With the painstaking prepping and planning for December, don’t you wish you could take a break from all of the holiday hoopla? Escape the seasonal stress for a few days and reconnect with nature as well as your loved one by spending a romantic holiday weekend on Bald Head Island.

De-Stress and Relax Together with a Couples Massage

Start your romantic holiday weekend the right way by getting a much-needed couples massage at Island Retreat Spa and Salon. You can book a 60 or 90-minute Signature or Deep Tissue massage with or without Romance Aromatherapy and hot stones.

Climb Old Baldy Lighthouse

Experience history and breathtaking views with a visit to the Old Baldy, North Carolina’s oldest-standing Lighthouse. You can also learn more about the island’s past including its role in the Civil War by making a trek through the neighboring Smith Island Museum of History.

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Go on a Winter Walk and Picnic

There are fewer things more romantic during the holidays than taking a stroll, especially in a beautiful locale like Bald Head Island. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail has both long and short trails with picturesque views while you can bike under the canopies at the Maritime Forest Preserve.

Make your daytime excursion even more memorable with a lovely picnic. While you can pack your own basket, you can also swing by Maritime Market and grab a couple of lunches to-go. Their cafe offers a variety of sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs for easy handheld meals.

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See Christmas Lights… on a Golf Cart Ride! 

Bald Head Island Tours suggests renting a golf cart and driving around Bald Head Island at night to see Christmas lights. Kickstart a romantic evening with this holiday tradition, but make sure bundle up in your coats and bring blankets because it will be chilly in December!

Bald Head Island has a few golf cart rentals like Cary Cart Company. Depending on the particular golf cart you get, you can zip down the doors and place a portable heater inside in the golf cart for extra warmth.

Howl at the Moon!

If you plan your trip the weekend before Christmas, you can join the locals for their monthly Howl at the Moon bonfire party on Saturday, December 22. Bring wine and shareable appetizers to Beach Access 39 and howl in unison when the moon rises at 5:22 p.m.!

Dine at MoJo's on the Harbor

Share a romantic dinner over great food and a perfect view of the harbor at Bald Head Island’s only waterfront restaurant. Mojo’s menu consists of an extensive cocktail and sushi selection as well as island, Cajun, and Italian cuisines. 

Stay at Marsh Harbour Inn

Make your romantic holiday weekend in Bald Head Island extra special by staying at the Marsh Harbour Inn. In addition to cozy, gorgeous rooms and impressive views of the marina, the inn also grants you temporary access to the Bald Head Island Club's amenities including their pool, tennis courts, fitness center, and golf course to maximize your leisurely getaway.

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There are few better places to get away from it all than Bald Head Island, so gift yourselves a romantic weekend to de-stress and reconnect in the midst of this hectic holiday season.

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