Planning a Family-Friendly Vacation to The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a host of family-friendly, fun and affordable vacation options. With all its attractions, shopping venues and great places to eat, the Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills stretch of the OBX is the ideal vacation location for both young couples and families alike. Here is some information that will help you plan the perfect trip.


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Where to Stay
The first thing you need to do is find a place for you and your family to stay during your trip. The Days Inn Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront hotel is a great option. It’s cost effective and offers a long list of amenities including free WiFi, free continental breakfast in the morning and snacks in the afternoon, a coffee maker, refrigerator and a microwave. Some rooms with king-sized beds also include a kitchenette. The hotel is also close to one of the area’s most popular attraction, the Wright Brothers Memorial. If you need a pet-friendly hotel option, check out the Finalee house, the Dolphin Inn and Bohemian Breeze. Another popular lodging option for larger groups traveling to the Outer Banks is staying at a vacation rental from Paramount Destinations. Here you will be able to find a rental to accommodate groups of any size!

Other Local Attractions
Other attractions you can visit during your stay in Kittyhawk/Kill Devil Hills include the Avalon Fishing Pier, the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve and the Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden. And the hang gliding lessons and dolphin watching tours offered by Kitty Hawk Kites are always a treat!

More Options for Things to Do
If you are willing to venture out a little, there are plenty of things to see and do within just a short driving distance. You can head North to see the wild horses in Corolla or to Oregon Inlet to do some deep sea fishing. Head South and you could find yourself in Buxton riding the horses through the woods and out onto the beautiful sandy beach. Or you could roll all the way down the coast and take the ferry over to quaint Ocracoke Island for a nice lunch. The lighthouses at Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras and Currituck Island are also are ‘must sees’ when visiting the Outer Banks.

The possibilities for a memorable vacation are endless when it comes to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!

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