North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast encompasses the city of Wilmington and the island communities of Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach and Carolina Beach. Long known for it's beautiful stretch of beaches, the area is a retreat for sunseekers, beachcombers and nature lovers; and a paradise for anglers, mariners and watersports enthusiants.

Wilmington's picturesque riverfront looms over the Cape Fear River. Gracing its banks is one of the state's largest historic districts, numbering approximately 230 blocks. See the historic mansions and landmark buildings on a horse-drawn carriage, riverboat cruise, trolley or take a walking tour given by some of the port city's most intriquing residents. Across the river sits the majestic Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, a restored World War II memorial. Downtown Wilmington is home to many other museums for children, fine art lovers, railroad and history buffs, including North Carolina's oldest history museum. The cultural opportunities of the port city are endless; aquariums, festivals, libraries, film studios, theatres, plantations and more can be enjoyed in this richly cultured city.

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