Outdoor Activities

Best Things to Do with Kids on Your Crystal Coast vacation

The Crystal Coast is the vacation getaway for the family in North Carolina. The area has tons of fun activities and ways to keep children of all ages entertained and excited. We have gathered together a list of some of […]

Get Ready For a Music Festival!

  It’s that time of year again… Will you be on the Crystal Coast May 18th and 19th? Do you like music and drinks in a fun, family-friendly outdoor atmosphere? Then you should definitely check out the 30th Annual Beaufort […]

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

What is it? Opened in 1976, the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium location has served over 11 million visitors (and counting). The aquarium received a major renovation from 2003-2006, tripling it in size. Open from 9am to 5pm and located only […]

Ferry Ride to Shackleford Banks

Looking to take a boat ride out to see the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and tour the Shackleford Banks? Check out Island Ferry Adventures! Owned by Capt. Barrowcuda, Island Ferry Adventures Ferry Service has operated in Beaufort, NC since 1989. Located […]

The North Carolina Seafood Festival

Ever Heard of a Seafood Festival? When you think of the Crystal Coast, one of the first things that comes to mind is good seafood. What if I told you that there was a non-profit three-day event that celebrated our […]

El’s Drive-In Restaurant

Craving a good shrimp burger? Ask any local and they’ll point you to El’s Drive In. Never tried a shrimp burger? Here’s why you should. Made-to-order, this delicious burger comes piled with fried shrimp, fresh lettuce, and coleslaw. A coastal […]

Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, NC

    After the War of 1812 with Great Britain, the US decided that it would be wise to strengthen our coastal defenses. Because of this, in 1826 Fort Macon was constructed. Its’ purpose was simple but vital, to guard […]

Oceanana Pier in Atlantic Beach, NC

Opened in 1959 and newly renovated in 2014, the family-friendly Oceanana Pier and Pier House Restaurant is located on the Crystal Coast of our hometown of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Located at 700 E Fort Macon Road, this fishing pier […]

North Carolina Governors Cup Tournament

The North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series is an annual sportfishing series operating cooperatively with eight major billfish tournaments held along the Tar Heel coast. The Series, managed by the Division of Marine Fisheries promotes conservation, protection, and preservation […]

5 Tours to Book on the Crystal Coast

It’s time to see the Crystal Coast from high up, in the forests, atop the waters, and two-feet deep in the marshlands. Below are the five best and most adventurous tours to book for your Crystal Coast vacation along the […]