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What to See on a Weekend Getaway to Wilmington, N.C.

by Kimberly Krol

Mar 24, 2015

USS North Carolina of in Wilmington © Alex Grichenko | Dreamstime

Front Street Brewery, Wilmington, North Carolina © Heather Smith | Flickr

Front Street Brewery, Wilmington, North Carolina © Heather Smith | Flickr

Renowned for its riverfront and easily accessible (with direct flights from New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Charlotte), Wilmington, N.C, makes for aperfect weekend getaway. Here are a few tips to make the most of limited time in the coastal destination.



Wilmington’s National Register Historic District spans more than 230 blocks, with churches, architecture, brick-lined streets and historic houses


Visit Hollywood

You may be saying, “What?!?” But one of the largest production facilities east of Los Angeles is in Wilmington. Scout real locations during your visit.


Enjoy Delicious Cuisine

From Southern comfort foods to fresh catch, Wilmington features a range of options and cuisines. Culinary tours are also available.


Get Spooked

Wilmington is one of the most haunted cities in the world. Special tours tell the stories of the lost souls of the city.


Go Outside

With nature preserves, trails, golf and more, outdoor enthusiasts can walk, jog, bike, play and much more.


Sip Local Brews

For 20 years, Front Street Brewery has served as Wilmington’s only restaurant with a brewery. More and more craft breweries are opening in the area as well.


Catch Culture

The city’s arts and culture scene includes one of the oldest theaters in America, the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. TheatreNOW is a performing arts venue with weekend dinner theater.



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