Wilmington: Hollywood East

  • Start: Wilmington, NC
  • End: Ocean Island Beach, NC
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:32
  • Total Mileage: 93 Miles
  • Number of stops: 9


The mild climate, island beaches, varied landscapes, and historic communities that have drawn hundreds of filmmakers to Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Cape Fear coast since 1983 also beckon vacationers. Start your North Carolina vacation in downtown Wilmington at the USS North Carolina. Board this WWII battleship and tour the decks. In the historic district, shoppers will find unique stores, galleries, and restaurants at the Cotton Exchange, a 19th-century warehouse set along cobblestone streets lining the Cape Fear River. Art lovers head to the Golden Gallery or Racine Center for the Arts. Hit the beach at Blockade Runner Beach Resort, just east in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Or travel south to Carolina Beach State Park for a glimpse of the Venus Flytraps that grow wild in this region. Down the road, Kure Beach is home to the Civil War's Fort Fisher State Historic Site and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, with a huge Cape Fear shoals exhibit.

Stop #1:

USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
Wilmington, NC

Stop #2:

Cotton Exchange
Wilmington, NC

Stop #3:

Golden Gallery
Wilmington, NC

Stop #4:

Racine Center for Arts
Wilmington, NC

Stop #5:

Wrightsville Beach Blockade Runner Resort
Wrightsville Beach, NC

Stop #6:

Carolina Beach State Park
Carolina Beach, NC

Stop #7:

Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Kure Beach, NC

Stop #8:

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Kure Beach, NC

Stop #9:

Big Nell's Pit Stop
Ocean Island Beach, NC

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