A Romantic Brunswick Island Valentine’s Day


In the Brunswick Islands, Valentine’s Day Will Be Anything But Routine


Spell out your love by taking your Valentine to the Brunswick Islands.

Spell out your love by taking your Valentine to the Brunswick Islands.


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Don’t let it sneak up on you, otherwise you may have to resort to grocery store chocolates and a local chain restaurant. Since President’s Day is the Monday after the big V, you could take a long weekend trip. Say… a trip to a place where a warm breeze can blow in the middle of February. Where you and your love can watch the sunrise and sunset on the same beach. Where there is always something to do, some place to dine and lots to experience! A trip to the Brunswick Islands is what this love doctor is recommending. Don’t get stuck in a rut. You only live once! Pack up and head out today to the beautiful Brunswick Islands!


Looking for a place to stay?

Don’t just day-trip it to the Brunswick Islands, why not stay? There are two options, hit up a hotel or inn, or rent one of the lovely beach properties that are located throughout the area. If the latter is your plan, why not mix it up? Lovely rooms are just a putt away at Beau Rivage Golf and Resort. You can stay in a luxury resort, and the next day hit the holes. During winter there is a special rate of only $29 after 1 p.m.

Since you have the flexibility of a three-day weekend, there is also the option of staying in an oceanfront rental, with all the comforts of home. R.H. McClure Realty will work with you to find exactly what you’re looking for, and before you know it, you could be sitting on a porch overlooking the shore hand in hand with your Valentine.

Beau Rivage Golf and Resort
649 Rivage Promenade, Wilmington, NC • (910) 392-9021 • Website

R.H. McClure Realty
24 Causway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC • (910) 579-3586 • Website


Looking for things to do?

Because of its location, Brunswick Island is full of beautiful nature spots. From the beach to the marshes, you and your Valentine will be captivated by everything the natural world has to offer. Click here to read more about the natural beauty of the Brunswick Islands.

But why not take it all in while skimming smoothly across the waterways that surround the area. If you want to keep things interesting with a little adventure, Hook Line and Paddle offers kayak tours Tuesdays–Saturdays. Or, let someone else do the seamanship. At Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises, you can take a 2 ½ hour Dolphin Cruise, experiencing the marine life of the Brunswick Islands.

Hook Line and Paddle
435 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC • (910) 792-6945 • Website

Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises
1525 13th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC • (843) 626-9500 • Website
Click here for a coupon


Looking for a great place to wine & dine?

What’s Valentine’s Day without a fabulous dinner reservation? Though there are many great places to eat in the Brunswick Islands, this meal should go that extra mile. A visit to the Pilot House may just turn you into a fine dining gourmand unable to go back to casual fare. But make your reservation soon, because the special Valentine’s Day menu will be out of this world! Choose from airline chicken stuffed with sundried tomatoes or a filet duo with a side of smashed purple potatoes. And to finish, a chocolate bundt cake or sorbet with cheese wontons.

In my family, The Melting Pot is where we went to celebrate our important occasions—sipping champagne, enjoying a bubbling pot of fondue. And what’s more important than Valentine’s Day!? They are offering a Valentine’s Day special, so get your reservation now.

The Melting Pot
885 Towne Center Drive at Mayfaire, Wilmington, NC • (910) 256-1187 • Website
Click here for Valentine’s Day Specials

Pilot House
2 Ann Street Wilmington, NC • (910) 343-0200 • Website
Click here for coupon


Looking for someone to watch the kiddos?

You have the perfect evening out planned, but there’s just one problem… what to do with the kids? In the Brunswick Islands, this problem has the perfect solution! Your kids will be thrilled when they find out that you are dropping them off for a sleepover at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. It’s a kid friendly event called Hugs & Fishes Valentine’s Day Lock-In. Drop them off Friday night, hug them goodbye, and let your kids experience a night in a museum, while you get the night out.

Or, you could call Nancy’s Nannies, an organization that makes sure you get the best babysitters for your money, without the stress of tracking one down.

Hugs & Fishes Valentine’s Day Lock-In
Fri., Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. — Sat., Feb 13 at 9 a.m.
Cost: $55
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC • (910) 458-8257 • Website

Nancy’s Nannies
3407 Taylor Street, Morehead City, NC • (252) 726-6575 • Website


Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day event?

The fun thing about visiting a charming place like the Brunswick Islands is that their enjoyable events are not just for locals, they’re for everyone! The Silver Coast Winery is hosting a special event entitled Cheers to Love & Chocolate. Delicious local wines paired with delectable chocolate truffles, what could be better?

Or if you’d like to dine with your sweetheart on the open seas, come to one of Wilmington Water Tours special Valentine’s weekend events! Follow Your Heart is a two-hour romantic dinner cruise on Saturday night, and Treat your Sweetheart: “Mimosas & Sweets” allows you to lull the afternoon of Valentine’s Day away by sipping cocktails and sampling goodies.

Cheers to Love & Chocolate
Sat., Feb. 13 at 1:00, 2:30 & 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
6680 Barbeque Road NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC • (910) 287-2800 • Website
Click here for event details.

Follow Your Heart
Sat., Feb. 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
212 South Water Street, Wilmington, NC • (910) 338-3134 • Website
Click here for event details.

Treat your Sweetheart: “Mimosas & Sweets”
Sun., Feb. 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $26
212 South Water Street, Wilmington, NC • (910) 338-3134 • Website
Click here for event details.


May you and your sweetheart have a Happy Valentine's Day in the Brunswick Islands!

May you and your sweetheart have a Happy Valentine’s Day in the Brunswick Islands!



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