Southport River Walk

Southport River Walk

The Historic Riverwalk in Downtown Southport will quickly introduce newcomers to the waterfront scene in this coastal community, and will surely instill a newfound appreciation and overall enthrallment with this scenic...

Kure Beach Oceanfront Park

Kure Beach Oceanfront Park

Kure Beaches' newest local hotspot is the Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion, a small but welcoming local venue that beacons fans of summer farmer's markets, live concerts, and special, private events in a...

Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach anglers will find plenty of opportunities to reel in a big catch, or even spend a full vacation dedicated to the pursuit of fishing, at the Holden Beach Pier. With ample room for anglers, even in the height...

Wilmington Riverwalk

Wilmington Riverwalk

The Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington is a showstopper of a stroll that is a distinctive attraction all its own. Originally conceived in the 1980s as a way to generate more interest and tourism to the Cape Fear River...

Bald Head Woods

Bald Head Woods

But despite being an instrumental component to the island's very existence, and a protector against erosion and storms, Bald Head Woods serves a more visible role as a fun, outdoor destination for visitors to enjoy off...

NC Maritime Museum Southport

NC Maritime Museum Southport

The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is one of three maritime museums sponsored by the state that lies along the eastern portion of NC. The Southport branch focuses on the maritime history of the lower Cape...

The Common at Cape Fear Station

The Common at Cape Fear Station

The "Cape Fear Station" community is a collection of homes and estates with a variety of settings from oceanfront locations tucked behind the sand dunes to wooded sites that are virtually hidden beneath the towering...

Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher

Clean and uncluttered beaches and a remarkable local history combine to make the Fort Fisher State Historic Site one of coastal North Carolina's most treasured barrier island attractions. This incredible locale, just...

Ocean Isle Beach Park

Ocean Isle Beach Park

The newest attraction to hit Brunswick County is the much anticipated Ocean Isle Park and Amphitheater, a 58 acre park which is located just off the barrier island on the mainland, on Old Georgetown Road. While the...

Southport Marsh Walk

Southport Marsh Walk

Nature lovers who want to take an in-depth and self-guided exploration of Southport's wild terrain can take an easy stroll down the "Marsh Walk." This long boardwalk that begins along Brunswick Avenue on the edges of...

Ocean Isle Beach Pier

Ocean Isle Beach Pier

The fishing pier and arcade in Ocean Isle Beach is a favorite local attraction that is hard to miss. Located at the very end of Causeway Drive, the only route on and off the island, the pier is visible from virtually...

Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap...

Sunset Beach Pier

Sunset Beach Pier

Fishermen, sightseers, and even history buffs will find plenty of reasons to take a quick trek to the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier, a sprawling wooden pier that is conveniently located at the end of Sunset Blvd., the main...

May Moore Park

May Moore Park

Take a break from the beach and enjoy the winding canals and creeks that border the Elizabeth and Cape Fear Rivers with a visit to the May Moore Park. This small destination, located on the northeastern side of Oak...

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

Military members in need of a beach vacation will find the Air Force Recreation Area in Carolina Beach a welcome home base. A unique mix of cottages, mobile homes, and RV and tent sites, this veritable waterfront resort...

Southport Waterfront Park

Southport Waterfront Park

While Downtown Southport has an ample supply of wide front porches to take a load off and enjoy a breeze, many longtime visitors attest there's no better place to relax than the Southport waterfront Park.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The fascinating galleries throughout this extensive complex encourage visitors of all ages to meet and mingle with their aquatic neighbors, from interactive exhibits to "touch tanks" where patrons can have personal...

Southport Historical Society

Southport Historical Society

The Old Brunswick County Jail is a favorite stop along any historic Downtown Southport walking tour, as the early 1900s structure is chock-full of stories which span from its stately brick architecture to its original...

Bald Head Ferry

Bald Head Ferry

The Bald Head Island Ferry Terminal is the gateway to exploring the small, but popular paradise of Bald Head Island. Located on the northern edge of the roughly 5 square mile island, and bordering the Cape Fear River...

Museum of Coastal Carlina

Museum of Coastal Carlina

In Ocean Isle Beach, an occasional rainy or cloudy day never interrupts the fun, thanks in no small part to a bevy of local attractions which includes the nationally renowned Museum of Coastal Carolina. A favorite...

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, which encompasses a decent chunk of the popular Downtown Riverwalk, is a scenic region which will lure visitors into pulling up a bench seat, staying a while, and enjoying the miles of Cape Fear River...

Henrietta III

Henrietta III

It's hard to miss the Henrietta III as she cruises along Downtown Wilmingtontowards the open waters of the Cape Fear River. As the largest cruise boat in North Carolina, and the state's only true stern wheel riverboat...

Fort Fisher Ferry

Fort Fisher Ferry

Visitors to historic Southport who want to make a beach escape, or Carolina Beach travelers who need an easy yet scenic route to head south will find the Southport / Fort Fisher ferry a convenient yet completely unique...

Oak Island Golf Club

Oak Island Golf Club

The Coastal Carolina region has long been known to frequent visitors as a golfer's paradise, and Oak Island is certainly no exception. The Oak Island Golf Club is a favorite destination among Wilmington residents, and...

Airlie Gardens

Arlie Gardens is home to a stunning collection of natural gardens and eye-catching artworks which continually impresses visitors to the Wilmington area. Established in 1901, and originally used as a private garden for...

Anomaly Charters

Anomaly Charters allows patrons to “Choose their own adventure” via a number of unique and custom tours that explore the Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Southport, and surrounding Cape Fear areas. Based in the...

Aquatic Safaris SCUBA Center

Visiting scuba pros who want to explore the ledges and historic wrecks that are found off the Cape Fear coastline, and local scuba newbies who want to take the plunge and learn the trade, can accomplish both of these...

Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead Park is a fun destination for Wilmington locals and visitors alike to take a break from the waves, and dive into a little outdoor entertainment outside the waterfront realm. Located just south of the heart of...

Bald Head Historic Island Tours

Bald Head Historic Island Tours works in conjunction with the Old Baldy Foundation to introduce Cape Fear vacationers to the historic Bald Head Island, or “Old Baldy” lighthouse. Located on a 10-acre site on...

Bald Head Island Club

The Bald Head Island Club is an elite introduction to all the finer things that this small island community has to offer. Comprising of a championship 18-hole golf course, fine dining options, tennis and fitness...

Bald Head Island Conservancy

There's a reason why the wild terrain of Bald Head Island and its surrounding islands remains distinctively wild, and the primary responsibility of retaining this native nature is in the hands of the local Bald Head...

Bald Head Island Lighthouse

Take a trip back in time and embark on an exploration of one of the East Coast’s oldest lighthouses with a visit to “Old Baldy,” or more formally, the Bald Head Island Lighthouse. Located on the...

Bald Head Island Lighthouse - Old Baldy

It's hard to confuse the Old Baldy Lighthouse with the other Carolina lighthouses that guard the Eastern Seaboard. The unique structure has undergone some interesting natural and manmade changes during its nearly 200...

Barrier Island Excursions

Take an easy-going cruise into one of coastal North Carolina’s fastest growing and most popular sports, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), with a visit to Barrier Island Excursions. Located close to Downtown...

Battle House

Battle House is a mission-based laser tag center that takes the traditional laser tag game to the next level. Suitable for adults and older kids, as well as private and corporate parties, the facilities feature 10,000...

Battleship USS North Carolina

The USS Battleship North Carolina is an unmistakable site in Downtown Wilmington. Taking up a large portion of the waterfront docks, this historic World War II moveable landmark is a must-see for Cape Fear vacationers.

Beach House Bar

The Beach House Bar is a casual taste of the islands in the northern Ogden region of the Cape Fear area. Known for its nightlife, cold drinks, and ultra laid-back atmosphere, the Beach House Bar is the place to go for a...

Beer Barrio

Beer Barrio is a chic Happy Hour destination in the heart of Downtown Wilmington that’s renowned for ice cold drinks, fresh cuisine, and an abundance of good times. A perfect stop for refueling after a lengthy...

Bellamy Mansion

When driving or strolling past the Bellamy Mansion, visitors are often transported back to a different time, when the Antebellum South was in full prestige, and Wilmington was a bustling, pre-Civil War port town...

Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant

Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant is a unique destination that attracts sports fans and southern cooking fans alike. Located in a busy but more local section of Carolina Beach Road, this relatively new eatery serves...

Blue Planet Watersports

Oak Island visitors will find plenty of water in every direction to explore, and new adventures can start with a visit to the centrally located Blue Planet Watersports. Found just inland of the Oak Island shoreline...

Blue Water Point Motel and Marina Resort

The Blue Water Point Marina and Restaurant, though small, is a cornerstone of the coastal Oak Island scene, providing visitors by both land and sea with comfy accommodations, fabulous dining options, and plenty of...

Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club

The Cape Fear area is known for its exceptional and purely scenic golf courses, and the brilliant views and challenging field-of-play at the Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club is certainly no exception. Located just...

Brooklyn Arts Center

Wilmington is known for its rich history, and its’ incredible theater and entertainment scene, and the acclaimed Brooklyn Arts Center combines these two enticing attributes. Featuring a rotating line-up of shows...

Brown Coat Pub and Theatre

The Brown Coat Pub and Theatre is a veritable catch-all for entertainment in the heart of Downtown Wilmington, with an ever-changing array of live theater, local concerts, and karaoke, which is complemented by a full...

Burgwin-Wright House Museum and Gardens

The Burgwin-Wright Museum House may be one of many former Wilmington residences that claim historical significance and a long and storied history, but this home is remarkably beautiful and distinctive in its own right...

Buzz’s Roost

Buzz’s Roost is a fun little spot in the heart of Downtown Wilmington that is known for its solid sandwiches, seafood, and plenty of good times. With a nice long interior bar that boasts a full row or TVs, and a...

Cameron Art Museum

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, the Cameron Art Museum has grown over the past five decades into one of coastal North Carolina's premier collections of regional, national and international art, filling...

Cape Fear Games

Cape Fear Games is miles above the standard gaming store, thanks to an impressive collection of board games, cards, sports equipment, and regular special events that attract board game fans and players of all genres...

Cape Fear Museum

The Cape Fear Museum, (shorthand for the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science), has been educating and entertaining visitors for well over 100 years. Founded in 1898, the museum is the oldest operating museum in...

Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc Day Tours

Downtown Wilmington visitors will first be introduced to Cape Fear Riverboats by glimpsing the massive, three story Henrietta III - a classic riverboat cruise ship - along the central waterfront. But Cape Fear...

Cape Fear Segway Tours

Visitors who want to explore the historic and story-rich streets of downtown Wilmington will find plenty of tour options, but arguably none are more unique than the Segway tours provided by acclaimed local provider...

Cape Fear Serpentarium

Not for the squeamish, the Cape Fear Serpentarium will surely thrill all of the reptile lovers in your crew, with one of the largest collections of live exotic venomous snakes in the country. Serpentarium owner and...

Cape Fear Wine & Beer

Beer and wine lovers will be in a casual and locally cool heaven when they pay a visit to Cape Fear Wine & Beer – a longstanding local bar and beverage shop that has been raising the bar for beer fans for...

Captain Betsy Boating Tours

Southport visitors who want to cruise the Cape Fear River, Intracoastal Waterway, and other beautifully scenic surrounding waters of the lower Cape Fear region can turn to the knowledgeable Captain Betsy Boating Tours...

Captain Charles Robbins' Cape Fear River Adventures

Captain Charles Robbins' Cape Fear River Adventures is a top-rated touring company that takes explorers to the backwaters of the local Cape Fear rivers and streams where the local wildlife thrives. From basic...

Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Sports Bar

Take a break from the daily grind and dive into a game of volleyball, a trivia night, or just a few rounds and a hearty meal with friends and family with a visit to Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Sports...

Cardinal Lanes Beach Bowl

Cardinal Lanes Beach Bowl is an expansive bowling center where amateurs and pros alike can test their skills in a fun and family-friendly environment. Perfect for afternoon or evening games, as well as private parties...

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk is the place to go for family-oriented or even late-night fun after a sunny day on the beach. Noted as one of the top 10 boardwalks in America by Food & Wine magazine, this classic...

Carolina Beach Fishing Pier

The Carolina Beach Fishing Pier, technically known as the "Carolina Beach Fishing Pier Northern Extension" is a fantastic destination for sightseers and anglers alike at the northern edge of Carolina Beach. Bordering...

Carolina Beach Inshore Adventures

Water lovers can enjoy a full host of adventures, from fishing trips to romantic sunset cruises, with a visit to Carolina Beach Inshore Adventures. This all-encompassing fishing charter and boat tour company offers a...

Carolina Beach Lake Park

Enjoy a freshwater environment just a block or so away from the beach with a visit to Carolina Beach Lake Park. This public park is centered on the 11-acre freshwater lake, which was noted in the Guinness Book of World...

Carolina Beach Pontoon Rental

Visitors who want to explore the cool and calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway can embark on their own self-guided adventure via Carolina Beach Pontoon Rental. Located close to the Cape Fear River / Intracoastal...

Carolina Beach State Park

Visitors who want to take a break from Carolina Beaches' busy surfside scene, and instead enjoy its acres of wild, undeveloped territory, can pay a visit to the sprawling Carolina Beach State Park.

Carolina Diving Adventures

Visitors who want to take the plunge and learn how to scuba dive, or who want to discover the famed fossil ledges and wrecks that are abundant off the Cape Fear coastline, can start their explorations with the help of...

Carolina Explorer

Anglers can embark on an inshore or coastal fishing trip of the Cape Fear region with a guided expedition provided by Carolina Explorer Fishing Charter. This local fishing charter business that’s based out of...

Carolina PaddleBoard Co.

From purchases and rentals, to learning the basics of the art of riding, Carolina PaddleBoard Co. has new stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) covered. Located in the heart of Wrightsville Beach just off of Airlie Road, and...

Carolina School of Surf

Visitors who want to join the crowds of surfers and paddle boarders that flock to the Cape Fear area can join in the fun by signing up for a lesson or camp from the Carolina School of Surf. Located in Ocean Isle Beach...

CB Golf & Games

Carolina Beach visitors who want to enjoy the sunshine or a warm summer evening, but would like a little break from the beach, can head over to CB Golf & Games for a little family fun. Featuring an 18-hole mini golf...

Children's Museum of Wilmington

The Children's Museum of Wilmington, located in Downtown Wilmington on Orange Street, is an ideal destination for adventurous kids who love nothing better than to get their hands dirty exploring a world of art, science...

City Stage Theatre

Downtown Wilmington explorers don’t have to venture too far to discover the Port City’s exceptional theater scene thanks to the conveniently located City Stage Theater. Featuring a “Level 5” bar...

Coastal Urge

Bald Head Island visitors who want to explore the terrain in a new but relaxing way can make a stop at the convenient and effortlessly fun Coastal Urge. This watersports shop specialize in paddleboard excursions and...

Dead Crow Comedy Room

Nothing is more relaxing and liberating than a big belly laugh, and Wilmington’s own Dead Crow Comedy Room is a perfectly convenient destination for Cape Fear visitors to sit back, enjoy a drink, and let loose...

Defy Gravity Wilmington

Enjoy a range of both indoor and outdoor fun with a visit to the enticingly named DefyGravity Wilmington. A unique trampoline park that’s home to a wealth active entertainment, this centrally located fun center is...

Dig & Dive

Dig & Dive is a neighborhood sports bar and restaurant in central Wilmington that is gaining a following that’s well outside the collection of apartment complexes and residential communities which border the...

Echo Farms Golf and Country Club

Echo Farms Golf and Country Club is a semi-private country club that features an enticing 18-hole course in the heart of the inland Cape Fear region. Featuring Tiff-Eagle Bermuda grass greens and Bermuda grass fairways...

Endless Summer Day Tours

Sail away on a fine adventure of the Cape Fear River and beyond with a lesson or charter that’s launched from Endless Summer Day Tours. Located on the edge of Downtown Southport next to the South Harbour Village...

Environmental Overlook Trail

On Oak Island, even getting to the beach can be a scenic and relaxed adventure, thanks to the collection of Environmental Overlook Trails that lead visitors from the Intracoastal Waterway-bordering sections of town to...

Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve

Take a walk on the Cape Fear’s wild side with a visit to the Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve – a scenic 174-acre natural area that’s a prized component of the University of North Carolina Wilmington...

FantaSea

Water lovers can plot their own course, or lean back and enjoy the views while an expert captain does all the work, with a boat rental or charter from FantaSea. Featuring a wealth of Cape Fear-worthy vessels, as well as...

Feel Good Fishing Charters & Adventures

Spend a full day exploring the wide open waters that surround the Cape Fear region, or devote a fishing trip to some of the best angling in the area, with an expedition that’s commandeered by Feel Good Fishing...

Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant & Pub

Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant & Pub is a sweet little pub and restaurant that’s found on a picturesque business-lined street on the outskirts of Landfall, and which is close to a handful of golf courses...

Firebelly Lounge

Firebelly Lounge is a longstanding hang-out for Wilmington’s college crowd. Originally located in the downtown area, and recently moved to its new location along Carolina Beach Road, this restaurant and lounge...

Fish House Restaurant at Blue Water Point Motel & Marina

Blue Water Point Motel & Marina is an all-encompassing destination for mariners who are cruising along the Intracoastal Waterway to dock, dine, and enjoy a night off the water in the small coastal town of Oak Island.

Fort Anderson

Fort Anderson, also known as Brunswick Town, is the historic site of the first permanent settlement in the Cape Fear area. Established nearly 300 years ago in 1726, and destroyed just a few decades later by British...

Fort Caswell

The eastern tip of Oak Island is figuratively guarded by the long abandoned Fort Caswell, a centuries old but still relatively intact structure that originally encompassed a huge portion of the island. Today, the...

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Take a step back in time and discover the remnants of one of North Carolina’s most famed Civil War forts with a visit to the Fort Fisher State Historic Site. This former Civil War site was instrumental in...

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Enjoy miles of pristine beaches, salt marshes, and scenic views in every direction with a visit to Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Located just south of Kure Beach, and renowned for its 6 miles of undeveloped...

Fort Johnston - Southport Museum

Fort Johnston is a remarkable visitors’ center and museum that has deep historic roots in the early years of Southport’s long and storied history. Located on the edge of the waterfront downtown area along...

Fox and Hound Pub & Grille

The Fox and Hound Pub & Grille is a prime destination for visitors to relax with a pint and a hearty meal after a long day of shopping in the ultra-posh Mayfaire Town center. Featuring a full menu of drinks and...

Freeman Park

The northernmost coastal region of Carolina Beach is home to the Freeman Park Recreation Area, a stretch of shoreline that is well known to adventurous, beach-loving 4WD truck owners. Unlike other stretches of the...

Fugitive Fishin Charters

Visitors who are staying in Ocean Isle Beach and who crave a fishing trip that ventures well off the coast can contact Fugitive Fishin Charters. This charter fishing business offers a full line-up of nearshore and...

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington

With more than four centuries of history, it’s understandable that some of Wilmington’s rich past lingers on, and visitors with a darker side can get face-to-face with some of these ghoulish legends via an...

Greenfield Lake Park

Greenfield Lake Park is known as one of Wilmington’s coolest and most scenic destinations, and is a vast public park that’s located just south of the historic downtown area. Located on the western edge of...

Haleyburton Park

Halyburton Park, (also known by its formal name of Halyburton Memorial Park), is a 58-acre nature preserve that features a lengthy biking and hiking trail, a number of public facilities, and a scenic glimpse into the...

Halftime Sports Bar & Grill

Halftime Sports Bar & Grill is a fun destination just off of US 17. Ocean Highway that welcomes sports fans, night owls, and folks who are just passing through Leland and who could use a break in the form of a cold...

Halyburton Park

Halyburton Memorial Park is a perfect respite for visitors who want to take a break from the busy Downtown Wilmington shopping, dining and attractions, and just relax amidst the natural ponds and unique rolling sand...

Haunted Cotton Exchange Tours

The Cotton Exchange has long attracted shoppers, foodies, and history buffs of all tastes, but few people know that this ancient collection of brick buildings that’s found alongside the Cape Fear River also has a...

Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy a pint or two, (or even three), and toast the darker side of Wilmington’s downtown area with a Haunted Pub Crawl. These enjoyable tours for the 21 and older crowd embark on a 2.5 hour long adventure that...

Hell’s Kitchen

Movie buffs and foodies alike will have a fine time at Hell’s Kitchen, a chic little Downtown Wilmington restaurant that had a guest role in the homegrown TV series, “Dawson’s Creek.” Located...

Herbert Bluethenthal Memorial Wildflower Preserve

It's easy to miss the Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve. Located on the outskirts of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's campus, this preserve was all but wiped away by the 1970s due to encroaching...

Hieronymus Fishing Charters

Wrightsville Beach anglers can enjoy a fulfilling expedition to the back bays, inlets, and open waters of the Atlantic Ocean with a trip that’s commandeered by Hieronymus Fishing Charters. Located on the edge of...

High Tide Helicopters

The maze of barrier islands, rivers, inlets, and inland icons that comprise the Cape Fear area can be viewed from a sky-high and much clearer perspective with an out-of-this-world trip that’s guided by High Tide...

Holden Beach Driving Range

When it comes to exploring the network of exceptional golf courses that are scattered all along the Cape Fear and southern North Carolina coastline, a little practice never hurts to contend with the courses where the...

Hook, Line & Paddle

Visitors throughout the Cape Fear area can easily embark on a paddling adventure thanks to the centrally located Hook, Line & Paddle. This convenient paddling destination features a wealth of rental equipment for...

Hoplite Pub and Beer Garden

“Pleasure Island” is all about having fun, and the Hoplite Pub & Beer Garden, a true pub or “public house” lives up to this reputation with a full menu of brews and pub grub, and a relaxed...

Hugh McRae Park

Hugh McRae Park is a centrally located public park that features a wealth of natural beauty and scenery, as well as plenty of activities to keep park-goers of all ages engaged. Located just south of the UNCW campus, and...

Hurricane Alleys

Summertime visitors who want to hop off the beach and enjoy a cold drink, an easy-going bite to eat, and a fine oceanfront view can stroll along the boardwalk to reach Hurricane Alleys. Located just off the dunes, this...

Impulsive Charters

Southport and Bald Head Island vacationers can turn a fishing whim into a true on-the-water adventure with a fishing trip that’s lead by Impulsive Charters. Catering to both the Southport and Bald Head Island...

Indo Jax Surf School

Indo Jax Surf School serves as a launching point for Wrightsville Beach locals and visitors alike who want to join the crowds that flock to the beach for the consistent good surfing conditions. With a home base...

Ingram Planetarium

Visitors who love the beach but have an equal appreciation of the starry Carolina skies, or visitors who just want to take in a completely unique theater experience, should plan a rainy day trip to the Ingram...

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is a fun destination for a Happy Hour drink and round of appetizers, an easy-going lunch or dinner, or a late-night snack right before the party begins. Located next to the Kure Beach...

Jax Fifth Avenue Deli & Ale House

Jax Fifth Avenue Deli & Ale House may look like a Swiss retreat, but the downhome cuisine and friendly atmosphere is the hallmark of a southern destination. Featuring an expansive interior with plenty of bar seating...

JC Surf Camp

Adventurous vacationers of all ages will love learning to ride the waves through the professional instructors at JC Surf Camp. Based in Wilmington, this established surf camp was built with the vision to pass on the...

Jellybeans Family Skate Center

Enjoy a little bit of old school fun with a visit to Jellybeans Family Skate Center. A great destination for visitors of all ages, as well as skaters of all skill levels, this massive roller skating rink is a solid spot...

Joe Eakes Park

Kure Beach visitors who want to take a break from the sandy beaches can keep the outdoor entertainment and activities going at Joe Eakes Park. Located just a few blocks away from the oceanfront, and easy to reach for...

Juggling Gypsy Cafe

Juggling Gypsy Café is a completely original destination where food, drinks, live music, a hookah bar, and even belly dancing can all be found. A popular hang-out with the college crowd, and a fun late-night...

Jungle Golf

The Cape Fear region is well-known for its exceptional golf courses, and vacationers who want to get in on the fun on a “miniature” scale can play an easy-going 18-holes at the Jungle Golf mini golf course...

Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

There’s an ocean of adventures waiting for visitors at the Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park. Featuring a full range of entertainment options including a water park, mini golf course, go karts, arcade, and so much...

Katy’s Grill and Bar

Katy’s Grill and Bar is a haven for sports fans, thanks to a recently renovated living room, a full bar with rows of flat screen TVs, a cool outdoor dining area complete with shady umbrella-topped tables, and an...

Kayak Carolina

For nearly 20 years, Kayak Carolina has been the Carolina Beach go-to for fun adventures within the miles of open waters that surround the Cape Fear area. Located close to a number of cool sites, including Zeke's...

Kelly Allen Sailing

Sail away on a picturesque and breezy tour of the Cape Fear River and admire all the on the-water attractions of the southern North Carolina coastline with a sailing excursion that’s lead by Kelly Allen Sailing...

Kent Mitchell Nature Trail

The Kent Mitchell Nature Trail gives Bald Head Island visitors a chance to experience a natural slice of barrier island life that cuts through the perfectly preserved 800 acre maritime forest. Located on the southern...

KowaBunga Surf School

Wilmington visitors who want to check out the adjacent Cape Fear beaches in style can sign up for a surf lesson or camp from the homegrown KowaBunga Surf School. Based out of Wilmington but accessing a number of local...

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion

One of Kure Beach’s newest pubic parks is already becoming one of its most popular, thanks to a prime location along the oceanfront, and a host of concerts, shows, and special events that have all been held within...

Kure Beach Pier

Visitors can cast off for some exceptional fishing, while enjoying a bit of local history, with a visit to the Kure Beach Fishing Pier. Family owned and operated since it was first built, this unmistakable beach...

Latimer House Museum and Gardens

The Latimer House Museum and Gardens has a key role in Wilmington's historical culture. Built in the early 1850s and still preserved as one of the region's many opulent homes which have been converted to museums, this...

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill is a fun spot for beach fans and night owls alike, with a wealth of entertainment that’s just steps away from the wide outdoor patio and bar. Known for ice cold drinks, casual beach...

Legion Stadium

Wilmington visitors who love a good sports outing, exhibition, or a grand scale performance will want to check out what’s on the schedule at the renowned Legion Stadium. Home of the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer...

Leopard's Chase Golf Club

Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach visitors who want to dive into southern North Carolina’s world-class golf scene can make a date with Leopard's Chase Golf Club – one of five “Big Cat” golf...

Lighthouse WaterSports

Lighthouse WaterSports allows water and nature lovers to explore all the wild nooks and crannies or the Cape Fear coastline via a wide range of boat tours and kayak tours that launch from various scenic points in...

Lion's Paw Golf Links

Lion's Paw Golf Links is a stunning coastal course that’s part of the five-course “Big Cat” collection, and which provides a challenging field of play for golfers staying along the southern North...

Literary History Walking Tour

Literary fans and writers will adore the Literary History Walking Tour - a cool tour that explores the streets of Downtown Wilmington from the point of view of some of the globe’s most famous scribes. Working in...

Live Line Charters

Embark on a fishing trip that’s close to home but which targets some larger-than-life catches with a fishing trip that’s commandeered by Live Line Charters. This local charter business specializes in deep...

Lockwood Folly Country Club

Golfers can treat themselves to a fun day away from the beach and on the scenic greens with a visit to Holden Beach’s own Lockwood Folly Country Club. Voted the "Best Golf Course in Brunswick County" for 2012...

Lola's Olas

From skim boarding along the ocean wash to stand-up paddle boarding within the marshy tidal creeks, Ocean Island Beach visitors of all ages will find a number of ways to enjoy the miles of surrounding waters with a...

Long Beach Paddle Company

Enjoy a guided tour of all the canals throughout the Intracoastal Waterway that can’t be accessed by boat, or plot out your own course via a kayak or stand-up paddle board (SUP) with a rental or excursion from...

Low Tide Pub

Casual and perfect for the college crowd, Low Tide Pub is where locals go to grab a beer, a bite to eat, and a little after-hours entertainment. This pub and bar is located on the edge of the UNCW campus, which makes it...

Mahanaim Adventures

Though seemingly always hopping with activity, Wilmington has a surprising number of rugged and undeveloped paddling trails throughout the Cape Fear area, and newcomers can explore all these hidden gems with a kayaking...

Might As well Bar & Grill

Might as Well Bar & Grill is a modest-sized bar and restaurant that’s a solid destination for filling food and Happy Hour or late-night drinks with friends. Boasting a big array of beverages and drink...

Moores Creek National Battlefield

Visitors can enjoy a peek into Revolutionary War history while embarking on a natural expedition through the picturesque inland regions of the Cape Fear area with a visit to Moores Creek National Battlefield. Famed as...

Museum of Coastal Carolina

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is the only North Carolina Natural History Museum that’s located on a barrier island, and is a fun destination for visitors of all ages to dive deep into the unique and beautiful...

Museum of the Bizarre

Sometimes a name says it all, and the Museum of the Bizarre is a short but engaging trip through some of Wilmington’s more unusual chapters in history. A popular destination for weird-loving visitors and film...

New Hanover County Arboretum

The New Hanover County Arboretum, located on the outskirts of Downtown Wilmington on Oleander Drive, is a peaceful retreat for nature lovers everywhere. With seven acres of greenery, and gorgeous foliage that changes...

No Excuses Fishing Charters

There’s no excuse to put off a day of fishing with this friendly and professional charter boat company that patrols the waters just off the Cape Fear shoreline for some of the region’s tastiest and most...

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport

Downtown Southport visitors who want to learn more about this community’s essential role in North Carolina history, or who just want to enjoy a rainy day adventure that’s filled with maritime culture, can...

North Carolina Military History Museum

Military history buffs can explore decades of local and national artifacts that range from medals to actual tanks and helicopters with a visit to the North Carolina Military History Museum. Equipped with both indoor and...

North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Center

Visitors to the Fort Fisher Museum and State Recreation Area can further their education about the region’s rich maritime and military history with a visit to the North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Center...

North End Jet Ski Rentals

Take a thrilling spin around the wide open waters that surround the Cape Fear region with a Jet Ski provided by the locally owned and operated North End Jet Ski Rentals. Featuring owners with a keen knowledge of...

Oak Island Fishing Charters

Veritably any fishing adventure can be launched with the help of Oak Island Fishing Charters - a fishing trip provider that offers extensive journeys to some of the most productive fishing holes throughout the Cape Fear...

Oak Island Lighthouse

The Oak Island Lighthouse and Coast Guard station have a long history together, and the tall lighthouse tower stands as a welcoming beacon to visitors who head to these picturesque shores. As the newest lighthouse in...

Oak Island Pier

The Oak Island Pier has a legendary reputation as one of the best places to reel in a king mackerel, and its recent history speaks for itself. With over 250 kings being reeled in from the pier on an annual basis, the...

Oakdale Cemetery

History buffs and ghost story fans will love a stroll through Wilmington’s own Oakdale Cemetery. This prestigious cemetery, which dates back to the 1850s, is the final resting place of a number of notable...

Ocean Crest Pier

Anglers from all regions love cruising over to the Ocean Crest Pier, the only privately owned and operated pier on Oak Island, and one of the best venues for great fishing, tournaments, and taking in the scene. Voted...

Ocean Isle Fishing Center

Ocean Isle Fishing Center is an all-encompassing destination for anglers, water lovers, and anyone who wants to fully enjoy the coastline during an Ocean Isle Beach or Sunset Beach vacation. Perched on the edge of the...

Ocean Ridge Plantation

Ocean Ridge Plantation is a popular destination for short-term and permanent vacationers alike, as the expansive community features a wealth of premier coastal properties for sale, a stellar central clubhouse with pool...

Odysea Surf and Kiteboard School

The Odysea Surf and Kiteboard School allows Carolina Beach and Wilmington visitors to experience a wealth of on-the-water adventures that range from riding the waves to paddling through the quieter creeks and channels...

Ogden Park

Outdoor lovers and active visitors of all tastes will have a fine time at the engaging Ogden Park. Located just northeast of the Downtown area, and convenient to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach visitors alike, this...

Old American Fish

The Old American Fish is a popular bar on the water’s edge of Southport that has a magnificent view and a unique and decades-long history. Located at the very end of Yacht Basin Drive, it’s an easy spot for...

Old Brunswick County Jail Museum

Take a trip back in time without ever leaving the heart of Southport for a fascinating and educational visit to the stoic Old Brunswick County Jail Museum. Found within a multi-story brick building on the corner of Nash...

Ollie Raja Fishing Charters

Holden Beach vacationers don’t have to venture too far to find access to the incredible waters that surround the Cape Fear area, thanks to the experienced and homegrown Ollie Raja Fishing Charters. Specializing in...

Oyster Bay Golf Links

Oyster Bay Golf Links is a longstanding favorite course for avid Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach vacationers, thanks to a picturesque locale along the Intracoastal Waterway, and a challenging 18 holes that can cater...

Paddle NC

Visitors who are camping or exploring the expansive Carolina Beach State Park don’t have to venture too far to enjoy a stellar tour of the Cape Fear River, Snow’s Cut, and all the scenic marshes in between...

Panther's Run Golf Links

Panther's Run Golf Links is one of the five “Big Cats” collection of golf courses, (and one of four that’s found in the community of Ocean Ridge Plantation), and is stunning but challenging course that...

Paso Fino

Paso Fino is a completely authentic Mexican food restaurant, bar, and lounge that serves up overflowing plates of budget-friendly cuisine, as well as hosts big name Latin acts and live music in the adjoining lounge...

Patriot Dive Center

Patriot Dive Center is an all-encompassing dive center that provides everything from initial certification classes to liveaboard trips to some of the most beautiful scuba diving destinations in the world. Conveniently...

Poplar Grove Plantation

Wilmington visitors can enjoy a visit to one of the oldest peanut plantations in the country with an easy drive to the Poplar Grove Plantation. Located just north of the center of Wilmington along US Highway 17, this...

Port City Brew Bus

Beer lovers will be thrilled to discover that there’s a local Wilmington tour designed just for them – the Port City Brew Bus. Open to visitors who are 21 and older, this tour bus heads to three of the...

Power of Play

Wilmington’s youngest visitors can enjoy a full morning, afternoon or summertime camp of fun at Power of Play – a cool and entertaining destination for playground-worthy fun in an indoor setting. A perfect...

Priority Sailing

Visitors who want to enjoy an easy-going sunset cruise along the scenic harborfront waters of Southport, or who have always wanted to fulfill a dream of learning to sail, can call on the talents of Southport’s own...

ProFishNC Charters

For a fishing trip that’s accessible and fun for the entire family, count on the Carolina Beach-based ProFishNC Charters. This friendly and professional fishing charter business combs the Cape Fear coast for a...

Red Barn Studio Theatre

Visitors can dive into Wilmington’s famed theater scene on a small and intimate scale with a visit to the aptly named Red Barn Studio Theatre. This 50-seat theater is the place to go to see local talents before...

Reggae Hut Bar and Grill

Being this close to the water may inspire a taste for the islands, and Wilmington visitors can appease this craving with a visit to Reggae Hut Bar and Grill. Located in the heart of the Downtown area, and just a few...

River Country Mini Golf

Ocean Isle vacationers who want to “practice their game” before hitting the big golf courses along the southern Carolina coastline, or who just want to enjoy a family-friendly outdoor excursion off the...

Riverside Adventure Company

Bald Head Island vacationers can load up on everything they need just minutes after they step off the ferry and onto the island with a visit to Riverside Adventure Company. This 30-year institution carries all the...

Riverwalk

All Downtown Wilmington visitors should make a date with the Riverwalk, a long wooden walkway that follows the borders of the Cape Fear River and which provides plenty of unparalleled vistas along the way. Cruising past...

Rod-Man Guide Service

Even experienced anglers can use a hand navigating the waters of the Cape Fear Coastline, and Rod-Man Charters offers a unique take on the traditional charter fishing experience by having the expert guide come to you...

Sail Wilmington NC

Enjoy a view of Downtown Wilmington from the middle of the Cape Fear River with a sailing tour provided by Sail Wilmington NC. This friendly sailing tour company allows visitors to catch an in-depth perspective of...

Saint’s Cove Beach Bar and Grill

Every beach town deserves a good, friendly beach bar, and Carolina Beach certainly has more than its fair share. Visitors who are looking for a cool setting, great food, and a casual but fairly family-friendly...

Saltwater Surf Art Gallery

Visitors who are strolling along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk can enjoy a colorful break from the sun and sand by stepping into the vibrantly inviting Saltwater Surf Art Gallery. Featuring a wealth of distinctively...

Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club

Located in the sunny town of Sunset Beach, and just 20 minutes or so north from the Grand Strand, Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club is home to three classic 9-hole Carolina golf courses – the Sand Course, the...

Screen Gems Studio

The town of Wilmington is well-known for its Hollywood connection, and has set the stage for hundreds if not thousands of movies and television shows over the past few decades. The pinnacle of this cinematic activity...

Scuba Now

Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach visitors who want to dive into a truly out of-this-world adventure can sign up for training, classes, and even chartered trips through the exceptionally located Scuba Now. This...

Sea Trail Plantation - Maples Course

The Maples Course is one of three distinctive golf courses that are found in the sprawling Sea Trail Plantation -  a resort community that offers vacation rental accommodations, year-round properties, conference...

Sea Turtle Camp

Budding biologists with an inherent curiosity about their coastal surroundings will have a blast at Wilmington’s own Sea Turtle Camp – an enriching summer camp program for teens to learn more about these...

Seagate Charters

Anglers can enjoy a fishing trip that’s led by a local expert with a half-day or full-day charter provided by Seagate Charters. This local charter business that’s based out of Wilmington is commandeered by...

SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar

The SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar is a casual little spot that has a definitive coastal vibe and a hearty menu that’s seemingly designed to appeal to salty appetites. Found just a block away from the oceanfront...

Shallotte River Swamp Park

Shallotte River Swamp Park is an all-encompassing destination for outdoor lovers to whet their appetite for adventure via a number of wild adventures. Featuring a Zipline Tour course, an Aerial Adventure Park, and Swamp...

Shelby Jeans Restaurant

Shelby Jeans Restaurant is a prime example of Carolina Beach’s love of late-night destinations and good southern restaurants, and this centrally located establishment that’s a minute’s walk away from...

Shoals Watch Club

Boasting an incredible location surrounded by water, and an arsenal of amenities just waiting to be enjoyed by vacationers, the Shoals Club is easily one of the most unique and accommodating community clubs on Bald Head...

Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar is a fine representation of what makes “Pleasure Island” a popular destination for the after-hours crowd. Located along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, and sandwiched in between a couple of cool...

Slainte Irish Pub Monkey Junction

Wilmington residents and visitors in the Monkey Junction area have a new venue for a Sunday football game or a Happy Hour drink with friends in the form of the Slainte Irish Pub. With a friendly atmosphere, plenty of...

Smith Island Museum

Take a step back in time and discover the stories behind North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse with a visit to the Smith Island Museum of History. Located in a replica of an 1850’s lighthouse...

Southeast Angler

Get your toes wet into the ample on-the-water regions that the Cape Fear region has to offer with a kayak rental or guided tour provided by Southeast Angler. Perfect for exploring the marshy canals, tidal creeks, and...

Southern Sport Fishing

Cape Fear beach vacationers will be just minutes away from exceptional fishing, or from learning how to find and tackle the big catches, with a fishing trip provided by Southern Sport Fishing. Under the guidance of...

Southport Boat Rentals

Southport Boat Rentals offers half day, full day, and multi day rentals of their 21' Carolina Skiff 21 DLVs. These skiffs are rated at 14 passengers, but Southport Boat Rentals recommends up to 10 adults for comfort...

Southport Fun Tours

Visitors who want to enjoy an in-depth tour of Southport, but who want to hear all the stories that are attached to the historic buildings and waterfront, (and who’d prefer not to embark on miles of walking), can...

Southport Marina

Travelers by sea in search of an accommodating marina with plenty of access to the local coastal North Carolina sites will feel right at home at the Southport Marina. This destination is a worthy spot to drop anchor, as...

Southport Paddle and Sail

Southport Visitors who want to extend their in-town explorations to the waterfront borders and beyond can sign up for sailing lesson, stand-up paddle board (SUP) lesson or rental, or even a “Yoga on the...

Southport Pier and RIverwalk

Cap off a leisurely day of exploring Southport with a scenic walk along the waterfront, courtesy of the Southport Pier and Riverwalk.  Located on the edge of Howe and Bay Streets, and therefore easy to reach for...

Springbrook Farms Horsedrawn Tours

Downtown Wilmington and history go hand-in-hand which is why Springbrook Farms Horsedrawn Tours, a tour company that uses a horse-drawn carriage to carry visitors around town, seems to fit right into the local scene...

Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Garden

Garden fans and everyday explorers alike will love discovering the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Garden – a hidden gem that’s found in the busy heart of central Wilmington. Located along Independence Blvd., and...

Summertide Adventure Tours

Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and even Holden Beach vacationers can embark on a detailed exploration of all the wild on-the-water regions that the Cape Fear area is known for with an adventure that’s launched...

Suncoast Aviation Biplane Rides

It’s hard to find a better view of the Oak Island and southern Cape Fear area than the one provided by Suncoast Aviation Biplane Rides. Offering sky-high tours that soar over the fragile barrier islands...

Sunfun Rentals

From Jeeps that can tackle the soft shorelines of Carolina Beach’s Freeman Park to Searay boat rentals that allow visitors to explore the coastline in style, there’s a lot of adventure to launch from Sunfun...

Surf Tours of Southport

Enjoy a completely unique tour of Southport in one of the most creative and souped-up golf carts on the island with an exploration that’s guided by Surf Tours of Southport. This cool company features area-wide...

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Sample the heart of Wilmington’s famed culinary scene with this tour that will make your taste buds celebrate a downtown exploration. The Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours is specifically catered for foodies, and...

Tasting History Tours

Imagine a Pleasure Island exploration that uses all of your senses to soak up the local beach scene. This is exactly what’s in store with a fantastically tempting exploration provided by Tasting History Tours...

Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

The Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts not only sets the stage for some of Wilmington's most opulent and engaging performances, but it also reigns as one of Wilmington's most distinguished buildings in its...

The Adventure Kayak Company

The Adventure Kayak Company allows visitors to explore both the wilds of the Cape Fear environment as well as the heart of the Downtown Southport region through bike tours, kayak tours, and rentals that allow patrons to...

The Breakers Arcade

Enjoy a little old school fun, a refreshing ice cream cone, or a decadently sweet breakfast with a visit to The Breakers Arcade & Grill, which is found in the heart of Ocean Isle Beach. This family-friendly...

The Cotton Exchange

Visitors can celebrate Wilmington's deep-rooted history in trade with a visit to the historic Cotton Exchange. The complex of eight buildings features over 30 shops and restaurants that are worthy of exploration, and...

The Dive Food & Spirits

The Dive is an ultra-casual little spot that’s a fun destination for the after-hours beach crowd. Located just off of US 421, and bordered by a collection of beach bars, motels and restaurants, this little...

The Expedition Organization

Visitors who love kayaking but who are looking for a more in-depth local adventure will feel right at home with the services provided by The Expedition Organization. With a motto of “Out of the ordinary and into...

The Harp

Take a trip to the edge of Downtown Wilmington to dive into authentic Irish cuisine with a visit to The Harp – a subtle little eatery that’s found just a couple blocks away from the Cape Fear Riverfront, and...

The Sail Shop Tours

The Sail Shop is a centrally located surf, kayak, and sailing shop where Bald Head Island vacationers can sign up for lessons, take a guided tour, or load up on all the equipment they’ll need to have fun on and...

TheaterNOW

Wilmington is all about exceptional theater, great cuisine, and local talent, and TheaterNOW combines all these wonderful community attributes in one central location. Situated in the heart of Wilmington just off of...

Thistle Golf Club & Estates

The Thistle Golf Club is an exclusive golfing destination that features 27 eye-catching and challenging holes. Featuring a traditional Scottish design, and built to mimic a club with early 1800s roots, Thistle Golf Club...

Tiger's Eye Golf Links

The Tiger's Eye Golf Links is one of the five acclaimed “Big Cat” courses in the coastal Cape Fear region, and is an elite, daily fee course that’s carved into the heart of a virgin pine forest...

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is a fun Happy Hour or late-night destination for pub fans who like good eats, a fun atmosphere, and a good excuse to sit back with a beer and watch the game. Located just off of the...

Tony Silvagni Surf School

Learn to ride the waves under the guidance of Pro Surfer Tony Silvagni with a camp or lesson that’s provided by the Tony Silvagni Surf School. Located in the heart of Carolina Beach, a Mecca for southern North...

Topwater Guide Co.

Tackle a fishing expedition that explores the close-to-home but fruitful waters of the Cape Fear region with an inshore or nearshore fishing trip provided by Topwater Guide Co. Based out of Wilmington, but serving...

Tour Old Wilmington

Locally owned and operated Tour Old Wilmington shows visitors a unique side of the historic port city, as they are transported back in time by a costumed guide who will breathe life into the ancient buildings and...

Treasure Island Miniature Golf

Treasure Island Miniature Golf is a fun destination for family members of all ages who are looking for a little entertainment off the sand. Located just off the coast of Holden Beach, this centrally located mini golf...

Trip with Triplett

Enjoy an educational yet fully engaging tour of historic Wilmington with a journey that starts with a Trip with Triplett. This local tour company is orchestrated by Robin, a retired social studies teacher who grew up in...

Tugboat Tours

Explore an incredible tour of the Cape Fear region that spans from waterfront Southport to the edges of Bald Head Island with a cruise that’s commandeered by Tugboat Tours. Showcasing the local wildlife and...

UNCW Cultural Arts Center

A veritable world of artists make a visit to the UNCW Cultural Arts Center – a centrally located auditorium and performing arts center that features some of the best performances in the Port Coty. Situated in the...

Wheel Fun Rentals

Visitors don’t have to travel too far from the oceanfront to have a new kind of on-the-water adventure, thanks to Carolina Beach Lake and the on-site Wheel Fun Rentals. Located in the heart of the community, and...

Whipsaw Fishing Charter

Anglers who are itching to get their lines wet in the open waters of the Cape Fear region can book a 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or cooler-busting full day charter fishing trip with Whipsaw Fishing Charters. Offering both inshore...

Whiskey Trail Pub & Grill

Whiskey Trail Pub & Grill is a hidden gem that’s tucked away near the Masonboro Sound, and which serves as a popular hang-out for Wilmington residents in the Masonboro Loop and Monkey Junction area. Serving up...

Wilmington Jet Ski Rentals

Visitors who are staying at the Carolina Beach State Park will be just a shell’s throw from thrilling on-the-water explorations, thanks to Wilmington Jet Ski Rentals. Located on the edge of the park and bordering...

Wilmington National Cemetary

The Wilmington National Cemetery was established in 1867 by the US Government as a final resting place for the Union Troops who had perished during the Civil War in the battlefields surrounding the Wilmington area.

Wilmington Railroad Museum

With Wilmington's distinguished history as a thriving port community, few folks recognize at first that part of this reputation stemmed from its legacy as a bustling railroad center. In fact, for well over 125 years...

Wilmington Sharks Baseball

When the weather heats up, there’s nothing like a day at the ballpark, and Wilmington vacationers can root for the home team, thanks to the Port City’s own minor league club, the Wilmington Sharks. Part of...

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Symphony fans don’t have to travel to New York, Boston, or even the state capital of Raleigh to hear a world-class performance, thanks to the Port City’s own Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Established in...

Wilmington Trolley Company

All aboard for a fun exploration of the Port City that’s hosted by the Wilmington Trolley Company – an engaging tour company that allows new visitors and longtime Wilmington fans alike to explore the area...

Wilmington Water Tours

Imagine a lazy day or evening drifting through the wide waters and backwater creeks of the Cape Fear River, spotting a number of wild critters and enjoying unbeatable perspectives of the historic Downtown Waterfront...

Windy Point Nautical Adventures

There’s nothing like a customized boat tour that meets your party’s expectations and then some, and Windy Point Nautical Adventures is here to serve Holden Beach vacationers with a wide range of adventures...

Wrightsville Kayak Company

From Wrightsville Beach to the exclusive Figure 8 Island, everyone can find a hefty dose of on-the-water fun through the accommodating Wrightsville Kayak Company. This local rental business offers much more than your...

Wrightsville Parasailing Company

Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington visitors can enjoy a truly high flying adventure without ever leaving the Cape Fear coastline with Wrightsville Parasailing Company. Established in 1998, this locally renowned...

Zebulon Latimer House

Take a step back in time and dive into an antebellum world of charm and culture with a visit to the exquisite Zebulon Latimer House. Located in the heart of the historic downtown region, and just a couple blocks away...

Zeke's Island Estuarine Reserve

Zeke's Island Estuarine Reserve is found just south of the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, and is one of the three original 1985 National Estuarine Research Reserve components dedicated by NOAA and the Division of...

Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach Pier

Holden Beach anglers will find plenty of opportunities to reel in a big catch, or even spend a full vacation dedicated to the pursuit of fishing, at the Holden Beach Pier. With ample room for anglers, even in the height of the summer tourist season, and easy-going accommodation options that are a minute's walk from the pier's entrance, the Holden Beach Fishing Pier will inspire any angler to get off the beach chair, grab the rods and reels, and start casting.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The fascinating galleries throughout this extensive complex encourage visitors of all ages to meet and mingle with their aquatic neighbors, from interactive exhibits to "touch tanks" where patrons can have personal encounters with local bamboo sharks. This all-encompassing approach to maritime education has made the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher one of Carolina Beaches' most popular local attractions, and is a fun day trip for any Coastal Carolina visitor who wants to get their feet wet in the unique and varied wildlife habitats located just offshore.