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Downtown Wilmington

Front Street, Wilmington, NC
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Beautiful historic downtown

What a great place to go for a walk on the river walk, go shopping, eat at any one of the many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Geoff Z
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Farmer's Market!

Went wandering through the historic downtown district admiring the plantation and Victorian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“the river” (72 reviews)
“front street” (23 reviews)
“small city” (9 reviews)
Front Street, Wilmington, NC
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place to go for a walk on the river walk, go shopping, eat at any one of the many great restaurants and or see all of the sites. A picturesque view of the river, the bridge and the battleship; there is just...More

Thank Geoff Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went wandering through the historic downtown district admiring the plantation and Victorian homes/ex-mansions on my way to the River Walk. A very robust Farmer's Market goes on there from April through November,and is worth a visit!

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot believe how much growth happens in 20+ years. I used to come here with my Marines as a young Navy Corpsman, mostly as baby sitter/diplomat lol but this time I came to dive an enjoy the good atmosphere, I was highly impressed with...More

Thank emanuel s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up visiting Wilmington. I've lived here for 3 years, but as an adult had never walked the downtown area with intent to view historic landmarks, homes, churches. I got the pleasure to do so yesterday and it was so worth the 5 miles....More

1  Thank MiVidaLocaContigo
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We walked the whole time we were in this area, and found plenty to see and do. Museums and shops, and also found a great Market on front street where you can get premium selections in beer, wine, snacks and homemade ice cream. Loved the...More

1  Thank bucko1977
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Downtown Wilmington has plenty of interesting shops, ice cream parlors, cafes, and many nice restaurants. And it's all very walkable. Market St is the center of the activity and the best place to review and purchase tickets to a variety of walking tours, horse drawn...More

1  Thank W4943QVdavidd
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have lived in the area for almost 2 decades. Downtown Wilmington was nice when I first got here. It has only improved over the past 20 years. They have continued to revitalize. The restaurants and attractions have only expanded. Definitely a must if you...More

Thank tman4lom
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We came for a long weekend and stayed on the water front instead of the beach. So glad we did. Had a wonderful weekend exploring the revitalized architecture of downtown Wilmington. So many local small businesses with so many varied types of shops, all creating...More

Thank Sandy165111
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Downtown Wilmington NC is so nice. You can stroll along the River front, eat, drink, have your coffee and shop. At night it comes alive with bars and music. Remember the parking issue. Pay or get a ticket during the day. But that is minor...More

Thank TravelingFam_8
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I am not a bar hopper so this wasn't really for me. There were lots of bars or bar type restaurants. Parking was terrible. We spent 30 minutes looking for a metered spot. Many locations were closed as they are more quaint cafes. We returned...More

Thank MrsAnnieB
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3 April 2017|
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Response from EileenKaz | Reviewed this property |
The Cotton Exchange has some cute little shops.
Patricia B
15 March 2016|
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Response from 459leec | Reviewed this property |
There is an old cotton mill that was converted into a mini-mall. There are two floors as well as a basement area. About 3 blocks west is the old downtown area. There are great places for a mother/daughter meeting for a... More