The holiday season on Emerald Isle’s is magical because the island is filled with delight and festive cheer. When you plan your holiday travel to Emerald Isle, you’ll be able to experience many special moments surrounded by twinkling lights and glistening beachscapes. To discover all the greatness that Emerald Isle has to offer, request access to our free Emerald Isle Things to Do List and prepare to spend your holidays in the most inviting vacation homes.
Make the Best of Your Holiday Travel to Emerald Isle!
1. Celebrate the Season
Of course, you can always experience holiday cheer at Emerald Isle’s festive celebrations. Whether you’d like to venture through a holiday wonderland of twinkling lights with the kids or get lost in a historic home tour with your sweetheart, there’s an event for you.
These are some of the best celebrations on the Crystal Coast:
- The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
- Christmas in Downtown Morehead City
- Drive-Thru Gingerbread Festival of Lights
- Morehead City Christmas Parade
- Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla
- Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour
- Crystal Coast Countdown
- 2020 Downtown Countdown
2. Lounge on our Sandy Beaches
When you visit the Crystal Coast, an escape to the beach is essential. Luckily, our area has some of the best beaches in North Carolina. From The Point to Bogue Inlet Pier, you’ll find the best of Emerald Isle anywhere the sand meets the sea. Plus, the gleaming waters of the shoreline are especially mesmerizing during the holiday season.
3. Spend the Day at Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area
The 265-acre Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area offers a unique opportunity for adventure to all its visitors. The undeveloped area features two walking trails that are for ideal short hikes and viewing the local wildlife. Nature lovers of all ages can visit the natural habitat for free and indulge in the wooded area’s peaceful scenery.
Pro-tip: Along the trails, you will find small benches and discrete wildlife viewing areas; these are the perfect places to stop and take in the views. Keep an eye out for river otters, marsh rabbits, gray foxes, salamanders, frogs, and turtles.
4. Explore Emerald Isle Woods Park
Another favorite wooded area is Emerald Isle Woods Park; this quiet spot on the island is perfect for hiking, fishing, and bird watching. The park stretches over 41-acres of forest and even features a fantastic disc golf course. So, whether you‘re looking for a quick game, gorgeous sights, or a refreshing walk, Emerald Isle Woods Park, is the best place to go.
5. Stay in Your Very Own Emerald Isle Oasis
Spinnaker’s Reach offers a varied selection of vacation home rentals with everything you need to experience an unforgettable holiday on Emerald Isle. Our properties are comfortably situated along Coast Guard Rd., so you can stay steps away from serene beaches and enjoy comfortable amenities. No matter what home you choose to spend your holidays in when you stay with Spinnaker’s Reach, your island experience will be remarkable.
Browse our wonderful vacation homes to start planning your holiday stay on Emerald Isle.