North Carolina Attractions January 19, 2023
The Outer Banks Was Named The Most Beautiful Place In North Carolina And We Have To Agree
Well, folks; it’s official. The Outer Banks made Conde Naste’s “The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State,” and there is no question that it is the most beautiful space in North Carolina. Comprised of 10 small towns, this breathtaking spot is a vacationer’s paradise. From the joy of each morning and evening’s sunrise and sunset to the crashing waves and wildlife, plenty of free options abound. And with the additional recreational, dining, and shopping activities offered, no day is dull in the Outer Banks.
Wherever you begin your journey, sunrises are always epic, including at Jennette's Pier.
What oceanside treasures will you find today?
Jennette's Pier Bathhouse, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Anyway you arrive is the best way.
Outer Banks Guided Beach Horseback Ride
Island Cycles and Beach Gear Rentals offers another way.
Island Cycles and Beach Gear Rentals Avon, 41074 North Carolina Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915, USA
Early morning fishing provides for successful catches, especially if it is quiet.
However, a good crowd works too.
A place is waiting to park your bicycle at Wright Brothers National Memorial which celebrates the fathers of modern aviation and their flying experiences on the outskirts of Kitty Hawk in 1903.
Wright Brothers National Memorial, 1000 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, USA
Flying brings a different perspective.
Shopping is always available, from the large chains at Outlets Nags Head to smaller local stores like French Door OBX you are sure to find something special for you or a friend.
The French Door OBX, 2921 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Speaking of friends, everyone is looking pretty hungry.
Dogs are expected at Mulligans Grille in Historic Cottage Row.
Mulligan's Grille in Historic Cottage Row, 4005 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
For you, try the crunchy coconut jumbo shrimp fried in coconut batter with a honey jalapeño cream sauce.
No need to go inside here — grab a table and enjoy the sunshine.
And dessert on the beach is the best dessert.
If you are staying over, book some days at the outstanding LEETA’S Vrbo.
This four-bedroom, 2,176-square-foot house sleeps up to 11 people with four bathrooms and an open floor plan designed for spirited conversations about your fun adventures at the beach.
And there is nothing like a hot tub to wash off the salt.
"Good morning, mornin' hello sunshine, wake up sleepy head," Donna Fargo advises.
Head out for another day full of interesting finds.
Keep your eyes peeled for some of these, as almost 3,000 shipwrecks lay off the coast of the Outer Banks, giving it the nickname, Graveyard of the Atlantic.
Or test your skills on the Atlantic with a surfboard.
Also, be sure to see at least one of the five lighthouses, from Corolla to Ocracoke Island.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, 46379 Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, NC 27920, USA
And as the sun is setting, you'll find there is so much more fun to have.
Plan an adventure at Kitty Hawk Kites, which for 48 years has provided exciting adventures, such as kayaking, hang gliding, kiteboarding, and parasailing — and yes you can.
Kitty Hawk Kites, 3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Or you might prefer something a little calmer to take in the evening glow.
The memories you make will fill your heart with lots of love for the most beautiful place in North Carolina.
Are you ready to see why the
Outer Banks is the most beautiful place in North Carolina? If you go, please tell us about your trip in the comments below. And if you’re interested in the stars at OBX, check out this timelapse video by Star Mountain Media. Address: Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA Address: Jennette's Pier Bathhouse, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA Address: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, 46379 Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, NC 27920, USA Address: Island Cycles and Beach Gear Rentals Avon, 41074 North Carolina Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915, USA Address: Wright Brothers National Memorial, 1000 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, USA Address: Outer Banks Guided Beach Horseback Ride Address: Kitty Hawk Kites, 3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA Address: Mulligan's Grille in Historic Cottage Row, 4005 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA Address: The French Door OBX, 2921 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
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