Reclaim the Family Vacation with a Summer Challenge

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North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands Challenges Families Everywhere to Spend One Weekend Without Technology

Summer has officially begun, and there is no better time for families to come together and create life-long memories. Such memories can be found in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands — an ideal destination for families looking to put stressors aside and enjoy a few days of fun, discovery and, most of all, togetherness. This year, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands challenges families everywhere to go one step further and spend an entire weekend without technology.

That’s right — no television, tablets, laptops or smartphones for one full weekend. In the Brunswick Islands, visitors happily let go of these distractions and enjoy being together face-to-face as they play on the soft, sweeping beaches, tour the quaint, historic towns and partake in a larger-than-life Fourth of July Festival.

Take the Brunswick Islands Summer Challenge and make some memories that will last a lifetime. These 2013 Summer Leisure Specials will help get the planning started.

Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center - Sunset Beach
Valid: Jun 1, 2013 - Sep 30, 2013
Stay More, Save More Package
Relaxing a little bit longer just got easier. Receive incredible discounts on room accommodations of 15 percent on two night stays, 20 percent on three night stays and 25 percent on four nights or more. Available June 1 through September 30, 2013. Reservations must be booked by June 30, 2013. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply.

Ocean Isle Beach Vacations – Ocean Isle Beach
Valid: Jun 1, 2013 - Oct 31, 2013
Spend the 4th of July at the Beach
Rent the perfect home. Rentals include sheets, towels, beach towels, large screen television in living room, cable televisions in all bedrooms, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, on-demand movies, fully-equipped kitchen, gas grill, cleaning of house, wireless Internet, private pool, and many more amenities. Call for a color brochure! Or send an email to info(at)isle-sea-you(dot)com. Mention code TDAJUN13 for a special discount. All available 2013 weeks are discounted $200 to $500. Valid June 1 through October 31, 2013.

Oak Island Accommodations - Oak Island
Valid: Jun 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
Sandy Toes Savings
Stay three nights and get the fourth night at no cost, or stay seven nights and only pay for five. Offer valid on all rooms at the “Island Inn” motel. Valid until December 31, 2013.
Oak Island Accommodations - Oak Island
Valid: Jun 1, 2013 - Aug 23, 2013
Escape to Oak Island this Summer
Good things come to those who wait. Book a summer vacation of four nights or more at one of the participating rental properties and choose from one of five complimentary escapes packages:

  • A $40 gift certificate to Island Way restaurant and a voucher to Surf Cinemas good for two movie tickets, two medium popcorns and two medium drinks.
  • Two adult admissions to The Battleship North Carolina and a $25 Domino’s gift certificate.
  • Four tickets to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher and a $25 gift certificate to the aquarium’s gift shop.
  • Two rounds of golf at Oak Island Golf Club (includes cart and green fees).
  • A $25 gift certificate to Color Me Carolina Unique Gifts & More and two Oak Island t-shirts.

Just mention summer escapes and a package choice when booking. Valid on reservations of four nights or more at participating homes and condos for reservations occurring between June 1 and August 23. Only one promotion per reservation. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.

Bald Head Island Limited - Bald Head Island
Valid: Jun 4, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
Escape to Bald Head Island, N.C., this summer with a Family Adventure Package.
Whether it’s action or just hanging at the beach, Bald Head Island is a perfect place to spend time. With more than 14 miles of beach, a host of activities, restaurants and a spa, there is something for everyone. Stay a week this summer with the Family Island Package and receive 15 percent off accommodations, no-charge ferry passage and an island adventure card. Valid booking dates June 4 - June 30 for arrivals June - August.

The Winds Resort Beach Club - Ocean Isle Beach
Valid: Jun 1, 2013 - Dec 1, 2013
Free Night Special
Get seven days for the price of six. Oceanfront rooms and suites (with kitchens) overlooking palms, tropical gardens and a breathtaking island beach. Hot breakfast buffet, three pools (one indoor heated), resort cottages, tiki bar/dining, offer good anytime. Not valid on existing reservations, may not be combined with other offers. Arrive any day of the week. Seven nights minimum,14 nights maximum. Valid on any room type. Valid until December 1, 2013.

Ocean Isle Inn – Ocean Isle Beach
Valid: Apr 8, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
Extended Stay Discounts valid April 8 – December 31, 2013.
Receive 15 percent off a five night stay and 20 percent off a seven night stay or more. Active military receive an additional 5 percent off the aforementioned deals and 15 percent off four days or less.

Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens - Leland
Valid: Jun 21, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013
More than $100 off. Cruise and paddle package.Explore the waterways of the historic Cape Fear River basin with this adventurous package for two. Included in this package are:
Two nights at the award-winning Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens for two
Complimentary breakfast
Complimentary wireless Internet
Fitness center
In-door salt-water pool
Kayaking adventure for two
Choice of a historic or twilight river cruise down the Cape Fear River
A $400 value for only $295.95. Valid from June 21, 2013 - September 22, 2013. Based upon availability.
Brunswickland Realty - Holden Beach
Valid: Jun 1, 2013 - Sep 1, 2013
Now is the time to make plans to get the family together head to the coast for a summer vacation week or weekend. For the summer season there is a great selection of Island homes available for three night stays starting at less than $150 a night. Or plan to stay longer with affordable rates starting at $750 per week. Summer is just around the corner so call the vacation experts today and mention the “Summer Begins at Holden Beach” promotion. Don’t wait another day to book a vacation getaway. This offer expires on September 1, 2013. (Offer subject to property availability. Rate is before taxes, fees and options.)
Ocean Crest Motel - Oak Island
Valid: Jun 13, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013
Pay for Five, Stay for Seven
Find a 'safe haven' this summer at the Ocean Crest Motel, the only oceanfront motel on Oak Island. Guests also receive 10 percent off dinner next door at Island Way Restaurant. Offers valid through August 31, 2013.

About North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

In the southernmost corner of North Carolina, stretching from the Cape Fear River to the South Carolina border, lie North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Five barrier islands provide secluded spots on six pristine beaches for families and nature-lovers, while quaint island and mainland towns beckon with family-owned B&Bs, restaurants and shops. Forts, lighthouses, historic architecture, boating, fishing and 34 golf courses offer plenty to do and see on a trip that harkens back to a simpler time. For more information, visit

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