Plan an Unforgettable North Carolina Winter Getaway to Emerald Isle

A little kid looking for shells on an Emerald Isle beach during a North Carolina winter vacation.

For anyone looking to enjoy a winter vacation without the cold and snow, look no further than North Carolina and Emerald Isle. The relaxing beach town might be a hot spot in the summer, but there is just as much fun to be had when things start to cool down. See for yourself how much fun this coastal town can be in the winter by planning an escape with Sun-Surf Realty

5 Top Emerald Isle Things to Do in the Winter

Emerald Isle is known for having idyllic conditions year-round. This means that, unlike some parts of the country, winter here brings highs that sit around the mid-50s and rarely fall below the 40s. These conditions mean you can enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor fun.

  1. Kick off winter and the holiday season with the annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade. Taking place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the parade takes over Emerald Drive between Mangrove and Black Skimmer drives.
  2. See majestic homes in Beaufort, all decked out for the holidays, on the Christmas Candlelight Tour. Taking place in mid-December, the event features tours of private homes and a ride on a double-decker bus.
  3. Winter storms are known to unearth endless treasures. Head to the shoreline by your Emerald Isle rental or venture to one of the other incredible shelling spots like Hammocks Beach State Park to see what shells you can find.
  4. Another popular festive parade is the Morehead City Christmas Parade, which takes place towards the beginning of December. The route takes parade participants along Arendell Street from 17th to Sixth streets. 
  5. If you need a break from the outdoors, move the fun inside and visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The popular nearby attraction is a great place to learn about aquatic animals in a memorable way.

Create Memories at Your Emerald Isle Vacation Rental

The living space of an Emerald Isle rental that's perfect for a North Carolina winter vacation.

One of the best reasons to book one of our Emerald Isle vacation rentals for your North Carolina winter vacation is the freedom that comes with it. At Sun-Surf Realty, we work to bring you properties with everything you need to feel at home. 

With a fully-equipped kitchen at your disposal, you have all the tools you need to make delicious cookies or rich hot chocolate. Curl up in the living room to binge-watch your favorite seasonally-appropriate movies. Browse our inventory online today to find your perfect home away from home. For help reserving your top pick or for more information on special offers, call 800-553-7873.

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