Wilmington, NC, Guide and Information


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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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Wilmington Events

October 08, 2016

Fall Festival

October 25, 2016

Pauly Shore

November 19, 2016

Museum Mashup

April 29, 2017

The Wine Fest 2017
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The Husk
  • 910-763-4950
  • 31 South Front Street, Wilmington NC 28401

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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Hells Kitchen
  • 910-763-4133
  • 118 Princess St Wilmington, NC, 28401

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

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Kate's Pancake House
  • (910) 458-3663
  • 102 south lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach

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

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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Wilmington Trolley Tours
  • (910) 763-4483
  • 15 South Water Street Wilmington, NC

See beautiful Mansions, Magnificant Churches, TV and movie locations. Live 45 minute narrated tours take you by birthplaces of famous Wilmington…

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Check Six Brewery
  • 910-477-9280, 910-477-9280
  • 5130 Southport Supply Rd, Southport NC

Check Six is a family run, award winning brewery Tim Hassel and Noah Goldman began.Thanks to our wives Wendy and Cathy. Also to Mike and Clarisa…

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Bombers Beverage Co.
  • (910) 833-5107
  • 108 Grace Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
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Gulhane Cafe & Hookah Lounge
  • 910-763-3456
  • 3021 Market Street, Wilmington, NC
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Jack Mackerals Island Grill
  • 910-458-7668
  • 113 K ave Kure Beach, NC, 28449

Come join us.. Check out our daily specials!!

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Ukulele Academy
  • (910) 538-3419
  • 203 Racine Drive Suite 205 Wilmington, NC 28403

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

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TheatreNOW Dinner Theatre
  • 910-399-3NOW
  • 19 S. 10th Street Wilmington, NC 28401

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

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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Elijah's Restaurant
  • (910) 343-1448
  • 2 Ann St. Wilmington, NC 28401

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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River Lights
  • 843-916-2000
  • River Road

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

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

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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Battlefield Live
  • 910-297-5245, 910-297-5245
  • 3936 Market St, Wilmington, NC

Battlefield Live Wilmington is a mobile combat simulation laser tag business operating in the Cape Fear area. You've Played the Games, Now Live Them!

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Tregembo Animal Park
  • (910) 392-3604
  • 5811 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington NC 28412

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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Ocean Isle Museum Foundation
  • 910-579-1016, 910-579-1016
  • 21 East Second St. OIB, NC 28469

Museum of Coastal Carolina

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Cape Fear Museum
  • 910-798-4367
  • 814 Market Street

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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The Pilot House Restaurant
  • 910-343-0200
  • 2 Ann St., Wilmington, NC

A Great Place to Wine & Dine!

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Casey's Buffet
  • 910-798-2913
  • 5559 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403

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

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

A spectacular Tim Cate design.

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The George Restaurant
  • (910) 763-2052
  • 128 South Water Street Wilmington,NC 28401

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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  • 910-763-3172
  • 33 South Front Street, Wilmington NC 28401

Daily specials on sushi and Pan Asian fare available nightly.

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Tavern Law 1832
  • 910-769-9340
  • 105 N 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Tavern/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) 679-8027
  • 222 Causeway Drive

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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Waterline Brewing Co.
  • 910-777-8955
  • 721 Surry St, Wilmington, NC 28401

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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Battleship North Carolina
  • (910) 251-5797
  • 1 Battleship Road Wilmington, NC, 28401

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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Front Street Brewery
  • (910) 251-1935
  • 9 Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401

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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Port City Java
  • (910) 762-5282
  • 21 N. Front Street Wilmington

Voted Best Coffeehouse 13 years.

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Farmin' on Front
  • 910-338-5426
  • 143 N. Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Urban market showcasing the best of what's local including seafood, meats, produce, & bakery. See what's being produced right here in the Carolina…

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Ghost Walk
  • 910-794-1866
  • 8 Market Street

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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Checkered Church
  • 910-458-0211
  • 800 St. Joseph Street Carolina Beach 28428

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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Food Lion
  • 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 28411

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

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Best Western Plus Westgate Inn & Suites
  • 910-371-2858
  • 1120 Towne Lake Dr. Leland, NC 28451

Best Western Westgate Inn & Suites is NOW OPEN!!

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Battle House
  • 910-833-1110
  • 1817 Hall Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405

Indoor Tactical Laser Tag. We offer 10,000sf of tactical laser tag for teenagers and adults. Not the "kiddie" pirate themed. Ages 10+.

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Wilmington Railroad Museum
  • 910-763-2634
  • 505 Nutt St. Wilmington, NC, 28401-3316
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The Children's Museum of Wilmington
  • (910) 254-3534
  • 116 Orange Street Wilmington, NC 28401

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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Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
  • 910-458-8434
  • 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd.

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

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Black Cat Shoppe
  • 910-772-1410
  • 8 Market Street, Wilmington, NC

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

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Golden Sands Motel & Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
  • (910) 458-8334
  • 1211 S. lakepark Blvd. Carolina Beach

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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Cape Fear Piano Shop
  • 910-399-3880
  • 118-A S 17th St, Wilmington NC 28401

Cape Fear Piano Shop is a piano refurbishing shop and retail store. We sell, consign and warrant fully refurbished acoustic pianos.

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Outdoor Equipped
  • 910-769-1640
  • 272 N. Front St. Suite 101

Outdoor Equipped is a specialty outdoor apparel and footwear retailer. Shop outdoorequipped.com and our storefront in Downtown Wilmington.

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Airlie Gardens
  • 910-798-7700
  • 300 Airlie Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403

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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Dead Crow Comedy
  • 910-399-1492
  • 265 N. Front Street

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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Little Dipper
  • 910-251-0433, 910-251-0433
  • 138 S. Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401

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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Blockade Runner Beach Resort
  • 910-256-2251
  • 275 Waynick Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28480

The Blockade Runner is located on the South end of Wrightsville Beach Island in North Carolina. On the east, the resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with…

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Stemmermans Inn
  • 910-763-7776
  • 130 S. Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401
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Bryand Gallery
  • 910-547-8657
  • 119 S Water St, Wilmington, NC
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Summer Sands Suites
  • 9102564175
  • 104 S Lumina Ave
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  • 910-798-7660
  • 6206 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
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Carolina Marketing Company, Inc.
  • 161 Poole Road, Leland NC 28451
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Studios at The Livery
  • 118 Dock Street, Wilmington NC 28401
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  • 910-256-4503
  • 228 N Front St. Wilmington, NC 28401
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Welcome Service
  • 430 Robert E Lee Dr, Wilmington, NC 28412
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Weathered Cottage
  • 910-707-1788
  • 807 A North Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
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The Surf Suites
  • (877) 625-9307, (910) 256-2275
  • 711 S. Lumina Ave Wrightsville Beach, NC

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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Studios at The Livery
  • 118 Dock St. Wilmington, NC