Wilmington, NC Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Wilmington, NC

If you have extra time, Wrightsville Beach is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Wilmington, NC
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
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    No trip to Wilmington is complete without a stroll along its mile-long Riverwalk. This wooden boardwalk that borders Cape Fear River is lined with popular restaurants and bars – and punctuated by stools and benches that are perfect for taking a break and taking in the scene. 

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    Historic District
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    Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    The 230-plus blocks that comprise Wilmington's historic district are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and they contain everything from mansions to museums, as well as a host of restaurants and shops. One of the best ways to see the district's highlights is via a guided tour. Some

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    Wrightsville Beach
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    #3 in Wilmington, NC
    Beaches, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Beaches, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Wrightsville Beach is located just 10 miles east of the Historic District, and it receives high praise for its wide ribbon of sand, which is easily accessible and lined by hotels, vacation homes, restaurants, bars and shops. There are even restrooms and showers at several beach-access points. Since the beach

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