Posted by: brittanyborseth | April 29, 2011

Is it time for a relaxing summer vacation?

Roll down your windows and smell the salty air! Your here, and your vacation has finally begun in North Carolina. From Cape Hatteras Outer Banks to Ocracoke Island to the Wright Brothers National Monument at Kitty Hawk. North Carolina offers many relaxing options for your next vacation, so pack your swimming suit and sandals for a trip of a lifetime.


The Outer Banks is home to some of the largest remaining sector of undeveloped seashore in the United States. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is where you will find the tallest lighthouse in North America, one of five lighthouses on the Outer Banks. Visit all of the lighthouse for a piece of history and beautiful views when you reach the top.

Outer Banks

Stay along the ocean where the dolphins make regular appearances, and the sunrise will take your breath away (don’t forget your camera). Have dinner on the beach with local seafood, fried meals, steamed shrimp, crabs, lobsters and snow crab legs. Go shopping during the day at some of the many shops in the area or visit the sand dunes like none you’ve seen before. Go on a drive along the long impressive bridge from the Outer Banks to the Mainland.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wind, sand and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. They achieved the first successful airplane flights in 1903, after four years of experimentation. This memorial takes you inside the minds of the brothers and the experiences they went through to achieve their success.

Ocracoke Island

Take a free ferry ride from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island for a unique experience to this magical place where you don’t see people for miles. The continuous land of untouched beaches is spectacular and relaxing. It beholds the most beautiful beaches on the Outer Banks and is great for shell hunting. The beaches of Ocracoke Island have been named #10 on the 1999 list of top beaches. After hanging out on the beach all day, visit the small town of quant shops and food. Make sure to research the history of the islands known for the legend of pirates.

Don’t forget your tennis shoes as you will walk miles and miles from beaches, lighthouse climbs, shopping, sand dunes and taking many adventures of what North Carolina has to offer. With a small town harbor feel filled with a fisherman’s lifestyle, check out this amazing place for your next vacation.

If you have ever been to this area, please comment below with your experiences.



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