Things to do in Emerald Isle

Beaufort Historic Site
100 Block Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516
Take a trip back in time, have fun with history, and become immersed in North Carolina’s rich culture in the third oldest town in the state. This depiction of life in the 18th and 19th century includes nine authentically restored buildings open for tours all year. This coastal city is rich with heritage, demonstrated through numerous educational programs, guided tours, and events which depict the lifestyle during this time in history.
St. Patrick's Festival
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center 8700 N.C. Hwy. 58 Emerald Isle, NC
Celebrate the beginning of spring with this festive March event. It is held on the Saturday prior to St. Patrick's Day at Emerald Plantation Shopping Center. It is a fun day filled with activities for the entire family! There is no admission fee - come join the fun! 9am - 5pm - see you there!
Rucker Johns
Emerald Plantation Shopping Ctr. MM 20, N.C Hwy. 58 Emerald Isle, NC
This family oriented restaurant on the Emerald Isle is open every day from 11 am to 10 pm and is great for groups and families of all sizes. The large portions will fill you up and the friendly wait staff will keep a smile on everyone’s face. Outdoor seating is available in the summer, or if you want to want to be a bit more comfortable, take-out is an option as well.
Emerald Isle - Insider Info
Plan your entire vacation on the gorgeous Emerald Isle using all insider information and tips from locals. Find advice from moving to the area to fun-filled family activities to planning your perfect wedding. Visitors just staying the day can also find assistance in planning the perfect activities and outings. If you’re feeling brave, venture outside of the island and discover the many other destinations along North Carolina’s Southern and Central coasts.