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Trip Ideas for Your Fall Girls’ Getaway in Emerald Isle

Plan your fall girls’ getaway in Emerald Isle and enjoy the beautiful beaches, quaint shops and delectable cuisine found throughout North Carolina’s Crystal Coast.
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Fun Family Things to Do in Morehead City, NC

From coastal art murals to underwater adventures, find fun family things to do in Morehead City, NC during your next Crystal Coast vacation.
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10 Free or Nearly Free Things to Do this Summer in Emerald Isle

From days on the beach to time spent on the trails, you'll find plenty of free or nearly free things to do this summer in Emerald Isle.
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Hidden Gems on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

From Cape Lookout and the wild horses of Shackleford Banks to shelling at Sand Dollar Island and kayaking to Bear Island, explore these hidden gems on the Crystal Coast.
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Best Pet Friendly Vacations on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Explore more than 100 pet-friendly vacation rentals in Emerald Isle and find restaurants and things to do with your pet during your next family vacation to North Carolina's Crystal Coast.
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5 Fun Ways to Spend Your Spring Vacation in Emerald Isle

From family attractions to outdoor adventures and more, here are a few fun ways to spend your spring break vacation in Emerald Isle!
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10 Bucket List Ideas for Your Next Emerald Isle, NC Vacation

To make your next trip even more unforgettable, use these 10 bucket list ideas to plan your vacation to Emerald Isle, North Carolina.
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5 Tips to Help Plan a Family Spring Break to Emerald Isle

Use these 5 tips to help plan your family Spring Break in Emerald Isle and make it a vacation that will be remembered for years to come.
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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Emerald Isle

So, you’re thinking about taking a vacation to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and just spend some time relaxing and spending time with family and friends. With its miles of pristine beaches and beautiful waters, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast has been drawing families back year after year for vacations since the 1960s. […]
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Best Vacation Rental Amenities for a Fun Socially Distanced Vacation

From private boardwalks to gourmet kitchens and more, our vacation rentals are filled with amenities that make it easy to enjoy a vacation while social distancing.
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Ways to Social Distance on Your Crystal Coast Beach Vacation

Enjoy a fun and safe vacation from your Emerald Isle vacation rental. Find ways to practice social distancing on your next Crystal Coast beach vacation!
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Learning and Working Remotely from Your Vacation Rental

Emerald Isle Realty has a wide variety of vacation rentals perfect for learning and working remotely on the beautiful beaches of Emerald Isle, North Carolina.
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Catching Your Pin.terest

Here are just a few of Emerald Isle Realty’s top Pinterest boards to get you excited about your trip to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast!
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14 Things to Do at the Beach in Emerald Isle, NC This Summer

When you ask vacationers who visit Emerald Isle, why they choose the Crystal Coast to visit, the most popular answer is the beach. Our beautiful sands and gorgeous water provide breathtaking views and the perfect place to relax and enjoy a beach day with friends or family. With so much to do on the beach, […]
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How to Find the Perfect Crystal Coast Vacation Rental for Your Getaway

  With more than 700 Crystal Coast vacation rentals to choose from, you may be wondering what’s the best way to find the perfect one for your stay? The idea of taking a vacation sounds simple enough, but when it really comes down to it, it can be somewhat of a daunting task. At Emerald Isle […]
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Crystal Coast Summer Reading List

Getting lost in a book can be a pleasant escape when you want to be transported to a new place or setting. A book can also make for a nice companion to bring along with you when you have some downtime or are looking to relax. If you have an upcoming trip to Emerald Isle […]
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Fun DIY Seashell Craft Ideas that Make Great Vacation Keepsakes

Looking for ways to put those fabulous Crystal Coast beach finds to good use? Or maybe you’re like many of us who fully intend on making a scrapbook of your last beach vacation, but somehow never get around to doing it. Here are a few fun DIY craft ideas using beach shells, along with some […]
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Visit the North Carolina Beach Towns that Inspired the Settings of Nicholas Sparks’ Best-Selling Novels

Looking for more ways to experience the beauty of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast? Read the books and then visit the southeastern North Carolina beach towns that inspired the picturesque settings found throughout popular romance novels written by Nicholas Sparks, a renowned author from North Carolina. You’ll fall in love with the coast all over again […]
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Our Favorite Recipes from the Sea

One of the best ways to get your mind off the daily grind is to do a little cooking! And what better way to really experience the coast than by treating yourself to some delicious seafood. Enjoy a little coastal living from the comforts of your own home with these tasty seafood recipes from Emerald […]
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An Emerald Isle “Photo”cation Designed to Inspire

We know that life can be a little stressful. To help you relax and do a little dreaming about the travels you and your family will soon be able to make, we’ve put together this virtual “photo”cation of Emerald Isle. We’re sure you’ll enjoy scrolling through photos of some of the most picturesque places that […]
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Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Activities and Things to Do Along North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks are rich in natural beauty and offer and abundance of outdoor activities for young and old alike. Whether you’re looking for things to do outdoors on a long weekend getaway or entertaining the whole family for a week-long vacation, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Discover more ways to […]
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Best Shelling Beaches in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

For locals and visitors alike, a favorite pastime on the Outer Banks is taking a scenic stroll along the beach, breathing in the fresh ocean air and finding beautiful seashells along the way. If you know where to look, the area can be a beachcomber’s paradise, with a variety of seashells ranging in size, color […]
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Celebrating Vacation Rental Week

Emerald Isle Realty is thrilled to participate in the first annual Vacation Rental Week – the vacation rental industry’s first of its kind! We would like to use this opportunity to highlight the value and key benefits of professionally-managed vacation rentals for both guests and property owners alike, and to encourage you to book a […]
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Where to Go for a Couple’s Weekend Getaway in North Carolina

It’s a no-brainer that Emerald Isle is a wonderful destination for family reunions and friend vacations, but it’s just as enjoyable for a group of two looking for a romantic weekend getaway. Whether you’re here this weekend celebrating Valentine’s Day or planning a spring escape for two, we’ve put together some of the best places […]
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Best Things to Do During the Holidays on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

With the holidays in full swing, it is one of the best times to visit the Crystal Coast with friends or family! Cooler weather, fewer crowds and small-town holiday decorations make the perfect backdrop for a memorable vacation that could possibly become a fun tradition for years to come. Whether you are visiting the Crystal […]
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