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Perfect Week in the Outer Banks

12 Mar 2008  Family vacation, extended family too!
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A week long getaway complete with extended family and friends.

  • 1. Seaside Vacations Rental Home (Ocean's Rest)

    What better way to wake up on your first day in the Outer Banks? This rental property in Nags Head is located right on the beach, not far from a life guard station. The home was big enough to fit our family of 11, with an extra room to spare. The home also features a private pool, hot tub, and game room. Really worth the money spent, especially when split between several couples.

  • 2. Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
    Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, Nags Head

    Located directly across the street from our rental home, this little bar cannot be missed! Enjoy the delcious jerk style chicken and some raw oysters...YUM!!!

  • 3. Pier House Restaurant
    Nags Head Pier Restaurant, Nags Head

    Looking for a delicious breakfast and wonderful view. Make sure to check out the pier restaurant. The fare is traditional breakfast items, but the beautiful view of the ocean makes this a wonderful morning choice.

  • 4. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton, Hatteras Island

    A trip to the outer banks is not complete without a visit to the Cape Hatteras Light. This light house is the tallest on the east coast, and at one time threatened to be destroyed by the sea. The cost to climb to the top is minimal, and the view is superb. Make sure you are in shape though, as it can get very hot climbing the 200 plus stairs. Additionally, if you are traveling with children there is a height requirement for them to climb.

  • 5. Ocracoke

    The trip to ocrakcoke is almost as fun as the island itself. The ferry ride to the island takes about 40 minutes, but offers wonderful views of the sea. You may even catch a dolphin swimming near the boat, like we did! Make sure to get there early, as the wait to board can be long. Once on the island, check out the various shops and beaches. Apparently Ocracoke won the most beautiful beach in America for 2007!

  • 6. Howard's Pub
    Howard's Pub, Ocracoke

    Food, drink and fun can all be found at Howards Pub. We loved this restaurant, and they catered well to our large group (roughly 20 people). Beware of the drink prices though. We ordered two Long Island Ice Teas that ran up to 12 bucks a pop. They were delicious though!