Escape on a Hallo-Scream Getaway

Experience one of the most actively haunted cities in the South on a hallo-scream getaway to Wilmington. Tour the city’s most haunted historic homes and burial grounds with Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington or for those 21+ ghouls, grab a pint or two on a haunted pub crawl. Set out on a kid-friendly Halloween trolley tour to discover the city’s friendly ghosts. Tour the Museum of the Bizarre and renowned haunted sites like Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and Poplar Grove Plantation. Prepare to be scared with the cult-classic horror film release of the Wilmington-filmed “Halloween Kills” and learn how to enter for your chance to win a three-day getaway to Wilmington in our guide to Halloween fun.

Artistic Adventures Abound
Rich in history and culture, Wilmington's thriving arts scene is one to immerse yourself in. Prepare to laugh with nationally recognized comedians at Dead Crow Comedy Room, newly located inside Lush bar. Celebrate Wilmington's flourishing film scene at one of the largest film festivals in the South, the Cucalorus Festival Nov. 10-14. Wander through Cameron Art Museum's rotating indoor and outdoor exhibits and visit Nov. 13-14 to attend the unveiling of the museum's new public sculpture, "Boundless," which commemorates the African American Civil War experience. Tour historic homes and discover the city's charm and character.
Discover Impromptu Fun
With so many things to do in Wilmington that don't require advance tickets or reservations, it's easy to escape on a spur-of-the-moment getaway to our coastal destination! Discover unique neighborhoods like the new Cargo District where you can shop local boutiques, sip handcrafted spirits, savor artisan grilled cheese sandwiches and more. Clear your mind with a relaxing stroll through Greenfield Park or the New Hanover County Arboretum. Explore the greenspace, gardens and trails at the brand-new Riverfront Park. Elevate happy hour with craft beverages and incredible sunset views at Cloud 9's rooftop bar or Board & Barrel Coastal Kitchen.
An Autumn Adventure to Remember

Cozy up for a fall getaway and discover one-of-a-kind events, fresh flavors, outdoor adventures and more. Find a new favorite brew during back-to-back beer festivals: the Voracious Rare Beer Festival Oct. 29 and the Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival Oct. 30. Set out on a Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour to meet chefs and learn about historic downtown Wilmington. Keep your eyes on the sky at the 15th annual Cape Fear Kite Festival in nearby Kure Beach Nov. 6-7. Set sail on a scenic sunset cruise at Wrightsville Beach or explore 761 acres of natural beauty at Carolina Beach State Park. Savor all fall has to offer in Wilmington and Beaches.

Plan Your Getaway

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