How to Take the Best Weekend Getaway From Charlotte

While Charlotte is undeniably a beautiful and bustling city, city life can be overwhelming. Sometimes, you need to smell the salty sea air and embrace the gentle waves of the beach. The next time you’re planning a weekend getaway from Charlotte, consider enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend in Emerald Isle, NC. You can spend your time enjoying the sun, sand, and surf in the most beautiful town along the Crystal Coast!

Are you looking for more things to see and do during your weekend getaway from Charlotte? Then you need to download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed all of our favorite attractions on the Crystal Coast, including restaurants, family-friendly attractions, shops, and more! 

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Hit the Road and Take a Weekend Getaway From Charlotte

One of the reasons why Emerald Isle is an ideal destination from Charlotte is its convenient location. By car, the trip from Charlotte to the Cyrstal Coast is only a little less than five hours. So hop in, roll the windows down, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the ride. You’ll be in paradise before you know it! 

Enjoy Everything That Emerald Isle Has to Offer

You did it! You’ve reached the dazzling coast of North Carolina. 

Taste the Flavor of the Coast

By the time you get off the road and get settled, you’ll be craving a delicious meal. No worries, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from throughout the island. You’ll find oceanfront beach bars, family-friendly restaurants, fine dining establishments, fresh seafood restaurants, and more! Some of our favorite local places to dine are:

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Relax by the Sea

Is there anything better than spending a day at the beach? We don’t think so! The gentle waves of the ocean, the warm sun, and soft sand make for the perfect environment in which to destress and unwind. The beaches of Emerald Isle offer some of the most gorgeous scapes on the East Coast of the United States. During your time here, you can sunbathe, venture out into the water for a swim, or sit and observe the wildlife and people roaming to and fro. Be sure to pack some essentials, like water and other drinks, food, sunscreen, beach towels, bathing suits, and beach hats. 

When you opt to stay in a vacation rental with Spinnaker’s Reach, you’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of homes that are located just steps away from the beach. Take a look at our oceanfront and oceanview rentals and find the perfect one for you!

Explore the Historic Town

The Crystal Coast 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.

Embrace the Great Outdoors

With miles of gorgeous shoreline and natural marshes, it’s no wonder why people would rather spend their time outside than inside when they visit Emerald Isle. One of the best ways to see the waters of the island up close and personal is by boat. Kayaking, kitesurfing, surfing, and paddleboarding are all favorite hobbies around town.

family kayaking

Some of our favorite local rental companies include:

Also, fishing is a cherished tradition here on Emerald Isle. Whether you enjoy surf fishing, deep-water excursions, or you’re looking for the perfect pier from which to cast your line, you can find it here:

Stay with Spinnaker’s Reach

Don’t wait any longer! It’s time to start planning the ultimate weekend getaway from Charlotte. The first step is finding the best accommodations available on The Crystal Coast! Spinnaker’s Reach has an unbelievable selection of gorgeous homes, perfect for families traveling on their annual vacations or for cozy getaways with your loved ones.

front of yellow beach house

Consider booking Wade ‘N Sea, a gorgeous two-bedroom, two-bathroom home that offers partial-week stays. This home is great for families who don’t want to sacrifice privacy or comfort during their vacation. This home’s opulent amenities include a wet bar, an outside shower, a pack-n-play, a booster seat, and a golf cart. You can’t get any better than that. Plus, the open layout features a spacious living area, a well-stocked kitchen, and a large dining room table. The Queen master bedroom is equipped with a private bathroom, which includes a soaking tub and two closets. The additional bedroom room is perfect for children and features two twin beds.

Check out the rest of our properties and book today! We look forward to having you.

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