Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington is a thriving port city (the 8th largest in the State) and the county seat of New Hanover County, North Carolina. Built by European settlers along the Cape Fear River, it has a wonderful historic downtown that is well famous for its picturesque Riverwalk (1 mile long), one of the most beautiful riverfronts in the US (USA Today, 2014). Wilmington is in between a beautiful river and ocean landscape, a characteristic that was the reason why Wilmington was listed in the Top Dozen Distinctive Destinations (The National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2008). Overall, regardless of whether you are planning to visit Wilmington for a short or a longer period of time, one thing is sure; you will spend loads of really unforgettable moments. A few, of the many (100+), top Wilmington tourist attractions include Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, Airlie Gardens, Downtown Wilmington, Bellamy Mansion, Cape Fear Serpentarium, New Hanover County Arboretum, and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Regarding budget accommodation, there are more than 50 discount hotels worth checking in Wilmington, NC. The many economy accommodation options surely cover all budgets and expectations.