Destination guide

The beachside setting of Wilmington is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and history and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Wilmington. Renowned for its beaches, riverfront and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Wilmington

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Wilmington has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Halyburton Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Tregembo Animal Park (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Castle Bay Country Club (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Wilmington

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Wilmington

Travelers appreciate the stunning river views and picturesque gardens, which is just a taste of what Wilmington has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Wilmington is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Greenfield Lake Park and Gardens (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Hugh Macrae Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Halyburton Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • New Hanover County Arboretum (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Brunswick Nature Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Ogden Park (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)

How to get to and around Wilmington

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Wilmington?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,231 holiday lettings near Wilmington. From 961 Houses to 956 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wilmington is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Wilmington?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wilmington:

  • Landfall: 53 holiday homes
  • Historic District: 77 holiday homes
  • Airlie: 51 holiday homes
  • Riverfront: 73 holiday homes
  • Bradley Place: 42 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wilmington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Wilmington. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wilmington Oakdale Cemetery: 2,065 holiday lettings
  • Tregembo Animal Park: 2,616 holiday lettings
  • Latimer House: 2,000 holiday lettings
  • Poplar Grove Plantation: 1,465 holiday lettings
  • Wilmington Convention Center: 2,000 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Wilmington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wilmington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 961 Houses in Wilmington. Our other popular types of Wilmington holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 956 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 88 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 88 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wilmington?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 844 holiday homes with pool available in Wilmington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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