Wilmington downtown

Wilmington, NC, offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors. Immerse yourself in Wilmington’s lively music, art, and entertainment scenes, establishing it as one of the most dynamic riverfront cities in America. No matter what time of year you visit there are plenty of options for a getaway to this historic city. Here are some things to do in Wilmington:

  1. Historic Downtown Wilmington: Explore the charming historic district with cobblestone streets, historic homes, and a lively waterfront. Visit the shops, restaurants, and galleries along the Riverwalk. All within walking distance of the C.W. Worth House Bed & Breakfast
  2. Battleship North Carolina: Tour the USS North Carolina, a World War II battleship turned museum. Learn about its history and explore the decks and compartments.
  3. Airlie Gardens: Enjoy the beauty of Airlie Gardens, featuring stunning landscapes, walking trails, and beautiful flowers. The gardens often host events and seasonal displays.
  4. Wrightsville Beach: Relax on the sandy shores of Wrightsville Beach, known for its clear waters and water activities like surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. A 20 minute drive from our award winning bed & breakfast.
  5. North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher: Discover marine life at the aquarium, which showcases various aquatic ecosystems and hosts interactive exhibits for all ages.
  6. Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts: Catch a live performance at Thalian Hall, a historic theater hosting a range of shows including plays, concerts, and dance performances.
  7. Cape Fear Museum: Learn about the region’s history, science, and culture at the Cape Fear Museum. Exhibits include artifacts, interactive displays, and educational programs.
  8. Horse-drawn Tours of Wilmington – A narrated unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions of historic Wilmington in a carriage pulled by rescued horses.

Wilmington Events & Festivals:

Wilmington and the surrounding areas are home to many festivals throughout the year. Some highlights include:

  1. North Carolina Jazz Festival: (February) 3 days of world class jazz featuring over 12 musicians!
  2. Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival: (March) Over 60+ beer, 40+ bourbons, and lots of Barbecue.
  3. North Carolina Azalea Festival: (April) Multi-day street fair celebrating artwork, gardens, rich history and culture with music, floats, and vendors.
  4. Carolina Beach Music Festival: (June) One of the longest running beach music festivals in the US.
  5. Riverfest: (October) 3-day street festival, with artists, music, and food trucks.
  6. Cape Fear Kite Festival: (November) A weekend long festival where kite flyers share their sky art at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.
  7. Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot: (November) Habitat for Humanity fundraiser 5k
  8. December Holiday festivities such as:
    • Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour – Sponsored by Latimer House Museum
    • The annual tree lighting
    • Wrightsville Beach holiday flotillas
    • Island of lights festival

About the C.W. Worth House

Welcome home to the C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast, a circa 1893 Victorian home with 7 guest rooms, each with a private bath. This boutique inn features modern accommodations that blend beautifully with its historic charm and architecture. Each guest room features a memory foam mattress, chairs, bathrobes, fine linens and towels, a “smart” TV, mini-fridge, and more. You will awake each morning to freshly brewed coffee and a full breakfast served in the dining room. In the evenings, relax in our pub-style gathering room enjoying a glass of wine while listening to jazz softly playing in the background. We are an easy walk to the riverfront for fine dining, shopping, tours, and nightlife. The beautiful beaches are also just a short drive away.

Our award-winning bed and breakfast is loved by guests for its service, decor, convenient location, and gourmet breakfasts. We invite you to discover all that the C.W. Worth House has to offer during your next getaway. Please view our accommodations.