From waterways and activities on the Cape Fear River to North Carolina’s beaches, parks, museums, and city-life, the Greater Wilmington area offers something for everyone. Close to the Cape Fear Coast beach communities, Wilmington has a charm and style you’ll not soon forget. This port city offers almost 300 years of rich history and culture.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway, eco-tours and water excursions, or exciting nightlife — the Greater Wilmington area offers it all. Enjoy cobblestone streets with horse-drawn carriages, one-of-a-kind restaurants, beautiful gardens, and historic museums.
Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach) is served by Wilmington International Airport. Daily departures and arrivals are available with direct flights from many areas. The major East/West Interstate artery I-40 leads to the Cape Fear Coast, which is located midway between New York and Florida just off I-95 and I-40; also served by Highways 17, 74/76, 117, 421 and Greyhound Bus Lines. Interstate I-95 is 73 miles from Historic Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast.
North Carolina Aquariums
Three great locations throughout North Carolina:
Roanoke Island, 374 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954 (866)332-3475
Pine Knoll Shores, 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 (866) 294-3477
Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449
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