives. From basic...

Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Sports Bar

Take a break from the daily grind and dive into a game of volleyball, a trivia night, or just a few rounds and a hearty meal with friends and family with a visit to Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Sports...

Cardinal Lanes Beach Bowl

Cardinal Lanes Beach Bowl is an expansive bowling center where amateurs and pros alike can test their skills in a fun and family-friendly environment. Perfect for afternoon or evening games, as well as private parties...

Carolina Flyboard

Enjoy a James Bond-style adventure that’s well off the beaten path with a visit to Carolina Flyboard. This Zapata Racing Distributor for the Carolinas provides FlyBoard instruction for patrons who want to glide...

Carolina PaddleBoard Co.

From purchases and rentals, to learning the basics of the art of riding, Carolina PaddleBoard Co. has new stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) covered. Located in the heart of Wrightsville Beach just off of Airlie Road, and...

Children's Museum of Wilmington

The Children's Museum of Wilmington, located in Downtown Wilmington on Orange Street, is an ideal destination for adventurous kids who love nothing better than to get their hands dirty exploring a world of art, science...

City Stage Theatre

Downtown Wilmington explorers don’t have to venture too far to discover the Port City’s exceptional theater scene thanks to the conveniently located City Stage Theater. Featuring a “Level 5” bar...

Crystal South Surf Camp

Wrightsville Beach is well-known in North Carolina surfing circles, and new visitors can join in the fun with a lesson or camp at the homegrown Crystal South Surf Camp. Featuring a full array of lessons that’s...

Dead Crow Comedy Room

Nothing is more relaxing and liberating than a big belly laugh, and Wilmington’s own Dead Crow Comedy Room is a perfectly convenient destination for Cape Fear visitors to sit back, enjoy a drink, and let loose...

Defy Gravity Wilmington

Enjoy a range of both indoor and outdoor fun with a visit to the enticingly named DefyGravity Wilmington. A unique trampoline park that’s home to a wealth active entertainment, this centrally located fun center is...

Dig & Dive

Dig & Dive is a neighborhood sports bar and restaurant in central Wilmington that is gaining a following that’s well outside the collection of apartment complexes and residential communities which border the...

Diving Carolina

Scuba Divers can embark on an underwater adventure that’s second to none with a dive trip that’s chartered by Diving Carolina. This Wrightsville Beach-based diving center offers a myriad of customized trips...

Echo Farms Golf and Country Club

Echo Farms Golf and Country Club is a semi-private country club that features an enticing 18-hole course in the heart of the inland Cape Fear region. Featuring Tiff-Eagle Bermuda grass greens and Bermuda grass fairways...

Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve

Take a walk on the Cape Fear’s wild side with a visit to the Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve – a scenic 174-acre natural area that’s a prized component of the University of North Carolina Wilmington...

Feel Good Fishing Charters & Adventures

Spend a full day exploring the wide open waters that surround the Cape Fear region, or devote a fishing trip to some of the best angling in the area, with an expedition that’s commandeered by Feel Good Fishing...

Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant & Pub

Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant & Pub is a sweet little pub and restaurant that’s found on a picturesque business-lined street on the outskirts of Landfall, and which is close to a handful of golf courses...

Firebelly Lounge

Firebelly Lounge is a longstanding hang-out for Wilmington’s college crowd. Originally located in the downtown area, and recently moved to its new location along Carolina Beach Road, this restaurant and lounge...

Fox and Hound Pub & Grille

The Fox and Hound Pub & Grille is a prime destination for visitors to relax with a pint and a hearty meal after a long day of shopping in the ultra-posh Mayfaire Town center. Featuring a full menu of drinks and...

Freeman Park

The northernmost coastal region of Carolina Beach is home to the Freeman Park Recreation Area, a stretch of shoreline that is well known to adventurous, beach-loving 4WD truck owners. Unlike other stretches of the...

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington

With more than four centuries of history, it’s understandable that some of Wilmington’s rich past lingers on, and visitors with a darker side can get face-to-face with some of these ghoulish legends via an...

Greenfield Lake Park

Greenfield Lake Park is known as one of Wilmington’s coolest and most scenic destinations, and is a vast public park that’s located just south of the historic downtown area. Located on the western edge of...

Haleyburton Park

Halyburton Park, (also known by its formal name of Halyburton Memorial Park), is a 58-acre nature preserve that features a lengthy biking and hiking trail, a number of public facilities, and a scenic glimpse into the...

Halyburton Park

Halyburton Memorial Park is a perfect respite for visitors who want to take a break from the busy Downtown Wilmington shopping, dining and attractions, and just relax amidst the natural ponds and unique rolling sand...

Haunted Cotton Exchange Tours

The Cotton Exchange has long attracted shoppers, foodies, and history buffs of all tastes, but few people know that this ancient collection of brick buildings that’s found alongside the Cape Fear River also has a...

Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy a pint or two, (or even three), and toast the darker side of Wilmington’s downtown area with a Haunted Pub Crawl. These enjoyable tours for the 21 and older crowd embark on a 2.5 hour long adventure that...

Hell’s Kitchen

Movie buffs and foodies alike will have a fine time at Hell’s Kitchen, a chic little Downtown Wilmington restaurant that had a guest role in the homegrown TV series, “Dawson’s Creek.” Located...

Herbert Bluethenthal Memorial Wildflower Preserve

It's easy to miss the Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve. Located on the outskirts of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's campus, this preserve was all but wiped away by the 1970s due to encroaching...

Hieronymus Fishing Charters

Wrightsville Beach anglers can enjoy a fulfilling expedition to the back bays, inlets, and open waters of the Atlantic Ocean with a trip that’s commandeered by Hieronymus Fishing Charters. Located on the edge of...

Hook, Line & Paddle

Visitors throughout the Cape Fear area can easily embark on a paddling adventure thanks to the centrally located Hook, Line & Paddle. This convenient paddling destination features a wealth of rental equipment for...

Hugh McRae Park

Hugh McRae Park is a centrally located public park that features a wealth of natural beauty and scenery, as well as plenty of activities to keep park-goers of all ages engaged. Located just south of the UNCW campus, and...

Indo Jax Surf School

Indo Jax Surf School serves as a launching point for Wrightsville Beach locals and visitors alike who want to join the crowds that flock to the beach for the consistent good surfing conditions. With a home base...

Jax Fifth Avenue Deli & Ale House

Jax Fifth Avenue Deli & Ale House may look like a Swiss retreat, but the downhome cuisine and friendly atmosphere is the hallmark of a southern destination. Featuring an expansive interior with plenty of bar seating...

JC Surf Camp

Adventurous vacationers of all ages will love learning to ride the waves through the professional instructors at JC Surf Camp. Based in Wilmington, this established surf camp was built with the vision to pass on the...

Jellybeans Family Skate Center

Enjoy a little bit of old school fun with a visit to Jellybeans Family Skate Center. A great destination for visitors of all ages, as well as skaters of all skill levels, this massive roller skating rink is a solid spot...

Johnny Mercer’s Pier

Any experienced visitor will attest that one of the best things about the North Carolina coastline is the fishing, and the Johnnie Mercer's Pier is a prime locale for Wrightsville Beach visitors to tackle the...

Juggling Gypsy Cafe

Juggling Gypsy Café is a completely original destination where food, drinks, live music, a hookah bar, and even belly dancing can all be found. A popular hang-out with the college crowd, and a fun late-night...

Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

There’s an ocean of adventures waiting for visitors at the Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park. Featuring a full range of entertainment options including a water park, mini golf course, go karts, arcade, and so much...

Katy’s Grill and Bar

Katy’s Grill and Bar is a haven for sports fans, thanks to a recently renovated living room, a full bar with rows of flat screen TVs, a cool outdoor dining area complete with shady umbrella-topped tables, and an...

King Neptune Restaurant

King Neptune Restaurant is an all-encompassing breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night hot spot that boasts a friendly hometown vibe, and a big wave of classic American fare with a coastal and southern influence. Known...

KowaBunga Surf School

Wilmington visitors who want to check out the adjacent Cape Fear beaches in style can sign up for a surf lesson or camp from the homegrown KowaBunga Surf School. Based out of Wilmington but accessing a number of local...

Latimer House Museum and Gardens

The Latimer House Museum and Gardens has a key role in Wilmington's historical culture. Built in the early 1850s and still preserved as one of the region's many opulent homes which have been converted to museums, this...

Legion Stadium

Wilmington visitors who love a good sports outing, exhibition, or a grand scale performance will want to check out what’s on the schedule at the renowned Legion Stadium. Home of the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer...

Literary History Walking Tour

Literary fans and writers will adore the Literary History Walking Tour - a cool tour that explores the streets of Downtown Wilmington from the point of view of some of the globe’s most famous scribes. Working in...

Live Line Charters

Embark on a fishing trip that’s close to home but which targets some larger-than-life catches with a fishing trip that’s commandeered by Live Line Charters. This local charter business specializes in deep...

Low Tide Pub

Casual and perfect for the college crowd, Low Tide Pub is where locals go to grab a beer, a bite to eat, and a little after-hours entertainment. This pub and bar is located on the edge of the UNCW campus, which makes it...

Mahanaim Adventures

Though seemingly always hopping with activity, Wilmington has a surprising number of rugged and undeveloped paddling trails throughout the Cape Fear area, and newcomers can explore all these hidden gems with a kayaking...

Might As well Bar & Grill

Might as Well Bar & Grill is a modest-sized bar and restaurant that’s a solid destination for filling food and Happy Hour or late-night drinks with friends. Boasting a big array of beverages and drink...

Museum of the Bizarre

Sometimes a name says it all, and the Museum of the Bizarre is a short but engaging trip through some of Wilmington’s more unusual chapters in history. A popular destination for weird-loving visitors and film...

Nauti Times Rental Boats

Frequent visitors know that the Cape Fear area is best explored by water, and vacationers can embark on their own afternoon, day-long, or even weeklong adventure with a vessel from Nauti Times Rental Boats. Featuring a...

New Hanover County Arboretum

The New Hanover County Arboretum, located on the outskirts of Downtown Wilmington on Oleander Drive, is a peaceful retreat for nature lovers everywhere. With seven acres of greenery, and gorgeous foliage that changes...

No Excuses Fishing Charters

There’s no excuse to put off a day of fishing with this friendly and professional charter boat company that patrols the waters just off the Cape Fear shoreline for some of the region’s tastiest and most...

North End Jet Ski Rentals

Take a thrilling spin around the wide open waters that surround the Cape Fear region with a Jet Ski provided by the locally owned and operated North End Jet Ski Rentals. Featuring owners with a keen knowledge of...

Oakdale Cemetery

History buffs and ghost story fans will love a stroll through Wilmington’s own Oakdale Cemetery. This prestigious cemetery, which dates back to the 1850s, is the final resting place of a number of notable...

Offshore Account Charters

Wilmington anglers who want to reel in a big catch can book an offshore, deep sea and / or Gulf Stream trip through Offshore Account Offshore Fishing Charter. Boasting more than 15 years of experience in the local...

Ogden Park

Outdoor lovers and active visitors of all tastes will have a fine time at the engaging Ogden Park. Located just northeast of the Downtown area, and convenient to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach visitors alike, this...

Paso Fino

Paso Fino is a completely authentic Mexican food restaurant, bar, and lounge that serves up overflowing plates of budget-friendly cuisine, as well as hosts big name Latin acts and live music in the adjoining lounge...

Patriot Dive Center

Patriot Dive Center is an all-encompassing dive center that provides everything from initial certification classes to liveaboard trips to some of the most beautiful scuba diving destinations in the world. Conveniently...

Poe’s Tavern

Poe’s Tavern is an effortlessly chic spot for Happy Hour drinks, a post-beach meal, or a late night adventure with friends reminiscing about the day over a round of beers or two. Featuring a cool brick and dark...

Poplar Grove Plantation

Wilmington visitors can enjoy a visit to one of the oldest peanut plantations in the country with an easy drive to the Poplar Grove Plantation. Located just north of the center of Wilmington along US Highway 17, this...

Port City Brew Bus

Beer lovers will be thrilled to discover that there’s a local Wilmington tour designed just for them – the Port City Brew Bus. Open to visitors who are 21 and older, this tour bus heads to three of the...

Power of Play

Wilmington’s youngest visitors can enjoy a full morning, afternoon or summertime camp of fun at Power of Play – a cool and entertaining destination for playground-worthy fun in an indoor setting. A perfect...

ProFishNC Charters

For a fishing trip that’s accessible and fun for the entire family, count on the Carolina Beach-based ProFishNC Charters. This friendly and professional fishing charter business combs the Cape Fear coast for a...

Red Barn Studio Theatre

Visitors can dive into Wilmington’s famed theater scene on a small and intimate scale with a visit to the aptly named Red Barn Studio Theatre. This 50-seat theater is the place to go to see local talents before...

Reggae Hut Bar and Grill

Being this close to the water may inspire a taste for the islands, and Wilmington visitors can appease this craving with a visit to Reggae Hut Bar and Grill. Located in the heart of the Downtown area, and just a few...

Reliant Marine

There are plenty of ways to have fun in the water with Sea Gate Boating and Reliant Marine. This boat rental, maintenance, training, and charter destination in an all-encompassing spot for vacationers and locals alike...

Riverwalk

All Downtown Wilmington visitors should make a date with the Riverwalk, a long wooden walkway that follows the borders of the Cape Fear River and which provides plenty of unparalleled vistas along the way. Cruising past...

Rod-Man Guide Service

Even experienced anglers can use a hand navigating the waters of the Cape Fear Coastline, and Rod-Man Charters offers a unique take on the traditional charter fishing experience by having the expert guide come to you...

Sail Wilmington NC

Enjoy a view of Downtown Wilmington from the middle of the Cape Fear River with a sailing tour provided by Sail Wilmington NC. This friendly sailing tour company allows visitors to catch an in-depth perspective of...

Screen Gems Studio

The town of Wilmington is well-known for its Hollywood connection, and has set the stage for hundreds if not thousands of movies and television shows over the past few decades. The pinnacle of this cinematic activity...

Scuba Now

Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach visitors who want to dive into a truly out of-this-world adventure can sign up for training, classes, and even chartered trips through the exceptionally located Scuba Now. This...

Sea Turtle Camp

Budding biologists with an inherent curiosity about their coastal surroundings will have a blast at Wilmington’s own Sea Turtle Camp – an enriching summer camp program for teens to learn more about these...

Seagate Charters

Anglers can enjoy a fishing trip that’s led by a local expert with a half-day or full-day charter provided by Seagate Charters. This local charter business that’s based out of Wilmington is commandeered by...

Sean's Private Surf Instruction

Vacationers who want a friendly, safe and effective means of learning to ride the waves can sign up for a lesson with Sean's Private Surf Instruction. Operating under the unique philosophy of having one instructor per...

Slainte Irish Pub Monkey Junction

Wilmington residents and visitors in the Monkey Junction area have a new venue for a Sunday football game or a Happy Hour drink with friends in the form of the Slainte Irish Pub. With a friendly atmosphere, plenty of...

South End Surf Shop

From wet suits and body boards, to Stand-up paddle board (SUP) or surfing lessons, the iconic South End Surf Shop has everything a vacationer needs to go out and enjoy those pristine Atlantic waves. Located in a...

Southeast Angler

Get your toes wet into the ample on-the-water regions that the Cape Fear region has to offer with a kayak rental or guided tour provided by Southeast Angler. Perfect for exploring the marshy canals, tidal creeks, and...

Springbrook Farms Horsedrawn Tours

Downtown Wilmington and history go hand-in-hand which is why Springbrook Farms Horsedrawn Tours, a tour company that uses a horse-drawn carriage to carry visitors around town, seems to fit right into the local scene...

Stanback Coastal Education Center

The Stanback Coastal Education Center is one of the newest landmarks in Wrightsville Beach, and is an all-encompassing station for preserving the local history and ecology for future generations. Boating a facility that...

Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Garden

Garden fans and everyday explorers alike will love discovering the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Garden – a hidden gem that’s found in the busy heart of central Wilmington. Located along Independence Blvd., and...

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Sample the heart of Wilmington’s famed culinary scene with this tour that will make your taste buds celebrate a downtown exploration. The Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours is specifically catered for foodies, and...

Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

The Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts not only sets the stage for some of Wilmington's most opulent and engaging performances, but it also reigns as one of Wilmington's most distinguished buildings in its...

The Cotton Exchange

Visitors can celebrate Wilmington's deep-rooted history in trade with a visit to the historic Cotton Exchange. The complex of eight buildings features over 30 shops and restaurants that are worthy of exploration, and...

The Expedition Organization

Visitors who love kayaking but who are looking for a more in-depth local adventure will feel right at home with the services provided by The Expedition Organization. With a motto of “Out of the ordinary and into...

The Harp

Take a trip to the edge of Downtown Wilmington to dive into authentic Irish cuisine with a visit to The Harp – a subtle little eatery that’s found just a couple blocks away from the Cape Fear Riverfront, and...

TheaterNOW

Wilmington is all about exceptional theater, great cuisine, and local talent, and TheaterNOW combines all these wonderful community attributes in one central location. Situated in the heart of Wilmington just off of...

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is a fun Happy Hour or late-night destination for pub fans who like good eats, a fun atmosphere, and a good excuse to sit back with a beer and watch the game. Located just off of the...

Topwater Guide Co.

Tackle a fishing expedition that explores the close-to-home but fruitful waters of the Cape Fear region with an inshore or nearshore fishing trip provided by Topwater Guide Co. Based out of Wilmington, but serving...

Tour Old Wilmington

Locally owned and operated Tour Old Wilmington shows visitors a unique side of the historic port city, as they are transported back in time by a costumed guide who will breathe life into the ancient buildings and...

Trip with Triplett

Enjoy an educational yet fully engaging tour of historic Wilmington with a journey that starts with a Trip with Triplett. This local tour company is orchestrated by Robin, a retired social studies teacher who grew up in...

UNCW Cultural Arts Center

A veritable world of artists make a visit to the UNCW Cultural Arts Center – a centrally located auditorium and performing arts center that features some of the best performances in the Port Coty. Situated in the...

Vonda Kay Deep Sea Fishing

Vonda Kay Deep Sea Fishing will take Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington anglers on an unforgettable fishing adventure onboard a 73’ ft. long twin diesel vessel that’s suitable for big parties and...

Wavelength Charters

From nearshore ocean fishing to sunrise and sunset cruises, there are a lot of adventures that can be enjoyed via Wavelength Charters. This Wrightsville Beach-based charter and tour company offers a wealth of excursions...

WB Surf Camp

There are plenty of surf schools to choose from in the North Carolina surfing hub of Wrightsville Beach, but the WB Surf Camp is unique for its sheer range of lessons, camps, and even fitness classes that target a...

Whipsaw Fishing Charter

Anglers who are itching to get their lines wet in the open waters of the Cape Fear region can book a 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or cooler-busting full day charter fishing trip with Whipsaw Fishing Charters. Offering both inshore...

Whiskey Trail Pub & Grill

Whiskey Trail Pub & Grill is a hidden gem that’s tucked away near the Masonboro Sound, and which serves as a popular hang-out for Wilmington residents in the Masonboro Loop and Monkey Junction area. Serving up...

Wilmington National Cemetary

The Wilmington National Cemetery was established in 1867 by the US Government as a final resting place for the Union Troops who had perished during the Civil War in the battlefields surrounding the Wilmington area.

Wilmington Railroad Museum

With Wilmington's distinguished history as a thriving port community, few folks recognize at first that part of this reputation stemmed from its legacy as a bustling railroad center. In fact, for well over 125 years...

Wilmington Sharks Baseball

When the weather heats up, there’s nothing like a day at the ballpark, and Wilmington vacationers can root for the home team, thanks to the Port City’s own minor league club, the Wilmington Sharks. Part of...

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Symphony fans don’t have to travel to New York, Boston, or even the state capital of Raleigh to hear a world-class performance, thanks to the Port City’s own Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Established in...

Wilmington Trolley Company

All aboard for a fun exploration of the Port City that’s hosted by the Wilmington Trolley Company – an engaging tour company that allows new visitors and longtime Wilmington fans alike to explore the area...

Wilmington Water Tours

Imagine a lazy day or evening drifting through the wide waters and backwater creeks of the Cape Fear River, spotting a number of wild critters and enjoying unbeatable perspectives of the historic Downtown Waterfront...

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

The small but well-stocked Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is a charming little attraction that may not take very long to explore, but nevertheless presents a complete and fascinating portrait of this surprisingly...

Wrightsville Beach Park

The sunny Wrightsville Beach Park, conveniently located in the heart of town, is a fantastic destination for an outdoor adventure that doesn't necessarily entail a trip to the beach. Adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach...

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours

There’s a number of ways to explore the Wrightsville Beach shoreline through Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours – an all-encompassing tour company that charters adventures all along the Cape Fear Coastline...

Wrightsville Kayak Company

From Wrightsville Beach to the exclusive Figure 8 Island, everyone can find a hefty dose of on-the-water fun through the accommodating Wrightsville Kayak Company. This local rental business offers much more than your...

Wrightsville Parasailing Company

Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington visitors can enjoy a truly high flying adventure without ever leaving the Cape Fear coastline with Wrightsville Parasailing Company. Established in 1998, this locally renowned...

Wrightsville Performance Sailing

Wrightsville Performance Sailing is the premier option for an unforgettable day on the water for would-be sailors and everyday vacationers alike. Offering a fleet of cruises and lessons, this experienced sailing tour...

Wrightsville SUP

Join the watersports craze that’s spreading like wildfire along the East Coast, or sign up for a family-friendly paddling adventure that offers new and unique glimpses into the Wrightsville Beach scene with an...

Zebulon Latimer House

Take a step back in time and dive into an antebellum world of charm and culture with a visit to the exquisite Zebulon Latimer House. Located in the heart of the historic downtown region, and just a couple blocks away...

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.

Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap in between downtown buildings on 225 N Front St, the park straddles the heart of Downtown Wilmington and a Riverfront parking area, but the section in between is quiet, peaceful, and buffered from the sound of the downtown traffic by the two tall but historic buildings on either side.