Conveniently located near many of the most popular things to do in Wilmington, NC, our family-friendly leisure hotel is the perfect starting point for discovering all that our charming port city has to offer. Catch some rays at Wrightsville Beach, explore the great outdoors at Airlie Gardens, immerse yourself in antebellum beauty at the Bellamy Mansion Museum, or discover the daily life of the courageous crew that served in World War II at the Battleship North Carolina Memorial. Stay at Comfort Inn University and enjoy an abundance of fun things to do in Wilmington, NC!
Traveling to the city for an event? Our hotel is just a 10-minute drive away from the Wilmington Convention Center, which boasts 107,000 square feet of versatile event space! And if you’re in town to visit a loved one at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Comfort Inn University is the premier choice of lodgings for you.
No matter the reason for your stay, there’s a nearby attraction that’s perfect for you. Check out some of our favorite things to do in Wilmington, North Carolina below and book your stay today!
The perfect retreat for nature lovers, Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina features 67 acres of formal gardens exhibiting beautiful blooms, walking paths, historic structures, a freshwater lake and more. Enjoy a day of exploration in this nature wonderland, just 2 miles west of Wrightsville Beach!
Don’t miss Wilmington’s annual community festival full of natural beauty, entertainment and food! Held every April, the Azalea Festival's week-long celebration is the city’s premier community event. Experience signature Southern hospitality and springtime charm in North Carolina!
Walk the decks of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Memorial and immerse yourself in the daily life her crew faced during World War II. Showcasing oral histories, photographs and mementos of the brave young men who served their country, the Battleship is a testament to the 11,000 North Carolinians of all branches of service who gave their lives during the Second World War.
Say hello to aquatic creatures and wildlife at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher! With many exhibits, including habitats for alligators, sea turtles, sting rays, sharks, a rescued bald eagle and more, there’s so much to see and do during your visit. Drop by this top regional and national attraction to experience thrilling animal encounters!
Immerse yourself in the history, cultures and science of the Lower Cape Fear at the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina! Discover the native plants and wildlife of the region, learn more about the city’s development throughout the years and even explore a small exhibit on basketball legend, Michael Jordan, who lived in Wilmington during his early years!
Discover this beautiful example of signature antebellum architecture in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Originally built on the eve of the Civil War, the Bellamy Mansion Museum now serves as a museum of history and the design arts. Tour its elegant halls and take in the intricate details throughout the house while learning more about its rich history!
Arts and culture lovers will delight in this historic theatre in Wilmington. Enjoy a night of theatre, ballet, pop and jazz music, as well as independent, domestic and foreign films in Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts' stunning venue.
Enjoy a peaceful retreat among the beautiful gardens of the New Hanover County Arboretum! Nature lovers will appreciate seven acres of greenery that showcases the native Wilmington plant life. Stroll around the aquatic garden, bog garden, Japanese garden, kids garden and more on a sunny day in Wilmington!
Shop ‘til you drop at the Independence Mall in the heart of Wilmington! With over 100 specialty retail shops, there’s sure to be something to catch anyone’s eye. Retail shops include JCPenney, Foot Locker, Sephora, Verizon Wireless, Yankee Candle, The Children’s Place, Sears and more!