There is much to look forward to with new places and things to do when you are ready to travel safely to our destination. Find traveling exhibitions, new permanent art pieces, an eco-friendly waterfront park & amphitheater, new water tours and more coming in 2021. Relax outdoors with a specialty craft brew in the new Hi-Wire Brewing beer gardens. If you have plans to be in town, attend Port City Taste—Wilmington’s Restaurant Week, Jan. 25 through Feb. 7—for a celebration of the best specials and prix-fixe menus offering both dine-in and to-go options. Discover the new Otters on the Edge habitat at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, where a fur family of four Asian small-clawed otters can be viewed in their freshwater conservatory. Vacation rentals and waterfront lodging will be in high demand this year making now the best time to plan for spring and summer travel.  


Look for a new Wilmington and Beaches Official Tourism Website to launch soon. The website redesign includes custom interactive thematic maps to make it easier to find things to do and get around once you’re here. Three beach microsites showcase all there is to do at our island beaches. A new blog program and quick-view tourism business listings make finding trip ideas and planning your next getaway easy and fun. Advanced facilities and venues search help sports events and meeting planners and brides-to-be discover the perfect venues for their events. To accompany the new website, a refreshed eNews look is coming to your inbox soon. 

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