Main downtown area
Wilmington’s Riverwalk is on the beautiful Cape Fear River and has a backdrop with Battleship North Carolina. The riverfront has festivals and events all year long. You can tour the riverfront by foot, horse-drawn carriage, Segway tours, riverboat cruises, and trolley tours. The 1.75 mile Riverwalk hosts a weekly farmer's market with local farmers and artists from the region. The Riverwalk has markets, boutiques, art galleries, outdoor cafes, tours, a marina and an outdoor concert venue. Restaurants boast spectacular sunsets and views of the river.
Everything is walkable, lots of restaurants (kid-friendly and fancy) - the riverfront pathway is gorgeous, right on the river.