Katie Knox

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Wilmington, North Carolina

One of the best things about Carolina Beach is that it is only about 15 miles away from Wilmington, North Carolina. Wilmington is a historic city that is located on the Cape Fear River.

With brick roads to enjoy a carriage ride on, Wilmington is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. The buildings are old but captivating, and one could never get tired of just walking the city and sightseeing.

For those people who like to search for unique gifts, this is the place to be. Small boutiques line the Cape Fear River that sell everything from local's artwork to jewelry and bath salts to hoodies for your pet.

Make sure you save your appetite for when you visit. Whether you are in the mood for a sandwich or dessert, Wilmington has something for you. There are small diners, fancy retaurants, and places that specialize in great seafood and steaks, such as The Reel Cafe. With so many choices, you won't be disappointed.

For more information about Wilmington, North Carolina visit the Cape Fear Coast Convention website .