The beaches of Wilmington are very popular to travelers, watersport
fanatics and exporters. Since 1729, Wilmington had been considered to be
a port city in the Atlantic for its many natural advantages. It had
become a highway to land pioneers and a major seaport. Not to mention
too, it is the largest city in North Carolina.
Wilmington, the county seat of New Hanover County, was incorporated
in 1739 and was originally situated on seven hills located on the east
side of the Cape Fear River. It was named in honor of Spencer Compton,
Earl of Wilmington, who was a patron of North Carolina’s Governor at the
time. To this day, visitors are reminded of its rich history by the
grand old homes and tree-lined boulevards making Wilmington one of the
most beautiful small cities in the south.
The city of Wilmington has been one of the fastest growing East Coast
deep-water ports. It grew dramatically blessed with a wealth of
colonial, Greek revival, Victorian, and Italianate architecture draped
through a charming, historic downtown.
Fascinating buildings and historic are open to visitors like the USS
Battleship North Carolina, Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington, Wilmington
Historic District, Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, Cape Fear
Riverboats, Latimer House, Desperado Horse Farm, Bellamy Mansion and New
Hanover County Arboretum. Old-fashioned shops
and riverfront streets are also sights fun to visit.
Because Wilmington is a place known for its beaches, shops, islands and
camping, it has become one of America’s favorite spots to visit
It is like the Venice of the United States. Imagine the long list of
Wilmington; you will have a difficult time choosing which one to
There are the Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Holden
Beach, Sunset Beach and Topsail Beach where you could enjoy the
watersports opportunities. And don’t forget to include in your list
Figure Eight Island, New Hanover County, Oak Island, Topsial Island,
Surf City and Brunswick County.
Wilmington is just so rich in adventure and history, as North Carolina
is actually is.
And by the time you realize you are actually stepping on the pavements
of the city, you would wonder
how normal it can be for you. Every corner invites glee and thrill that
you might even think you are dreaming.
Wilmington is a city that fits many tastes. Build a home, find a shop,
tour a museum, visit an art exhibit, enroll to a school, train in a
fitness center… name it and Wilmington is just right there, extending
its hands to you.