Virtual Vacation to Emerald Isle, NC: 6 Ways to Have the Best Time

Have you been daydreaming of Emerald Isle for a while? Why not treat yourself to a virtual vacation to Emerald Isle? During this remarkable experience, you’ll be able to see everything the area has to offer, from calming sights and sounds to incredible landmarks and attractions. There’s no better way to spend your virtual visit to the island! When you’re ready to plan your next family beach vacation, take a look at our things to do for a complete list of activities and entertainment in the Southern Outer Banks. 

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6 Can’t Miss Activities for Your Virtual Vacation to Emerald Isle  

Enjoy the Beach  

Virtual or not, no trip to Emerald Isle is complete without visiting the beach. The Crystal Coast is lined with beautiful beaches, relaxing sounds, and unparalleled sights. That’s why during your virtual vacation to Emerald Isle, you’ll enjoy the wonder of our gorgeous shoreline with live scenes from Bogue Inlet Pier. 

Stamp Your Virtual Passport  

Start your journey with a virtual adventure to the Cape Lookout National Seashore! This experience will allow you to see all the beauty the park has to offer while learning about some of the national seashore’s most essential characteristics. To obtain your virtual passport stamp, tour the lighthouse, Portsmouth Village, and listen to a few podcasts about the area. 

Experience Virtual Sea Life  

Find out what happens behind the scenes at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores from the comfort of your home. The aquarium’s public virtual programs demonstrate how their animal ambassadors care for these fantastic creatures. These unique sessions include activities like shark feedings, sea turtle conservation, bird training, and more! 

Tour a Historic Site

Begin exploring Fort Macon State Park with a 360-degree virtual tour of the historic site. During this interactive tour, you can navigate the Fort’s brick-lined tunnels, examine the vaulter rooms, and even view the intricate displays. 

Discover Maritime History  

From educational videos to exciting treasure hunts, the North Carolina Maritime Museum offers a slew of engaging ways for the whole family to enjoy the museum at home. You can even tour a few of the museum’s most popular exhibits to learn about whales, surfing, fishing, sea monsters, and more maritime history! 

Find the Perfect Souvenir  

To top off your virtual vacation the right way, explore our local shops and treat yourself to a special souvenir. From apparel to chocolate fudge to home décor, several of our local stores offer their products online. This way, the island you love is always at our fingertips!   

Ready to Visit in Person? 

Now that your virtual vacation has come to an end, you must be itching to visit the Crystal Coast! The best way to enjoy the island’s splendor is from any of our Emerald Isle vacation rentals. Whether you’re planning a quiet retreat to the beach or a fun-filled family getaway, your home away from home is here. Our vacation homes offer comfort, convenience, and remarkable amenities to make your trip the best one yet. 

Browse our properties to find the perfect vacation home for your needs, and get ready to see the Crystal Coast for yourself!