Tom and Huck's Favorite Hangout - Isle of Hope

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If their names alone aren’t enough to intrigue you, then head to the Isle of Hope to get the first-hand experience. Isle of Hope, a residential neighborhood perched on the Intracoastal Waterway, features magnificent 19th- and early 20th-century mansions and gorgeous live oaks.

The dramatic oak tree-lined entry leading to Wormsloe Plantation is a favorite among photographers and was even featured prominently on the big screen in the movie The General’s Daughter. It’s worth the trip to the Isle of Hope to see the mile-and-a-half-long dirt road in person. But don’t just turn around and drive out. Wormsloe, an 18th-century colonial estate, has miles of walking trails, a museum, and fascinating outdoor artifacts. After exploring Wormsloe, continue on to Bluff Drive, one of the most breathtaking spots in the city. The historic street, which overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, features magnificent mansions and unobstructed views of the Wilmington River.

Watch this video to learn more.