Crystal Coast Hospitality Association Blog

Top 10 Things To Do In Beaufort
Monday, July 17, 2017

We're sure you've heard all of the buzz about our small town of Beaufort. Beaufort is a cute, quaint town situated just east and over a couple of bridges from Morehead City. The town of Beaufort was established in 1709 and is the third oldest town in the state of North Carolina. We've rounded up the top 10 things to do in Beaufort to get the best feel for this beautiful, historic waterfront town that we love so much. +

Water Activities: Carteret County Edition
Monday, July 10, 2017

One of the best parts of summer here on the Crystal Coast is the fact that we spend most of it in (or near) the ocean! With many activities to choose from, you are sure to find something that whole family can enjoy. Below, we highlight a few activities in various parts of our great county that involve a little bit of adventure and – our favorite – the water!  +

Top Reasons To Get Married In The Fall on The Crystal Coast
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Summer is undoubtedly the most popular time of year to visit the Crystal Coast. With temperatures in the 80's and 90's you can find the beaches packed with people and the waters busting with boats. There's certainly a lot to do on the Crystal Coast in the summertime and it draws thousands of people from all over the state! Although it doesn't get as much attention and tourism, the autumn season here in eastern North Carolina is beautiful and it makes for a great time and place for nuptials! There are many reasons to visit the Crystal Coast after the summer comes to a close. +

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks
Thursday, June 22, 2017

The 4th of July is just around the corner, and there is no better place to watch the sky light up than right here on the Crystal Coast! Want to get in on the best spots to view the ‘works? A list is below:  +

Fun Facts About The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

We are a few weeks into June, which means the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is underway! It is an exciting time here on the Crystal Coast, as we have visitors and locals alike flocking to downtown Morehead City to watch boats bring in blue marlin, wahoo and mahi from offshore. This tournament, which lasts six days, is having a record year (and it’s only just begun!).  +

Crystal Coast Summer Checklist
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer is right around the corner! Whether you’re a Carteret County native or visiting for a week vacation, we want to provide you with a fun checklist of things to do this summer on the Crystal Coast:  +

Welcome, Wedding Season!
Monday, May 15, 2017

It's officially wedding season here on the Crystal Coast, and we cannot be more excited for all of the exciting things that comes with it! From the flowers to the food to the first looks, we want to provide you with the proper direction needed to make it the best day of your life.  +

Celebrating Cindo de Mayo on the Crystal Coast
Monday, May 01, 2017

Even if you have no Mexican background in your family, you probably enjoy celebrating Cinco de Mayo! The holiday is observed by Mexicans to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. However, now the holiday is widely celebrated in the United States to observe Mexican-American culture!  +

Community Spotlight: Beaufort
Monday, April 17, 2017

Located a few bridges away from Morehead City right along the Beaufort Inlet, Beaufort sits atop years and years of history. The third oldest town in the state of North Carolina, this historical town houses a residential population of about 4,000, with a drastic increase in visitors during the summer months.  +

Crystal Coastal Beach Weddings: Things to Keep in Mind
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

If you’re newly engaged and looking to say I do! here on the Crystal Coast: congratulations! The Crystal Coast Hospitality Association is so blessed to exist in a place that is the perfect place to make lifelong memories, especially when it involves a white dress and a couple of rings! There are plenty of locations, vendors, and accommodations to choose from here on the coast, but we want to provide you with a few things to keep in mind when planning your nuptials in the sand.  +