Located in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina, Wilmington is a quaint city with true Southern charm. Neighbored by oceanfront communities such as Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, this city is only minutes away from great public beaches, fishing piers and marinas for you to explore. Docked on the Cape Fear River, the USS North Carolina is a battleship museum that commemorates the brave marines of the United States. You can take a tour of the historic Bellamy Mansion to discover a lavish lifestyle in the antebellum period.
Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is located a short drive away from downtown Wilmington. You can cruise along Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, or Market Street to navigate the heart of this city by car. If you want to stay at a waterfront hotel, book a room along the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington.
A subtropical climate brings mild winters and humid summers to Wilmington. On a sunny day, you might want to stroll through the Airlie Gardens and enjoy the blooming Azalea and Camellia flowers. Head to downtown Wilmington, to enjoy authentic barbecue ribs for lunch or dinner. After the sun sets over the Cape Fear River, Wilmington's nightlife scene comes to life, as Bluegrass musicians entertain crowds in local bars and pubs.