It’s that time of year. The time of year when we take a moment to think about the one we love and try and carve out a little time for just the two of you. This year it’s time to try something new for Valentine’s Day. Forget the same old flowers or box of chocolates. Ok, maybe you shouldn’t forget those but this year make your Valentine’s Day a truly special one by enjoying some time in a very special place…Ocean Isle Beach! A romantic getaway to one of the most beautiful spots on the North Carolina coast is the perfect way to celebrate your Valentine’s Day. Here are just a few ways you can enjoy your Valentine’s Day on Ocean Isle Beach.
Stay a few days at a romantic beach house.
How often do you get the perfect excuse to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get away from it all and getting away from it all means finding that perfect Ocean Isle Beach rental to enjoy with your loved one. In our previous post:National Plan For Vacation Day Is Here
, we discussed some of the ways a vacation is good for your health and relationships!We have dozens of beautiful homes and condos that are perfect for a short getaway or week-long adventure. Looking for a specific amenity
? If you need help finding the perfect home you can call our friendly reservationist at (800) 727-9222
and they’ll help you find just the right place for you and your date.
10 Things to do as a couple.
Book A Golf Date
Whether you’re experienced golfers or looking to start a new hobby together, golf is a wonderful way to spend a day as a couple. Think about it, golf is the perfect couple’s getaway. A beautiful setting, sunshine and no distractions just you and your loved one on the course. Start the day off with a lesson or maybe at the driving range. Remember today isn’t the day to worry about the score. In fact don’t even take a scorecard on this round, just have fun. Ocean Isle Beach has several beautiful courses of all levels. Check out our previous post:How To Have An Amazing Golf Vacation This Fall
Ocean Isle Beach is surrounded by beautiful waterways, marshlands, and the ICW. Luckily February has many sunny days with perfect temperatures for paddling the local waters with your favorite loved one. Don’t have a Kayak? No problem, there are several places here on Ocean Isle Beach that have everything you need. Want a little extra time together…rent a tandem kayak
. If you are the adventurous type, try one of the area’s guided tours
. Don’t forget the camera because this is going to be a day to remember.
Talk A Moonlit Walk Together
Van Morrison is famous for his lyrics about a “marvelous night for a moondance” and while we know he wasn’t writing about a walk along Ocean Isle Beach we’re sure he would find it just as inspiring. This is a great activity as it makes you slow down, appreciate the time you have together, and best of all it costs nothing. And after all, isn’t it the little moments that are the truly special ones. On February 14th take some time and hit the beach hand in hand while walking under a star-filled Carolina sky. You’ll remember this long after the flowers have wilted and the chocolates are gone. Click here for all the local beach access points.
Cook A Special Meal Together
Get a great bottle of wine, find the perfect recipe, gather up some fresh ingredients it is time to cook a romantic dinner…together! There is something intimate about cooking together. It takes longer and forces you to work together. You have time to laugh and talk, you’ll be amazed how this simple act brings you together. Make it a special meal, bring in some of each other’s favorite dishes and flavors. When cooking on Ocean Isle Beach we really mean you’re cooking great local seafood together. Buying fresh local seafood to prepare for dinner is easy on Ocean Isle Beach. Check our previous post: How To Grill The Best Seafood On Your Ocean Isle Beach Vacation
for some great tips and tricks when buying local seafood. Oh and don’t forget the chocolate covered strawberries!
Hit The Spa
A little pampering never hurt anyone. This Valentine’s Day treat her to a day at the spa… and join her! Many spas have specials for couples. Enjoy a relaxing massage and let the tension drift away. Just a few minutes away in Calabash, NC you’ll find the Sacred Willow Spa which is running a Valentine’s Day couple’s special. Take some time and get there a little early, Calabash is one of our neighbors and a quaint town to wander around for a few minutes before your spa treatment.
Tour Silver Coast Winery
Take a tour of a local winery. Luckily we have the perfect place to have a great time atSilver Coast Wineryright here on Ocean Isle Beach. Enjoy learning about the ways the different wines are made right here on Ocean Isle Beach. You’ll find not only that the wine is great but you’ll find inspiration and passion in the story of the Silver Coast Winery. Of course, the best part is sitting down together exploring their award winning wines. You’ll be surprised how informative and fun a wine tasting can be. Don’t forget to buy a couple bottles for later.
Try Something New Together
Few things bring a couple together like trying new things together. Each of you picks something that you have always wanted to do. It can be anything but remember you’re bringing your partner along. Guys, you may be learning how to knit and ladies you may be learning to fly fish. Who cares, enjoy the time together, you’ll feel closer at the end of the activity…we promise. Need a few ideas? How about Golf, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or Kayaking.
Have A Romantic Picnic
There is just something romantic about a picnic. Maybe it is the fact that it reminds us of a slower time when there were fewer distractions. No cell phones or emails pinging and dinging in the background. In fact for this one, you have to leave the cell phones at home. Don’t worry if you can’t cook, pack a great takeout meal. Find that perfect quiet place on the beach and enjoy the sound of the waves and enjoys each other’s company. We even have oceanfront houses where the perfect beach picnic is just a few steps away.
Bike The Island
Grab your bikes and set out for a romantic day wandering around the shops and restaurants of Ocean Isle Beach. Don’t worry about this being a race, this is all about just enjoying the day together. Turn this into a fun activity by planning romantic stops along the way. Maybe a nice lunch on the water, or exploring some of the local shops. Get creative and take your time, this is a stroll not a race. Don’t worry about the bikes there are plenty to rent right here on Ocean Isle Beach.
Romantic places to dine
Brick Landing Plantation
Celebrate a relaxing evening with great food, all with a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Located on Ocean Isle Beach’s premier golf resort The View Restaurant
has a great Valentine’s day special for couples. Seating is limited but from 5 pm to 8 pm The View Restaurant will present a special holiday menu with incredible entrées and special deserts. So take some time away from the kitchen this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a wonderful night courtesy of The View Restaurant at Brick Landing Plantation.
Duffers Bar and Grill
If you love steak then head over to Duffers Bar and Grill
this Valentine’s Day for a Prime Rib special for two. At a reasonable $39.95 for dinner and dessert, Duffer’s Bar and Grill is a great way to have a night out without breaking the bank. Located in Shallotte, NC only a few short miles from your Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental it is worth the short drive for this great dinner special. Plan on getting to Shallotte a little early so you have time to take a romantic walk downtown. It’s Valentine’s Day, time to slow down a bit.
is a great family owned restaurant here on Ocean Isle Beach, and this Valentine’s Day they are cooking up something special with hot deals on entrees that will make your mouth water. Roberto’s also understands you’re busy and well, life’s schedule doesn’t always match Valentine’s Day schedule. To help with this Roberto’s is not just cooking up great food, but also having their specials on Tues, Weds, and Thursday the week of Valentine’s Day, so there is no excuses gentlemen. Call (910) 579-4999 to make a reservation today.
Enjoying Ocean Isle Beach in the winter months is a special experience. Romantic at any time of the year the slower pace of life on Ocean Isle Beach in February makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day destination. There is still plenty of time to book your Ocean Isle Beach Valentine’s getaway. Give us a call today and our friendly reservationist will help make your romantic getaway a reality.