Ready For A Vacation In The Outer Banks In North Carolina?

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Ready For A Vacation In The Outer Banks In North Carolina?

Beautiful beaches where the horses roam free, colorful seaside buildings and epic surf, quaint lighthouses and wide-open spaces. You have arrived at the Outer Banks in North Carolina and you can expect to have an epic vacation.

Rent a beachfront villa and be just steps away from the waves or stay in a luxurious hotel or resort near a golf course. There are many wonderful places to base yourself as you get ready to explore all the Outer Banks has to offer. Seaside towns and quaint villages all celebrate the fresh ocean surroundings and Roanoke Island is a peaceful place to escape for a few days. 

If you are into diving, you will be fascinated by the shipwreck diving sites. Dive deep and find out why the area is nicknamed “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” You can see old but not forgotten shipwrecks dating back to when the English first settled in America. With over 3,000 wrecks underwater, you can start with the Kyzickes wreck and the Carl Gerhard wreck, which sit very close to the shoreline. Visit the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum before you make your splash to have an in-depth understanding of the Outer Banks’ watery history.

 Back on land, there is plenty to see and do. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for a spot of bird watching and nature photography. Brown Pelicans, American Coots and Black Skimmers are a few of the feathered beauties who migrate to the area. 

The exterior of the Pea Island Art Gallery is as stunning as the artwork inside. All kinds of art by local artists are for sale, including hand-made pottery, glass, jewelry, sculptures, garden art and stunning paintings. It is a great place to pick up a meaningful souvenir and treasure from your vacation. There are many lovely boutique and specialty shops along the beachfront areas and plenty of places to stop for a cool drink and rest. 

There are several charming lighthouses to visit and you can’t miss the awe-inspiring Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, which is the tallest in America at 208 feet high.

A wander along the docks to admire the colorful boats is a great way to spend an afternoon before your luxury spa treatment or pedicure at the Spa at Sanderling. Or you might like to get into party mode and hit up some distilleries and breweries to sample the local beer, wine and spirits. When it’s time to eat, you are spoiled for choice with outstanding restaurants covering every style from rustic beachfront cafes to fancy restaurants with fine dining experiences to impress your tastebuds. Of course, fresh seafood is featured on most menus and don’t leave the Outer Banks without trying some succulent shrimp and tuna.

Sunset strolls along the beach are the perfect way to end your busy day of vacationing. 

If you want to relax, explore, connect with nature and be pampered, the Outer Banks has it all. There is something for everyone in this gorgeous place in North Carolina and we have lots of travel info to share with you, so drop us a line today.