Archive for the ‘Local Attractions’ Category

Updated Event Calendar for Brunswick County, NC Attraction

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Last November, we shared with our readers the wonders of the Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC and their amazing music and laser shows! Their event calendar has extended through the end of May and we’re excited to share with you the schedule of shows. For more information, visit the Sunset Beach, NC attraction’s website and while in our area, be sure to retreat to one of our oceanfront rooms in Ocean Isle Beach!  

Ingram Planetarium Ocean Isle Beach NCMar 18 & 19

5 PM Laser Beatles
6 PM Pink Floyd the Wall**

April 15 & 16

5 PM Laser U2
6 PM Laser Metallica**

May 20 & 21

5 PM Laser Magic
6 PM Laser Beatles

May 27 & 28

5 PM Laser Spirit

* *Not recommended for young children

Ocean Isle Beach, NC Golf Course Launches December Contest

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Ocean Isle Beach, NC’s premiere golf course, The Pearl, has begun their monthly contest this month with an exciting prize: one-on-one instruction with a Class A PGA Head Professional, Jimmy Biggs. There are only 2 DAYS LEFT to enter, so visit The Pearl Golf Course’s Facebook Page and enter today!

Retreat to an Oceanfront Room in Ocean Isle Beach after your Holiday Shopping

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This year, we want you to ENJOY your holiday shopping by saving money at the local outlet mall in Myrtle Beach, SC and unwind in an oceanfront hotel room in Ocean Isle Beach, NC for the weekend. With the opening of the SC 31 bypass, you can avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic on US-17 you had to endure previously and make it to the ultimate shopping destination in record time!  

Myrtle Beach Outlet MallThe Tanger Outlet Center on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, SC offers over 100 brand name outlets in one convenient location. All of the brand names you want are there, including J. Crew, GAP, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, along with housewares and home goods, specialty stores, shoes and accessories. Tanger Outlet is also offering special coupons and sales specifically for the Kings Highway location.

When you’re done checking off that holiday list, escape to the beach and let the welcoming staff at the Ocean Isle Beach’s Islander Inn pamper you. Click here for easy-to-use directions to Tanger Outlets from the Islander Inn!

Finding Sand Dollars at Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

When you stay at our oceanfront hotel in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, you can’t help but want to walk along the shore in search of seashells. Sand dollars in particular are an exciting find, so we’d like to share with you a few tips on finding sand dollars along the coast.

Seashells in Ocean Isle Beach, NCUnderstanding the tide schedule is especially important to finding sand dollars, as low tide is the best time to find them. If there’s a particular area where you have some luck, return to that area at every low tide, as there could be a bed nearby. After a storm or hurricane is always a good time to look, even in high tide areas where debris could have been pushed upwards. And sand dollars are particularly fragile, so bring along a bowl lined with a cloth or paper towel so you can lay them out individually to avoid breakage.

For tips on preserving the sand dollars you found, check out this handy article on finding and preserving sand dollars!

The Ingram Planetarium at Sunset Beach, NC: “Where the Stars Always Shine”

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

North Carolina Planetarium at Sunset BeachSummer isn’t the only time you can have fun at the beach! Just a short six mile drive from the Islander Inn at Ocean Isle Beach is the Ingram Planetarium, “Where the Stars Always Shine”. The Sunset Beach, NC planetarium’s Event Calendar is full of fun all year long, including four shows daily until November 20th, 2010, on Friday and Saturday. And the Holiday Schedule is just as full of excitement! Laser shows are the third weekend of each month, including a Laser Beatles show December 17th and 18th, 2010.

They also offer school and group specials, a science hall and family activities during the summer months. Visit the Ingram Planetarium’s website for more information and continue following the Islander Inn at Ocean Isle Beach’s Blog for more event and attractions information in the Myrtle Beach and Southeastern North Carolina area.

Spend Halloween in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Ocean Isle Beach, NC MuseumEnjoy the Halloween weekend at the beach this year! We have excellent room rates in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and will help you find the most exciting activities in Southeastern North Carolina. Our favorite this year is the Ghost Lore and Legend Walk, sponsored by the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

Beginning at 11am on Saturday, October 30th at the museum’s Learning Center, you’ll walk through two haunted locations with North Carolina ghost story author Will Smith. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 ages 60 and older and students ages and older with a college ID, and $4 ages 3-5. You can call 910-579-1016 for more information and check out the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s Event Calendar for more family-friendly events in Ocean Isle Beach.

Looking For A Great Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, NC?

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

We highly recommend you taking a visit to the only oceanfront restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, NC The Isles Restaurant. With breathtaking sunsets and only the freshest local seafood and ingredients, we are sure that you will agree, that they are the best in fresh seafood in the area. Enjoy some after dinner cocktails at the restaurants oceanfront Tiki bar and listen to live music, while watching the waves crash and pelicans flying over head! Just a great experience overall. Check out their entire Restaurant Menu or follow them on Facebook. In May 2010 The Isles also won “Editors Choice” for restaurant in Ocean Isle, from the Ocean Isle Beach Visitors Guide!

The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar - Oceanfront- Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Beach shot of The Isles Restaurant

The Islander Inn Wins Editor’s Choice Award for Ocean Isle Beach Hotels

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Ocean Isle Beach Visitors Guide Editors Choice

Ocean Isle Beach Editors Choice

The folks over at the new online Ocean Isle Beach Visitors Guide have awarded The Islander Inn the “Editor’s Choice Award” for lodging in Ocean Isle Beach!

While I am keenly aware how hard we work and strive to provide the very best at what we do, I was still completely taken by surprise. This is a very helpful website, if you are going to be vacationing on or near Ocean Isle Beach, NC. There are sections for Ocean Isle Beach dining, golf, real estate (rentals purchases), attractions, etc. This is one power house guide of information.

Granted, at my current level of pride humility, for both myself and the entire staff, I might be a little euphorically buzzed with a  bias, but you should check out this site if you love OIB or plan on visiting!

Ocean Isle, surrounded by Golf Courses

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

By far the greatest attribute about vacationing in Ocean Isle Beach, NC is that you never run out of things to do! This is especially true about golf. While yours truly is not the greatest golfer (an 80s or 90s are a great day) I most certainly have my favorite. Hands down that is The Pearl, just a 10 to 12 minute drive from us here at the beach. With two 18 holes courses to choose from, you can play twice.

Some Attractions & Tours We Recommend!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

While visiting with us here at The Islander Inn in Ocean Isle Beach, NC there are lots of attractions to see and do, besides just the beach! One of our favorites is the Battleship USS North Carolina memorial, a 30 minutes drive into Wilmington, NC.

This attraction is perfect for kids of all ages, and provides a detailed glimpse into a prominent part of American History.  While you are there, check out historic downtown Wilmington, take a horse drawn carriage tour, or take the famous after dark ghost walking tour!

There is lots of attractions near the The Islander Inn – Ocean Isle Beach, NC and we will be sharing more of our favorites in future blogs, so stay tuned, and we hope to see you soon. Travel safety.