Outdoor Activities

11 Things Everyone Should Do on the Crystal Coast

1. Eat a shrimp burger from El’s Drive In A delicious classic with fried shrimp, cole slaw, and ketchup. 2. Hike one of Fort Macon’s nature trails Beautiful scenery and a great workout. 3. Visit Shackleford Banks and see the […]

5 Reasons Atlantic Beach is the Best Beach Town

1. Summers in AB don’t feel as hot as other cities, in a good way Don’t get me wrong, the average temp during the summer here is 89 degrees, but because of the town’s close proximity to the ocean, summer […]

Are You “Alive at 5”?

Alive at 5 2018 What is it? Alive at 5 is a free summer concert series featuring six family-friendly acts the first and third Friday’s of each month from 5pm to 8pm during the summertime season. Free to the public, […]

Family Fun at AB’s Local Park

Atlantic Beach Town Park After a six year planning process, and with the help of local leaders and businesses, the town of Atlantic Beach opened it’s new town park on June 17, 2017. Located at 915 West Fort Macon Rd, […]

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 Music […]

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 […]

Island Ferry Adventures!

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 […]