East Oceanfront Dining is a posh little restaurant that’s found along a quieter section of the Wrightsville Beach shoreline, and which features beautifully colorful plates of traditional seafood and American cuisine with a twist. With a menu that’s always rotating, and an abundance of fresh ingredients on full display, this restaurant is a solid option for foodies who want a romantic dining experience, or who just want to sink their teeth into something new.

The sunny dining area is open for both lunch and dinner guests, and each menu has its own collection of traditional dishes and more unique coastal fare. Because the menu changes on a regular basis, patrons can enjoy new flavors and entrees with every visit, but can more or less be assured that a nice selection of appetizers, salads, soups, and entrees will be readily available. Sample lunch items can include cold-weather soups and warm-weather salads, burgers, and fresh wraps, while dinner patrons can look forward to fresh catches prepared in a myriad of creative ways, prime meats including duck, pork and steaks, and a host of global appetizers like poutine or steak tartar. Always distinctive, East Oceanfront Dining is conducive to multiple visits, thanks to a colorful menu that changes with the season. 

Wrightsville Beach
  • Monday7:00am-2:00am
  • Tuesday7:00am-2:00am
  • Wednesday7:00am-2:00am
  • Thursday7:00am-2:00am
  • Friday7:00am-2:00am
  • Saturday7:00am-2:00am
  • Sunday7:00am-2:00am
Airlie Gardens

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 the wealthy Pembroke family, the garden has since been transformed into a public attraction that’s dotted with thousands of camellias, magnolias, wisteria, azaleas, and other southern blooms that thrive in the warm coastal climate. The azaleas are arguably the star of the show, as there are more than 100,000 red, white, and magenta hued-azaleas to admire.

Cape Fear Museum

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 North Carolina, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Distinguished for its modern structure and Market Street location in the middle of Downtown Wilmington, the museum has a wealth of information on the history, wildlife and culture of the 50-square mile Cape Fear region. More than 50 thousand exhibits can be found within its brick and concrete walls, and patrons of all ages will surely find an exhibit or two that is engrossing, educational, and sheds new light on this essential coastal Carolina region.