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Why You Will Love Amazing Emerald Isle Fishing

The North Carolina Coast is an amazing place to come experience all the facets of a wonderful oceanside vacation. Gorgeous beaches, great seafood, excellent surfing, and all kinds of fun activities you can only do on the water are available to people who bring their families to the Cry... View the full post »

Why You'll Love the Amazing New Bogue Inlet Pier

The Bogue Inlet Pier is an Emerald Isle institution. Here almost as long as the community itself, it has been enjoyed by locals and visitors alike for generations. The pier stretches out into the water of the inlet approximately 1,000 feet. There is plenty of room for everyone to cast ... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Know About the Rachel Carson Reserve

The Rachel Carson Reserve is one of North Carolina’s most precious natural areas. Not to be missed, it is a stunning example of the state’s pristine wetland habitat. It is home to many species of flora and fauna and a bird-watchers paradise. If enjoying the serenity of nature is in... View the full post »

Enjoy an Amazing Day at Stunning Hammocks Beach State Park!

Hammocks Beach State Park is a beautiful expanse of nature with both mainland and island areas available for you and your family to enjoy. Water lovers will find many things to do here. Kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding are all popular pastimes for visitors. Unspoiled maritime forest ... View the full post »

Have the Best Luck at the Amazing Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival

The Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival is one of the best ways to celebrate on the Crystal Coast. A long-standing community celebration, the festival is open to everyone. It’s a great way to get the whole family outside for some holiday fun this St. Patrick’s Day!When you co... View the full post »

What You’ll See at the North Carolina Maritime Museum

The North Carolina Maritime Museum is a collection of three historic centers located on the North Carolina coast. The museum in beautiful Beaufort, just a short drive from Emerald Isle, features a number of creative exhibits and rare artifacts for lovers of coastal history. It also hos... View the full post »

Why Olympus Dive Center is One of the Best Places to Dive in NC

Olympus Dive Center is the better way to dive in North Carolina and is located conveniently in Morehead City. It’s one of the best places to learn diving as someone new to the pastime, or to enjoy the sport as an experienced diver. Olympus Dive Center has decades of experience with diving off ... View the full post »

Why You Need to Explore the Beautiful Croatan National Forest

The Croatan National Forest is the perfect day trip for the nature-loving family. The only true coastal forest east of the Mississippi River, it boasts both beautiful beaches and serene wooded settings. It’s perfect for camping, hiking, fishing, or simply playing in the sand. The ran... View the full post »

Have the Best Shopping Day at La Posh Boutique

If you ask us, the local shopping opportunities are one of the best parts about vacationing on Emerald Isle, NC. Whether you’ve tired of the sun and the sand, or it’s a rainy day and you are looking for something to do, put on your shopping shoes and explore all that the area has t... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About the Emerald Island Wine Market

The Emerald Island Wine Market carries wine, craft beers, and other delicacies that you won’t find anywhere else ... or at least not all in the same place! The next time you visit Emerald Isle, NC, be sure to check out the Emerald Island Wine Market. It’s our go-to spot before ever... View the full post »

Pamper Yourself at the Best Spas in Emerald Isle, NC

If a soothing massage, relaxing facial, or refreshing manicure sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon, you need to visit on of these great spas in Emerald Isle, NC. On your next beach vacation with us, take a break from the sun and sand to pamper yourself with a little bit o... View the full post »

Have a Great Night Out at Carteret Community Theatre

When was the last time you saw a great play or musical? If it’s been a while, add attending a performance at the Carteret Community Theatre to the list of things to do during your next Crystal Coast beach vacation. Since 1953, the Carteret Community Theatre, run by a dedicated al... View the full post »

Enjoy the Best Drinks and Dinner at Kathryn's in Emerald Isle

The next time you visit the Crystal Coast, leave the kids at home and plan a date night at Kathryn’s in Emerald Isle, NC! With a tantalizing surf and turf menu, extensive wine list, and huge martini collection, it is no wonder that Kathryn’s in Emerald Isle is the #1 Fine Dining Re... View the full post »

How to have the Most Fun at Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center

If you’re looking for a unique day-trip from Emerald Isle, consider visiting the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center on Harker’s Island. About an hour north of the Crystal Coast, this unique attraction is filled with fascinating history, ample educational opportunitie... View the full post »

How to Plan One of the Best Weekend Getaways from DC

We feel certain that living in our Nation’s capital is not without its perks,  but we've discovered that eventually, most residents need to go on weekend getaways from DC. Whether it’s dreary winter weather, demanding traffic, or tourists that flock to the area in droves, ... View the full post »