Plan Your Romantic Getaway to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina Now


With Valentine's Day coming up next week, perhaps you're thinking of planning a romantic getaway. If so, the Crystal Coast of North Carolina is the perfect destination for you. Is there anything more romantic than spending time with the one you love while embracing panoramic coastal vieRomantic Getaway on North Carolina's Crystal Coast Photo by Chad Winsteadws, listening to the waves crashing outside your doorstep, strolling miles of pristine beaches hand-in-hand, and enjoying brilliantly radiant North Carolina sunrises and sunsets? We don't think so.

In addition to the romantic beach ambiance, there are plenty of other romantic things to do here. The Crystal Coast is surrounded by quaint waterfront towns just beckoning to be explored. Walk the maritime streets and enjoy the unique coastal shops. Find that special memento of your time here to give to your loved one for a keepsake to take back home with you.

Make plans to try one of the fine dining establishments on or near the waterfront. A cozy table for two overlooking the expansive Atlantic waters is a given during your romantic coastal stay. Stop by a local seafood market and pick up the day's freshest catch right off the boat to bring back to your luxurious vacation-home-away-from-home in preparation for a home-cooked, romantic dinner for two. Get pampered and enjoy a couple's day out with a soothing massage at a local day spa. Spend every evening with a glass of wine in hand as you step out onto your deck and take in a Carolina sunset.

The romantic possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

If you're looking fNC Aquarium at PKSor a unique opportunity for a romantic evening out on Valentine's Day, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers a night of Seduction in the Seas on Friday evening, February 14. Look at love in a new way by spending the evening taking an intimate and educational glimpse into the love language and romantic rituals common among the creatures of the deep sea.

The Seduction in the Seas Valentine's Day event begins at 7p.m. and runs through 11p.m. The evening features a sit-down dinner and wine for sale by the glass, in addition to games and activities all about animal attraction. Activities work best when done in pairs so bring a spouse, sweetheart or friend.

This is an adults-only event and participants must be age 18 or older. Space is limited and advance registration is required. General seating tickets are $110 with a limited number of tables for two available for $150. Ticket sales end this Friday, February 7, so don't delay.

Whether it's Valentines Day or any day, a romantic getaway can be had any time of year hRomance on the Crystal Coast Photo by Martha Gail Drehmannere on the Crystal Coast. Choose a spacious beach house or a cozy condo nestled between the ocean and the sound. Fill your days with things you love to do with that special someone. It sounds like the textbook definition of romance to us.

Will you be here over the Valentine's Day weekend or any time during the month of February? If so, let us know.

We'd also love to hear your thoughts on what you find romantic about the Crystal Coast. Don't be shy, share them with us in our comment section. Cheers to love, romance, and the beach!

*Seduction in the Seas Photo Credit: NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores