LOCATION: HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON
Perhaps the best way to get to know Wilmington is by walking the storied streets of the Cape Fear River’s Riverwalk. Between the original cobblestone, Colonial Era architecture, and legendary nautical excursions, Wilmington’s downtown is an exciting lesson in history mixed with local markets, modern boutiques, art galleries, and open-air eateries.
FLAVORS TO SAVOR
One of the best ways to get to know Wilmington is through its low–country flavor. We recommend Downtown Market Street’s longest-standing restaurant, The Dixie Grill. This local hot spot has been serving unique southern fare since the 1920’s Gatsby era.
BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA
Imagine sleeping in a battleship’s berth during World War II or firing a ship’s guns at Wilmington's most historic naval landmark. The Battleship North Carolina illustrates what life was like for the soldiers who protected our country during World War II’s naval attacks.
Visit the Riverlights Information Center for a community overview, complimentary lunch for two, and swag bag. Then, walk through our 7 models and start dreaming up your future home.
THE GETAWAY CAFE AND PROVISIONS
Great meals, great experiences, and a shared sense of place are found at the Getaway Café and Provisions. This café has a wide variety of delicious lunch and dinner options inspired by the American South.
WILMINGTON WATER TOUR
Don’t miss this scenic water cruise voted as the best tour in Wilmington! On the Eagle Island Cruise, you’ll learn fun facts and historical anecdotes as you cruise along the Cape Fear River.
Known for its 40+ locally owned restaurants and peaceful waterfront views, dining at the Riverwalk is a treat not to be missed. And speaking of treats, fresh fudge from Kilwin’s is just around the corner.
GHOST WALK OF OLD WILMINGTON
Named the "Top 5 Ghost Walk in America", this 90-minute experience will send chills down your spine. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you’ll be surprised as you journey into the past of Old Wilmington.
HISTORIC THALIAN HALL
Experience historic Wilmington at its liveliest with a visit to Thalian Hall built in the 1800’s. From historic tours, various films, and live theater, Thalian Hall is a rich piece of Wilmington history.
THE SECOND GLASS
Weave your way through the French-inspired wine bar and grab a seat close to the wine wall featuring over 1,000 bottles of wine. Order your French vino by the bottle, do a flight, or try one of their signature cocktails!
The fun starts at the Riverlights Information Center. To book your visit, ask questions, or get right down to touring our community, get in touch with our Riverlights Community Specialists.
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Situated on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington just south of historic downtown, Riverlights is the perfect place for the young and the young-at-heart. We'd love to have you visit and discover Riverlights for yourself.LEARN MORE