July Take 5

Kim Hufham has over twenty-six years of experience in destination management and marketing.  In simpler terms, she knows how to make a place look good. As president and CEO of Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, she thinks of herself as an “ambassador” of her hometown. So when her own guests are visiting, there’s a lot she’s happy to share, part of which is a visitor’s guide on their pillow. Here are five parts of town and how she shows them off to first-timers:

DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON – It’s fun to start exploring at the Riverwalk … a great way to get acquainted is take a walking tour, river cruise, horse-drawn carriage, trolley, or Segway. CAROLINA BEACH – It’s an original kind of experience from the past … with a fun, family-friendly vibe. Our first stop would be the Boardwalk for a stroll by Britt’s Donuts or The Fudgeboat …  fishing on the pier or a hike at Carolina Beach State Park. KURE BEACH  – The fishing pier on K Avenue … a swing at Kure Beach’s Ocean Front Park … Fort Fisher is also a must to explore its Civil War museum and interpretive trail around the mounds. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH  – A walk along ‘The Loop’ fitness trail … the Wrightsville Beach Museum or the Coastal Education Center …  relax on the beach … fish from Johnnie Mercers pier or book a fishing charter. GREATER WILMINGTON  – A day in midtown should include a visit to the Cameron Art Museum … a weekend tour of  EUE/Screen Gems Studios … Airlie Gardens, Greenfield Lake, or the arboretum.”


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