We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
First time in Wilmington.

Nice boardwalk. Was easy and convenient walk. River was pretty. Mostly restaurants located on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise B
Circle Pines
Amazing weather for November

It was in the mid 70's last night as we walked along the riverwalk. Nearly no one around (at 6pm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
Read all 1,234 reviews
All photos (258)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
From Nutt St to Nunn Street, Along the Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-338-3134
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Wilmington
from US$80.00
More Info
from US$22.99
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
Reviews (1,234)
Filter reviews
1,209 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the river walk the cape fear river under construction nice walk restaurants and shops across the river coast guard great place to walk convention center the pilot house beautiful scenery farmers market downtown area the uss north carolina cotton exchange front street historic district
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,209 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice boardwalk. Was easy and convenient walk. River was pretty. Mostly restaurants located on the boardwalk. Was nice to see very little damage from the hurricane.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was in the mid 70's last night as we walked along the riverwalk. Nearly no one around (at 6pm). It was a beautiful evening and I love walking this route. Incredible we are in November and have no need for a jacket. Perfect place...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boardwalk has been extended to the bridge by about a mile or so now. It's one of the features that brought me to Wilmington. It's pleasant to walk and there's ice cream shops, boat bars and tours and a wine bar along with several...More

Thank DonnaDoJerseyShore
Reviewed 1 week ago

If weather is tolerable (it was great when we were there), this is worth burning off a few calories before heading over to Kilwins for Ice Cream! Clean place, well managed and easy to walk through a lot of the blocks in this general part...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great place to walk, no matter the time of day. Sunsets, as expected, are especially beautiful.

Thank theotheralexf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there after the visit to the battleship North Carolina and had great views of the ship from the Riverwalk. There are boat tours offered and it must be a nice place to hang out in summer!

Thank 424angelika
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was nothing here of interest to us as visitors to Wilmington. Many shops were either closdsed or vacant

Thank Maldree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I always go there for our anniversary in July. We always walk the river walk at night when it's a little cooler. they have a nice restaurant on a boat there and the boat cruises are cool too.

Thank Markieth S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We walked along the boardwalk here with friends. Pretty views. Lots of shops. Neat to see the boats going by.

Thank Davanrn
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Signs posted along the Riverwalk described the history of the area. Plenty of room to saunter and lots of shops and restaurant diversions. The view of the North Carolina battleship was pretty amazing.

1  Thank Conraye
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 nearby hotels
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
206 reviews
.09 km away
Courtyard Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
404 reviews
.18 km away
Riverview Suites
185 reviews
.22 km away
Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown
221 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 768 nearby restaurants
Copper Penny
967 reviews
.22 km away
The Basics
479 reviews
.07 km away
Paddy's Hollow Restaurant and Pub
266 reviews
.05 km away
Fat Tony's Italian Pub
392 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 291 nearby attractions
Cape Fear River
211 reviews
.36 km away
Wilmington Railroad Museum
266 reviews
.27 km away
The Cotton Exchange
175 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
esteban p
3 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from JMCD56 | Reviewed this property |
So many good restaurants, just depends what you want
27 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from SquareCaller | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking available along the RiverWalk, as well as within a satisfactory walking distance from the walk.
Christina W
20 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Kendra S | Reviewed this property |
The Pilot House and The George are both good choices depending on what type of food you are looking for too. Elijah's is another great choice for dinner on the river. If you are looking for dinner on the ocean at... More