Over 115,000 people call Wilmington, the eighth most populous city in North Carolina, home. These residents have a home along the coast in the southern section of the state. The city offers a wide variety of food options, age-appropriate leisure opportunities, and interesting shopping opportunities. Visitors can take a stroll down to the Kure Beach Pier, which is well-known for its outstanding fishing prospects. Wilmington hosts a variety of events all year long, including its yearly holiday light show, numerous cuisine festivals, and athletic competitions.