Southern destinations like Charleston and Savannah are every BSBs spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway. Before the summer is up, add the beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina to your travel bucket list. From the city’s African-American heritage to acclaimed island beaches, it’s a destination that will leave you and your loved ones both relaxed and inspired. Learn more on why we think Wilmington should be your next getaway below!
Getting Here is a Breeze: And it’s easy to navigate once you arrive. Centrally located on the East Coast, Wilmington is N.C.’s most accessible coastal city.
Life’s a Beach: Wilmington is located within a 30-minute drive of not one but three distinct island beaches: Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.
River to Sea: Voted America’s Best Riverfront by USA TODAY’s 10Best, Wilmington’s 1.75-mile Riverwalk runs along the scenic Cape Fear River. The Carolina Beach Boardwalk has received several national accolades, including being named one of America’s Most Awesome Boardwalks by Budget Travel. Wrightsville Beach has been named one of the top surfing towns in the world by National Geographic.
History Calling: Spanning 230-plus blocks, Wilmington’s National Register Historic District is home to churches, classic architecture, moss-draped live oaks, brick-lined streets and antebellum homes.0