What to do for Valentine's Day in Emerald Isle


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Can you believe how quickly this year is flying by? Luckily, there is still time to plan your special Valentine’s getaway, and we want to help!

Table for Two?

One of the first steps to the perfect evening with your sweetheart is by choosing the perfect restaurantTable for Two? to set the mood. Nothing says "I love you” like some delicious food and a decadent dessert to follow. (at least that’s my favorite way for people to tell me they love me). Several local restaurants will be hosting Valentine’s specials and you can make reservations now to ensure a spot at your favorite. Amos Mosquito’s, Circa 81, and Bistro by the Sea are some of our favorites along with Rucker John’s and Kathyrn’s Bistro and Martini Bar right here in Emerald Isle! None of these restaurants will disappoint. With such delicious food, it’s sure to be a perfectly romantic dinner and certainly one to remember.

A Walk to Remember

The Crystal Coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches youA Walk to Remember have ever seen and there’s no shortage of perfect sunsets. What better way to continue your romantic evening than to enjoy the sunsets on the beach that rank a 10 out of 10 on any scale, then stroll through the twilight just as the silvery moon begins to sparkle across the ocean? Emerald Isle is home to the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast, and you will not be disappointed with a long walk, hand in hand, along these beaches with your Valentine. For maps showing the public beach access points, you can check out the Emerald Isle home page.

If you are in more of an adventurous mood, you can walk along some of the Crystal Coasts’ historic downtown districts, and find some of the charming local shops. You can also visit Emerald Plantation which not only has some wonderful souvenir shops (perfect for a memento Valentine gift), but it also houses a movie theater, and some delicious restaurants that you can stop by for dessert, so be sure to check it out with your sweetheart.

Settle In
Settle In

What better way to end your romantic getaway, than to come to your home away from home at one
of Sun-Surf’s premier vacation rentals. With so many choices in some of the best locations along the Crystal Coast, it’s the perfect way to enjoy time with your special someone. Start planning now so that you can find your perfect getaway spot this Valentine’s Day! With special deals running this Valentine's Day-- a four night stay for the price of three or a three night stay for the price of two-- we really can't see how it gets better than that! Take advantage of this deal, now!


Valentine’s With the Kiddos

Now, as many of you with small children are well aware, a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway is not
Valentine's With the Kiddos
always possible, so even if you’re not able to step away for the evening, there are still some fun things you can do with the kids as well! There are many rental homes that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy a fun vacation at the beach. What better way to show your love for the whole family this Valentine's Day than by sharing a vacation with them??

As far as activities go, you can take the kids to MacDaddy’s Bowling Alley this Valentine’s Day, or just enjoy a walk on the beach as the kids search for shells. If shelling is on your "to-do list,” make sure to pick up several small shells so that you can create a Sailor’s Valentine. This fun craft is an awesome keepsake as well as a perfect Valentine. You can check out other fun shelling and beach valentine crafts on our Pinterest page. (make sure to follow us too!)

So, no matter what you have planned for this Valentine’s Day: a romantic date with your sweetheart, or a fun filled afternoon with the kids, there are so many fun things to do in Emerald Isle!

Share with us: What are your Valentine’s Day plans this year?