Before we started our day of exploration, we wanted to wander around Wilmington’s riverfront and downtown area. Known for its gracious Southern charm, Wilmington is definitely on the list of “must see” Southern destinations. All you have to do is spend a little time of there and you will instantly understand why. Spanning 230-plus blocks, you will be treated to churches, classic architecture, moss-draped live oaks, brick lined streets, and antebellum homes. We did not have time to walk all the blocks, but we certainly saw a lot and what we saw we loved!
Unfortunately, we did not have time to do the horse-drawn carriage tour, which departs on the half-hour from the ½ block of Market Street from 10AM to 10PM every day, but now we have an awesome reason to return.
With original year-found festivals and events, seafood-rich and coast inspired menus, family-friendly museums, classic theater, local storefront shopping, waterspouts galore, and a vibrant nightlife, Wilmington is a place that deserves to be discovered! Our next stop just so happened to be my favorite experience of the entire trip. . .