Where can you find rare red wolves, colorful wood ducks, black bears galore, hawks and bald eagles, hundreds of migratory waterfowl – perhaps even a few alligators – all amid unspoiled woodlands and wetlands in a stunning natural setting? Come to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge at 100 Conservation Way, Manteo, in the NC Outer Banks.
Looking for unparalleled peace and privacy plus plenty of fun activities? Come to Hatteras Island, NC, and explore its seven seaside villages: Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Frisco, Hatteras, and Buxton.
Few places are as magical as Ocracoke Island. Once a favorite haunt of Blackbeard the Pirate, this remote retreat boasts some of America’s most beautiful beaches… along with breathtaking views of Pamlico Sound on one side and Atlantic Ocean on the other. Not to mention a legendary lighthouse, quaint shops, charming seaside restaurants, art galleries, and more.
Long ago, the northernmost tip of Hatteras Island was covered with maritime forest. Here Native American settlers lived in prosperous villages, sustained by the region’s abundant fish and game.
Want some good news? The NC Outer Banks are open for business.
Yes, even during the COVID era, you can still enjoy a fun-filled family vacation on these beautiful barrier islands. North Carolina has no travel restrictions, so you can freely enter or leave the state without having to test or quarantine.
Alligators. Stingrays. Sea turtles. River otters. All kinds of fish, from highly prized gamefish to rare exotic species. Plus the largest collection of sharks in the entire state.
How would you like to soar over sand dunes, fly high above sea and shore, and enjoy thrilling bird’s-eye views of lush fields and sparkling waters?
When you hear the words “Kitty Hawk,” what comes to mind?
If you’re like most of us, you probably think of the Wright Brothers, the world-famous flight pioneers who flew the first powered airplane just a few miles away at a site now called Kill Devil Hills.
If you’ve ever seen loggerhead sea turtles, you know just how amazing they are. Endearingly shy and gentle, these graceful aquatic creatures have beautiful heart-shaped shells covered with gorgeous markings. No wonder they’re among the most recognized – and best loved – turtles on earth.
Remember the old scouting motto, “Be prepared”? It comes in handy when you’re planning your Outer Banks family getaway. After all, the better equipped you are, the more you’ll minimize inconvenience and maximize your fun.