Wilmington/Cape Fear for Romance

Thanks to the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau for tipping us off to the following…

Wherever you rent your El Monte RV from, if Valentines day will find you in the Wilmington and North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast region, you may want to check out these romance-inspired events during the month of February:

FEB. 4-6: 30th ANNUAL N.C. JAZZ FESTIVAL. More than a dozen traditional jazz artists perform in a cabaret-style setting. Admission charge/advance reservations. Hilton Wilmington Riverside. 910-793-1111

FEB. 5-7: 8th ANNUAL WILMINGTON CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL. Chocolate makers demonstrate & sell their sweet treats. Chocolate Gala Fri. 7pm-10pm ; Festival Sat. 11am-6pm & Sun. 11am-4pm. Admission charge (AC). Senior Center, Wilmington; 910-798-6402

FEB. 11-13: HOLD-YOUR-HONEY-TIGHT HAUNTED TOURS. Guides tell tragic love tales. Ghost Walk at 6:30; Haunted Pub Crawl at 7:30. AC. Reservations required. 910-794-1866

FEB 12-14: VALENTINE HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE. Moonlit ride with private coach, rose, chocolates. Admission charge. Reservations required. Downtown Wilmington. 910-251-8889

FEB. 13-14: SWEETHEART CRUISES ABOARD THE HENRIETTA III. Cruise, buffet meal, and cash bar aboard NC’s largest riverboat. Dinner/dance cruise: Saturday (6:30-9:30pm); Lunch cruise: Sunday (12-1:30pm); Sweetheart Supper cruise: Sunday (4-6pm). Boards one-half hour prior to cruise. Admission charge. Advance pre-paid reservations required. Cruises depart at Dock & Water sts., Downtown Wilmington. 910-343-1611; 800-676-0162

FEB. 13-14: WILMINGTON GARDEN SHOW. 50+ exhibitors with products and presentations. 9am-5pm (Sat.) & 11am-4pm (Sun.). Admission charge (AC). Schwartz Center, Wilmington. 910-798-7670

FEB. 14: THAT’S A MORAY! VALENTINE DINNER. Couples-only 4-course dinner and dancing surrounded by the magic of the ocean. 6:30pm. Admission charge; advance reservations required. NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach. 910-458-8257

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