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Most Romantic Places in Wilmington, NC

Everyone needs a little romance in their life. Wilmington, NC is a great place for love, and we’ve selected some of its most romantic spots for you. Are you planning a special date, or is a proposal in the offing? Consider these locations for your romantic moments.

Take Your Sweetheart to the Beach

No matter the time of year, the beach is always romantic. To make it special, take a trip to a different-from-usual beach: Drive over the swing bridge at Topsail, take a ferry to Masonboro, or pack a picnic for under the pier at Wrightsville Beach.

Get Artsy with Your Sweetie

Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk is popular and romantic. The self-guided tour often includes wine and snacks, and always includes fine art, local art, and live music. What better way to impress a date?

See Related: 8 Nearly Free (And Awesome) Summer Date Ideas In Wilmington

Take a Sunset Cruise on the Cape Fear River

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A sunset cruise in the Captain JN Maffitt,on the Cape Fear River is perfect for your romantic date. The natural beauty of the river is complemented by the romance of the water, and you may find a moment of privacy for a kiss.

Take a Stroll in Nature

A walk in the park followed by coffee is relaxed, intimate, and always romantic. We love the beautiful views at Greenfield Lake Park, Airlie Gardens, and Smith Creek Park, as well as many others.

Sunset on the Riverwalk is a Romantic Interlude

With benches, boats, lapping water, and a sunset, nothing is more romantic than a walk along the Cape Fear on Wilmington’s Riverwalk. And there’s plenty of shopping and people-watching for fun. It’s traditional to get an ice cream cone on Market Street.

Take a Historic Tour of Wilmington

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Horse-drawn carriage rides may be our most romantic tour, but Wilmington has many walking tours too. Try a Literary Walking Tour, a Hollywood Location Tour, or—if your sweetie likes the supernatural—a Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington.

Hear Some Live Music with Your Honey

There’s always someone playing live music in the Port City, and we think music is the food of love. Check the calendars at Ziggy’s and the Rusty Nail. Peek into Flytrap Brewery, the Goat and Compass, Fermental, and the Cameron Art Museum—you can hear live music all over town.

Dine Al Fresco

Reminiscent of romantic European cities, the sidewalk cafés along Front Street are a fun place to chat and share a sip with your sweetie. Watch the world go by and talk about things just between you two in a setting that’s perfectly romantic. Try Chops Deli, Bourbon Street, Front Street Brewery, and more.


If you want to make your romantic day or evening special, call Event Shuttle Service at (910) 398-8333 today. We will add a touch of luxury to your romantic date with our elegant Mercedes E350. Perfect for romance, our elegant transportation will chauffeur you to and from your romantic events.

Amanda Baker

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