Welcome to Wilmington

A City with a Rich Tapestry of History and Culture

Located in the heart of Wilmington, Water Street Retreats offers more than just a place to stay; it provides a gateway to the vibrant culture and history that defines this charming city. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or someone seeking a relaxing beachside getaway, Wilmington has something for everyone.

Historical Delights

Wilmington boasts a treasure trove of historical landmarks within a stone's throw of Water Street Retreats. Explore the Burgwin-Wright House, a beautifully preserved colonial-era mansion, or take a leisurely stroll along Wilmington’s Riverwalk, where history comes alive with each step. The Cotton Exchange, Wilmington Railroad Museum, Children’s Museum, Latimer House Museum, Bellamy Mansion, and the Cape Fear Museum of History & Science are all within walking distance, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the city's past.

Burgwin-Wright House – walking distance
Wilmington’s Riverwalk – walking distance
The Cotton Exchange – 0.3 mi
Wilmington Railroad Museum – 0.3 mi
Children’s Museum – 0.3 mi
Latimer House Museum – 0.4 mi
Bellamy Mansion – 0.6 mi


Beyond the Banks of the Cape Fear

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, Water Street Retreats is your launchpad to exciting excursions. A mere 2.4 miles away lies the majestic USS North Carolina Battleship, offering a fascinating glimpse into naval history. Explore the supernatural side of Wilmington with Ghost Walks or indulge your inner movie buff with Hollywood Location Tours at various locations around the city.

Cape Fear Museum of History & Science – 0.7 mi
USS North Carolina Battleship – 2.4 mi
Ghost Walks – various locations
Hollywood Location Tours – various locations

Sun, Sand, and Sea Breezes

If your idea of a perfect getaway involves sun, sand, and sea breezes, Water Street Retreats is conveniently situated near local beaches. Take a short drive to experience the pristine shores and refreshing Atlantic waters that make Wilmington a sought-after destination.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk - 15.3 miles (30 min drive)
Kure Beach Pier - 18.2 miles (33 min drive)
Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier - 11.6 miles (24 min drive)
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area - 20.7 miles (38 min drive)

Tours • Attractions • & more

Looking to enhance your vacation by renting beach gear, bikes, or a paddle board? Want to book a tour and explore the city on a deeper level? 

We have everything you need to make your vacation as seamless and stress free as possible. BOOK HERE today!