Spring Break Specials Abound in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

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Escape the winter blues with some fun in the southern sun.

N.C. Brunswick Islands

When winter ebbs, it’s natural to want a break from things. Thanks to specials from a wide variety of hotels, inns and vacation realty companies, it’s easier than ever to enjoy the pristine beaches of North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, giving your wallet a bit of a spring break as well.

With a host of outdoor activities, including boating, kayaking and playing some of the country’s best golf courses, the expansive coastline of the Brunswick Islands boasts amazing opportunities to fill every sun-drenched day of spring break.

Families and friends can relive a Hollywood movie, like the recent “Safe Haven” blockbuster filmed in and around Southport; take a trip into the past at historic Brunswick Town; or explore the starry skies at Ingram Planetarium.

With mild temperatures, uncrowded beaches and an array of spring break specials and packages, what better way is there to spend some well-deserved time off?

2013 March Events

Southport Spring Festival – Southport
March 29 – 30
Franklin Square Park
Welcome spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival. Running from 10 a.m. until 5.p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, this festival features a wide variety of activities such as musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, azaleas and other plant shopping, and food vendors. Included is a Chili Cook-off, so get ready to vote for the People’s Choice Award. There will also be a 5K Run/Walk. No admission fees, but there is a small charge for some kids’ activities and participation in the 5K run/walk.

2013 Spring Leisure Specials and Packages

The Winds Beach Resort – Ocean Isle Beach    
20 Percent-off Winter Discount Coupons
Ocean Isle Beach is perfect in winter with no crowds and mild temperatures. Take a few days off and come enjoy the beach at this beautiful time of year. The Winds Resort is happy to give a coupon good for 20 percent off any accommodation any day of the week. Enjoy this peaceful time on Ocean Isle Beach. The Winds is perfect for vacations, romantic weekends, weddings, honeymoons, reunions, golf packages and weekend getaways. Valid January 1 through March 27, 2013.

Island Kayak Adventure Package – From $211 Per Person/Double Occupancy
Kayak the serene salt marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway, a rarely seen world of pristine wetlands and native wildlife. Two night’s lodging, a welcome basket, a three-hour kayak tour, dinner for two at one of two great restaurants, bikes to explore the island and a hot breakfast buffet for two each morning. Valid from March 15 to June 7, 2013. Arrive any day of the week. Two-night minimum, 14 nights maximum.

Free Night Special
Get seven days for the price of six. Oceanfront rooms and suites (with kitchens) overlooking palms, tropical gardens and the breathtaking island beach include: a hot breakfast buffet, three pools (one indoor heated pool), resort cottages, tiki bar and dining area. Offer is 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.

Brunswickland Realty – Holden Beach
Oceanfront and Island Rentals $75 to $200 a Night
Enjoy a large variety of island homes on beautiful Holden Beach. Spend spring or Easter break with the family at Holden Beach, voted “#1 Family Beach” in the United States. Enjoy a quiet walk on the beach, or experience the tranquility of the Easter Sunday morning sunrise service on the beach. Any month in spring at Holden Beach is the perfect time of year to be at the coast. Discounts run from March 1 through May 19, based on availability.

Robert Ruark Inn – Southport
Movie Magic in Southport at the Robert Ruark Inn
In celebration of the release of the movie “Safe Haven,” the Robert Ruark Inn is proud to offer guests who reserve a two-night stay a lunch certificate at the local bistro where one of the romantic luncheon scenes was filmed. The offer is good for stays Monday through Thursday in April and May. Guests need to mention this offer when booking. Certificates are $25 and not redeemable for cash. Property amenities include: antique-filled rooms, fireplaces, private spa-like baths, AVEDA bath products, use of bicycles, full gourmet breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, two rocking porches, brick courtyard and complimentary tour around Southport aboard the inn’s electric street cart. Located in historic Southport within easy walking distance to the waterfront, eateries, shops, museums and more.

Ocean Isle Inn – Ocean Isle Beach
Pamper Package $459, March 1 - May 23, 2013
Enjoy two nights with a loved one in oceanfront accommodations (deduct $40 from the package for sound view accommodations) and have a romantic dinner at Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant or Pogies Waterfront Bar and Grill. Then get pampered at Right Touch Therapy with a relaxing massage. Rates include all taxes. Gratuity not included for dinner.

Sloane Realty Vacations – Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach
Like the Facebook Page and Save on Vacation Packages
Save $50 off Ocean Isle or Sunset Beach vacation rentals this year. The deals start by liking the Sloane Vacation Facebook page. Fans will be able to search rental inventory and book trips through Facebook with a special promotional code. Not only will people save instantly, Sloane will also keep fans informed of local happenings and special offers. Offer valid for new, weekly reservations booked through Facebook only. Offer expires March 15, 2013.

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

Bald Head Island Limited – Bald Head Island
Springtime on Bald Head Island - 20 percent Discount on April and May Stays
Why not escape to N.C.'s premier island paradise? Enjoy a vacation on the southernmost tip of North Carolina's strand barrier islands and capes. Accommodation choices include upscale condominiums and homes ranging from one to five bedrooms. Explore 14 miles of beaches and a host of amenities.

Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens – Leland
Cruise and Paddle Package - Over $100 Off
Explore the waterways of the historic Cape Fear River basin with this adventurous package for two. Included in this package is: 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; and choice of a historic or twilight river cruise down the Cape Fear River. Valid February 27 through April 30, 2013. Based upon availability.

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 35 golf courses offer plenty to do and see on a trip that harkens back to a simpler time. For more information, visit http://www.ncbrunswick.com.

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Media Contacts:

Mary Leigh Howell
(336) 317-7713

Mitzi York, Executive Director
Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority
(910) 755-5517

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