You’ve seen all the famous attractions: lighthouses, beaches, botanical gardens, etc. Now it’s time to head off the beaten path and explore hidden Outer Banks havens where tourists are scarce but natural beauty abounds. You may find that these uncrowded spots are the most memorable activities of them all!
While winter has its virtues, those of us who prefer tank tops to sweaters crave warm temps. If you’re counting the days until spring, here’s something for you to look forward to.
The Outer Banks is famous for blue skies and bright golden sun. Yet, every once in a while, storm clouds do gather, and rain comes pouring down. When that happens, don’t worry. You and your family can still have a blast with kid-pleasing indoor activities. In fact, the occasional rainy day gives you a great chance to see the OBX from a fresh new angle. Check out rainy day options like these, all child-safe and family-approved.
Surfing. It’s been described as “amazing,” “thrilling,” “euphoric,” “incredibly filled with pleasure.” (From Quora, “What Does Surfing Feel Like?”)
No doubt you’ve heard of the famous Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, NC. Founded in 1587, this ill-fated settlement was the first English colony in what is now the United States. From the outset, the intrepid settlers – numbering about 112 to 121 – faced daunting daily challenges: scarce food, wary natives, and a wild, untamed environment. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves known portions of England’s first settlements.
Blessed with 15 beaches plus multiple attractions, Corolla is one of the most popular spots in the NC Outer Banks. Spend some time here with your family, and you’ll quickly see why.
Heading to the Outer Banks with children in tow? You’ll be glad to know that these beautiful barrier islands offer countless opportunities for family-focused fun. Here are a few suggestions.
When you walk through the doors of the Whalehead Club, you’ll enter a magical world. Surrounded by all the opulence of 1920s High Society, you’ll wander through spacious rooms where corduroy-textured walls and distinctive cork-tile floors provide an impressive setting for lily-shaped Tiffany sconces and elegant Art Nouveau furnishings.
The Outer Banks is known for a lot of great things, one of those is fantastic breakfast spots to get your vacation days started right. There are too many great restaurants to name, and not all of them are equal, but there are some that stand out as fan favorites. Here are our top 11 breakfast places where you can get all the morning must-haves and more!
No one has the same vision for the perfect vacation. Some may picture peace, quiet, and seclusion while others may picture plenty of activities close by. Regardless of what your ideal vacation looks like, there is an Outer Banks town perfect for everyone.