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Cool Things To Do In Cooler Wilmington, NC Weather

From Wilmington Today
Posted: November 15, 2016 by Katie Moore

Cool Things To Do In Cooler Wilmington, NC Weather

Watching the sharks at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

We knew the warm weather couldn’t last forever here in Wilmington, NC. Cooler days and evenings are settling in, and we’re more inclined toward indoor activities- at least for a little while. What’s there to do?

We at Wilmington Today know the fun doesn’t stop when the summer sun takes a nap. We love to get outdoors in the natural beauty of our parks and beaches even when it’s cooler. But we also enjoy the indoor activities Wilmington has to offer. Here are just a few to get you started.

Go See a Show on a Cool Wilmington Night (Or Day)

Thalian Association Community Theatre's production of The Addams Family

The Addams Family, produced by Thalian Association Community Theatre won the Wilmington Theatre Awards Best Ensemble in 2016.

When it’s cold outside, try some comedy at Dead Crow Comedy Room. Take a pottery, pilates, or dance class, or see a live show at Hannah Block Historic USO.Or catch a play, musical performance, or Cinematique flick at Thalian Hall.

Summer live theater in Wilmington, NC at Historic Thalian Hall

Performers as well as audience members agree that historic Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC is spectacularly beautiful.

Wilmington Attractions Are Warm When It’s Cooler

Watching the sharks at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

Sharks are endlessly fascinating for visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

Be a tourist in your hometown while the summer crowds are gone! Learn about North Carolina fish at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Enjoy regional and national art or take a class at ArtExposure! in Hampstead or the Cameron Art Museum.

Most of the sights at Battleship North Carolina are inside the ship, a great place for kids to stretch their legs and learn about history. In downtown Wilmington, get a little thrill at the Cape Fear Serpentarium, or climb on a caboose at the Wilmington Railroad Museum.

Dining Out is Fun in Off Season


Warm up with wine or coffee and a pleasant meal at one of Wilmington’s favorite dining establishments. It’s hard to choose, but don’t miss Aubriana’sCatchJerry’s RestaurantPort Land Grille, or Ruth’s Chris Steak House for fine dining.

If you’re downtown, sample local cuisine at Elijah’s or grab a delicious slice of pizza at Slice of Life. In Wrightsville Beach, try Banks Channel Pub & GrilleBluewater Waterfront Grill, Ceviche’s Restaurant, or Pembroke’s. Eat a mess of crabs at The Crab Shack in Scotts Hill. Down in Carolina Beach, choose from a great selection at Wake n Bake Donuts or warm up with a steaming bowl of Thai soup atIda Thai Cuisine.

Explore Wilmington Shops When It’s Cooler Outdoors

A couple shopping in Wilmington NC

When the weather cools, there is still a lot of indoor entertainment.

Come inside and warm up while you shop (or just window-shop) at some of Wilmington’s interesting stores. Downtown, wander through a variety of shops at the historic Cotton ExchangeBlue Moon Gift Shops is a collection of booths with wonderful, local handmade items.

You’ll find something unique at Ivy Cottage, or at the upscale shops at Lumina Station. And you can always spend a winter day curled up with a good book from Island Book Shop in Carolina Beach or Two Sisters Bookery at The Cotton Exchange.

These are just a few ideas for something to do in Wilmington when it’s cold. Get going, and use this list as a starting place for your own Wilmington, NC winter adventure. 

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