As the years pass, it gets tougher to find that perfect gift for the one you love on Valentine’s Day. Let’s be honest. Even if you’re the type of person who enjoys delicious chocolates, beautiful flowers and a romantic dinner without the kiddos – at some point those items become the same ol’ thing.
Why not avoid the same ol’ gift giving trap and give your loved one an Oak Island vacation instead?
While Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for a quick getaway, you don’t necessarily have to feel pressured to travel during the actual holiday. Sure, you may find great deals for a last minute vacation but your schedule may not allow for an out-of-town trip at the moment. Why not give your loved one something to look forward to? Besides, the excitement of an upcoming vacation will only build as you get closer to your stay.
Sights & Sounds
When people say that there is always something going on, it’s no lie when it comes to Brunswick County, North Carolina. Local events like farmers markets and outdoor concerts in the spring and summer to galas and festivals in the fall and winter abound. Stroll the live oak-lined streets of Southport hand-in-hand taking time to stop in each boutique or art gallery along the way before enjoying a quiet moment on the waterfront watching as the ships navigate the inlet. For those pleasantly calm nights, enjoy a romantic sunset boat ride while taking in the beautiful scenery.
Rest & Relaxation
In addition to lounging by the pool or along our sandy beaches, there are plenty of other ways to achieve that “vacation state of mind” while also increasing the love quotient. Start your morning with a centering yoga practice while welcoming the sunrise. Schedule a relaxing couples’ massage or foot soak at one of our area spas before grabbing a quick bite to eat. Enjoy a fun and interactive couples painting session at Pescado Y Amor on Oak Island or savor your favorite wine during a tasting in Southport at Silver Coast Wine Tasting Room.
A coastal area like ours comes fully stocked with gorgeous ocean and waterway views. From sunrise to sunset, you’ll find the perfect backdrop for romance. Even further, many local restaurants set the table for love with soothing atmospheres, fresh local seafood and superb customer service. Southport vacationers may enjoy dinner at Oliver’s On The Cape Fear overlooking the waterfront or a private corner in the ever-popular Mr. P’s Bistro along the city’s historic streets. As you make your way toward the island, travelers can enjoy a delicious Italian feast at Joseph’s Italian Bistro & Chop House or a sunset meal overlooking the Atlantic at Island Way Restaurant.
Whether you prefer lounging by the beach during the summer months, exploring a new town during the cooler seasons, or a mixture of both – the area provides something for every couple.
With all of that in mind, we ask again – why not avoid the same ol’ gift giving trap and give your loved one an Oak Island vacation instead?
Let Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. help you plan the vacation your loved one so deserves. You can start your Valentine vacation planning by requesting your complimentary copy of our current Rental Guide. In it you’ll find individual property photographs, tons of local information and vacation planning tid-bits perfectly suited for your stay.