My 8 Favorite Travel Photos From Wilmington, North Carolina

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Jason Barnette

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August 12, 2016

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COVID-19 has changed the world. The tourism industry has been one of the hardest hit areas of the global pandemic. Local restaurants, museums, state and national parks have all changed hours of operation, procedures, and some have gone out of business altogether.

Please verify current operations of any places you want to visit mentioned in these articles, and contact me if a business has permanently closed so I can update the article. Thank you and stay safe out there!

Wilmington is the heart of the Cape Fear region in North Carolina, located along the Cape Fear River. The downtown area is rustic, beautiful, and vibrant. Areas like Greenfield Lake, Carolina Beach, and Wrightsville Beach provide plenty of outdoor opportunities. It is a wonderful place to explore, and a place I return to as often as possible to spend a few days in the friendly city by the sea.

Dusk lights up the sky behind the USS North Carolina battleship across the Cape Fear River from The Riverwalk along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Copyright 2012 Jason Barnette

Sunsets on the Cape Fear Riverwalk are spectacular with a view of the USS North Carolina Battleship across the river.

Sunset behind the USS North Carolina battleship from Waterfront Park on The Riverwalk along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Copyright 2012 Jason Barnette

These lights are always a fixture of the Riverwalk.

A horse-drawn carriage tour on Water Street in Downtown Wilmington, NC on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Copyright 2012 Jason Barnette

There is nothing better than a horse drawn carriage and a warm fleece blanket on a chilly day.

Two gentleman sit on a bench while their wives shop at the Cotton Exchange on Front Street in Wilmington, NC on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette The Cotton Exchange is a collection of 8 historic buildings along Front Street in downtown Wilmington that comprise a massive shopping center. Most of the shops inside are locally-owned, featuring arts, crafts, clothing, restaurants, and cafes.

The Cotton Exchange is a collection of old warehouses in the downtown area that have been converted into a shopping center.

A tour boat sets course up the Cape Fear River as a towering summer thunderstorm covers the sky beyond the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington, NC on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

An epic summer thunderstorm towers over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

A view along the rooftops of buildings in the historic downtown district toward the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington, NC on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

Rooftop view of the downtown area along with the iconic Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

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The USS North Carolina Battleship is fun to explore, just across the river from downtown.

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The sun sets across the Cape Fear River in downtown, and the lights turn on for another vibrant night of food and entertainment.

If you want to view more photos of Wilmington, North Carolina, please visit my website at http://photography.southeasterntraveler.com/North-Carolina/Wilmington/

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