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Old Mar 17th, 2008, 02:11 PM
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most "upscale" place to stay in Wilmington, NC?

We're thinking of making a stop there in April on our way from Florida back north. Not at all interested in night life. Enjoy pleasant strolls and gardens, perhaps bike riding. Wondering if there's an excellent, restful place for the night. (Not fond of Victorian architecture or design.)
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Old Mar 17th, 2008, 04:07 PM
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My first response was going to be some of the B & B's, but I'm not sure if sleeping in a Victorian would be possible, so, I am stumped.
 
Old Mar 17th, 2008, 04:33 PM
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Is there some attraction to Wilmington? Why would you wander that far off I-95?
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Old Mar 17th, 2008, 04:37 PM
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The only place I can think of is the Hilton that is on the water downtown.

Agree why stray that far off I-95 unless it is on your route.

You'd have better upscale choices in Myrtle Beach.

Either the Marriott Grand Dunes or Marina Inn.
 
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Go a little further south to Southport. It is a little town but has some great restaurants:
Live Oaks
Mr. P's
Joesph's
are three.
There are many bed and breakfast places over looking the water but I have only stayed at St James(a private/public development town.
Have fun
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Old Mar 17th, 2008, 05:13 PM
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Why does everyone assume the ONLY way north from Florida is on I-95?

This person could ba taking US 17 for all we know.

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Old Mar 18th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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Usually when we do the snowbird thing twice a year, we enjoy stopping along the way rather than driving straight through-- makes the trip more pleasant. We always stop either in Charleston or Savannah or St Augustine (3 of our favorites) and then choose another place, either somewhere we've never been (e.g. New Bern a few years ago) or an area we remember enjoying from a previous trip. Since we're going to Charleston this time, I thought somewhere like Wilmington might make an enjoyable next stop. We were there many years ago, but I don't remember it well. If there are other areas that have the things we're looking for-- great accommodations, good gardens, good biking perhaps-- I'd love more suggestions. (We're in our 70's, if that matters.)

We didn't enjoy Myrtle Beach, by the way. (But have enjoyed Hilton Head and Kiawah in the past.)

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Poss--now your travel route makes sense. I agree that Southport might be a good stop--bypass Myrtle Beach, then cut over at Southport/Supply Rd (NC 211). Spend the night in Southport--as mentioned above. Take the ferry to Ft. Fisher, drive up to Wilmington, where you can pick up 40 north.
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