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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Onslow County has several ways for you to celebrate with your loved one. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend getaway or a charming night out, find your coastal Valentine’s adventure #OnlyinOnslow.

Romantic Weekend Getaway Packages

Hilton Garden Inn – Jacksonville, NC

Romance Package

  • One night stay with  your choice of sparkling wine or cider in the room
  • Breakfast vouchers for two
  • Call (910) 346-2400

Dine and Unwind Package

  • One night stay with a $25 dining credit to be used on any on-property dining outlet.

Courtyard by Marriott’s Romance Package – Jacksonville, NC

  • One room night with rose petals, strawberries, candles, and your choice of champagne or wine in the room
  • Call  (910) 937-3300

Weekend Getaway to the Beach

  • Escape to the coast for a romantic and quiet weekend at either North Topsail Beach, Surf City or Swansboro.
  • Find your beach rental here or your AirBnb here

Have a Picturesque Luxury Picnic by the Beach

Photo From Carolina Picnic Co.

Carolina Picnic Co. will create a dreamy space for you and your loved one to enjoy a romantic picnic wherever you choose! Check out their current Valentine’s Day special which includes:
  • Luxury Picnic for 2
  • Charcuterie or brunch from The Grazing Tray
  • Half dozen chocolate strawberries
  • Floral Bouquet
  • Game rental
  • Neon sign rental

The Coop Luxury Picnic At the Coop, fall in love with your luxurious, well-appointed & personalized picnic. When it comes to details, no stone is left unturned as they carefully select the perfect setup for you and your guests.

Check out The Coop’s current luxury picnic specials on their website.

Enjoy a Romantic Meal from one of our Local Restaurants

Saltwater Grill, Swansboro, NC- Special Valentine’s Day Menu. Limited Seating Available. Call 910-326-7300

Agave Azul Modern Mex & Cantina, Sneads Ferry, NC – Serving Specialty Valentine’s Day Cocktails. Call to reserve your table (910) 741-0504.

Boro Restaurant and Bar, Swansboro, NC – Limited Seating Available. Call 910-325-0502

Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro, NC – Call to reserve your table at 910-326-8847

Splash by the Sea, North Topsail Beach, NC – Special Valentines Day Menu. Call to reserve your table 910-328-3044

Swansboro Food & Beverage, Swansboro, NC – Call to reserve your table at 910-708-1305. Plus shop for Valentine’s gift in their Market.

Duck’s Grille & Bar, Jacksonville – Call 910-455-9128 to make your reservation.

il Cigno Italiano, Swansboro, NC- Special Valentine’s Day Menu. Call to reserve your table at 910- 325-7845

Hilton Garden Inn, Jacksonville, NC – Limited Seating Available. Call 910-346-2400

Order mouth-watering treats and desserts at one of our local bakeries/dessert shops & bar

Dini’s Martinis and Desserts, Swansboro, NC. Serving sweets and specialty drinks. Limited Seating Available. Call (910) 325-8140.

YoBre’z Frozen Dessert Bar, Jacksonville, NC

American Dream Cakes, Jacksonville, NC – offering cakes, cupcakes, hot cocoa bombs, Strawberries 🍓 and more.

Darel’s BakeryJacksonville, NC

The Milk Road, Jacksonville, NC

Sheryl’s Candy Apple Creations, Jacksonville, NC – offering a variety of Valentine treats and sweets.

Essential Sweets, Jacksonville, NC- Variety of sweets including cupcakes, macarons, cheesecake and more.

Taste-T-Sweets by Tiara, Jacksonville, NC- Offering a variety of Valentine’s Day deserts. Some items are pre-order only, visit their website or call (910) 333-0516.

Sweeter Things Bakery Cafe, Swansboro, NC- Offering Cookie Platters, Big Cookies, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Peanut Butter Hearts, Macarons, Cake Pops, Cookies, Rice Krispy Hearts and more!

Valentine’s Day Additional Ideas in Onslow

  • Help solve a Valentine’s Day murder at Zing Zumm Children’s Museum’s Love or Let Die: A 007 Wedding Murder Mystery Event!  Enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, dancing, fun, and serious sleuthing.
  • Enjoy month long Valentine’s Day events at The Crooked Lotus.
  • Bundle up and take a romantic stroll with your sweetheart at North Topsail Beach. Nothing beats the beautiful beach sunrises or sunsets in Onslow County.
  • Love a challenge. Then try and crack the code at Cracked It Escape Games. See if you and your loved one can escape before the time runs out.
  • Celebrate Valentine’s early at Mike’s Farm on Friday or Saturday with delicious baked good, family style meal, or shop til you drop at their NC Product Barn.
  • Enjoy sweet taste of local wines from Huffman Vineyards or distilled spirits from Walton’s Distillery. These make for perfect gifts for your sweetheart.