Our area is full of amazing people, sites, history, and attractions to explore. We invite you to participate in our “Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge” by exploring Wilmington and capturing your best selfies at these locations that are iconic of Wilmington and our culture here. We invite visitors and locals alike to participate and SHARE their selfies with us by posting their selfies to our Facebook Page and/or using #ILMExplorerSelfie (make sure your settings are set to “public” so we can see your selfie!

Get all of them and be named one of “Wilmington’s Epic Explorers!”

Wilmington’s Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge #1. Cape Fear Riverwalk Selfie

In 2014, the Wilmington Riverwalk was voted “Best American Riverfront” by USA Today, so needless to say, there are infinite ways to take an #ILMExplorerSelfie.


Wilmington’s Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge #2. Johnnie Mercer’s pier Selfie

On the pier, fishing, beside the pier, far away from the pier…however you do it, everyone should have a selfie with Johnnie Mercer’s pier, an iconic landmark and attraction on Wrightsville Beach.


Wilmington’s Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge #3. Selfie with a Wilmingtonian

The vast majority of our residents are transplants that have moved to Wilmington for school, jobs, retirement, and (of course) the climate and lifestyle here. It’s a challenge to find people that were born here – but we know you’re up for it! Find a Wilmingtonian and post a selfie with caption #ILMExplorerSelfie and introduce us to your new friend!

Happy casual couple taking a selfie by the coast

Wilmington’s Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge #4. Hollywood East Selfie

Explore filming locations at any of our hundreds of filming locations. Here is a list of the many films and TV shows filmed in and around the Port City. We love this #ILMExplorerSelfie of @redwheeran at the “One Tree Hill Bridge” also known in reality as the 6th street bridge.


Wilmington’s Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge #5. Al Fresco Dining Selfie

Explore Downtown Wilmington, winner of USA Today’s “Best Al Fresco Dining” for an #ILMExplorerSelfie.

Wrightsville Beach: Dockside, The Fish House, Bridge Tender, Oceanic, Blue Water Grille

Downtown Wilmington: Front Street, Ruth’s Chris, Riverboat Landing, Elija’s, Pilot House, The George


Wilmington’s Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge #6. Boat Selfie

The Port City is surrounded by water – there are many opportunities to for an #ILMExplorerSelfie on a boats!

Wilmington NC Boats: Battleship North Carolina, Captain J.N. Maffitt, Henrietta III, Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours


Wilmington’s Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge #7 Historic Selfie

Take a stroll, walking tour, horse drawn carriage ride or trolley tour of beautiful historic downtown Wilmington. This is your chance to explore some of Wilmington’s rich history.

beautiful woman in city. Selfie

Good luck on your ILM Explorer Selfie Challenge! There is no deadline or minimum to take to participate, just post the photos as you take your selfies! We can’t wait to see them and also share some of our favorites on our website and social media accounts.

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