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Create Your Romantic Itinerary on the Crystal Coast

Looking to create a romantic itinerary for that special someone in your life? We have a few simple suggestions for planning your own romantic itinerary. We hope these inspire you.

A young couple laughs as they enjoy their winter beach vacation on the Crystal Coast.

Enjoy a Winter Vacation on the Crystal Coast

Shorter days can sometimes lead to a bout of cabin fever, and that can go double for anyone living in a cold-weather region. Thankfully, the Crystal Coast offers the unique blend of a laid-back atmosphere amid sprawling ocean shores. Whether you’re drawn to uncrowded beaches or local off-season discounts, a winter vacation on the Crystal Coast may be your ticket to a more vibrant winter.

Carolina Kite Festival in Atlantic Beach

The Carolina Kite Festival, held in Atlantic Beach each year, is hosted over several days, with nighttime events on Saturday. This is a perfect “lazy day” event, where you can pack a lunch and a blanket and picnic in the sand with floating entertainment, music, and children’s events, like building your own kite.

Swansboro Mullet Festival

Swansboro Mullet Festival 2022

Don’t miss the Swansboro Mullet Festival happening October 8th – October 9th, 2022. The 68th annual festival in downtown Swansboro will have craft vendors, live music, fish fry, fireworks, various food vendors, and more!

New Bern Mum Fest 2022

Don’t Miss MumFest 2022

Don’t miss this year’s MumFest in New Bern, NC, from October 8th through October 9th, 2022. MumFest is an award-winning festival held annually in the beautiful historic downtown of New Bern.

Crystal Coast Grand Prix Racing Boat

Crystal Coast Grand Prix 2022

Don’t miss this year’s Crystal Coast Grand Prix, a 3-day boating race event in Morehead City running from September 9th through September 11th, 2022. Inspired by a boyhood passion, this event has become extremely popular on the Morehead City waterfront.

Beaufort Pirate Invasion 2022

Mark your calendars and get ready for the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion at Gallants Channel! For three full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town.

EI Beach Music Festival 2022

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival 2022

After a long hiatus, the Carolina beach music festival is back and better than ever! This year’s FREE Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival is on Saturday, September 24th, at the Western Ocean Regional Beach Access.

The Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle

The Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle

Looking for summer fun for the whole family? Look no further! The Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle is a family-owned water fun park. The kids will have an absolute blast all day while parents soak up the sun.