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Take One Of the Best Weekend Getaways from Charlotte


Charlotte is a beautiful, bustling city full of things to do and see. Still, sometimes the city life can get tiring. If you’re weary of the urban hustle and ready for one of the most relaxing, rejuvenating weekend getaways from Charlotte, come to Emerald Isle. Our little island on the Crystal Coast has everything you need to return to the city feeling rested and happy!

Start planning your trip and packing your bags for your trip to Emerald Isle, one of the best weekend getaways from Charlotte. Before you hit the road, don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s full of ideas about fun things to experience while you’re here. We have some amazing restaurants, interesting attractions, and stimulating outdoor activities, in addition to other ways to enjoy the beauty and culture of the North Carolina coast. When you have the Vacation Guide, you’ll have access to information about all these things in one place! Keep it handy to ensure a great time during your next trip to the beautiful Emerald Isle!

How to Enjoy One of the Best Weekend Getaways from Charlotte

If You Just Want to Relax

There’s no better way to take a load off and de-stress than a day on the beach. Do some sunbathing, venture out into the water for a swim, or just sit and observe the wildlife and people roaming to and fro. Make sure to remember to pack some essentials - water and other drinks, food, sunscreen, beach towels, bathing suits, and beach hats should be sufficient for your day on the sand. Scope out the perfect spot, lay back, and listen to the sound of the waves rushing in and crashing on the shore. Welcome to your happy place.

If You Want to Explore Emerald Isle

If you’re looking for a more stimulating way to enjoy one of the best weekend getaways from Charlotte, don your khaki shorts and a wide-brimmed hat and go exploring! The Emerald Isle is known for its natural coastal beauty, and also has several historic sites open to the public. Try the Rachel Carson Reserve for a pristine example of North Carolina coastal habitats. Fort Macon State Park is also a popular attraction and a piece of history that Civil War buffs will enjoy seeing up close.

If You Want to Try Something New

Want a complete break from your normal routine? If you’re searching for some adventure during your time on the Emerald Isle, you’ll definitely find it! The area is known for great surfing, so if you’ve never ridden a wave before, this might be the perfect opportunity to make your first attempt. Or, try going below the surface with Olympus Dive Center. Explore area shipwrecks and see some beautiful underwater creatures when you learn to dive with their experienced professionals. For thrill seekers, this is the fun weekend trip you’ve been dreaming of!

Come Relax at a Luxurious Spinnaker’s Reach Vacation Home

When you visit Emerald Isle to experience one of the best weekend getaways from Charlotte, make sure you treat yourself to the stay you deserve. When you stay at a Spinnaker’s Reach vacation home, you’ll have access to all the amenities and special features you need to have a trip you’ll never forget. Our homes are located conveniently on Emerald Isle, so you won’t have any trouble accessing the amazing activities available in our community. When you stay in one of our stunning homes, you can enjoy your escape from the city with style and comfort. With so many beautiful rentals to choose from, you can be sure that we have one that’s perfect for your weekend trip. Contact us today! We’ll be happy to assist you in planning an amazing vacation to Emerald Isle, NC!


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