Of course the Christmas season is special no matter where you are, but why not spend it in the beautiful Outer Banks? While you probably won’t see a white Christmas on the coast, there are plenty of reasons why the Outer Banks make the perfect family destination, no matter the season. The weather is chilly but not bone-chilling, vacation rentals are at the best value you’ll see all year, and when summer leaves, it takes all the traffic and crowds along with it.
Maybe it’s the popcorn—the glorious, wonderful aroma of fresh popped popcorn that fills the air in the lobby of the Pioneer Theater in Manteo. The Creef family who owns the theater has always popped their own popcorn right there at the concession stand and it is much a memory of the theater as any movie that plays there.
There are some very good reasons why the Outer Banks is considered the premier destination for surfers on the East Coast. Rather than list everything, we’ll just reduce it to this—with 175 miles of beach and sandbar jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean there is almost always something to surf.
Daydreams. Childhood fantasies. Backburner wishes. These are the types of things we typically say we’ll get to “one day.” If you’ve added airborne adventures to your bucket list, this year is the time to make one or two come true in the Outer Banks of NC.
If you get excited at the thought of being surrounded by animals, the Outer Banks will become your new favorite vacation spot. Home to a vast range of unique wildlife, this region features lots of protected and unspoiled land that encourages growth in animal populations.
The Outer Banks are a family-friendly vacation spot with something fun for all ages. From history to farm animals, water parks to sand-sculpting contests, your crowd will never forget a vacation in the Outer Banks.
Occupying 39 acres in Corolla the Whalehead Club today anchors Currituck Heritage Park. The building, painted a startling shade of yellow, is considered an outstanding example of Art Nouveau-style of architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For some very valid reasons, the Outer Banks has a reputation for amazing sunsets. With sounds and bays to the west of the sand bar and a shoreline with a wide variety of habitat, the possibilities seem endless.
There is something perfect about a summer day on the beach with a gentle breeze, warm sunshine and a good book. It doesn’t even have to be a good book—War and Peace is a great novel, but is it good beach reading material? Probably not because the ideal beach book is fun to read and usually not too long.
When summer comes around it’s hard to imagine that the permanent population of the Outer Banks from Carova to Ocracoke is maybe 40,000—and that’s only if Manteo and mainland Dare County are included. What may be just as hard to imagine is how many truly gifted musicians call the Outer Bank home—it a number that is out of proportion to the population.