One destination with four unique settings offers a vibrant variety of experiences. You’ll find them in new attractions along the riverfront, in the 230-plus blocks of the National Register Historic District of Wilmington, and on three colorful island beaches – Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. You’ll be surrounded by water, history and natural beauty in North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination. Stroll the scenic Riverwalk lined with shops, cafes and vibrant nightlife along the Cape Fear River. Join us for original year-round festivals, concerts, watersports’ competitions, and holiday events. Dine on seafood-rich and coastal-inspired menus after a day of sand and surf or an evening at a Broadway show. Or visit our family-friendly museums and aquarium. Whatever you choose, no two getaways here are alike. Plan your getaway today and choose to stray off course.

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