The Summer season is almost coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you’re traveling and adventure has to to come to an end as well. If you’re in search of a getaway that is near the beach but still has plenty to offer on land, you should consider heading to North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Below you can find some fun locations that offer plenty to do on the outer banks:
WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL
The Wright Brothers National Memorial is located in Kill Devil Hills, NC and celebrates the milestone achievements of the first powered, sustained, extraordinary flight. This location is home to a small museum where interactive exhibits referencing the Wright brothers and replica glider planes are open to visitors.
Visitors can also climb Big Kill Devil Hill where a plaque resides that marks the location where the Wright brothers first plane landed.
CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and is located in the town of Buxton. There are more than a dozen lighthouses located in North Carolina but the seemingly most historic one happens to be the seaside guardian at Cape Hatteras.
Anyone who would like to visit the seaside guardian need only sign up for a tour. Once a month, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse offers full moon tours for $8.
JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK
Jockey’s Ridge State Park offers impressive views and sledding on the sand dunes. These dunes are perfect for sledding as the sand dunes around the Outer Banks reach their highest point at Jockey’s Ridge.
If you’d like to enjoy a carefree sled on your boogie board or a flat piece of cardboard, head on over to Nags Head and take a ride!