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Old 08-06-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Would someone mind posting pictures of downtown Wilmington, especially during the evenings when people are out having fun? My fiance and I were there a while back and didn't see anything like what some of the pictures we have seen portray. Everyone keeps saying that downtown is lively and there are many restaurants, bars, places to shop, but once again we didn't see any of that. Everything looked abandoned to us. I will admit that we didn't spend much time in the area, which was a combination of not having much time and not liking what we were seeing.

If anyone has pictures of downtown Wilmington and the surrounding area we would truly appreciate it! It would be REALLY nice to see some pictures of the evenings and nights when everything is bustling and people are out having a good time!!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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this is a tourist town. it's seasonal. it might be that you were here off season. sometimes downtown can be totally dead, but once the weather gets nice, it's usually pretty busy.

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Would someone mind posting pictures of downtown Wilmington, especially during the evenings when people are out having fun? My fiance and I were there a while back and didn't see anything like what some of the pictures we have seen portray. Everyone keeps saying that downtown is lively and there are many restaurants, bars, places to shop, but once again we didn't see any of that. Everything looked abandoned to us. I will admit that we didn't spend much time in the area, which was a combination of not having much time and not liking what we were seeing.

If anyone has pictures of downtown Wilmington and the surrounding area we would truly appreciate it! It would be REALLY nice to see some pictures of the evenings and nights when everything is bustling and people are out having a good time!!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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Would someone mind posting pictures of downtown Wilmington, especially during the evenings when people are out having fun? My fiance and I were there a while back and didn't see anything like what some of the pictures we have seen portray. Everyone keeps saying that downtown is lively and there are many restaurants, bars, places to shop, but once again we didn't see any of that. Everything looked abandoned to us. I will admit that we didn't spend much time in the area, which was a combination of not having much time and not liking what we were seeing.

If anyone has pictures of downtown Wilmington and the surrounding area we would truly appreciate it! It would be REALLY nice to see some pictures of the evenings and nights when everything is bustling and people are out having a good time!!!
Wilmington has never been a bustling city and never will be. Pictures like you want to see do not exist and never will.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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now that's not true. the azalea festival and the 4th are very busy times. during the spring and summer, you will find the weekend mornings are busy with the farmers market and such. if you go downtown on a friday night at around 8-9, they town is pretty busy. not sure if I would refer to it as bustling though. but there are definitely times there are lots of people.

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Wilmington has never been a bustling city and never will be. Pictures like you want to see do not exist and never will.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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now that's not true. the azalea festival and the 4th are very busy times. during the spring and summer, you will find the weekend mornings are busy with the farmers market and such. if you go downtown on a friday night at around 8-9, they town is pretty busy. not sure if I would refer to it as bustling though. but there are definitely times there are lots of people.
Exactly....the word the poster used was bustling and I don't think they were referring to the festivals,etc. Naturally,there's more people at those. Yes...if you're brave enough to go downtown on a Friday night,it might be a little busy....but the criminals are busy too observing who their next easy target could be.I've been down there on week-day mornings with company who were visiting and it was dead.As for the farmer's market on the week-end....I've been to that too and there wasn't that many people or vendors there and the produce was insanely high for what it was. There's just not that much there to offer and Wilmington is not what it's cracked up to be.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thank you everyone for responding! With so many people talking about all the things to do in Wilmington I was hoping to see some pictures of all the "action". When I said "bustling" I realized that I wouldn't see anything comparable to say...New York, but I thought maybe some one could give me an idea of whether or not Wilmington has a good amount of things going on.

Oh well, maybe we'll check out the area again when we're ready for a slower pace.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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Various pics from multiple sources

Downtown Wilmington, NC pictures and videos on Webshots

And keep in mind that Wilminton's population is only around 100k. So any 'bustling' would be on a limited basis. Normally it is a quaint and quiet downtown with folks milling about.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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I don't have any night shots, but here are a few pictures from our trip to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach from back in April 2006.

Wrightsville Beach





B&B We stayed at in Downtown Wilmington (It was up for sale back then .... only asking 1 Million!)



Nearby House in Downtown



Part of The River Walk Along the Cape Fear River in Downtown Wilmington



Restaurants Along River Walk





Horses with Bunny Ears (It was Easter Time)

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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good photos.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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I second that...wonderful pics.
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