5 Places You MUST Visit if You’re New to Wilmington

A move to Wilmington is always a move for the better. Pristine beaches, world-renowned restaurants, a booming live music scene, professional sports teams, and trendy downtown shops await. With so many options, it can seem impossible to decide what to do when you first arrive in the Port City.

These five must-visit destinations will confirm that you’ve made the right choice by moving to our boom town.

1. Wrightsville Beach

Wilmington’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean is probably one of the reasons you decided to move here, and Wrightsville Beach is a local favorite for catching some rays, dining on fresh seafood, shopping, and sipping a cold beer outdoors on a hot summer day.

2. Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Carolina Beach is Wilmington’s favorite beach to the south. The Carolina Beach Boardwalk is a hotspot for live music, fireworks, shopping, carnival rides, arcade games, and plenty of eats and drinks in the summer months.

3. Downtown Riverwalk

You probably visited the Downtown Wilmington Riverwalk when visiting as a tourist, but now that Wilmington is home, it’s time to revisit. The Riverwalk is a place to dine with views of the Cape Fear River, see live music outdoors in summer, and discover sights that have been featured in major Hollywood films.

4. North Carolina Aquarium

Continue along Pleasure Island beyond Carolina Beach, and you’ll arrive at Fort Fisher, home of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Discover an albino alligator, eels, sharks, stingrays, baby sea turtles, and numerous other rare creatures of the sea.

5. Wilmington Hammerheads

Wilmington locals enjoy the thrills of professional sports games without the stresses of big city life at Wilmington Hammerheads FC soccer games. The games take place at Legion Stadium, which offers a family-friendly, professional sports atmosphere for fans of all ages.

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