Wilmington is a wonderful place to live because not only does it have wonderful main attractions but it also has places and things to do that are distinct to Wilmington, NC. Wilmington is full of rich history and character that is a must see and there are five unexpected places to help you experience Wilmington and all it has to offer.
- OCEANIC PIER
The Oceanic Pier is a great place to go to when in Wilmington. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this is a great place to go when needing a break from the stress of college. It is quiet and peaceful and you get lost in the smell and sound of the ocean. Another great aspect is that the pier is free to everyone and there is a restaurant right on the pier. There is a coffee shop and beach store across the street from the parking lot.
- THE IVY COTTAGE
Needing a little décor to spice up your dorm or apartment? Ivy Cottage is the way for you. Antiques are brought from all over NC and are stored in three buildings and warehouse for all to see and buy. They have everything you can possibly imagine at great prices. One of a kind objects that has a story and a charm of its own. You will get lost in the wonder and along the way be able to find an object or subject that represents you.
- THE DEAD CROW COMEDY CLUB
Sometimes you just need a pick me up after a long day of classes, work, and assignments. The Dead Crow is a great place to go for getting rid of the blues and for putting on your happy shoes. Enjoy the relaxed and quaint atmosphere as you are entertained by the comedians before you. Food, drinks, and adult beverages are served to help make your experience more enjoyable. The Dead Crow is located in the heart of downtown and so you will always be close to new and exciting places to experience once the show is over.
- THE END OF 421
Some challenges in life feel endless. However, what if I told you you could complete a challenge here in Wilmington? A once in a lifetime opportunity that you can always remember? That challenge is going to the End of 421, the actual END. The road turns into sand and disappears beneath you as you tread along. You are met with the sound of crashing waves and seagulls chirping. There are also little paths you can go on once you get to the end and a hill that once you climb you will see everything surrounding you. It is a very beautiful and serene place.
- THE BLACK CAT SHOPPE
The Black Cat Shoppe is a place out of this world when it comes to finding exotic and unusual things. When you walk in you are met with old fashion toys full of creepy fingers and fake bugs. Magic sets and even a couple of Ouija boards can maybe be found. Soap and essential oils seem to be springing up in this little shop. Go further in and you will find more interesting things that will remind you of Halloween and your childhood. Then once you’re done finding your goodies, you can go next door to the ice cream shop for some delicious desert.