Things To Do With Kids In The Outer Banks

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When looking for a place to travel to that is both kid-friendly and relaxing, look no further than the Outer Banks! The Outer Banks is known for its beaches, wild horses, great food, and scenery.

The best times to visit are in the warm summer months, when the beaches are at their most beautiful. Luckily, all the kids are out of school at this ideal time, so it’s a perfect place to plan a vacation suitable for children of all ages. This article will detail family friendly activities, locations, and restaurants to see on a trip to the Southern Outer Banks to make traveling here simple and fun!

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Fishing in Hatteras, NC: A Complete Guide

Fishing in Hatteras,
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As you plan your visit to the Hatteras area in the Outer Banks, you should understand what makes Hatteras such a legendary location for catching amazing fish. This guide will take you from a beginner to fishing in Hatteras to a knowledgeable expert about it. You should fully understand the details of fishing here and what kind of fish you can expect to catch while here. Also, you want to know the different seasons for the fish.

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A Day Trip: Seeing Wild Horses in Corolla, Outer Banks

Corolla Wild Horses Are An Amazing Sight To See

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There are many things to see and do in the Outer Banks, but a trip is not complete without paying a visit to the Corolla wild horses. The wild horses are arguably the most famous residents of the Outer Banks. They’re also the oldest. The wild horses living on Corolla today are believed to have arrived in the early 16th century. Recent DNA tests have shown genetic similarities between the wild horses on Corolla and modern-day Spanish mustangs, which means they likely arrived on Spanish sailing vessels.

Since their arrival, the wild horses have been happy living on the Outer Banks, and they still call the area home. If you want to see the wild horses, it’s about an hour drive (or slightly more) from the majority of our condo rentals. But the drive is well worth it, however, as it’s not every day that you get to see these magnificent creatures! Before you make the drive to go see the wild horses, here’s a bit of information to help you understand the horses, their history, and how to interact with them.

Corolla is around an hour drive from many of our condo rentals: we think it’s the perfect day trip to enjoy on one of your days!

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Surf Fishing In The Outer Banks: Tips To Catch More Fish

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Looking for Outer Banks surf fishing tips? The Outer Banks, or OBX, is a two-hundred-mile-long string of islands on the US east coast, spitting off the North Carolina Coast and southeastern Virginia. They cover most of the coastline of North Caroline, separating Pamlico Sound, Albemarle Sound and Currituck Sound from the Atlantic Ocean.

As we welcome many guests each year, the Outer Banks is known worldwide for the expanded, open beachfront to the warm and inviting climate. Off the Outer Banks, there are vast seas and many different shipwrecks that occurred, giving the seas in this area the nickname Graveyard of the Atlantic.

Our top Outer Banks surf fishing tips to catch big fish:

  • Use a longer rod (10 foot – 12 foot) to cast longer into the surf
  • The fresher the bait, the better the success rate
  • It takes time to see results – but don’t be afraid to move
  • Vary your fishing with the tides – try outgoing and incoming tides for best results
  • Be aware of those around you on the beach & cast safely
  • Have fun!

 

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The Top Hatteras Restaurants & Best Places To Eat

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Hatteras Island has so many things for visitors like you to do! Go explore the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse or visit the Frisco Beach. Take a ferry ride or play in the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, our guests love to eat at the many restaurants around Hatteras. There is plenty of fresh seafood to go around. For those who prefer something else, there are so many restaurants that serve fantastic food too. Here are some of the best restaurants around Hatteras.

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The Best Beaches Near Rodanthe To Enjoy!

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The tiny community of Rodanthe NC is large in peaceful surroundings, quiet places to relax and isolated beaches. Visitors to this area aren’t looking for sands filled with beach umbrellas, sunbathers and volleyball nets. These visitors are looking for a place to kick off their flip-flops and wade in the shallows of the waters edge without tripping over someone else.

Maybe you are one of these people? Rodanthe has the solitude and solace you want with unpopulated stretches of sand, plenty of stunning sunsets and a quiet village feel to the area. Come and explore the best beaches in Rodanthe NC.

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How To Arrive With Less Waiting: Our Outer Banks Traffic Tips

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While blessed with some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, a laid-back vibe, and a beautiful sense of isolation, a vacation on the Outer Banks can be slow to start because of traffic congestion. The very things that lead to that wonderful sense of isolation, the lack of access and the fact that these islands are a bit out of the way, can cause the traffic jams of nightmares.

But fear not, your relaxing Outer Banks vacation does not need to be defined by traffic! With a little forethought, you can beat the crowds, avoid the gridlock, and beeline it to your vacation rental with time for a beach barbecue. Here are a few tips to get your vacation started as soon as you get in the car.

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Surfing In Hatteras: A Guide To The Best Spots & Local Lessons

The Best Surfing on the East Coast?

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The East Coast doesn’t have a reputation for epic surf, but North Carolina’s Outer Banks has a secret: it receives pretty much any squall or swell that travels across the Atlantic Ocean. In Hatteras, many of our guests have enjoyed paddling out to catch some waves while on their visit.

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Where To Get Groceries On Your Visit: Outer Banks Grocery Stores

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A trip to our Outer Banks of North Carolina is a true getaway; leaving the worries in the rearview, one highway connects our barrier islands to the rest of North Carolina. NC Highway 12, known as the “Outer Banks Scenic Byway”, connects these islands, stretching from Corolla in the north, then south to Cape Hatteras, and finally turning southwest towards the end of the island at Hatteras Village. As you plan your visit to the Outer Banks with First Flight Rentals, check out this guide to local grocery stores you will use to stock up on vacation essentials.

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Family Friendly Fun: Outer Banks Mini Golf Courses You Can Explore!

The Outer Banks is the perfect place to plan your family vacation. There are many activities, festivals, and beaches to visit for your entertainment. One of the family favorite activities while on vacation is to enjoy playing mini-golf. The Outer Banks mini golf courses offer challenging courses from the beginner to the novice. Many are pirate themed and are open seven days a week. Listed below are some of the Outer Banks most favorites courses.

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