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Downtown WilmingtonWilmington

Downtown Wilmington is calling! Discover its riverfront, live music, history and more.

Explore the walkable area of Downtown Wilmington—a scenic riverfront, live music and sights from Wilmington Railroad Museum to Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

Top hotels in Downtown Wilmington

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
3.5 out of 5
9 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington, NC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £134 per night

Located in Riverwalk, this hotel is steps away from Wilmington Railroad Museum and Wilmington Convention Center. Battleship North Carolina is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (580 reviews)

"It has a very nice rooftop bar and is along the river walk."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £144 per night

Located in Wilmington Historic District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Cotton Exchange and Wilmington Convention Center. Battleship North Carolina ...

4/5Very Good! (1,002 reviews)

"All in all it was a good stay. Room was clean. The front desk staff was really nice and sweet. Answered any questions we had. Even the guy helping outside who was velvet was nice. We stayed during covid 19 so pool was closed unfortunately and a couple of other things so i cant comment on that. We ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2020

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Best Western Plus Coastline Inn
Best Western Plus Coastline Inn
2.5 out of 5
503 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC
The price is £117 per night

Located in Wilmington Historic District, this hotel is steps away from Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington Convention Center and Cape Fear Community College. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (885 reviews)

"Very clean and looked just like the online picture. I will definitely stay their again."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

Best Western Plus Coastline Inn
Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
3 out of 5
229 North 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC
The price is £141 per night

Located in Wilmington Historic District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cotton Exchange and Wilmington Convention Center. Battleship North Carolina ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (488 reviews)

"Location was fantastic middle of downtown. Lots of things to do around the area"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
Hampton Inn by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
Hampton Inn by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
2.5 out of 5
225 Grace St, Wilmington, NC
The price is £126 per night

Located in Wilmington Historic District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington Convention Center and Children's Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (354 reviews)

"I think it was very nice. The people were very helpful.the around is very nice an a lot to doi would rate it 100 for fhings to do"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

Hampton Inn by Hilton Wilmington Downtown
ARRIVE Wilmington
ARRIVE Wilmington
4 out of 5
101 S. Second St., Wilmington, NC
The price is £149 per night

Located in Wilmington Historic District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Children's Museum of Wilmington and Wilmington Convention Center. Battleship ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (170 reviews)

"This property went to great lengths to assure cleanliness during my stay. I love that it is located within walking distance from the shopping and dining businesses on the wharf. The staff was very prompt and courteous about granting any requests that I had. I will certainly book with them again."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

ARRIVE Wilmington

Popular places to visit in Downtown Wilmington

Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
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Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Enjoy a performance at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, a theatre with a story to tell in Wilmington. Wander the beautiful beaches and riverfront in the area.

Wrightsville Beach
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Wrightsville Beach

4/5(1 review)

This picturesque barrier island offers consistent waves for surfers, a vibrant nightlife and a wide range of outdoor activities.

Carolina Beach
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Carolina Beach

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Carolina Beach, a popular beach in Carolina Beach. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
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University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Enjoy the student vibe with a visit to University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a top university in Wilmington. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or attend a sporting event.

Battleship North Carolina
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Battleship North Carolina

5/5(2 reviews)

Take a tour of the lead ship of North Carolina-class battleships and learn about U.S. Navy history in a unique and adventurous way. 

Kure Beach Pier
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Kure Beach Pier

You can learn about the local history of Kure Beach when you make a stop at a top site such as Kure Beach Pier. Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Downtown Wilmington

Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of North Carolina
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of North Carolina

£16
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest, North Carolina
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest, North Carolina

£8
Per adult
Wilmington Scavenger Hunt: Uncover the Port City’s Past
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Wilmington Scavenger Hunt: Uncover the Port City’s Past

£16
Per adult
Wilmington Puzzling Adventure
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Wilmington Puzzling Adventure

£26
Per adult
Wilmington's Downtown and Midtown Brewery Tour
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Wilmington's Downtown and Midtown Brewery Tour

£49
Per adult
Private Charter
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Private Charter

£584
Per adult

Other areas in Wilmington

Wilmington showing a castle, a fountain and a park

River District

If you're spending some time in River District, Wilmington Railroad Museum and Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews are top sights worth seeing.

River District
Wilmington showing a castle, a fountain and a park

Wilmington Historic District

Wilmington Historic District is known for its stunning river views, and with sights like Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts and Children's Museum of Wilmington, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Wilmington.

Wilmington Historic District
Riverwalk, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
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Riverwalk

Riverwalk is well liked for its beaches and live music. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, Battleship North Carolina and Children's Museum of Wilmington are some interesting sights nearby to check out.

Riverwalk
Airlie, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
Wayne Bailey on trover

Airlie

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Airlie and surrounding area, you can visit Wrightsville Beach and Mayfaire Town Center.

Airlie
Landfall, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
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Landfall

While there might not be top attractions in Landfall, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Mayfaire Town Center and Airlie Gardens.

Landfall
South End, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States of America
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South End

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in South End and surrounding area, you can visit Wrightsville Beach and Airlie Gardens.

South End