NORTH CAROLINA GETAWAY : HONEYMOON TO WILMINGTON + GREENSBORO, NC Destination, Travel Photographers

Sweet Caroline

We highly recommend the two-week getaway.
— Sam B.

Wilmington, the land of English ivy, Spanish moss, & tree-lined roads, we loved your oh, so sweet charm, natural beauty, & quaint architecture. Your downtown had a small town, relaxed feel AND it sat right on the river. We walked or biked everywhere & were just a short drive from some of the most wonderful beaches. The Southern Coast is definitely won me over.

Brunch at Causeway Cafe
Beach day at Wrightsville

Bike the Historic District
Grab a bite at Saigon Bistro
Watch the sunset over the river

Wander down Live Oak Tunnel

Greensboro, you have everything a big city has to offer, while still seeming like a little town; You had artsy, urban neighborhoods side by side with beautifully secluded lakes (And your food was to die for!). Favorites, that we are still raving over, are: 

Hops Burger Bar
Iron Hen Cafe
Dames Chicken & Waffles
Smith Street Diner

When we were not eating, which was rarely, we were with kayaking on Lake Brandt, cooking dinner with market-ingredients in our treehouse, or hiking the trails of the Bog Garden.

 

 
 

TRAVEL TIP : Airbnb is hands-down my favorite way to travel. We stayed on a block with million dollar homes in Wilmington & in a romantic, non-toxic treehouse (yes, treehouse!) in Greensboro for less than $40/night. Seriously, friends. Now that Airbnb is past up-and-coming, there are a lot of subpar options that make it onto the website. To weed out some, we always select 'SuperHost' and 'Entire Home' AND read through the reviews. It takes a ton of scrolling past places that are "okay" to find the winners, the real gems.


North Carolina in September for our honeymoon was super romantic, affordable, and just really, really dreamy. Geeking out over HIT TV SHOW HOT SPOTS, freakin’ amazing Southern beaches, and our little, honeymoon treehouse.