North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Beaches, Nature, and More

Vacation Package Deals to North Carolina Outer Banks, online travel booking, chep travel deals, hotel accommodations, travel reservations, discount travel

 Vacation Package Deals to North Carolina Outer Banks, online travel booking, chep travel deals, hotel accommodations, travel reservations, discount travel

The Outer Banks located in North Carolina are a group of barrier islands stretching along the Atlantic coast nearly 100 miles made up of the Northern Beaches, Roanoke Island & Dare Mainland, and Hatteras Island.  If you are going to fly the best airports to arrive at are either Norfolk, Virginia (ORF) which is a two hour drive down the coast, or Raleigh Durham, North Carolina (RDU) which is about a 4 hour drive depending on traffic.    You can find a variety of flights, hotels and car rental deals at Voyagemonkey.com.

The Northern Beaches consist of the following towns:  Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head.  These small towns are a wonderful vacation spot filled with great beaches, outdoor activities including kayaking, jet skiing, and paddle boards, as well as some food fishing.  On the music scene, the town of Duck will host its annual Jazz Festival in October which commenced in 2007.  And for those that enjoy nature, Kitty Hawk boasts a 461 acres of maritime forest reserve called Kitty Hawk Woods featuring 1877.2 acres of maritime deciduous swamp, forest and marsh.  The reserve has a great diversity of wildlife from the gray fox and white tailed deer to muskrats, river otters, reptiles, hawks, warblers and herons to name a few.  The reserve has hiking trails and is closed to the public after sunset.  And of course, you cannot go to the Northern Beaches without spending some time in Kill Devil Hills home to the Wright Brothers Memorial Shaft , the site of the first heavier than air powered flight.  On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made a twelve second and 120 foot flight which commenced the Age of Aviation.  Whether you relax along the beaches, hike the trails in Kitty Hawk or shop at the Tanger Outlets in Nags Head, there are activities for everyone to enjoy.  There are also many good restaurants to choose from and Voyagemonkey.com  recommends the Colington Café located behind the Wright Memorial in a beautiful Victorian home that has a variety of gourmet food and great service that easily accommodate intimate parties or large groups.  Other restaurants we recommend are the Flying Fish Café, and Miller’s Seafood and Steak House.  When it comes to lodging, the town of Kill Devil Hills has a variety of vacation rentals, as well as many moderately priced hotels and motels with great deals to be found at Voyagemonkey.com

As you move down the coast to Roanoke Island & Dare Mainland you will arrive upon the waterfront town of Manteo in the North and the fishing village of Wanchese located at the southernmost end of Roanoke Island.   The main attractions consist of the Roanoke Island Festival Park exhibiting a 25-acre interactive historic site representing the first English settlement attempt in 1585, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island known for the largest collection of sharks in the state, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on 513 acres of land which includes the Elizabethan Gardens built as a memorial to Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists, and the historic Bodie Island Lighthouse built in 1872.  There are also plenty of restaurants including Front Porch Café, Stripers Bar & Grille, and La Dolce Vita.

For a fun day trip to explore the southernmost towns of The Outer Banks, you can drive from Nags Head down to Hatteras in less than 2 hours and explore the many beautiful towns along the way including Rodanthe which was the setting for the major motion picture starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane name Nights in Rodanthe, as well as the town Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton home of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Frisco and Hatteras each boasting of the natural unspoiled beauty and wildlife, local restaurants, as well as vacation rentals and motels.  Now go and explore North Carolina’s Outer Banks for another fun-filled adventure filled with American History.  Find easy online travel booking now at VoyageMonkey.com Travel.

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