621N4Th Gallery

Art lovers can check out of Wilmington’s up-and-comers with a visit to the 621N4Th Gallery – a local gallery that’s run by artists, and which provides studio space, office space, and a gallery venue...

A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy has New York roots and a prime location in the heart of Wilmington along College Road – a combination that has helped solidify this market’s reputation as one of the best delis in the Port...

ACES Gallery

Art lovers who want to truly dive into the local and regional Cape Fear arts scene will want to make a stop at the ACES Gallery. Orchestrated and run by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, this...

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...

Antiques of Old Wilmington

Downtown Wilmington is known for its collection of chic antique shops, and Antiques of Old Wilmington, which has a prime locale along Front Street just a block away from the Cape Fear River, is a convenient and...

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...

Bottega Art & Wine

In Wilmington, the arts scene and the nightlife scene effortlessly combine, and this cool coupling is perfectly apparent at the invitingly chic Bottega Art & Wine. Voted "Best Art Gallery" by Encore Magazine Readers...

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 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...

Carmike 16

Wilmington visitors who want to spend a rainy afternoon taking in the newest summer blockbuster can make a date with the Carmike 16 movie theater. Offering multiple screens, which includes 3D and jumbo screens, this...

Carolina Table Salt & Company

The Carolina Table Salt & Company started as a simple salt venture, with locally grown salt that was used to spice up family pig pickins’ and low country meals like shrimp and grits. Today, the small seasoning...

Castle Corner Antiques

Castle Corner Antiques is an endearing little antique shop that’s nicely cluttered with a wide range of collectables. With everything from centuries-old glassware to local North Carolina pottery, treasure hunters...

Charles Jones African Art

No artful exploration of Wilmington is complete without a visit to the acclaimed Charles Jones African Art. This local institution has been in business for more than 25 years, and features an extensive collection of...

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...

Keg and Egg

The Keg and Egg is a craft beer emporium with a big Pittsburgh-style influence which, when combined, creates a hearty menu that is sure to appease beer fans and hungry patrons alike. This unique beer garden and sandwich...

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...

Lovey’s Natural Foods & Cafe

Lovey’s Natural Foods & Café is a dream destination for vegetarians, health-conscious eaters, and anyone who craves a healthy meal or an array of natural and organic goodies. Located along Military...

Maggys Antiques and Collectibles

Antique hunters will enjoy a big dose of history both inside and out at the charming and unique Maggys Antiques and Collectibles. Stuffed with a number of pieces that can range from furnishings to jewelry, this eclectic...

Michael Moore Antiques

Downtown Wilmington is a favorite destination for avid antique fans, and Michael Moore Antiques is a gem in a long line of downtown stores that are bursting with vintage treasures. Found within a simple, one-story brick...

Mike’s Fresh Seafood

Mike’s Fresh Seafood is located along a busy section of Market Street, but is often overlooked by seafood fans as its rustic exterior and convenience-store vibe might not register with visitors who are looking for...

Pine Valley Market

There’s a little something for everyone to savor at the Pine Valley Market. Centrally located along College Road, this modest-sized establishment specializes in catering, fresh meats, wine, prepared foods to feast...

Regal Mayfaire Cinemas

Enjoy a night at the movies in a thoroughly modern environment with a visit to Regal Mayfaire Cinemas – a state-of-the-art movie complex that’s located in the posh and entertaining Mayfaire Community of...

River to Sea Gallery

Head to the edge of the Cape Fear River in the heart of Downtown Wilmington to discover a treasure trove of artworks that are clearly inspired by the Port City’s historic and coastal environment. The River to Sea...

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...

The Cigar Exchange

Take a load off from exploring the streets of Downtown Wilmington and settle in with a nice cigar at The Cigar Exchange. Known as the ultimate place to purchase and enjoy cigars in the heart of Wilmington, this friendly...

The Gallery of Fine Art

Experienced art collectors and everyday sightseers alike will be surprised to find the extensive and exceptional collection at Wilmington’s own The Gallery of Fine Art. Featuring multiple artists from around the...

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...

theArtWorks

The Port City is nothing if not creative and community-minded, and one of the chicest additions to the cultural landscape is theArtWorks - a planned art village that provides ample studio space, event venues, and...

Tokyo-Deli

Tokyo-Deli is easy to miss, but locals in-the-know are well aware of this little spot for exceptional Japanese cuisine. Located within a small shopping plaza along Carolina Beach Road, this tasty destination is part...

Uptown Market Antiques

Uptown Market Antiques may be outside of the Downton Wilmington antiques district, but it’s nonetheless worth a stop for its huge selection, ample space, and unique pieces – both big and small – that...

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, NC Campgrounds and RV Parks

Wilmington, NC Campgrounds and RV Parks

The camping scene in the greater Wilmington area is just as diverse and inviting as the city itself. From incredible all-inclusive campgrounds that has all the amenities of a world-class resort, to smaller and rustic destinations on the edge of a riverfront landscape, every taste can be accounted for in this expensive destination.