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Location: Elizabeth

Day 1 - 11 Mar 2018

Corolla

Elizabeth , Corolla
Elizabeth , Corolla

Content: Our perfect 7 days Outer Banks itinerary starts in the northernmost part of the islands. It is recommended the best way to see all of the Outer Banks without having to backtrack. The northern parts are a bit wilder than the other parts of the islands, which makes the area ideal for nature lovers.

Location: North Carolina

Day 1 - 11 Mar 2018

Corolla Beach

North Carolina, Corolla Beach
North Carolina, Corolla Beach

Content: Here the wild Spanish mustangs roam free in the Outer Banks. If you don't have a 4 wheel drive and don't want to rent one, you can walk probably about two miles to reach the horses, but the reward is worth the effort. Recommanded to take a swim, hunt for sharks teeth or go shelling at Corolla Beach.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

North Carolina, Currituck Beach Lighthouse
North Carolina, Currituck Beach Lighthouse
North Carolina, Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Content: We end our first day by walking the 220 steps to the top of Currituck Beach Lighthouse for perfect views of the historic Whale head Club and Currituck Sound. There are lot of pretty photo opportunities along the water and wooden boardwalks in front of the Whale head Club.

Historic Corolla Park

North Carolina, Historic Corolla Park
North Carolina, Historic Corolla Park
North Carolina, Historic Corolla Park
North Carolina, Historic Corolla Park

Content: Before leaving take a short walk across the road to Historic Corolla Park. The park offers a view of the sound, crabbing, fishing, and a gorgeous wooden footbridge.

Corolla Village Inn

North Carolina, Corolla Village Inn
North Carolina, Corolla Village Inn
North Carolina, Corolla Village Inn

Content: This charming place is simply a treasure. Not only is all of the staff personable, responsive and attentive but the entire place feels like a home away from home and with splendid amenities.

Corolla Village Barbecue

North Carolina, Corolla Village Barbecue
North Carolina, Corolla Village Barbecue

Content: We had overall great experience for dinner! Found this little nearby place on the gram. We were very satisfied with our dinner. We had pulled pork, mac and cheese, potato salad, baked beans, corn bread. The staff was super.

Location: North Carolina

Day 2 - 12 Mar 2018

Kitty Hawk

North Carolina, Kitty Hawk
North Carolina, Kitty Hawk
North Carolina, Kitty Hawk

Content: On our second day in the Outer Banks, we head south to Kitty Hawk to learn more about the Wright brothers and the way they shaped aviation as we know it today at the Monument to a Century of Flight. Than head to Sandy Run Park. Best place in Kitty Hawk because it has wooden boardwalks reaching out over the marshes and you can always catch sight of turtles, fish, ducks, and other wildlife. This park is popular among locals more than tourists making it an excellent option for getting away from the crowds.

Kill Devil Hills

North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills
North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills
North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills
North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills
North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills
North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills
North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills

Content: Kill Devil Hills is famous for being the birthplace of flight which leads us to the Wright Brothers National Monument. Diving into the history of the area is a great way to truly experience the place. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and plenty of water if you are visiting in the summer months. If you're traveling with kids, this a great stop in the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks is famous for their beaches dont forget to take a walk.

Nags Head

North Carolina, Nags Head
North Carolina, Nags Head
North Carolina, Nags Head

Content: The state park has the tallest natural sand dune on the East coast and the perfect conditions for kite flying and hang gliding. You can take your own hang gliding lesson in the park. If hang gliding isn't your thing than head to the First Flight Adventure Park, they have different aerial obstacle courses for varying levels of difficulty. We end our day in Nags Head by watching the sunset at Jennette's Pier.

Nags Head Beach Inn

North Carolina, Nags Head Beach Inn

Content: We enjoyed our stay at Nags Head Beach Inn. It was a very short walk to the beach, the room was very simply good

Mulligan's Grille

North Carolina, Mulligan's Grille

Content: Great atmosphere, terrific service and delicious food. We had the porterhouse steak, mashed potatoes and collard greens. It was delicious.

Location: Roanoke Island

Day 3 - 13 Mar 2018

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Roanoke Island, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Roanoke Island, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Roanoke Island, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Roanoke Island, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Roanoke Island, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Content: You can see the earthwork that has been left behind. It is archaeological proof that metallurgical activity took place while people lived in Roanoke Colony. You can also walk the 1.25 mile Freedom Trail that leads you to the Croatan Sound. Make sure to stop at the Waterside Theatre. The Roanoke Island Historical Association puts on a drama at the Waterside theatre about the Lost Colony.

Island Farm

Roanoke Island, Island Farm
Roanoke Island, Island Farm
Roanoke Island, Island Farm

Content: Its a farm that has been turned into a living museum. We can also feed the animals and try products that were made on the farm. You can also learn how corn husk dolls were made, how to spin wool, and the process of turning corn into mill.

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Roanoke Island, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Roanoke Island, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Roanoke Island, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Roanoke Island, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Roanoke Island, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Content: The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is a beautiful little lighthouse that you can reach by walking out on a wooden boardwalk over the Bay. Under the lighthouse is a little museum that you can explore for free. The location is best part about this lighthouse. There are many restaurants, shopping opportunities and sweet shops all within walking distance of the lighthouse.

Roanoke Island Inn

Roanoke Island, Roanoke Island Inn

Content: Fantastic location right on the waterfront, beautiful views steeped in local history with so much of charm. Excellenst place to relax after a day long activity.

Roanoke Island Inn

Roanoke Island, Roanoke Island Inn

Content: We had our dinner at the hotel itself. 24hr access to the pantry was added bonus along with the free breakfast.

Location: North Carolina

Day 4 - 14 Mar 2018

Coquina Beach

North Carolina, Coquina Beach
North Carolina, Coquina Beach
North Carolina, Coquina Beach
North Carolina, Coquina Beach

Content: We spend our morning walking along Coquina Beach. It's a white sand beach that is huge so shouldn't have any issues finding personal space. If you're lucky enough you may see deer walking around in the dune grass on the beach. But beaches can get windy and have strong surf.

Bodie Island Lighthouse

North Carolina, Bodie Island Lighthouse
North Carolina, Bodie Island Lighthouse
North Carolina, Bodie Island Lighthouse
North Carolina, Bodie Island Lighthouse

Content: We climbed the 214 steps leading up ten stories to the top of the lighthouse for a view of Pamlico Sound, marshlands, and the Atlantic Ocean. It was amazing. Watch out for rattlesnakes around the lighthouse. If you leave them alone they will move on.

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

North Carolina, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
North Carolina, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
North Carolina, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Content: Driving through the refuge is a beautiful experience. It's a thin strip of island with small area of sand dunes and grass on either side of the road before turning into the sound and ocean. During and after summer make sure to bring bug spray.

Tale of the Whale

North Carolina, Tale of the Whale
North Carolina, Tale of the Whale

Content: The service was expedient and friendly. Though it took an hour to get our food but wait was completely worth. Every part of this dish was amazing. I would come back over and over.

Location: North Carolina

Day 5 - 15 Mar 2018

Rodanthe

North Carolina, Rodanthe

Content: We started our day at Rodanthe from museum showcasing the history of the area and equipment of maritime rescue. From there we head to Kitty Hawk Kites, the Rodanthe location, to rent equipment and take a kiteboarding lesson.

Salvo

North Carolina, Salvo

Content: After lunch we moved forward to Salvo day use area in Salvo. It has plenty of room for sunbathing and swimming. There is a lot of driftwood on the beach which makes a beautiful backdrop for pictures. There are bathrooms, picnic tables and a fascinating historic cemetery on part of the beach.

Avon

North Carolina, Avon
North Carolina, Avon
North Carolina, Avon

Content: We end our Day 5 in the Outer Banks with a walk on the Avon Fishing Pier before dinner. Right beside the pier is Pangea Tavern. It's perfect for drinks and a seafood dinner after a long day at the beach.

Location: North Carolina

Day 6 - 16 Mar 2018

Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe

North Carolina, Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe
North Carolina, Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe
North Carolina, Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe

Content: This little cafe are famous for their Apple Uglies. An Apple Ugly is basically a LARGE twist of dough filled with apples and cinnamon. Here locals come in for their regular breakfast.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

North Carolina, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Content: There are trails around the lighthouse that are very exciting. You can also climb the 257 steps to the top for a view of the Atlantic Ocean. But it was very humid and hot. So dont forget to carry water.

Hatteras Village Park

North Carolina, Hatteras Village Park

Content: The trails through the park lead through maritime forest and along wooden boardwalks over marshland. Be aware of snakes and mosquitoes call the area around the trails home. And bug spray is a must.

Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

North Carolina, Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center
North Carolina, Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

Content: This museum is a non-profit organization. We saw artifacts from Native Americans that used to live on Hatteras Island. Entry is only $5.

Futuro House

North Carolina, Futuro House
North Carolina, Futuro House
North Carolina, Futuro House
North Carolina, Futuro House

Content: We End our day by stopping by the Futuro House. It's unique place to take pictures. A unique roadside attraction that the U.S. is so famous for. The house is shaped like a flying saucer and is surrounded by interesting alien and outer space decor.

Sonny's Waterfront Restaurant

North Carolina, Sonny's Waterfront Restaurant
North Carolina, Sonny's Waterfront Restaurant

Content: Staff is super nice and always ready to help. The portion sizes are excellent. And taste was absolutely delicious.

Breakwater Inn

North Carolina, Breakwater Inn
North Carolina, Breakwater Inn

Content: A little outdated but rooms were clean and has a deck that overlooks the marina. Rooms were spacious and staff was friendly and helpful.

Location: Ocracoke Island

Day 7 - 17 Mar 2018

Ocracoke ferry

Ocracoke Island, Ocracoke ferry
Ocracoke Island, Ocracoke ferry

Content: We took a drive on ferry to get to Ocracoke Island from Hatteras Island. The process is free, simple and enjoyable. The ride took 45-60 minutes.

Ocracoke Beach

Ocracoke Island, Ocracoke Beach
Ocracoke Island, Ocracoke Beach

Content: It's a White sands and expansive beach. Also a popular place for shelling and finding sand dollars. We recommend to check the wind speeds before you go. Windy days are common and can make the beach unenjoyable.

Pony Pen

Ocracoke Island, Pony Pen
Ocracoke Island, Pony Pen
Ocracoke Island, Pony Pen

Content: They are not so wild anymore. Mustangs now enjoy 188 acres of land all to themselves. You can see them up close and personally at the Pony Pen.

Howard's Pub & Raw Bar

Ocracoke Island, Howard's Pub & Raw Bar
Ocracoke Island, Howard's Pub & Raw Bar

Content: The restaurant is decorated with old license plates and other Americana. We recommend sitting outside on their porch. Should try the fried pickles and the fried chicken sandwich.

Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island, Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ocracoke Island, Ocracoke Lighthouse
Ocracoke Island, Ocracoke Lighthouse

Content: We end our day on Ocracoke by seeing the southernmost lighthouse in the Outer Banks. There are only three parking spots at the lighthouse, but don't worry. People dont stay at the lighthouse for a long time.