About the Area

Wilmington, NC and the Cape Fear Area

Nestled between North Carolina's mighty Cape Fear River on the west, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Wilmington has long been known as the "Port City of Progress and Pleasure." Whether you prefer our majestic white sand beaches, the historic preservation district, or the thriving city that separates the two, Wilmington offers something for everyone.

In addition to the many miles of waterfront property, Wilmington boasts a major university, motion picture studio, and a vast yet rapidly growing collection of businesses. Local attractions and annual events are as diverse as the city itself. Visitors can enjoy more than 45 attractions, including museums showcasing North Carolina artists and history, a variety of tours of the historic district, nature preserves, movie studios, or growing craft beer scene. Traditional festivals such as the N.C. Azalea Festival and Riverfest, among others, celebrate the area's arts and culture.


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