Wilmington, North Carolina is a lovely city not far from the ocean. It’s gorgeous beaches, history, and unique downtown mean that if you’re going to be here for a few weeks or a few months, your temporary stay will never be boring!

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Must See Attractions in Wilmington, NC

Carolina Beach Boardwalk

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk is one of the last remaining boardwalks on the East Coast. In the summer, it’s bustling with rides, live music, an arcade, and plenty of stands selling handmade fudge, donuts, and more.

Location: Carolina Beach Avenue S & Harper Avenue Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Phone Number: (910) 458-8434

Battleship North Carolina

Take a self-guided tour of the most decorated US battleship of World War II. You’ll explore nine decks, visit crew quarters, see the gun turrets up close, and get hands-on with the steering wheels.

Location: 1 Battleship Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401-2577

Phone Number: (910) 399-9100

Cameron Art Museum

Built in 1964, The Cameron Art Museum has a wide range of permanent art on display by both local and internationally renowned artists as well as rotating exhibitions. There is also an annual re-enactment of the Battle of Forks Road that includes artillery demonstrations, workshops, and lectures that history buffs will enjoy.

Location: 3201 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC

Phone: (910) 395-5999

Outdoor Recreation

Wrightsville Beach

Located on the barrier island separated from the city by the Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach is less than a half an hour from downtown Wilmington. With plenty of small shops, restaurants, and a beautiful pier, you can enjoy peaceful strolls and local fare, but if you want to be more active, there are paddleboard rentals and surfing available, too.

Airlie Gardens

Stroll across 67 acres of beautiful gardens, lakes, and wildlife. Featuring over 75,000 azaleas, the Airlie Oak which dates back to 1545, and a butterfly house, this is not just beautiful in the spring and summer months, you’ll want to visit in the winter where it’s decorated with thousands of lights.

Location: 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: (910) 798-7700

Masonboro Island

While it’s only accessible by boat, visiting this barrier island lets you get up close to the natural habitats of a variety of birds, sea turtles and more as well as appreciate miles of undisturbed beach and trails. Masonboro Island is the largest untouched barrier island along the coast of North Carolina, so if you’re spending time out here, you’ll want to bring supplies, including water.

Family Friendly Attractions

Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

Visit the Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park when you want all day fun! There’s a water park with a wave pool, speed slides, and a lazy river, as well as a kid-friendly splash pool. The dry park features laser tag, go-karts, a climbing wall, and arcade.

Location: 5320 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone Number: (910) 791-0666

Children’s Museum of Wilmington

Sprawling across 17,000 square feet and three interconnected buildings, The Children’s Museum of Wilmington features exhibits designed to spark the imagination and educate through fun, hands-on activities across the sciences, math, and arts. Animal Alley, Toddler Treehouse, and Kid Power are just a few of the fun features you’ll find.

Location: 116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: (910) 254-3534

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science

Your family will love visiting North Carolina’s first history museum. Make no mistake, just because it’s the oldest, doesn’t mean it’s not a modern, exciting experience filled with hands-on exhibits and features. In addition to the Space Place and Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery, this is a Smithsonian-Affiliated museum so there are frequent traveling exhibitions and artifacts on display.

Location: 814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone Number: (910) 798-4370

Book Your Short-Term Apartment in Wilmington Today

Corporate Accommodations have several corporate apartment complexes located near all the best attractions and dining. If you’ll be staying in Wilmington for several weeks or several months, skip the cramped hotel and enjoy the comforts of home by contacting us at (336) 299-1312 and booking a fully furnished short term apartment.