Wind Up the New Year by Winding Down on North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

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Spend a relaxing holiday by the beach.

N.C. Brunswick Islands

When the clock strikes 12 on December 31, where will the party be? Amidst noisy revelers in a high-rise above the frigid city below? In a hotel ballroom full of couples dancing to the latest rock band? Or how about by the shore, surrounded by friends and loved ones? If the last option sounds best, then head for North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

The holidays are a favorite time of year for many beach visitors. Bright sunny days are followed by cool evenings under a sky blanketed with winter stars. There’s no place more calm, hopeful or inspiring to welcome in the new year.

2012/2013 N.C.’s Brunswick Islands New Year’s Specials & Packages

The Sunset Inn - Sunset Beach
Ring it in with The Sunset Inn
After spending the holidays with family, escape to The Sunset Inn in beautiful Sunset Beach, N.C. Ring in the new year and kick back and relax in a private room with a screened porch overlooking the marsh and Intracoastal Waterway. Unwind and explore the island and nearby shopping and restaurants. On December 31 and January 1, receive 15 percent off regular rates. Call and reserve today. Let the countdown begin to 2013!

The Winds Beach Resort - Ocean Isle Beach
New Year's Eve Celebration Package
Two nights in oceanfront or island view accommodations with an extended 12 p.m. checkout. Stays include a hot Southern breakfast buffet each day, a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider and a New Year’s celebration at Sharky's Waterfront Restaurant. Bring in the new year as the Shark drops from a three-story crane at Jimmy Buffett's favorite nightlife spot on Ocean Isle Beach. Prime Rib dinner for two includes garlic mashed potatoes with asparagus. Live band "Bailout" will kick off the party at 8 p.m. Traditional toast to the new year at 12:01 a.m. From $199 for two people. Valid December 31, 2012 - January 2, 2013. Length of stay: two night minimum, five nights maximum. Based on double occupancy. Subject to advance reservations and availability. Call to schedule dinner reservations no later than three days before arrival.

Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens - Leland
Brunswick Baller Special
Begin and end the New Year's festivities at the award-winning Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens. Book a stay during the New Year's holiday for only $89 per night. Price includes a bottle of champagne for two, complimentary hot breakfast, wireless Internet and a guaranteed 2 p.m. check-out on January 1. Just mention the Brunswick Baller special to receive this amazing offer. Must book by December 29, 2012.

Brunswickland Realty - Holden Beach
Holden Beach Vacation Rentals up to 20-30 Percent Off Published Price
Pick up the phone or go online to take a look at more than 100 island vacation homes! Plan to visit America’s “Best Family Beach” and get ready to enjoy the best vacation ever with loved ones. Hurry and reserve an affordable place at the beach with Brunswickland Realty while the supplies last. Valid until December 31.

Best Western PLUS Westgate Inn and Suites - Leland
Christmas at the Coast!
Receive a special holiday rate for those wanting to escape to N.C.'s Brunswick Islands for the holiday season. With pillow-top mattresses, a hot breakfast, lobby cocktail lounge and the best in customer service, a holiday getaway will have everything a person could want at Best Western. Pet rooms are also available. From December 23, 2012, through January 5, 2013, the holiday rate is $79 for a king mini suite, standard king room or a room with two queen beds. (Plus tax/rate based on two adults). For holiday rates and availability, please call the hotel directly and mention this special.

Ocean Crest Motel - Oak Island
$57 a night
Getting "overbooked" with family and friends during the holidays? Book a standard room at the low, off-season rate of $57 a night and get upgraded to an oceanfront room for the same price, based on two persons, excluding taxes. Oceanfront rooms with private balconies are slightly more, but well worth the difference. Based on availability. Extended guests can check in any day of the week and save even more with the Pay for Five Nights - Stay for Seven year-round special. The holiday season or any season is a great time to visit the Ocean Crest Motel, the only oceanfront motel on Oak Island. Happy Holidays! Valid until January 31, 2013.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Shallotte
Special $99.99-$149.99
Stay Friday and Saturday night for only $99.99 plus tax or choose any three nights and stay for just $149.99 plus tax. Centrally located and just minutes from Brunswick County Beaches. The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites offers a safe, clean and affordable stay. Valid through December 31, 2012.

Sunset Properties - Ocean Isle Beach
Enjoy the Best of Our Beaches
It's a great time of the year for guests at Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. The weather and ocean water are still at wonderful temperature levels, and rental rates for vacation homes drop by 25 percent in mid-August and up to 50 percent as of August 25 from mid-summer levels. Valid through December 31, 2012.

Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center - Sunset Beach
40 Percent Military Discount On Regular Priced Room Rates
Sea Trail Golf Resort and Conference Center supports the troops and honors service to the country. Active duty U.S. military personnel receive a 40 percent discount on regularly-priced room rates and a free room upgrade. It's time for a long-awaited getaway with family and friends at Sea Trail Golf Resort. Enjoy access to onsite dining, outdoor and heated indoor pools, fitness center, free Wi-Fi in the convention center and close proximity to Myrtle Beach attractions. Add on 54-holes of championship golf at a special military rate of $35 and kids golf free! Valid on stays now through January 6, 2013.

Oak Island Accommodations - Oak Island
Sandy Toes Savings
Stay three nights and get the fourth night free or stay seven nights and only pay for five. Offer valid on all rooms at the “Island Inn” motel.

The Winds Resort Beach Club - Ocean Isle Beach
20 Percent off Fall and Winter Discount Coupons
Ocean Isle Beach is perfect this time of year; uncrowded and the temperatures are mild! Take a few days to come enjoy the beach. The Winds Resort offers 20 percent off any accommodation any day of the week. The Winds is perfect for vacations, romantic weekends, weddings, honeymoons, reunions, golf packages and weekend getaways. The Winds Resort is a tropical escape...closer than you think! Selected as the No. 1 beach resort in the state of North Carolina by Valid until March 27, 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.

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