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Beautiful area

Lots to see. Museums/restaurants-street performers. & CHEAP PARKING,(2-4hrs. -$3).. Do a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronald K
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It seems to have weathered the storm well

We weren't sure what to expect when we arrived (Nov. 2018). Even though weeks have passed since the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see. Museums/restaurants-street performers. & CHEAP PARKING,(2-4hrs. -$3).. Do a little research-lots a hidden NOOKS & crannies.Cotton exchange brings U back a hundred years. Been there 20Xs

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We weren't sure what to expect when we arrived (Nov. 2018). Even though weeks have passed since the hurricane, Wilmington was hit so badly, we weren't sure how things would be. There are some repairs still being done as you can see the equipment in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

The shops in the Cotton Exchange are worth visiting as they are not ones one would see in most commercial malls.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maldree
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Downtown is pretty, has a lot to offer. Clothing stores feature vintage, outdoor, high end, low end, souvenir T-shirts. Many eateries from sandwiches to French cuisine, a variety of bars from locals hangout spots to a piano bar. And plenty of shopping. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 4_the_luv_of_Luis
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Downtown Wilmington is constantly being renovated and upgraded. Such a grand place to take a tour; trolley rides, horse drawn carriage rides, great eats, ice cream shoppes, speciality stores, the river walk along the Cape Fear River, and so much more. Visit the historic Cotton...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank dixiemay2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wilmington NC is an awesome place to vacation. Stay close to downtown, which has a variety of great restaurants, shops and all can be walked to. Also, you are right on the Cape Fear river, and can sit and enjoy the river sites. If you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Downtown Wilmington is full of artsy shops and gorgeous architecture. Old buildings and homes that are absolutely breath-taking! Dining is also great and the craft market is nice too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pppnikki
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The best part about downtown is the riverfront area. There's a nice boardwalk on the water with restaurants and shops nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank juliegI6249SD
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The downtown area is historic and due to this, relatively small. While a number of reviewers speak to the parking meters being scarce, there are a number of public lots that work very well if you are willing to walk a couple of blocks. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AngeloS160
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Because Wilmington is growing and many enjoy a city near the water, it is a place to get your feet wet at a local beach, usually within minutes, and later, put on your heels and go on a date with a friend or spouse!

Date of experience: June 2018
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22 June 2018|
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Response from mikaylasb | Reviewed this property |
You'll definitely need a car unless you plan on taking uber. There's the one 'downtown' area thats full of shops, restaurants, bars etc. and you won't need a car if you stay literally right in that area. Don't worry about... More
27 April 2018|
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Response from Gizmomom919 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend using the parking garage on Market Street, which will be your best bet cost wise. Parking on the street is not as bad as the kiosk parking lots, which are very pricey. If there is an event going on down on the... More
3 April 2017|
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Response from EileenKaz | Reviewed this property |
The Cotton Exchange has some cute little shops.