Wilmington, NC, Guide and Information


Wilmington, NC Guide

About Wilmington

Located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River on the Atlantic coast, Wilmington, North Carolina, combines a long and storied history with beaches, vibrant nightlife and cultural opportunities, and a myriad of opportunities to play in the water. From stand-up paddleboard and surfing lessons on Pleasure Island, to enjoying live performing arts at Thalian Hall or the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, visitors will find plenty of things to do in Wilmington.



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River Lights

RiverLights is a new master-planned community with three miles of the Cape Fear River frontage in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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  • 843-916-2000
  • River Road , Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Serpentarium

Open year round Wed-Sun. Live Feeding Shows Saturday/ Sunday at 3pm. $9 general admission. $8 admission for seniors, veterans, educators. $7 per for…

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  • 910-762-1669
  • 20 Orange St, Wilmington, NC

Front Street Brewery

Located in Historic Downtown, the Front Street Brewery is Wilmington's only Restaurant with its own Brewery. Our staff takes pride in offering fresh…

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  • (910) 251-1935
  • 9 Front Street, Wilmington, NC

The Children's Museum of Wilmington

The Children's Museum of Wilmington stimulates children's imagination, curiosity and love of learning. Our Museum celebrates the joys of childhood by…

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  • (910) 254-3534
  • 116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC

Battleship North Carolina

Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks…

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  • (910) 251-5797
  • 1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC

Food Lion

Easy, Fresh and Affordable...You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!

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  • 910-256-3137, 910-256-3137, 910-270-9703, 910-270-9703, 910-452-4192, 910-452-4192, 910-458-5410, 910-458-5410, 910-686-2492, 910-686-2492, 910-793-1635, 910-793-1635
  • 6932 Market St. Suite A, Wilmington, NC

TheatreNOW Dinner Theatre

A theatre arts complex and performance space featuring event driven entertainment with dinner. Box Office hrs. & current schedule on our website.

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  • 910-399-3NOW
  • 19 S. 10th Street, Wilmington, NC

Golden Sands Motel & Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar

Luxurious, 113-room hotel provides you with amenities found only in much larger resorts. We have two pools, one outdoor and one indoor heated pool…

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  • (910) 458-8334
  • 1211 S. lakepark Blvd., Wilmington, NC

Ocean Isle Museum Foundation

Museum of Coastal Carolina

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  • 910-579-1016, 910-579-1016
  • 21 East Second St. OIB,, Sunset Beach, NC

Jack Mackerals Island Grill

For over a decade, Jack Mackerel's Island Grill has been serving the finest, freshest Caribbean-inspired cuisine on Pleasure Island.

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  • 910-458-7668
  • 113 Kave Kure Beach, Wilmington, NC

The George Restaurant

The George is the only riverfront restaurant in Downtown Wilmington, NC featuring "dock and dine". The menu offers Southern Coastal cuisine featuring…

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  • (910) 763-2052
  • 128 South Water Street, Wilmington, NC

Checkered Church

What's Inside? Some of the most popular AND some of the most unique gift and home decor lines you'll EVER see! All with a "beachy" attitude! Don't…

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  • 910-458-0211
  • 800 St. Joseph Street, Wilmington, NC

Dead Crow Comedy

Dead Crow Comedy Room is Eastern North Carolina's only full time comedy club, which is formerly known as Nutt Street Comedy Room…

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  • 910-399-1492
  • 265 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC

Casey's Buffet

Casey's is your place for authentic southern soul food. All you can eat, fresh cooked BBQ, Chitterlings, Fried Chicken, Baked Chicken, and much much…

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  • 910-798-2913
  • 5559 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC

The Husk

Downtown neighborhood bar that loves our new and regular friends Always great prices and specials with an open courtyard and full bar out back. TVs…

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  • 910-763-4950
  • 31 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC

Bombers Beverage Co.

Craft beer and wine shop with a cozy, loungey feel. Outdoor patio.

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  • (910) 833-5107
  • 108 Grace Street, Wilmington, NC

Compass Pointe

Compass Pointe is a community on the coast of North Carolina, just minutes from Wilmington, where you can experience resort living everyday.

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  • 888-717-6468
  • 8178 Compass Pointe East Wynd NE, Leland, NC

Krazy Mike'z

At Krazy Mikez , you will find the best selection of products ranging from souvenirs to gifts to apparel and even novelties .

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  • 910-833-5223
  • 1 N. Front St, Wilmington, NC

Charlie Graingers

Good food equals good time. visit us, bring your friends and relax over great food.

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  • 910-707-0285
  • 1401 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC


Daily specials on sushi and Pan Asian fare available nightly.

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  • 910-763-3172
  • 33 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC

Ghost Walk

The Ghost Walk began researching Wilmington, NC ghosts in 1978 and tours began in 1999. In 2009 the tour was named one of the Top 5 Ghost Walks in…

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  • 910-794-1866
  • 8 Market Street, Wilmington, NC

Gulhane Cafe & Hookah Lounge

  • 910-763-3456
  • 3021 Market Street, Wilmington, NC

Little Dipper

We are a full fondue restaurant from beginning to end. Our menu is set up as a three-course meal, which includes a cheese appetizer for the table to…

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  • 910-251-0433, 910-251-0433
  • 138 S. Front Street, Wilmington, NC

Tregembo Animal Park

Tregembo Animal Park is South Eastern North Carolina's oldest zoo. The Tregembo family has owned and operated the zoo in the same location for over 50…

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  • (910) 392-3604
  • 5811 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC

Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach

Plan your oceanfront family vacation at the Courtyard by Marriott in Carolina Beach, NC, and you will never want to vacation anywhere else.

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  • 910-458-2030
  • 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach, NC

Hells Kitchen

Your Downtown Sports Pub Featuring Live Music every Friday and Saturday night www.hellskitchenbar.com Free WiFi

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  • 910-763-4133
  • 118 Princess St, Wilmington, NC


We surf, SUP, & love healthy stuff! Visit WB's hot spot for cooling off with Smoothies, Organic Juice Bar, Acai Bowls, Cold Press Cleanses, & Frozen…

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  • (910) 679-8027
  • 222 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Wilmington Railroad Museum

  • 910-763-2634
  • 505 Nutt St., Wilmington, NC

Elijah's Restaurant

Elijah's is located on the Cape Fear Riverwalk - stop by for a meal and enjoy views of the river. A true American Grill & Oyster Bar with Outdoor…

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  • (910) 343-1448
  • 2 Ann St., Wilmington, NC

Ironclad Brewery

Brewery & Event Space | Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits | Over 10,000 sq ft | 2 floors of bar seating and event space | Occupancy >400 | No rental fees |

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  • 910-769-0290
  • 115 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest

A spectacular Tim Cate design.

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  • 910-383-3283
  • 1281 Cape Fear National Drive, Leland, NC

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce

Carolina Beach is a favorite beach for readers of AAA's Home & Away Magazine

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  • 910-458-8434
  • 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Museum

Preserving the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. A New Hanover County agency. Accredited by the American Association of Museums…

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  • 910-798-4367
  • 814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC

Black Cat Shoppe

A Store Full Of Randomly Inspired Fun! With something for everyone of every age.

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  • 910-772-1410
  • 8 Market Street, Wilmington, NC

Tavern Law 1832

Sports Bar/Stein Club Our cozy tavern specializes in locally brewed beer. Our 16 taps are strictly dedicated to the hard working brewers of Wilmington…

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  • 910-769-9340
  • 105 N 2nd St, Wilmington, NC

Stemmermans Inn

  • 910-763-7776
  • 130 S. Front Street, Wilmington, NC

Kate's Pancake House

Voted Best Breakfast experience on Pleasure Island. Open Daily. Make sure you ask for our ;Famous Sweet Potato Pancakes . Check out the New Healthy…

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  • (910) 458-3663
  • 102 south lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC

Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens is a 67 acre historic garden located in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. This is the official Facebook site for Airlie Gardens.

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  • 910-798-7700
  • 300 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC

Ukulele Academy

120 Ukuleles in our Shop. Offering Lessons and accessories for you to enjoy the Ukulele.

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  • (910) 538-3419
  • 203 Racine Drive Suite 205, Wilmington, NC

Waterline Brewing Co.

Tap Room & Beer Garden under the bridge a few blocks from downtown. Brewery Tours, games & free parking. Family & pet friendly. Wine & cider…

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  • 910-777-8955
  • 721 Surry St, Wilmington, NC

The Surf Suites

You will love the all-oceanfront suites with private bedrooms, complete kitchen amenities, comfortable living space and your own balcony or patio at…

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  • (877) 625-9307, (910) 256-2275
  • 711 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Summer Sands Suites

  • 9102564175
  • 104 S Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC

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There's far more to be found in the Wilmington, NC, area, so make sure to delve into all the categories:

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