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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Boat or Ferry
“USS North Carolina (BB-55) is the lead ship of the North Carolina class of fast battleships, the first vessel of the type built for the United States Navy.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Has everything from Whole Foods, upscale shops, IMAX, discount shops, sporting goods stores, restaurants and much more More upscale shops are across the street”
  • 53 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“What a great place to walk around and be surrounded by nature. Definitely peaceful. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“A unique dining experience and huge portions. Come enjoy asian cuisine and Mai Tais. Pro Tip: try to sit outside in the garden. Usually a long wait here so see if you can make a reservation.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun indoor/outdoor tavern with huge drink selection and live music. Pro tip: grab tacos from Block Taco outside at the walk-up window.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Theatre
“Our local Play Theater offers many different plays at different times of the year. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Largest menu for a pub, brewery is on site, one of the first breweries in town. $$”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“Don’t forget to check out the display on the Wilmington Film Scene! You could be standing in the place your favorite movie was filmed!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Home of some great burgers and a classic Philly cheesesteak, this is a locals hangout. In my opinion, they have the best sweet potato fries in town and a great selection of beers.”
  • 36 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“For high-end dining, you cannot go wrong here. Our favorite night to go is Sundays when they do their "Beggars can't be choosers" menu. The menu indicates you pick seafood, meat, veggies, dessert, cocktails, beer or wine. Past that, you have no idea what you'll receive and you can't make suggestions or modifications. Super fun dining experience for those who are adventurous with no dietary restrictions. Pro tip: when doing "beggars can't be choosers" go right at 5pm when the doors open as spots are limited to the bar.”
  • 32 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“It is an amusement park with a water park, go-kart course, laser tag, mini-golf, jungle gym & more.”
  • 29 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Bellamy Mansion takes you back to antebellum Wilmington. It’s beautiful gardens and architecture is a must-see!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Greenfield lake is a nice place to walk and take in the scenery. The lake has turtles and alligators to see and the walk around it is very peaceful.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Shop & Service
“Wander through lots of unique local shops with local artists in an historic setting. Free parking if with a purchase receipt. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Located four blocks up Castle St, this modern American restaurant serves a great brunch or dinner. Rx is another neighborhood favorite, and a great place to enjoy dinner with friends or with a date. They have a varied menu, with some classical dishes mixed with modern Southern cuisine. The chef focuses on using local ingredients, so you will see many dishes incorporating foods native to our state. The menu changes seasonally, but you will not be disappointed with any of the choices available. Rx offers vegan and vegetarian options.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“Another Wilmington food classic; It is a burrito barn and has a unique atmosphere.”
  • 25 locals recommend