While I was staying with my boyfriend in Myrtle Beach, he decided it would be a good idea to go to Wilmington, NC for the day. I agreed happily. For two reasons: first, I recently watched all seasons of One Tree Hill and seriously, I was obsessed. Going there again and see with my own eyes where the show was filmed has me very excited. So excited that I couldn’t stop singing the opening song (just ask my boyfriend, I think he knows the lyrics of the song now lol). And secondly, one day in Wilmington would mean eating lunch at the Front Street Brewery. Their pulled chicken nachos are from another planet. In other words, those nachos are delicious!
Where To Go: One day in Wilmington
This was the second time I go to that restaurant, and they didn’t disappoint me. Again, their famous pulled chicken nachos were delicious. I was so happy about it! And if you are there or on the surrounding area, you definitely have to go there. Especially if you love nachos. And beer, because after all, is a brewery. All you need is one day in Wilmington to enjoy this!
Front Street Brewery is located in: 9 N Front St, Wilmington, NC.
It’s a great place for a romantic walk. And it has a beautiful view! It also has many restaurants and some stores. It’s a good place to take photos as well. I loved how everything looked around there. That day was perfect for us, not many people were there. That meant I wasn’t feeling awkward taking pictures.
The riverwalk starts in at the end of Market St. with Water St.
Market St and surrounding areas
In general, the most important things in the city are located in downtown Wilmington. So the main streets you want to make sure to see are: Market Street and Front Street. Those two streets are the ones, I think, you can find more interesting places.
As an anecdote, the first time I went to Wilmington last year was in June, so it was very cold. We used Google Maps to know if there was any Starbucks around downtown. And it said there was one! Since I wanted to pee really bad, it was the perfect place to do it and get hot coffee. But when we were getting there, there was no Starbucks around! We walked the following streets and we couldn’t find anything. I was so upset! Can people just add places to Google Maps? Because I think someone did it as a joke. After that, we joke about it saying it was probably a place named Stardust.
Free Downtown Trolley
One recommendation: use the free trolley! It’s a great way to go all over downtown Wilmington. After walking for hours, my boyfriend and I were really tired. And walking to the parking lot was the last thing I wanted to do. Because I’m so smart, that I decided to wear heels when I knew I was goint to walk a lot.One recommendation: use the free trolley! It's a great way to go all over downtown Wilmington. Click To Tweet
There’s a song that a Spanish girl sings and says: “Antes muerta que sencilla”. The English translation is: “I’d rather be dead than plain”. Yeah, I wanted to look cute in my super bright dress and heels. So superficial of me.
But anyway, this free trolley is great! It goes around downtown and you have a great view of the places arounds. Here is the link to the route. It can be a little hard to find the stops, especially because they don’t appear in Google Maps, but you can always ask.
Visit One Tree Hill Locations
“I don’t want to be. Anything other than what I’ve been trying to be lately. All I have to do. Is think of me and I have peace of mind…” Honestly, I felt so sad after watching the last episode of One Tree Hill. The last time that happened to me was when I read the last book of Harry Potter. It’s very depressing. Please, tell me I’m not the only that feels like that after watching or reading a great story.
To know where to go, I followed this and this article. One has 21 places you should visit. It is very specific, with addresses and everything. It also tells you where you can get merch from the show. I totally went crazy when I saw Nathan Scott t-shirts. He was my favorite! And the other one has what was missing from the first article: Karen’s Cafe. If you have time, you can make it through the whole list! A great way to spend one day in Wilmington!
What do you think about this One Day In Wilmington, NC: Travel Guide? Have you been in Wilmington before? Are you a One Tree Hill fan? Let me know in the comments!