Wilmington Attractions & Things To DoEdging the picturesque Cape Fear River and beautiful North Carolina coast, Wilmington is a captivating city with rich history, beautiful scenery and Southern charm. Historic Wilmington offers exciting things to do, from walking tours to carriage rides to historic shopping. Located on the famous Wilmington Riverwalk, our hotel is an easy walk to restaurants, shopping, historic sites, festivals, nightlife and the famous attractions of Wilmington, including the Henrietta III Sightseeing Cruise, Cotton Exchange, and Cape Fear Museum of History & Science. Explore one of America's most historic cities with a trolley tour or the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington. For sun, sand and surf, drive to beautiful Wrightsville Beach, Carolina or Kure Beach. Discover the quaint beauty and unique vibe of Wilmington, NC.
Journey through the old alleyways and pubs of Old Wilmington. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington is one of the top ghost walks in America.
Experience a unique downtown Wilmington shopping and dining experience. With historic character and riverside charm, The Cotton Exchange features an eclectic mix of boutiques, shops and restaurants.
Explore beautiful gardens, lakes, walking trails, historic buildings, wildlife, sculptures and the ancient Arlie Oak. Enjoy garden tours, bird hikes and a summer concert series.
Tour the largest film and TV production studio east of LA. Screen Gems Studios is a 50-acre complex with 10 sound stages that have produced TV shows such as One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.
Journey down the Cape Fear River. See amazing marine and freshwater creatures at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - from sharks and stingrays to living corals and jellyfish.
Tour the decks of North Carolina's WWII memorial. Moored on the river across from downtown Wilmington, this historic and majestic battleship honors her combat days on the Pacific.
Enjoy fun sightseeing, sunset and dinner cruises on the Cape Fear River, departing steps from our hotel. Henrietta III offers charters for parties, weddings and special events.