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Wilmington Attractions

Whether you'd prefer to hit the shops or acquaint yourself with the local restaurant scene, you'll find plenty of fun things to do in Wilmington. This city is home to many exciting attractions that'll keep your itinerary full and you on the go. Whatever your interests, this place has something up its sleeve for you.

If you're ready to explore Wilmington, join one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a local expert show you the most popular attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 11 fun activities in Wilmington are also worth a look.

Things to Do in Wilmington with Kids

There's fun for all the family in Wilmington. Here are some family friendly experiences you can try together that are bound to make your getaway a blast:

Free Things to Do in Wilmington

Traveling on a lean budget in Wilmington? Spend time instead of cash on terrific experiences.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington - If you're a fan of modern architecture and design, add this attraction to your schedule.

Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery - Get to know some of the fascinating history of the area through this attraction.

Carolina Heights - Amble along the streets and immerse yourself in the charm and character of this vibrant location.

Greenfield Lake Park and Gardens - Find your green thumb and enjoy admiring the glorious plants on display.

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Wilmington Beach

Visitors to Wilmington Beach enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Carolina Beach is worth a stop.


Downtown Wilmington

Downtown Wilmington is beloved for its stunning river views. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Wilmington Railroad Museum and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts.


Wilmington Historic District

A noteworthy feature of Wilmington Historic District is its stunning river views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts and Children's Museum of Wilmington.

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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.


Shell Island

Though Shell Island might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Wrightsville Beach and Johnnie Mercer's Pier.

River District

While visiting River District, you might make a stop by sights like Wilmington Railroad Museum and Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Wilmington on a sunny day?

What to do in Wilmington on a rainy day?

There's no need to splash your way through a wet day when there are plenty of excellent indoor activities on offer:

Are there cheap things to do in Wilmington?

If you're vacationing on a shoestring budget, think about adding these inexpensive experiences to your itinerary:

What can you do in Wilmington for free?

You'll hardly have time to take your wallet out of your pocket with so many incredible free things to do:

  • Wrightsville Beach
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Carolina Beach
  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk