Where To Stay
The Robert Ruark Inn was included in one of the festival/fair scenes they filmed for the movie last summer and they embraced their role in the movie as much as they do the role they play in Southport's history. As its name suggests, The Robert Ruark Inn was once the home of one of Southport's most famous residents, author and columnist Robert Ruark.
The bed and breakfast has four rooms available to rent, starting at $130 a night in the off season (a.k.a. right now). You can take a look at their rooms or make reservations at robertruarkinn.com.
What To Do
Last July Safe Haven took advantage of Southport’s annual North Carolina Fourth of July Festival and incorporated their shoot into the parade and fireworks show. They also staged a second parade to get all of the shots they needed later on.
The festival is one of the largest annual events in North Carolina and brings 40,000 to 50,000 people into town during Fourth of July week each year. See this year's calendar of events (as they are announced) at nc4thofjuly.com.