This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Wilmington. To help you make friends with Wilmington before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
This is one for the teen drama fans -- Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, was once the filming location of hugely popular teen dramas "Dawson’s Creek" (starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, and Joshua Jackson) and "One Tree Hill" (starring Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush). Wilmington, North Carolina, has also played host to film sets for several Hollywood movies including "Iron Man 3," "The Conjuring" and "We’re The Millers."
Visitors can see many of the famous landmarks from these fictional storylines, particularly "Dawson’s Creek" and "One Tree Hill." Both these shows have dedicated tours that show fans the surviving places where many iconic scenes were filmed over the years. As well as tours of TV show filming locations, Wilmington, North Carolina has many other highlights that travelers may wish to see. Wilmington is a beautiful port city and it is worth going for a stroll on the Riverwalk, along which sunsets are said to be particularly gorgeous.
The city is also teeming in history and one of the many historical sites is worth a look. The National Register Historic District contains more than two hundred thirty blocks of significant buildings from bygone eras. The Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design is a huge structure built by a wealthy family in the mid-nineteenth century that features rare preserved slave quarters, which showcases the southern part of the country’s dark past.
Meanwhile, another must-see for history buffs is the Battleship North Carolina, which is a refurbished vessel from World War II. It commemorates the eleven thousand North Carolinians who died in the war as well as providing an eye-opening history lesson.
Hostels in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, are not abundant, but at least one can be found. However, if a hostel in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, is all booked out or accommodation other than a Wilmington, North Carolina, USA hostel is desired, there are multiple other relatively cheap hotels and other types of accommodation available.
Written by local enthusiast for Wilmington hostelsErin