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Meg here! πŸ‘‹ I'm a UNCW grad and founder of checkwhatsgood with my brother Dustin! This category is dedicated to my favorites and experiences that I personally highlighted.

Picnic at the New Hanover County Arboretum

Where: Midtown

Price: FREE!

Scenic Views πŸ‘€Family Friendly πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Educational πŸ“šOutdoor β˜€οΈ
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Visiting the Arboretum is wayyyy too lovely to be free! I like to grab some food or pack a picnic and head to the back for a peaceful lunch in their authentic Japanese tea house. The pictures don't do it justice, click the link below

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar Downtown

Where: Downtown

Price: $$

Scenic Views πŸ‘€Local Favorite ❣️Watching Sports 🏈Indoor/Outdoor πŸͺ΄
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Locally owned and locally sourced oysters with views overlooking the Cape Fear River. Pro tip: go in the evening before a night out - they share their outdoor patio with some cool neighbors

Ponysaurus Brewing

Where: Downtown

Price: $

Cool Ambiance ⚑Food πŸ₯¨Indoor/Outdoor πŸͺ΄Dinner 🍝
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Everyone loves a hidden courtyard in a city, right? Theirs is incredible... we couldn't decide if we thought it felt like New Mexico, or the Portuguese coast? Let us know if you go!

The Sorrow Drowner

Where: Downtown

Unique Drinks 🍸Date Night πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨Performing Arts 🎭Small Bites πŸ¦ͺ
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Designed by Disney Imagineers & inspired by Tiki culture this place is like a quick escape from the city!

Gentle Yoga in Cameron Art Museum

Tuesdays @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where: Cameron Art Museum

Price: $5

Family Friendly πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Educational πŸ“šCool Ambiance ⚑Tourist Favorite ✈️
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This is ~really~ gentle yoga experience! I had never done yoga surrounded by so much beautiful art

Brighter Days Coffee

Where: Downtown

Price: $

Family Friendly πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Cool Ambiance ⚑Local Favorite ❣️Coffee β˜•
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This spot is tucked away in a garden shop surrounded by lush plant life! It's such a whimsical place to grab a coffee

Hurricane Alley's

Where: Carolina / Kure Beach

Price: $$

Scenic Views πŸ‘€Local Favorite ❣️Weekly Events πŸ—“οΈIndoor/Outdoor πŸͺ΄
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Good food, good drinks, even better views! I loved biking here when I lived in CB

Backspin Social

Where: Midtown

Price: $$

Family Friendly πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Drinks 🍹Active 🀸Indoor/Outdoor πŸͺ΄
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Go to Backspin if you like games, golf, a welcoming owner, good drinks, and 20% off your online reservation using code WhatsGood

Private Beach Bonfire Pit Experience

Where: Carolina / Kure Beach

Price: $50

Scenic Views πŸ‘€Family Friendly πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Outdoor β˜€οΈDate Night πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨
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Reservations are $50, the views are priceless! When you go order the Orange Crush, it's definitely the new drink of summer!

Free Aperitivo Hour

Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: Ibis Coffee and Cocktails

Price: Free with Drink

Unique Drinks 🍸Cool Ambiance ⚑Local Favorite ❣️Coffee β˜•
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This deal took Wilmington by storm! Free Apps Tuesday - Thursday from 5 PM to 7 PM and they usually have vinyl listening sessions at this time.

Tequila's Waterfront

Where: Downtown

Price: $$

Scenic Views πŸ‘€Cool Ambiance ⚑Date Night πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨Tourist Favorite ✈️
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The spot is spacious, bright, and right on the water downtown. It's nestled between the Port City Marina Pier which has a sunset concert series on Saturdays and Live Oak Bank Pavilion so it's a MUST before seeing live music!

Concorde Espresso Bar and Cocktails

Where: Downtown

Price: $$

Unique Drinks 🍸Cool Ambiance ⚑Coffee β˜•Laptop Friendly πŸ’»
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Espresso martini flights and build your own s'mores kits, this experience went viral from coast to coast with @laurenssuitcase

Pizza Making Class

Where: Cugino Forno

Price: $28.50

Family Friendly πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Cool Ambiance ⚑Local Favorite ❣️Food πŸ₯¨
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Cugino Forno’s best kept secret is that they offer a pizza making class for only a few dollars more than it costs to pick up a pizza! 🀫 They're one of the top pizzerias in the nation and run by the sweetest family!

Rent Paddle Boats at GFL

Where: Downtown

Scenic Views πŸ‘€Family Friendly πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Outdoor β˜€οΈLocal Favorite ❣️
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My reel here went viral on this overlooked experience! We spent less than $20 renting paddle boats and getting to see tons of wildlife. All of the proceeds go to Cape Fear River Watch to improve the water quality in the area.

Bats and Brews

Where: Downtown

Price: $

Family Friendly πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦Outdoor β˜€οΈDate Night πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨Games 🎲
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I went to this as an adult, and had good ole nostalgic fun like a kid! We got 100 hits for $10 and that was more than enough.
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