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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.
One traveler who praised the Riverwalk's views also recommended taking a water taxi to the Battleship North Carolina. Another traveler said the Riverwalk encapsulates the local culture, from the smell of the salty sea air to the surrounding history to the buzzy nightlife.
The Riverwalk starts at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside and ends at Chandler's Wharf. The Riverwalk is open 24/7 and is free to all. For more information, visit the visitors bureau website.
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