I've lived in Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast since 1994 and have always enjoyed the Halloween season! I now work at the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau (since 1998), so I always know what's going on in town. With nearly two dozen mysterious, fun, and spooky events during October, Wilmington & NC’s Cape Fear Coast is the ideal...more
I've lived in Wilmington & North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast since 1994, but before I made the move I was a frequent visitor. I've always been amazed at how much there is to see and do in this historic coastal town. I now work at the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau so I always know what's going on around town. Here's a link...more
I have lived in Wilmington & North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast since 1994 and always enjoy celebrating the Holiday season on the coast. I now work at the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, so I always know what's going on in town. Here's a link to a free downloadable holiday brochure with more than 40 fun & festive Coastal...more
There are plenty of bars and clubs in the Cape Fear Area. Your best bets are College Road around the campus of UNCW, Downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.
I hung out at Front Street Brewery in Wilmington and enjoyed sampling some of their handcrafted brews.
At some point while you're in the area try to take a boat ride of some kind. Whether you cruise the Atlantic Coast or chug up the Cape Fear River, it will make you more tangibly aware of the importance of water to this region.
Sure, this is a coastal area, but there's more to do than just hang out at the beach. Check our some of Wilmington's architectural gems as well as the area museums and historic districts.
Unless you're a big fan of history, I'd skip Brunswick Town. The historic town and fort were burned down by the British and what's left isn't all that impressive.
Miscellaneous: Just a place to put a map. I placed it here so you can click on it and see it more clearly enlarged.
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...more
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....more
Favorite thing: Wilmington is easily my favorite spot in the Cape Fear coastal region. It's a picturesque location along the banks of the Cape Fear River and is conveniently located only about 20 minutes from Wrightville Beach. You'll find charming streets lined with historic homes as well as impressive churches and a great artistic community.