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Wilmington Vacation Package Deals

Let the brilliant staff at Orbitz pull together the best-value hotel and flight packages for you. If you're ready to plan the ultimate Wilmington adventure, you've come to the right place!

If you package your bookings, you'll be able to save up to $369^! Simply select your preferred hotels, airfares, rental cars and experiences.

Also, you'll be happy to hear that you can customize you trip by picking from 500 airlines and no less than 500,000 international hotel options.

There are endless options to suit your style. All you have to do is decide on your package deal and get set for a stunning escape!

Wilmington Travel Guide

Where is Wilmington?

Traveling to a new destination is an exhilarating experience, but your trip can easily go awry if you're not properly prepared. Why not begin by finding out exactly where Wilmington is located?

It's situated in Coastal North Carolina, 45 miles from Whiteville.

With so much to see and do in this corner of Coastal North Carolina, it's easy to see why 110,000 locals choose to call it home.

Places to Visit in Wilmington

Armed conflict has largely shaped the world we live in today. Study the exhibits and displays at Battleship North Carolina to discover how battles were won and lost. Like some more options? Cape Fear Museum boasts a wide range of historical exhibits, allowing visitors to discover the events that influenced this area. But wait, there's more! You'll be able to find, and maybe attend, a few of the region's leading events at Wilmington Convention Center.

Car Rentals in Wilmington

Unforgettable adventures are just around the bend with car rentals in Wilmington. Ready to explore the region from the convenience and comfort of your own wheels?

You can go straight from your plane into a car at Wilmington International Airport. Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental are just a hop, skip and jump away from baggage claim.

Where to stay in Wilmington – Hotel Accommodation

Orbitz can help you find the best deal! Currently, there are 40 hotels in Wilmington. Choose the perks and facilities to suit your style.

We'll make planning your vacation as simple and easy as possible. Recommended hotels include the Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown/Historic District and Hotel Riverwalk .

Nearest Airports to Wilmington

If you're traveling to Wilmington, it's highly likely your trip will begin at Wilmington International Airport (ILM), which lies 3 miles northeast of the downtown area. Once your plane has hit the tarmac, collect your luggage and kick off your amazing adventure!

Popular Places to Visit Near Wilmington

If you've got a couple of spare days and don't mind traveling 20 miles, head on over to Hampstead. This happening destination has a world of things to see and do. If you want to spend a whole day in this area, stop by the Castle Bay Country Club first. Then head on over to the Olde Point Golf & Country Club and the Missiles and More Museum. Surf City is another nearby destination situated just 25 miles away. This place offers Southside Park, Surf City Pier and Sloop Point Plantation.

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You'll be able to take advantage of your Orbitz Rewards points the next time you book. If you lock in four nights in a calendar year, you'll be a gold member; 12 nights gives you platinum membership. Perks, like complimentary breakfast, at Orbitz Rewards VIP Hotels are available for all platinum and gold members.

No Cancellation Fees

Rest assured, whatever the motivation behind canceling or altering your booking, we won't ask for a fee.^ Why not get in touch with your chosen hotel and airline and ask if they'll do the same?

Top Rated Hotels for your Wilmington Vacation

Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Blockade Runner Beach Resort
3.0 out of 5.0 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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4.1/5 (54 reviews)

This is an absolutely beautiful hotel. It had a resort feel. The pictures do not do it justice and don’t appear to be updated. Absolutely beautiful. Will definitely stay there again!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2020
Guests of Blockade Runner Beach Resort enjoy a marina, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, ...
Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites
Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites
3.5 out of 5.0 2700 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC
$269
4.1/5 (45 reviews)

You truly feel like you are on a private island with this property. The location is amazing, the rooms were so cool with all rooms with an ocean view. I will definitely chose this resort again when we come back. The only thing I would have to say is that there was only one elevator working at a time ...

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020
Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is offered for USD 7.49 per day. The ...
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington West - Medical Park
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington West - Medical Park
2.5 out of 5.0 839 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington, NC
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$94
4.4/5 (10 reviews)

my family and I stayed there for 3 days. It was fine everything was super clean, the hotel looks brand new. I didnt use the pool, But everything was fine. Will stay there again if I visit.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020
At Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington West - Medical Park, guests have access to an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, ...

Things To Do during your Wilmington Vacation

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