Historic downtown Wilmington has opened up her arms to millions of visitors and local residents for decades. With many quaint stores, stunning southern architecture, a multitude of dining and shopping venues set on cobblestone streets, it’s a city you could easily fall in love with. It’s a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to call “home”.
If you want stay active, whether you’re visiting from affair or you live here, you will enjoy the many informative boat rides available on the Cape Fear River, educational museums, plenty of new brew pubs, walks along the 4 mile long riverfront boardwalk. Or go on a horse drawn carriage ride while you’re out for the evening choosing from among the many dining options you’ll have. Keep things exciting with a ghost tour or kick up your heals with the energetic night life and great people that make downtown Wilmington the ‘in’ place to be!
The next generation of downtown Wilmington is bringing in plenty of exciting new hotels with lots of glass, steel, and huge granite bars offering plenty of adventurous outdoor dining and live music along the riverfront. Incredibly spacious private yachts, a state of the art Performing Arts Center and a new generation of Southerners will soon define the north side of historic downtown Wilmington.
It was just a year ago that the Port City Marina, with over 100 wet slips, opened their doors. Now they welcome Vida and BlackFinn Ameripub -- two new restaurants overlooking the Port City Marina and Cape Fear River.
Vida is an upscale Mexican cantina opening this summer. It has the absolute hottest bar in all of Wilmington that is located outside on the second deck hanging over the Cape Fear River. The BlackFinn American Pub, opening sometime in May, will offer craft beers, a huge menu of eclectic foods and indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the Port City Marina.
So if you live in Coastal North Carolina or you will be vacationing in the area, be sure to take a walk on the wild side of downtown Wilmington! For those who decide they'd like to take a closer look at what living in the beautiful city of Wilmington would be like, give us a call at Carolina Plantations and we'd be happy to show you some homes.