Wilson, North Carolina is a great overnight stop. Why? Consider this… you’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnight stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! That’s what makes this Wilson, North Carolina exit a great overnight stops!
About Wilson, North Carolina…
Wilson is a city in and the county seat of Wilson County, North Carolina. Located approximately 40 mi east of the capital city of Raleigh, it is served by the interchange of Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 264. Wikipedia
Where to Stay in Wilson…
The selection of lodging at this exit is rather impressive considering it’s relative remoteness. Choices include Comfort Suites, Country Inn and Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express Inn and Suites, Microtel Inn and Suites, Quality Inn and Suites, Red Roof Inn and Suites, Sleep Inn.
Here are our recommendations:
- Country Inn and Suites – Our personal favorite. Indoor pool, free hot breakfast.
- Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Next to Cracker Barrel. Great free breakfast too!
- Red Roof Inn and Suites – Best value for the money. Clean rooms, friendly staff.
If these don’t suit your taste, head about 3 miles east on US 264 and you’ll find Affordable Suites of America, Candlewood Suites and Hampton Inn.
- Complete list of hotels in Wilson, South Carolina.
Where to Eat in Wilson…
While fast food chains dominate this exit, Cracker Barrel is a great place to sit down and unwind after a day on the road. Fast food choices at this exit include Best-N-Burgers, Bojangles, Burger King, Little Caesar’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Subway, Taco Bell, and Waffle House.
If you’re looking for a little more variety, head east on US 264 (Raleigh Road Parkway) and you’ll find Applebee’s Grill and Bar, Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Cook Out, Denny’s, Domino’s Pizza, Golden Corral, Hardee’s, McDonald’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Ruby Tuesday, Sonic, Starbucks, Subway, Texas Steakhouse and Saloon, Wayback Burgers, Wendy’s and Zaxby’s.
Where to Shop in Wilson…
While this exit may be a little slim on shopping options, a quick trip east (about 3 miles) on US 264 (Raleigh Road Parkway) will take you to a large shopping district.
Bed, Bath and Beyond, Belk, Best Buy, Big Lots, CVS, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Lowe’s, Marshalls, PetSmart, Staples, Target, Walmart and more.
Fuel Up and Head Out…
This exit has a respectable number of places to fuel up. You’ll find BP, Circle K, Kangaroo Express, and Shell located here.
Travel about 3 miles east on US 264 (Raleigh Road Parkway) and you’ll find H Mart Gas, Marathon, Murphy USA and Shell.
Other attractions accessible from this exit include:
- Cape Hatteras National Seashore
- Downtown Wilson
- Wilson Community Technical College
- Barton College
- Amtrak Station
52 more miles north is Roanoke Rapids, NC, another recommended stopover exit.
24 more miles south is Selma, NC, another recommended stopover exit.
26 more miles south is Selma, NC, another recommended stopover exit.
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