Known for its gracious Southern charm and voted America’s Best Riverfront, Wilmington rivals Charleston and Savannah as a “must see” Southern destination. With one destination and four unique settings including three nearby beaches – Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach – Wilmington and its island beaches entices visitors with extraordinary experiences, unlimited adventures and scenic landscapes.
Centrally located on the East Coast, Wilmington is North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination. The major east/west interstate transportation artery I-40 leads directly to Wilmington, which is also served by U.S. highways 17, 74/76, 117 and 421. The area features convenient access to the state’s numerous interstate highways. Wilmington International Airport (ILM) has direct flights from major hubs like NYC (LGA), Atlanta (ATL), Philadelphia (PHL) and Washington, D.C. (DCA).