Very interesting, appears to still be transitioning but already lots of interesting shopping and a great selection of restaurants.
Beautiful riverfront downtown has historic homes with many options for tours including walking. All shopping is unique local merchants- no big box stores downtown- or chain restaurants. Much variety of places to eat and parking in decks and on metered streets. Cotton Exchange has a lot that is free for shoppers.
The historic district i.e Downtown has been positively evolving for some time. Lots of restaurants to choose from and diverse individual retail shops. If its raining try the Cotton Exchange (lots of quaint shops in the one building). The bottom of Market street and the river is a worthwhile walk especially if weather cooperates , which it usually does ..(don,t... More
Being an important 18th and 19th century port gives Wilmington a rich history that can be Observed in the downtown area of today. Wilmington has 3 house museums that can be toured for a small fee, all homes of prominent citizens of their day. The Cape Fear Museum gives an overview of the area starting long before the settlement by... More
Horrible!!! First, you are crammed to fit into a carriage, the driver ask that you sit you little ones on your lap to fit more people. There are no ghost stories!! Only about 8 corny kindergarten jokes. No information about the ghosts or history of Wilmington. Once you are at the barn (the horse stables) you stay on the carriage... More
It was suggested we go down to 3rd and Market St. and park our car to take a leisurely stroll through this great historic district. I took pictures of every home that had a historical sign next to it. There must have been some rich people there in the day, The homes are beautiful, though not all are grand, like... More
Be sure to walk along the Cape Fear River on the boardwalk and check out the view and shops, especially the Marketplace, an interior "mall" with unique little shops. There is reasonably priced public parking at 2nd St. and Market, and then begin your walk near the Visitor Center and Railroad Museum. When you reach the other end of the... More
We visited the Historic district on our way to the hotel just outside richmond. We were underwhelmed as it looked rather run down with some nice shops but lots of tattoo parlours and vintage clothes shops. We wouldn't visit again but maybe we missed something!
Lots of historic houses all over, Very beautiful. I wish we had of stayed longer than 1 night there is so much to see in this area. Very pretty. I would love to return sometime to spend a few days.
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