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Downtown Wilmington is filled with historic properties-turned-local businesses. DenisTangneyJr Getty Images

Fresh fish, especially oysters, are the staple of Wilmington's dining scene. Locals particularly love Surf House, Dock Street Oyster Bar and Catch. Melody Migas / EyeEm Getty Images

Many visitors to Wilmington spend a day or two at nearby Wrightsville Beach. Chad_Talton Getty Images

Along Cape Fear River, visitors can stretch their legs on the one-mile Riverwalk. P A Thompson Getty Images

The tour guides at the Bellamy Mansion Museum make its 22 rooms come alive, with stories about the home's architecture and Bellamy family. Pgiam Getty Images

The Bellamy Mansion Museum is among a number of antebellum properties in Wilmington's Historic District Pgiam Getty Images

This battleship glided through the Pacific Ocean and fought a number of offensives during World War II. These days, it's docked in Wilmington and open for tours year-round. red_moon_rise Getty Images

The Airlie Gardens feature 67 acres worth of North Carolina flora.  Brett Cottrell Photo Courtesy of New Hanover County

Wilmington boasts a handful of craft breweries, including Front Street Brewery.  Photo Courtesy of Wilmington and Beaches CVB

History buffs should make the 20-mile drive south of Wilmington to the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, which was created in 1861 to protect Wilmington's port from the Yankees during the Civil War.  Photo Courtesy of Wilmington and Beaches CVB

Nearby Carolina Beach is lined with a family-friendly boardwalk.  Photo Courtesy of Wilmington and Beaches CVB

You can drive a car, ride a bus, take the trolley – or you can get around downtown Wilmington by horse-drawn carriage.  Photo Courtesy of Wilmington and Beaches CVB

Wrightsville Beach is popular among surfers for its powerful waves.  Joe_Potato Getty Images

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