Explore Brunswick County- Things to Do

by Feb 5, 2019Brunswick County Life

Make memories during your visit to Brunswick County! Check out these unique attractions in the area!

Adventure Kayak Company

Make your vacation memorable by taking on an excursion led by Southport’s longest established and proven kayak tour guide, rental service, and outfitter. For 18 years Adventure Kayak Company has specialized in unique guided kayak and bike tours. Located in Southport the guided kayak tours give customers the opportunity of a lifetime to explore Rice Creek, Sheep’s Island, Montgomery Slough, Town Creek, Davis Canal, Lower Lockwood Folly, Upper Lockwood Folly, Waccamaw River and Dutchman’s Creek. Experience is not  necessary because prior to paddling through miles of quiet marshes, estuaries, black water rivers, and Cypress swamps each tour includes a basic kayak lesson. Adventure Kayak Company also offers customers the opportunity to take a unique guided bike tour through historic Southport. The bike tour lasts a couple of hours and takes riders through the live oak canopied streets, along the waterfront and Cape Fear River, past Fort Johnson and many other sites. Familiar with the history of the island the tour guide will give riders an overview of every site and throughout the ride share various stories that incorporates the history of Southport. Whether you choose to paddle or pedal, Adventure Kayak Company is where you can find fun for the entire family.

Fun Flight Air Tours

If you’re looking for adventure Brunswick Air is where you will find it. Located in Southport, Brunswick Air has been a source of adventure for aviation in the cape fear region since 2010. Private pilot flight training, aircraft rentals and scenic air tours are just a few of the many services Brunswick Air offers. Brunswick Air is a Part 61 school, meaning the environment has less formal structure and offers more flexibility in scheduling. Whether you are an experienced pilot wanting to rent an aircraft or you are still in the process of becoming a pilot, Brunswick Air will make sure your rental experience is superior. All air staff is experienced and highly qualified, combined the team has over 120,000 flight hours. A Cessna 152, Cessna 172N and 2006 Cessna 172S G1000 make up the Brunswick Air fleet, exclusively maintained by Cape Fear Airworks. For convenience Brunswick Air does have pilot supplies such as Sectional Charts available. Owners Barb and Rich Gwin take pride in providing exceptional customer service. The rental rates are competitive and there is scheduling flexibility. With limited ability to accommodate walk ins, book your reservation to take flight in advance!

Ocean Isle Beach Ghost Walk

If you are looking for an adventure you will not forget, a guided Ocean Isle Beach Ghost Walk is for you. Learn about forgotten Civil War battles, haunted trains, lost ships, ghost planes, lights that baffle scientists, whiskey smugglers, and more. 

Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens is a beautiful, historic, natural garden that covers a total of 67 acres. Located two miles from Wrightsville Beach, the gardens are open to the public and the host of many signature events. While exploring Airlie Gardens guest can see wildlife, over 75,000 azaleas, ten acres of lakes and an Airlie Oak that is close to 500 years old. Welcoming over 120,000 visitors per year, the mission of Airlie Gardens is to ensure preservation through experience and education. While one time only events are held at the gardens, the summer concert series, the annual oyster roast and holiday light show are hosted on a regular basis. From May until September guest can enjoy live music the first and third friday of every month. Airlie Gardens also offers a shuttle to and from the events free of charge. The third Friday in October, there is an oyster roast featuring live music, this is the biggest fundraising event of the year and open to the public. The Friday following Thanksgiving Enchanted Airlie, the annual light show begins and runs until just before Christmas. Although the events are open to the pubic, tickets to attend all events must be purchased in advanced. Be a part of preserving Airlie Gardens by visiting today.

Planet Fun

If you are planning a birthday party or want to go someplace that has entertainment for the entire family, the largest family fun center in Brunswick County can be found in Southport. Created by families for families, Planet Fun offers over 30 lanes of bowling, a bumper car arena, billiards, a bounce house, a redemption arcade, a 2-story laser tag arena and a unique family restaurant. Planet Fun has a bowling pro shop and is home to bowling leagues of all different ages and experiences levels. From pizza and flatbreads to steak and seafood, Starz Grille is the place to go after having family fun for an outstanding meal. Planet Fun is heavily involved in the local community and would love to host your next fundraising event. Check out the Planet Fun website for events and specials you won’t want to miss out on.  

Ocean Isle Museum Foundation

 The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. (OIMF) is a non-profit organization with two facilities, the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. The museum has been educating the community about all things coastal since 1991 and is the only museum in the area. 

SeaSide Med Spa

As the only spa in the area, SeaSide Med Spa offers guest a one of a kind spa experience with unparalleled customer service. Located in Ocean Isle Beach, the Physician owned and operated medical spa is known for its aesthetic and laser services. As a full service medical spa they also provide a wide range of full esthetician services including customizable facials, waxing and more. The SeaSide Med Spa staff consist of nurses and skin care specialist whose priority is making guest feel at home while providing quality skin care services. A variety of top of the line cosmeceutical products such as Obagi, Cosmedix and Latisse are available at SeaSide Med Spa. SeaSide Med Spa takes pride in their state-of-the-art facility with a relaxing environment. For exceptional skin care services visit SeaSide Med Spa of Ocean Isle NC today!


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