How to Impress Holiday Visitors

December 6, 2023

As the holiday season weaves its way through coastal Carolina, the prospect of hosting guests becomes an exciting affair. Whether it’s showing off your beautiful new home in Brunswick Forest or taking them out to enjoy what the area has to offer, you’re certain to leave a lasting impression. 

If you’re expecting some out-of-town visitors for the holidays, here’s your guide on how to give them the most memorable coastal experience. 

Downtown Delights

Nestled along the Cape Fear River, downtown Wilmington effortlessly blends historic charm with modern allure. Less than a 15-minute drive from Brunswick Forest, it’s a great place to spend the day with guests. The Riverwalk, adorned with cafes and boutiques, is a perfect starting point for a leisurely stroll while looking out to the river. You can also spot the iconic Battleship North Carolina, a floating museum with stories echoing from World War II. 

Downtown also boasts a vibrant and diverse restaurant scene, captivating both locals and visitors alike. From upscale waterfront dining to cozy cafes, the options are as varied as the flavors. You can also travel the world in just a few steps. There are plenty of international establishments to choose from such as Yosake, Tarantelli’s, or The German Cafe. 

The lively atmosphere, coupled with an abundance of local eateries and hidden gems, makes downtown Wilmington a culinary haven. Your guests will be overwhelmed by all the choices! 

Coastal Holiday Activities

There are many coastal holiday activities you can bring your guests along to enjoy. Take them to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and witness the spectacle of a winter wonderland among aquatic life. To catch a festive community event, mark your calendar for December 9th when the HOGs in the Forest motorcycle holiday parade rolls through the community! Of course, you can always take them to one of the many beautiful beaches in the area. After all, winter here means you can just throw on a light jacket and enjoy a stroll on the sandy shores. 

Dining in the Forest 

One thing to impress your guests with is the fact that you don’t need to travel far from home to get some good eats. The Villages at Brunswick Forest provides residents with a delightful array of dining options right within their vibrant community. Stop into Brunswick Beer and Cider and enjoy their weekly pizza and burger specials. Seafood lovers also have a great option here at Shuckin’ Shack, which features local seafood from around the area. For breakfast, why not join the local crowd at the Farmhouse Kitchen? Whatever the craving, you’re sure to find it in the Villages. 

Showcasing Brunswick Forest to Guests

Guide your guests through Brunswick Forest on a relaxing bike ride through the community’s expansive trail network. Don’t forget to stop into the various amenities such as the Fitness and Wellness Center or Reflections.  While they’re around, our team can help them explore all the options in the community when they stop at the Welcome Center. 

Invite your friends and family to live in the community through our property owner referral. If they want to experience Brunswick Forest for themselves a Coastal Discovery Tour is a must! This personalized tour introduces visitors to the community’s amenities, neighborhoods, and overall lifestyle, allowing them to envision the magic of coastal living. For more information on our referral program and booking a coastal discovery tour, give us a call today: 866-831-8289.