Wilmington, NC, Guide and Information

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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.

The Map

You can pick up a free Discovery Map® at many locations throughout the Wilmington, NC, area.

Events

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Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce

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

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  • 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., 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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Ironclad Brewery

Historic Venue | Industrial Charm | Handcrafted Celebrations

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  • 115 North 2nd Street, 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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  • 31 South 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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  • 102 south lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC

SurfBerry

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

Gulhane Cafe & Hookah Lounge

Experience the culture of the East in the West. Come enjoy our authentic hookah. Set yourself free to sing, dance, act, play a game or just relax.

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  • 3021 Market Street, Wilmington, 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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  • 113 Kave Kure Beach, 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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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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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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Stemmermans Inn

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  • 130 S. Front 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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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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Cape Fear Serpentarium

Temporarily closed until Friday March 23 at 11am. FREE - Active Military with ID. FREE - children 4 years and younger. Call for more updated…

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  • 20 Orange St, Wilmington, NC

Black Cat Shoppe

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

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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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Little Dipper

Since 2005, The Little Dipper has offered the Wilmington community a truly unique dining experience. We look forward to serving you soon.

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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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  • 9 Front 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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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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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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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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  • 505 Nutt St., 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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Charlie Graingers

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

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Ocean Isle Museum Foundation

Museum of Coastal Carolina

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  • 21 East Second St. OIB,, Sunset Beach, 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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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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  • 19 S. 10th Street, Wilmington, 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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  • 300 Airlie Rd., 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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Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest

A spectacular Tim Cate design.

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  • 1281 Cape Fear National Drive, Leland, NC

Food Lion

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

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  • 6932 Market St. Suite A, 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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  • 1211 S. lakepark Blvd., Wilmington, NC

Krazy Mike'z

At Krazy Mikez , we offer the best selection of products ranging from One Tree Hill apparel , UNCW merchandise , southern style brands and much…

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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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Yosake

Daily specials on sushi and Pan Asian fare available nightly.

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Ukulele Academy

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

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  • (910) 538-3419
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Hells Kitchen

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

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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

The Pilot House Restaurant

A Great Place to Wine & Dine in Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC!

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Bombers Beverage Co.

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

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  • (910) 833-5107
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Studios at The Livery

  • 118 Dock Street, 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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  • 711 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Welcome Service

  • 430 Robert E Lee Dr, Wilmington, NC

Riverplace

  • 228 N Front St, Wilmington, NC

Summer Sands Suites

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  • 104 S Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airlie Gardens Monthly Bird Walk

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Friday Wine Tasting

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DJ Def Ears 9 to 11

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Improv Wednesdays

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Spring Break Week

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Cape Fear Craft Beer Week Exclusive Beer Release: Suicide Quad Event Image

Cape Fear Craft Beer Week Exclusive Beer Release: Suicide Quad

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Ping & Cobra Demo Day

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Spring Gose-OFF Challenge & Flight Release

Downtown & Midtown Sampler Event Image

Downtown & Midtown Sampler

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Bombers Presents: Snack Roulette!

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Family Day Special $3 Admission

Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine presented by Tote Glass Event Image

Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine presented by Tote Glass

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Master's Par 3 Challenge

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Josh Johnson

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RiverLights Spring Celebration

Behind the Scenes: Tour the Collection Event Image

Behind the Scenes: Tour the Collection

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Deviled Egg Contest

NC Lighthouses by Keith Eades Event Image

NC Lighthouses by Keith Eades

Primetime Variety Show & Open Mic Event Image

Primetime Variety Show & Open Mic

CEU Credit: Strengthening Project Based Learning Through STEM Event Image

CEU Credit: Strengthening Project Based Learning Through STEM

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Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

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Kate Willett

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Ancient Animals - Horseshoe Crabs

2018 Beach BACON & Beer Festival Event Image

2018 Beach BACON & Beer Festival

Wilmington Brewery Showcase Event Image

Wilmington Brewery Showcase

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Wilmington Brewery Showcase

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Wilmington Brewery Showcase

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Star Party

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Guy Branum

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Soils for Nutritional Gardening

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USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Association Annual Crew Reunnion

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Emma Willmann

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Battleship Alive!

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Edible Science

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Wine Fest

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1 Year Anniversary - Ribbon Cutting

"It's Gonna Be May." 90's and 00's Throwback Extravaganza! Event Image

"It's Gonna Be May." 90's and 00's Throwback Extravaganza!

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Downtown & Midtown Sampler

Chemistry of Essential Oils Event Image

Chemistry of Essential Oils

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Talk: Saving the Burgwin-Wright House

Straws: A Film by Linda Booker Event Image

Straws: A Film by Linda Booker

Steve Forbert @ TheatreNow Event Image

Steve Forbert @ TheatreNow

Family Farm Day 2018 Event Image

Family Farm Day 2018

Showboat--Systems & Design Event Image

Showboat--Systems & Design

Turtle Talk - oibstpo Getting Ready for Summer Turtles Event Image

Turtle Talk - oibstpo Getting Ready for Summer Turtles

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Grown-up Game Night

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