Star-Spangled Getaway

Have a star-spangled holiday getaway with a beachside Independence Day Celebration at Carolina Beach on July 2, including live music on the Boardwalk and fireworks on the beach. Attend the new Riverfront Park grand opening on July 4 with free family-friendly events, music and food. Say 'ooh and ahh' during the spectacular fireworks show over the Cape Fear River on July 4 in historic downtown Wilmington. Baseball games, a patriotic foot race and flag-flying fun at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA make it a star-spangled getaway.

Five Summer Tours

There’s no shortage of scenic views, historic sites, tasty bites and more to explore. Whether on a river cruise to see coastal wildlife or historic excursion by horse drawn carriage or Segway, explore with knowledgeable guides. Or, set out on a self-guided adventure through famous film and television sites with maps and guides curated for you to explore at your own pace. Taste your way through town on a guided culinary tour and end the night on a haunted history pub crawl.

Explore on the Go

From two-wheeled adventures along an urban trail and walking through Southern gardens to river cruises and adventures at our island beaches, stay active and explore on the go. Enjoy views of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA along the 2-mile Wilmington Riverwalk, board a pedal-powered boat for a ride along the riverfront and get your steps in along Greenfield Park’s lake-view trail. Find our guide to staying on-the-go in Wilmington and the beaches this summer.

Savory seafood dishes from a sustainable kitchen, salty pretzel treats with gourmet flavors and elevated grilled cheese sandwiches that are more than just for kids are a few of the trendy food options found in Wilmington’s bustling foodie scene. Start your day at a craft coffee cart, discover a food hall in the newest neighborhood and savor award-winning gelato on a foodcation to the coast.
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