What Are the Best Things to Do in Emerald Isle, NC, When It Rains?

The staff at Spinnaker’s Reach works tirelessly to make sure that our guests have an amazing vacation. Unfortunately, there are some things that are out of our control. While Emerald Isle is home to sunny skies most of the time, we do get our rainy days. If one of these happens to fall on your vacation, don’t worry! There are still plenty of fun things to do in Emerald Isle, NC, when it rains. Check out some of our favorite suggestions below, and start planning your next getaway today!

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The Best Things to Do in Emerald Isle, NC, When it Rains

Have a Drink

If you’re anything like us, you love to indulge in a warm mug of coffee or tea during a rainy day. If you’re experiencing inclement weather during your getaway, head to a local cafe! 4 J’s Coffee Shop is an option. They offer a wide range of baked goods, including authentic New York bagels. How authentic, you ask? They’re made with water from Brooklyn! You have to get there early in the morning on Saturdays or Sundays to snag these, though, as they sell out quick. 

If you’re traveling with your four-legged friend, visit Muttigans! This pet-friendly cafe offers goodies for dogs and humans. You can enjoy a latte or a smoothie while your pup enjoys a bully stick. They also carry a selection of toys, treats, and healthy pet food!

Take a Day Trip

If you don’t mind driving in the rain, consider visiting the aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores. You can easily spend a full day seeing the exhibits and exploring the halls of this impressive establishment. This is fantastic for kids of all ages, as there is a play section for “little minnows,” plus displays geared towards older children. 

Spend an Afternoon at Home

With amenities like the ones that come with our gorgeous homes, you’ll have no trouble having a fun afternoon with the family in your Spinnaker’s Reach rental. Properties like Sunkissed come with an amazing rec room that features air hockey and ping pong. A little bit of healthy competition is the perfect way to shake off those rainy day blues! The third floor features a living area with a big-screen TV, surround sound, and plenty of comfortable seating. Pop some popcorn, and have a movie night! If you’d prefer to have an afternoon to yourself, head to the master suite on the second floor and take advantage of the soaking tub. Is there anything better than relaxing in the tub with a glass of wine, a good book, and the sound of raindrops hitting the windows? 

Book Your Next Getaway

The only thing left for you to do now is to book your trip with Spinnaker’s Reach! We have the best inventory of properties on the Crystal Coast. Plus, with our incredible staff of engaged locals, you’ll have no trouble planning your vacation. We’ve got amazing suggestions for attractions no matter the weather. So whether you’re looking for more things to do in Emerald Isle, NC, when it rains or you’re looking for pet-friendly activities, we can help! 

Browse our full list of vacation rentals and book your home today! We look forward to having you.