Wilmington, a city unique in the tourist’s spots is a port city with a population of 263,429 (Census 2012) is located in coastal south-eastern North Carolina, United States. Wilmington is the principal city of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wilmington is a sister city to: Dandong, Liaoning, China (1986), Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom (1989), Bridgetown, Barbados (2004) and San Pedro Town, Belize (2007).
Tourism is an important source of stabilizing the economy of Wilmington. Wilmington is a city with beautiful coast. The night life is vibrant and ocean adds beauty to it. Wilmington is also hub of Film production which has grown to play an important role in the city’s economy. Wilmington North Carolina was #2 in the Nation in a national study for 2007 projected job growth.
The must visit spots of Wilmington include Airlie Gardens, Cape Fear Serpentarium, New Hanover County Extension Service Arboretum, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, North Carolina Azalea Festival, Screen Gems Studios, USS North Carolina Battleship & Museum, Thalian Hall, University of North Carolina at Wilmington Arboretum, Cameron Art Museum, Cape Fear Museum, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Fort Fisher National Battlefield.