Well, this page encompasses...
Well, this page encompasses the entire Cape Fear Coast, so nothing is really off the beaten path, unless you decide to venture down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (less than 2 hours by car), Charlotte, NC (about 3 1/2 hours), Raleigh, NC (2 hours).
Cape Fear Curiosities
I've lived in Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast since 1994 and I love this area! I now work at the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast CVB, so I stay up-to-date on what's new and intriguing. Even the name Cape Fear lends itself to intrigue and mystery. Here's a link to a list of 'off-the-beaten path' things that are sure to pique your curiosity about Wilmington/Cape Fear:
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
- Arts and Culture
Wilmington NC: A Dozen Distinctive Destination
I've lived in Wilmington & NC's Cape Fear Coast since 1994. I now work at the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast CVB, so I always know about what's new and interesting about the region.
One of my favorite things about the area is its unique sense of place. The entire community works hard to preserve its historical, cultural, and architectural treasures. That's why Wilmington, NC was recently named a 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Selected destinations offer cultural and recreational experiences that differ from the typical vacation destination, demonstrate a richness of character and authentic sense of place, and have taken proactive measures to protect their town’s historical and scenic assets. Wilmington, an historic port city with roots dating back nearly three centuries, is rich in grand old mansions, riverboats, historic museums, a battleship, splendid gardens and Civil War sites. Located in the southeastern corner of N.C. between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, the city boasts 7 National Register Historic Districts and 300 blocks of historic sites, homes, landmarks, churches, cemeteries, museums and markers. Visitors to the area can tour the National Register Historic District via horse drawn carriage tours, guided walking tours, ghost walks, and narrated trolley tours.
To learn more about the Dozen Distinctive Destinations honor, visit www.nthp.org or http://www.cape-fear.nc.us/press/article.html?submitparam=Search&idparam=328
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits