Let's see, where to start about my getaway town known as Wilmywood? When not deployed, I am stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, aka "Fayettenam," North Carolina. Fayetteville is not my kind of scene, what with crime that makes Wilmington's issues look like a joke. Although, crime is no small potatoes thing in Wilmington either. I open-carry 24/7 in North Carolina anyway, so I don't even worry about that stuff.
Anyway, I really enjoy kayaking in the Wilmington, Winnabow, and Leland areas. I like shopping around at the pawn shops to get deals on guns, silver, tools, the works. I love eating at Flaming Amy's, and I like the old school feel of eating at K&W Cafeteria. Orton's Pool Hall, the oldest billiard hall in the area, is great, and quite haunted from what I hear.
Wilmington's history is pretty violent, colorful, and interesting too, nonetheless. There is just so much to like about Wilmington, and I love taking the short 1.5 hour drive down 87 and 76 to get away from Bragg for the weekend. It's my home away from home.