The population of the North Carolina Outer Banks goes over the top when the season hits. From June to September there are so many things to do on the Outer Banks, making this one of the most popular places to be on the East coast. Whether you are looking for a quite retreat or an active family vacation, the attraction should be obvious. The Outer Banks is the best and most affordable family vacation place on the planet.
This is a very unique place. This is a barrier island protecting the North Carolina coast from the powerful Atlantic ocean. It is an island made of sand piled high and moved around by Northern storms, steaming southern hurricanes and the powerful Gulf Stream. This is a sand bar and Sea level is just under foot.
In early May the population here is about thirty-five thousand and by the end of the same month the population is well on its way to thirty-five hundred thousand. For the next three Months the ocean waves will be challenged. The restaurants will bulge at there seams and families will come together for a week or two.
A good enough reason to be here are the beaches, just lie in the sun and play in the waves. Better still; explore a little as there are an amazing number of things to do in the Outer Banks.
Three things to do here that really stand out are the air tours, wild ponies and an aquarium the kids will love.
Take an air tour and get a Wright Brothers view of the place. This is where the Wright Brothers came to make history with their first powered and un-powered flights. Fly out over the ocean and sound for an unforgettable view of the Wright brothers Monument, the beaches, light houses and the full expanse of the Outer Banks.
Visit the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The Aquarium has the sharks, turtles and otters. Young children love the time spent, especially petting the stingrays and messing with the hermit crabs. The otters are fascinating and there is prehistoric evidence to be found in the fossil pit just outside.
Above Corolla the paved roads end and four wheel country begins. Why not take a four wheel vehicle tour of one of the wildest areas here. This is the only way to really see the famous wild horses of Currituck.
Here are a few more things to do in the Outer Banks NC: surfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, wave running, snorkeling and fishing, the arts, theater, festivals and just shopping. How about hang gliding, sky diving or simply flying a kite on the top of the East coasts largest sand dune? Don’t forget your camera.
So keep the Outer Banks in mind when brainstorming vacation ideas. This is the place with almost one hundred miles of clean family friendly beaches, plenty of vacation rental houses and more than enough fun things to do on a one or even two week vacation.