A Local’s Guide: Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach
Set up your umbrella for a day of sun and fun in Wrightsville Beach or stroll cobblestone streets and eat at stylish restaurants along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington — or do both! You can have it all in these neighboring coastal towns.
The spectacular views in North Carolina’s High Country aren’t just inspiration for writers, painters, and sculptors. Those landscapes — the rugged gray face of Grandfather Mountain, the vibrant fall leaves, the deep green meadows — are brushstrokes on Earth’s own canvas.
The sprawling vineyards and wide-open skies that stretch for miles across seven North Carolina counties offer relaxing getaways — not to mention some of the state’s finest wines — for Sunday drivers aching to escape the rush of city life.