While it may seem that you’ve just made it through the holiday season, you’re not out of the clear yet. Now that the Christmas tree has been taken down and the lights and decorations are put away, it’s time to prepare for the next special holiday on your calendar. This one involves a lot of red and a lot of feelings…Tax Day! No, just pulling your leg, we’re talking about the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day.
Of course, chocolate and flowers have always been the foolproof way to celebrate this day; maybe it’s time to profess your love in a new way, with a dreamy weekend getaway to the beautiful Crystal Coast in North Carolina.
Celebrate all February long
This year Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the week on a Wednesday. Whether you make it to Emerald Isle the weekend before, the weekend after, or any other weekend of the month, rest assured that there will be plenty of romance in the air and numerous ways to celebrate.
Since it’s still the winter season, there are endless rental properties available, including several off-season rentals, which of course means off-season rates. Many of the properties boast hot tubs, heated pools, and short walks to the beach for those starry midnight strolls by the water with your special someone.
Speaking of special, we also have the perfect promotion to help with your planning. All new reservations arriving between February 14th – 21st can take advantage of either 4 nights for the price of 3 or 3 nights for the price of 2! Take a look at our President’s Day Weekend properties and find the perfect property for you and yours before giving us a call at 855-903-1962 to reserve your getaway.
Food for the soul
There’s no shortage of things to do in Emerald Isle and the surrounding areas and we guarantee that there’s something for every kind of Valentine.
If you’re looking to slow down and spend some time relaxing and unwinding, you can start with a candlelit dinner at one of the many restaurants Emerald Isle is home to. If you’re up for a short drive in exchange for an unmatched view, you and yours can head to the Boat House at Front Street Village for a breathtaking sunset dinner. While traditionally a wedding venue, Front Street Village offers these romantic dinners from December to March.
The relaxation can continue out on the water with a romantic moonlit cruise or if you’d rather head back to your rental, you can easily surprise your significant other with in-house massages, a gift they surely couldn’t have expected, but will absolutely love.
Line up your activities
If you’re ready to take in the sites after all your time spent unwinding, make your way to one of the local art galleries or museums which are home to one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures, and wood arts from artists around the world.
If you’re looking for something a little more quirky and unique, look no further than Hungry Town Tours in the neighboring town of Beaufort. These food and wine tours can be taken on two wheels or two feet, and whether you’re biking or walking, you’ll get to experience the history of this beautiful beach town while enjoying some of the best local food in the area.
And of course, is it really Valentine’s Day without chocolate? We didn’t think so. If you can swing a trip in early February, you’ll be right in time for the Carolina Chocolate Festival! The annual festival takes place on February 3rd and 4th, nearby in Morehead City. You’ll be able to indulge in the traditional chocolate cakes and fudge and the more unique spins on chocolate, including the best of both worlds, chocolate wine.
Don’t learn the hard way
As we all know (and may or may not have learned the hard way), Valentine’s Day is not the time for a last-ditch effort. It’s the time for making your best effort, planning ahead, and thinking about the person you love. Start planning your Valentine’s celebration now and book your Emerald Isle rental property today!