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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr

160 Van Campen Blvd. , Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

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Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Mayfaire Town Center
  • Historic Downtown Wilmington
  • Cape Fear National Golf Club
  • University of North Carolina - Wilmington
  • Cape Fear River
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  • USS NC Battleship
  • EUE Screen Gems Studio
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • NC Azalea Festival
  • Carrabas Italian Restaurant
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Porters Neck Country Club


Direction from City Center to Hotel: East

Distance from Hotel: 4.4 MI/ 7.08 KM



Distance from Hotel: 5.2 MI/ 8.37 KM South

Golf: 4 MI/ 6.44 KM South East

Outdoor Tennis: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM South

Must See

Must See

The USS North Carolina Battleship is a must see when visiting the area as this historic landmark sits nicely on the Cape Fear River and offers fun adventure for all ages. Historic downtown Wilmington provides fun, food, and history of the area. Enjoy a walk or a water tour and then treat yourself to a wonderful bite to eat. But don't forget to enjoy the beaches and the ever popular boardwalks.

Must Do

Must Do

Admire gorgeous sunsets along the Carolina Coast, visit our world class Aquarium, and golf at beautiful Wilmington Golf Courses! Relax in the sun, swim, kayak, fish, and surf along the sandy shores of Wrightsville Beach and Kure Beach. Whether it's rain or shine we recommend visiting as many sights as you can while in the area.

  • Carrabbas

    Eatery and bar serving a diverse menu of classic Italian fare in a family friendly setting.

    Location: 0.2 MI/ 0.32 KM East

    Serves: Dinner

    Phone Number: 1-910-7949094

  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

    Family friendly restaurant serving American comfort food, with an on site general store.

    Location: 0.2 MI/ 0.32 KM West

    Serves: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

    Phone Number: 1-910-7941162

  • Hiro Japanese Steakhouse

    Hiro Japanese Steakhouse is fun for the whole family! Watch the entertaining chefs prepare your dinner at your table. This is great for entertaining children. Also, check out their sushi.

    Location: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM East

    Serves: Dinner

    Phone Number: 1-910-7941570

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Outback Steakhouse is a family restaurant located a few blocks from our hotel. Their menu consists of steak, chicken and seafood entrees. Outback has a small gluten free menu available for those who desire that option.

    Location: 0.5 MI/ 0.8 KM South

    Serves: Lunch, Dinner

    Phone Number: 1-910-7915335

  • Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant

    A longstanding eatery serving freshly caught seafood, plus wines and spirits in a casual setting. Show your room key, and receive 10 percent off at this restaurant!

    Serves: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

Don't Go Home Without

Don't Go Home Without

Are you a fan of One Tree Hill or Blue Velvet? Then you might be interested in taking a tour of the EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, NC. Who knows? You might even see someone famous between takes! You also don't want to go home without seeing a show or taking a stroll along the boardwalk.

Smart Tips

When you are preparing for your trip to Wilmington, NC, don't forget to pack comfortable walking shoes for your downtown explorations and swimsuits so you can enjoy the gorgeous sand and waves at Wrightsville Beach!