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Downtown Wilmington is constantly being renovated and upgraded. Such a grand place to take a tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
Beautiful and quaint

Wilmington NC is an awesome place to vacation. Stay close to downtown, which has a variety of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank pppnikki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Angelo S
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!

Thank MGracie2015
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Everything about Wilmington was inviting. We had a very short time in the historical area, just enough to let us know that we shall return. Loved the old buildings and I want to learn more about the city's history.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We are locals. We have lived in many parts of America and chose this area for retirement. Nearly every day we read about violent crimes mostly in Wilmington. We live outside of Wilmington in the county. We stopped going downtown years ago. We are more...More

Thank Oosik
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Wilmington seems to be experiencing a resurgence, and it's no surprise why. Great weather, beach nearby, North Carolina has a great economy right now. The downtown area has plenty to walk around and do and see; lots of small shops and local restaurants to enjoy.

Thank Adam T
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Downtown Wilmington is a great place to entertain guests, there are things to see, plenty of places to stop and rest and enjoy a drink and some pretty good eating spots. Downtown is evolving there are always new places to see and the city is...More

Thank Tony T
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Response from DBarnes_NC | Reviewed this property |
No car needed if you stay downtown. Close to airport. Plenty of restaurants, shops, hotels and bars. Uber to the beach, if you want to see it, is easy.
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.