Sea, Sand And Serenity On The Outer Banks
Why It's Hot: The quiet sanctuary known as North Carolina’s Outer Banks is surrounded by endless beaches and unique natural scenery that provides the ideal setting to escape from everyday stress. Here your only worry will be your tan line. Plan to stay in Currituck in the northeastern corner of the state.
Must See: Tour the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and witness the breathtaking view over the thundering waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound.
Where to Stay: Located in the town of Duck, the Sanderling Resort is known for the peace and serenity it grants each guest. This exclusive luxury setting invites you to relax and unwind. Other options on North Carolina’s Outer Banks include the Travelodge Nags Head Beach Hotel, which is less than 150 yards from one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, a location ideal for strolling, seashell collecting, surfing, swimming or just relaxing. Or, try the Corolla Inn, which showcases a beautifully landscaped pool and hot tub area overlooking the Currituck Sound, along with a 400-ft sailing pier with gazebo.
Beyond the Shore: Visit vineyards greeted by brilliant sunrises and kissed by ocean breezes. At Sanctuary Vineyards, taste a variety of native local wines such as their own signature blends – Coastal Collage or The Lightkeeper.
Good Eats: Indulge your passion for wine and exceptional cuisine at the award-winning Elizabeth’s Café. Elizabeth’s own lobster, scallop and brie bisque with Granny Smith apples is one of the most requested items.
added: December 18, 2008
updated: June 18, 2009