Discover a selection of 97 vacation rentals in River District, Wilmington that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including gardens and backyards and WiFi. Prices start at $44 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in River District. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Where every vacation rental is a winner

If Wilmington were a casino game, it'd be like a roulette wheel where every pocket is the same color and number. With a Riverfront, Wilmington vacation rental, you just can't lose. A stately old port city, it boasts a historic downtown, a vibrant riverwalk nearly 2 miles long, and easy access to nearby beach resorts. You've got history museums and art galleries for the grown-ups, plus amusements, water parks, and an aquarium for the kids (and maybe some of the grown-ups too). The weather's great all year round, and the drinking, dining, and shopping are in a league of their own.

Things to do

What do b-ball and battleships have in common?

Wilmington is a distinguished old gal, and she's got the museums to prove it. One of the most obvious ones is the USS North Carolina, a World War II battleship moored on the river. The Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, on the other hand, focuses mainly on natural history and, um, Michael Jordan. If that's enough intellectual fodder for you, wash it down with a visit to the water park at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park, then run with the water theme by moving on to North Carolina Aquarium. Because you haven't lived till you've seen an albino alligator.


Riverwalking on the Riverfront riverfront

When it comes to a Riverfront, Wilmington vacation rental, the riverwalk is where it's at. Skirting the picturesque, historic downtown, it's nearly 2 miles of shops, restaurants, and galleries, with plenty of flash boats to ogle as you pass. For saltier waters, you'll want to take an excursion to one of the nearby beach communities. There are several of them within a half hour of Wilmington, offering surfing, paddling, and fishing. Try Carolina Beach, which comes complete with a boardwalk, amusements, concerts, and fireworks. In fact, the whole Wilmington area is practically overrun with events and festivals throughout the year!


Bad news for huskies, good news for everyone else

Wilmington isn't the kind of place where you'll be chipping ice out of your eyebrows every time you leave the house. Over here you're looking at mild winters, with snow a real rarity. Expect plenty of vacationers looking to escape the plummeting temperatures further north. Who knows, you might even be among them. The long, warm springs, meanwhile, are one of the best times of year, leading into hot, humid summers. Thunderstorms can be a regular occurrence, and North Carolina likes to save up the best ones for later in the summer.

Natural features

I do like to be (almost) beside the seaside

Watery Wilmington's set on the Cape Fear river, near where it flows out into the Atlantic. It's most famous as a river city, but actually a Riverfront, Wilmington vacation rental puts you right near the coast too. Many of the nearby beach resorts are actually islands, and one of the best known of these is called Pleasure Island, which gives you a clue as to the vibe round here. Marine life is plentiful, which is especially good news if you're looking to haul it out of the water on the end of a line and eat it.

How many vacation rentals are available around River District, Wilmington?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 97 vacation rentals around River District. From 25 house rentals to 69 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to River District?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in River District. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts: 2,134 vacation rentals
  • Wilmington Convention Center: 2,129 vacation rentals
  • Wilmington Railroad Museum: 2,129 vacation rentals
  • Latimer House: 2,129 vacation rentals
  • City Stage Theatre: 2,123 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around River District listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in River District?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 25 Houses in River District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in River District include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 69 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in River District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 94 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in River District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.