Take a break from exploring the Wilmington waterfront and settle in for a little romance and fine French cuisine with a stop at Le Catalan French Cafe and Wine Bar. As the name would apply suggest, Le Catalan specializes in delicate French fare that’s complemented with wine, and with a picturesque view of the adjacent Riverwalk and the Cape Fear River, is a perfect spot to linger, dine, and watch the on-the-water world pass by.

The menu is simple, light, and refreshing, and features a selection of sandwiches, salads, special seasonal entrees, and desserts. Patrons who simply want a snack to complement a fine glass of wine can sample the cheese or charcuterie plate, or the Mediterranean Trio with olive tapenade, sundried tomato pesto, hummus, and a French baguette. Hungrier patrons can munch on a fresh salad - like the renowned Crab Salad - or a small entrée like the tasty Les Feuilletes – a puff pastry filled with ham and Swiss or mushrooms, and mixed with a creamy cheese sauce. Above all else, diners should save room for the decadent chocolate mousse, and should enjoy an extra glass of wine or a cup of coffee to enjoy the beautiful waterfront just a little longer. With exceptional views, Le Catalan is the perfect spot to relax and simply enjoy an afternoon in the pulsing heart of the Port City.

  • Monday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Thursday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Friday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Saturday11:30am-9:00pm
  • Sunday11:30am-4:30pm
Wrightsville Beach Park

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 Parks & Recreation's main facilities, the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum, and plenty of wide open green spaces, this park is a perfect spot for enjoying a little free fun in the sun, without the risk of getting sand in the shoes.

Wilmington Railroad Museum

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, railroading was the top industry in this town, surpassing importing and exporting goods along the Cape Fear River, (although the two businesses were certainly intertwined.)