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The Sunset Inn: Ongoing Fun During the Off-Season

With the oncoming of autumn, both leaves and resort activities tend to fall. Scintillating summer fun gives way to cooler temperatures and vacationers begin to thin out. Unfortunately, this is the off-season fate. Fortunately, the city of Sunset Beach, North Carolina offers ongoing fun during the off-season with beautiful weather, sand-kissed beaches, and an array of activities. 

Personifying this off-season fun is The Sunset Inn. Temperatures routinely reach the 70s and 80s during the autumn here, making for optimal exploration weather. And explore you will. Exciting fall festivals take place just outside your door while reduced rates and three new packages allow you to experience it all at a portion of the price. 

The entertainment begins on October 4 at the Sunset at Sunset Festival, which begins with a 5K run over the Mannon Gore Bridge at 8 am. The festival continues at the Ingram Planetarium, where you’ll be entertained by the Brunswick Big Band featuring Linda Ladrick and The Imitations. After running and rocking, enjoy attractions from artisans, food vendors, and even a children’s section. 

More festival fun comes with the North Carolina Oyster Festival, which runs October 18-19. There’s something for everyone:  fresh fare, arts and crafts, children's activities, live music, the Oyster Stew Cook-off, and the Oyster Shucking Contest. October 24-25 showcases the North Carolina Festival by the Sea Holden Beach, which kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway and features arts and crafts for sale, food vendors, children’s activities, and much more. 

A plethora of packages will make your stay even more special. The Girlfriends Getaway Package features a manicure/pedicure for two at a local spa, lunch for two at local hot spot Fibber McGees, a bottle of wine, and more. Explore the island on a Bike or Hike Package, which includes two beach bikes for 2-3 full days, two Sunset Inn beach towels to take home, and one beach tote.

The sparks will fly with the Romance Package. Pop a bottle of complimentary champagne, nibble on chocolates, admire the fresh flowers, and indulge in a couples spa at a local spa. Renew your creativity November 7-9 or November 14-16 at the Maureen Ryan Griffin Writing Retreat 2014, where the author employs prompts and techniques to help you grow as a writer. 

These packages, along with reduced off-season rates, feature a stay in elegant rooms like the Hatteras Grand Room, which features a private screened porch, a Whirlpool tub with bath salt, plush robes, and much more. Choose from the top level or the lobby level, both of which overlook the secluded salt marsh paradise of the Intracoastal Waterway. This North Carolina nook is also just a five-minute walk from the Atlantic Ocean. 

At The Sunset Inn, a combination of exciting festivals, exceptional packages, and reduced rates make for ongoing North Carolina fun during the off-season.