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Outer Banks North Carolina Vacation Travel

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When to go?
In the Outer Banks of North Carolina, warm beach weather lasts from April to October. Mosquitoes can be a nuisance, so bring repellant alongside the sunscreen. Dangerous weather is always just over the horizon, especially from June to November, so check for a hurricane policy at your choice of lodging. Many shops and businesses close in January and February, as few vacation travelers head to the beach in near freezing temperatures. During peak season, beware of intense traffic on to and off of the Outer Banks on Saturdays, as this is the day when almost all weekly vacation rentals begin and end.

Where to stay?
The activities on the Outer Banks are scattered across the nearly two hundred mile span of coastal islands. To the north are the towns of Nags Head, Manteo and the famous Kitty Hawk, where you'll find plenty of hotels and motels. However, most vacationers to the Outer Banks opt for vacation home rentals. With hundreds of rental homes to choose from in different styles all along the coast, as long as you book early enough, you can be sure to find one to suit your personality as well as your budget. For the more rugged traveler, head South to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, where camping is the way to experience the natural beauty of the Outer Banks.

What to do?
The Gulf Stream, just twelve miles off the coast of the Outer Banks, carries with it the best tuna, sailfish, and marlin deep sea fishing on the East coast. Don't have your sea legs? Explore some of the tallest and oldest historic lighthouses that keep watch over the 300 miles of shoreline. Aviators shouldn't miss the Wright Brother's National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills; golfers can hit some golf balls at any of the nearby courses, and it should go without saying that during your Outer Banks vacation, be sure to soak up the sun from the beach or in the water.


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