Coastal Adventure at the Outer Banks of North Carolina
May 2-7, 2022
Six days and 5 nights; with 3 nights oceanfront
Please note: I will have an updated flyer on this in November. The Itinerary will be changing a bit, as I wait to see what restaurants and attractions will open back up later in the year. I wanted to include this flyer for those who have travel insurance vouchers that they need to plan for now. Thanks for your patience!
Join us for our beach trip this year on the shores of the Outer Banks. This location offers a unique sampling of activities, beautiful locations, oceanfront stays in Kitty Hawk, and a bit of history along the way. It’s going to be a fabulous trip.
We’ll begin with an overnight in historic Edenton, with its oldest courthouse in North Carolina. We’ll enjoy dinner at the lovely waterfront District 51 Restaurant. (currently closed) It’s a charming spot with great local lore about a group of ladies who saved the town. From there it’s on to the Outer Banks for three nights! Highlights while we stay there, include:
-A visit to the Elizabethan Gardens in pretty Matteo with lunch in route.
-A visit to the newly renovated Wright Brothers National Historic Site. It’s here that you’ll learn the story about their first flight. We’ll enjoy the new visitors center and drive around to see the monument too.
-A visit to Corolla and a Wild Spanish Mustang tour aboard a 4-Wheel drive vehicle, especially made to travel the beaches to see these wild ponies. This is a gentle ride and will get you up close to them and allow you to experience this pretty spot too. (I promise – no Red Rocks Jeep experience!! )
-A visit to 4 lighthouses in the area: Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, Corolla Light, and Ocracoke Island Light. You’ll have the opportunity to up a few, while others you can view.
-Guided tour of the Island with a local who will share his unique history with us for a full day.
-Visit to Ocracoke Island after our ferry ride there. (Ferries are currently operating on limited times; so, we may not go to Ocracoke until I know the new schedules.) We’ll have lunch there, see their ponies, and enjoy the village.
-We’ll enjoy several dinners at local seafood spots and enjoy a wonderful wine and cheese stop before dinner one night. -We’ll also be joined by a local historian after dinner one night too. His stories are fascinating.
We’ll start our way home with an overnight in route in the Florence area. A special dinner is planned that night. The Outer Banks are so wonderful and unique. I fell in love with them when I visited. I know you’ll love it too.