If your vacation requirements start with sunny beach days, delicious Southern eats, and quiet waterfront walks, put Wilmington, North Carolina, high on your list. This small coastal city has all the amenities of larger Jacksonville to the north and Myrtle Beach to the south, but without the crowds. Wilmington is best known for its wildlife attractions and natural beauty, like the Masonboro Island Reserve and Airlie Gardens. Factor in contemporary museums, inventive microbreweries, and some cutting-edge eateries, and it’s high time you book a ticket and catch one of our flights to Wilmington.
Transportation From ILM
If you stay in one of the hotels near Wilmington International Airport, you’ll have a home base where you can freshen up before exploring the city shortly after your Wilmington flight touches down. The airport sits directly northwest of the city limits—a breezy four miles from downtown. You can catch a cab or pick up a rental car at the ground transportation counters near the baggage claim area. Once you’ve secured some wheels, roll the windows down and cruise along the coast. If you’re a public transit purist, catch the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority 207 bus from the Airport Boulevard stop at the corner of Airport Boulevard and N. 23rd Street. Downtown boasts easy access to the Riverwalk, quirky boutiques and restaurants, and several peaceful parks. With so much to do, you’ll forget you’re in a small town—until you notice the delightful lack of traffic on your way to sunbathing at Wrightsville Beach.
Wonders Wait in Wilmington
From historic manor house tours to snorkeling in Masonboro Inlet, you don’t want to miss anything in this tiny seaside gem. Travelocity offers cheap flights to Wilmington as well as great deals on hotel accommodations, and you can easily book vacation packages to Wilmington all in one place. Splurge on a new sunhat and get ready for a trip to the Carolina coast!