Top 5 Reasons to Visit Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in the NC Outer Banks

Alligator River

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. READ MORE

Take the Ferry to Explore Ocracoke Island in the NC Outer Banks

Take the Ferry to Explore Ocracoke Island in the NC Outer Banks

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. READ MORE

Explore the Outer Banks Safely: COVID-19 Travel Tips

Explore the Outer Banks Safely: COVID-19 Travel Tips

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. READ MORE

STAR Center Saves Injured Sea Turtles at the NC Outer Banks

STAR Center Saves Injured Sea Turtles

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. READ MORE