Anniversaries come around once a year and it’s always a truly special time between you and your loved one, so why not take it to the next level and embark on a trip to Emerald Isle to fall in love all over again. With its relaxing atmosphere and laid-back style, Emerald Isle makes for a great and stress-free destination to celebrate you and your life partner’s anniversary, whether it be your 1st or 50th. With so much to do here and the town being one of the most romantic destinations, celebrating and making memories that will last a lifetime come easy.
If you’re planning to celebrate an upcoming anniversary, look no further than Emerald Isle and read five ideas that will make your getaway to the Crystal Coast one you both will not want to forget.
Finding the Perfect Place
There are so many vacation rental options to choose from when booking with us but worry not, we’ve made the search process easy and simple and can pinpoint the perfect property you’re looking for based on the amenity, community and even having a view of the ocean.
If you’re celebrating with children or other guests, we have a wide range of vacation rentals to choose from that range in size, style, location and amenities. Every property is unique and no matter which one your heart (or family) desires, we’re sure that your trip will be both comfortable and memorable.
Romantic Dinners by The Coast
Nothing sets an anniversary off just right like a delicious meal – and that’s something you’ll have no trouble finding in Emerald Isle. Check out our curated list of area restaurants that include steak houses, barbecue joints and seafood shacks that are serving up some of the most delicious eats on the Outer Banks.
For extra points and to really sweep your partner off their feet, think about planning a picnic at your favorite destination in town. Whether you’re returning visitor to the Crystal Coast or if it’s your first time, you might want to consider some of our best picnic spot recommendations. No matter where you end up choosing for your afternoon picnic, you are sure to make some fond memories together.
If a delicious home-cooked meal is more your speed, then you’re all set at whichever property you decide to book. Having access to a full-sized kitchen on your vacation makes cooking a breeze and nothing is more romantic than an outdoor oceanfront view of the coast while enjoying your home-cooked meal with your significant other.
New Adventures with Your Partner
While there’s something for everyone in Emerald Isle from the adventurous and athletic folks to the homebodies who love to take in the scenery, there’s no doubt that the Crystal Coast is one of the most beautiful vacation spots to spend with your loved ones.
For a more relaxing and romantic option, a cruise out to sea will set the mood for a good time. Our list of area boating and cruising charters offer only the best rides out on the water that are both scenic and serene, and exciting. On a cruise, you’re most likely to see not only the beautiful sea life that inhabits the Atlantic but if you time it right, you’ll be able to catch a gorgeous sunset before your boat docks.
If you and your loved one are more nature-inclined, then you might be interested in an ecology tour of the area. On these tours you’ll be able to see up close dolphins and migrating birds and the lush vegetation that makes up the surrounding area’s natural beauty. Many of these tours also offer opportunities to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters or collect seashells on the walking tours.
Rekindle the Romance With a Vow-Renewal
For the lovebirds who are looking to do more than just celebrate, why not consider renewing your vows to one another? There’s no better way to celebrate the love and commitment you and your partner have made for each other than reconfirming the vows you took the day you both said, “I do.” Rekindle that eternal romance or make your next anniversary celebration one to remember with a vow renewal ceremony. The beautiful beaches of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast make the perfect backdrop for you and your loved one to retie the knot. And in Emerald Isle, you’ll find plenty of wedding homes and venues to choose from. Our certified wedding planners are 5 star and ready to help you start planning the ceremony of your dreams.
The options of where you can host your renewal ceremony are endless, from a classic beach ceremony to an oceanfront cottage that can host you and up to 100 guests. If you are deciding to renew your vows, we can help you plan your special day all over again, whether it be for 100 guests or an intimate ceremony just for the two of you. Renewing your vows is a special ceremony, one that should be held for milestone anniversaries or significant events during your marriage and we hope you’ll consider us to help you plan it.
Romantic and Scenic Drives
Emerald Isle is known for its beautiful beaches and its breathtaking sights, but the Crystal Coast where our town sits is also known for its welcoming and inviting communities.
While you’re here, take a drive out to some of the nearby towns where you’ll be greeted by the charming coastal atmosphere and friendly locals. Beaufort is one of our favorite towns to explore and spend a day at with its rich history and old-timey village-like appeal. Swansboro, also known as the Friendly City by the Sea, is another great small town that has loads to do while you’re visiting.
You and your loved one deserve time with one another that is both relaxing and exciting while you both are celebrating your anniversary. Don’t hesitate to plan a trip of a lifetime and be sure to explore our list of available condos and vacation rental properties. If you’re looking for more inspiration, read our blog and learn about all of the ideas and activities you both (or family) can enjoy while visiting!