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Walk On Water Enjoy the natural beauty, culture and historic charm of Wilmington from its Riverwalk.

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Known for its history and gracious Southern charm, and voted as America’s Best Riverfront in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’

NORTH CAROLINA and be transported back to 1942. Or explore Wilmington’s landscape of well-preserved historic homes and cottages.

Choice awards, Wilmington is on a short list of “must see” Southern destinations. The area’s natural scenic beauty, culture and history all charm visitors, making it the ideal place to get away. Go with the flow…and see where the water takes you.

around the area. For thrill-seekers, Wilmington is considered to be among the most haunted cities in the world. Dining and Shopping

Arts and Culture Riverwalk

Explore Wilmington’s Riverwalk, a nearly two-mile boardwalk that runs along the scenic Cape Fear River. Lined with independently owned shops and waterfront restaurants, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a good meal, drinks, sunset or a leisurely stroll. History

Explore Wilmington’s National Register Historic District via a horse-drawn carriage or walking tour. Spanning 230-plus blocks, it’s filled with churches, classic architecture, moss-draped live oaks, brick-lined streets and antebellum homes. Walk the decks of the Battleship 48

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Theatre-goers, museum lovers, live music fans and everyone in between are sure to find a venue, event, performance or attraction to suit their tastes. And a yearround calendar of live music performances from local bands and nationally renowned acts are held riverfront or at venues like a lake park outdoor amphitheater. Films and Ghosts

Hollywood filmmakers have logged more than 400 film-related credits here over the years, earning Wilmington the nickname of “Hollywood East.” Tour a working studio or go on a self-guided tour of film and television locations and see famous scenes shot

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From traditional Southern fare to coastal cuisine, Wilmington runs the gamut when it comes to foodie delights, offering more than 15 blocks of cafes and restaurants in downtown alone. And from boutiques, vintage finds, galleries featuring local artists, and the largest consignment store in the Southeast to open-air courtyards and pedestrian-friendly shopping villages, rest assured the city knows how to please shopaholics. A City Plus Island Beaches

Here, you have your choice of three beautiful island beaches, each just minutes away from the city: Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.

Profile for Cary Magazine

Cary Magazine March April 2015  

While we love (love, love) local at Cary Magazine, even we have to admit some good things await beyond our Western Wake borders. Hence this...

Cary Magazine March April 2015  

While we love (love, love) local at Cary Magazine, even we have to admit some good things await beyond our Western Wake borders. Hence this...