Wilmington, North Carolina Hotels and Travel Guide
Just minutes from nearby Atlantic beaches, Wilmington, North Carolina offers unique business and recreational opportunities. If you’re looking for Wilmington, North Carolina hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has a great place to stay at a great price.
• Extended Stay America Wilmington - New Centre Drive
In 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Wilmington, North Carolina, one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations, citing the port city’s 300-year heritage and its collection of grand old mansions, riverboats, historic museums, battleships, splendid gardens and Civil War sites.
One of Wilmington’s largest private employers is also one of its more recent additions. In 2007 General Electric moved its nuclear energy division to Wilmington and today employs over 2,000 people.
Higher education is another key driver of Wilmington’s vibrant economy. More than 11,000 students are served annually on the 650-acre campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The university offers 73 undergraduate degree programs, 30 masters degree programs and two doctoral programs.
Wilmington also has a deep military heritage and is currently home port for the USCGC Diligence, a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. Also in Wilmington is the World War II Battleship USS North Carolina, now a war memorial.
For visitors or residents, Wilmington has plenty fun things to see and do. Sports fans can enjoy a professional soccer game and root for the home team, the Wilmington Hammerheads. Wilmington is also the site of the training camp for the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Bobcats.
If golf is in your plans while in Wilmington, consider the Inland Greens Golf Course, a fun 18-hole, par-3 course just two and a half miles from the Extended Stay America hotel. If an 18-hole championship course is more your style, the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course is also quite close.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable Wilmington, North Carolina hotel, the Extended Stay America Wilmington - New Centre Drive is a perfect choice.