Searching for the perfect weekend getaway for your group of girlfriends? Look no further than North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands! The area is filled with natural beauty, coastal charm, and plenty of activities to get the whole group excited and connected. From relaxing on the beach to shopping and wine tastings, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Read on for our guide to the perfect girls’ getaway in NC’s Brunswick Islands.
Silver Coast Winery Tasting + Tour
A must-visit for any girls’ trip to the area is Silver Coast Winery. Located in Ocean Isle Beach, this local winery curates international award-winning wines such as American Oak Chardonnay, White Merlot, and Touriga. Experience the magic of the winery by touring the production facility and enjoying a wine tasting. Afterward, have a glass and enjoy a picnic with your girlfriends in the lovely outdoor garden area, or explore inside the art room and gift shop. The winery is filled with work from local artists, from the gallery itself to the label designs on their wine bottles. Tours and tastings are held daily, and guests are encouraged to make a reservation for wine tastings.
Romance Movie Tour of Southport
Known for its picturesque beauty, the town of Southport has been the filming location for tons of movies and television shows! Some of the most popular romance films shot here include Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven and A Walk to Remember, while other movies and shows filmed in the area include Dawson’s Creek, The Secret Life of Bees, Under the Dome and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Visit the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum and Visitors' Center, where you can find memorabilia from many of these movies and TV shows, including props and behind-the-scenes cast photos from Safe Haven. Afterward, take a golf cart tour to see filming locations from some of the 40+ productions filmed in Southport and see how many your group can recognize!
Boutique Shopping in Southport
Named one of the “Best Coastal Small Towns,” by USA Today, and “America’s Happiest Seaside Town,” by Coastal Living Magazine, Southport features a charming, walkable downtown area that is filled with small shops and boutiques. From antiques and art to clothing and toys, you’ll find a souvenir for everyone on your list and some treats for yourself along the town's picturesque streets. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and pop into whatever stores catch your eye, then take a break at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops found downtown. Silver Coast Winery even has a tasting room located in Southport that features its award-winning wines and beer on tap.
Paddleboarding or Kayaking
If you’re looking to break into some outdoor adventure during your girls’ trip, paddle boarding or kayaking is a great water activity for people of all skill levels! Beyond our sandy beaches, you’ll discover beautiful marshes, creeks, and estuaries along the Intracoastal Waterway that are sure to provide an unforgettable experience for you and your gal pals. Sit or stand as you paddle your way through still waters while admiring the local wildlife such as dolphins, turtles, herons, egrets, and more! The Brunswick Islands are home to many expert adventure outfitters who can provide everything you need from equipment to guide services.
No girls’ getaway is complete without a visit to the spa or salon. NC's Brunswick Islands has a wide range of options for rejuvenation, from organic, chiro, and med spas to places that specialize in skin care, hair styling, and massages. Choose from a long list of full-service salons and spas to find the right option for your group. Treating yourselves to a spa day will leave you all refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of your adventures during your girls' getaway.
Looking to enjoy some girl time on the greens? North Carolina's Brunswick Islands is the perfect destination for ladies who love the links! No matter where you’re staying, you’ll find a golf course just minutes away, with an abundance of adventures for both beginners and experts. Plan a hole-in-one experience for you and your girlfriends with a coastal golf excursion on one of our pristine courses with scenic views of the waterway, lush maritime forests, and marshes.
Visit here to discover what else North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands has to offer and start planning your trip.