Get winterized and re-energized on the Crystal Coast

Do shorter winter days make you feel down? Or maybe the end of the holiday season has left you burned out and in need of a getaway.

If so, take a trip to the Crystal Coast! You won’t be disappointed. In addition to simply being away from work and the routines of home, there are so many reasons to visit the area during the off-season. Here are just a few.

Find great prices and availability.

This is a big one! The off-season means lower prices. You can get an amazing vacation for less, and that means a little extra money to spend on outings and adventures while you are here.

At Spectrum Properties, we have more than 100 properties to choose from, so let our warm and friendly staff help you find the perfect place for your winter retreat.

Have the beach to yourself.

You and your family can enjoy hours of beach time mostly to yourself with the lack of large crowds this time of the year. This is maybe one of the best reasons for a winter visit!

Yes, temperatures might not be high enough to lay out and get a tan, but you can still relax on our soft sands and take in some “vitamin sun” while relaxing to the sounds of shorebirds and crashing waves – a sure way to keep the winter blues at bay.

Take a hike and explore nature.

While the seaside itself is good for the soul, you can find peace and beauty off the beach on some of the area’s great hiking trails. Check out the Roosevelt Nature Trail in Pine Knoll Shores.

Nestled amidst shopping areas and parks in Atlantic Beach and under a beautiful canopy of live oak trees, you’ll find the Hoop Pole Creek Preserve.

You can walk, run, bike, or exercise your dog on trails at Fort Macon State Park. (And, yes, we have pet-friendly accommodations for your four-legged friends).

Hit the Links

There’s no better time to hit the links than in the winter. Cooler temperatures and smaller crowds mean you can play 18 holes without having to deal with busy tee times and the summer heat.

It’s a win-win! Check out any one of these courses for great rounds of golf: Country Club of the Crystal Coast, Brandywine Bay Golf Club, or North River Golf Club.

Dine in comfort, without the wait.

There’s nothing more rewarding than sitting down to a delicious meal after spending a day making the most of your time on the Crystal Coast. The off-season means you shouldn’t have to wait in line to get into that restaurant you’ve been wanting to try.

Need a bit of warming up? You’ll find locally owned coffee bars, each with an inviting charm of its own, where you can sit, sip, and r-e-l-a-x.

Dive into the oyster season.

Winter is the season for these delectable saltwater mollusks, and restaurants offering fresh, local seafood are sure to have several oyster specials on the menu.

Or you can grab some to cook yourself at any one of several seafood markets in the area. Enjoy them roasted over an open fire or floating on a half-shell. Any way you serve them, they’re delicious.

Check out Spectrum Picks for restaurants, coffee bars, breweries, seafood markets, and other local businesses that we have curated just for you.

Cultivate some learning.

There is a lot to learn as you take in the local charm and unique features of the Crystal Coast. From exploring aquatic life at the NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, learning about life as a pre-Civil war soldier at Fort Macon, visiting restored buildings at the Beaufort Historic Site, or taking in some maritime culture at the NC Maritime Museum, or learning about the art of decoy carving at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harkers Island, there’s no shortage of fascinating places for you and your family to visit.

There’s so much more to do and see, and we are here to make your vacation memorable – winter, spring, summer, or fall. You just tell us what you’re looking for, and we will find the perfect fit for you, your family, and your budget.

Call and book your stay today!