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Old 02-22-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
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We're headed to Cape Hatteras KOA over memorial day weekend.

We'll be there 7 days and am wondering what to see and do. We plan to do some day trips around the area.

The fam will consist of 2 adults and 2 kids 6 and 4. Some things that are pet friendly would be needed as we'll have our golden retriever with us also.

So lets hear the suggestions!!! Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2019, 12:43 PM   #2
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Eat. Drink. Swim in ocean with kids. Go for bike rides. Take the ferry over to Ocracoke. Rinse and repeat!
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Old 02-22-2019, 12:51 PM   #3
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that will be the vast majority of the trip but would like to go and see a couple things too.

if the kids have their bikes, construction toys and sand, they'll be good for a month
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We own a cottage in South Nags Head. Some places I would recommend are:
Ocracoke
Hatteras lighthouse and museum
Chicamacomico life saveing station (Rodanthe)
Roanoke Island (aquarium, Manteo)
Bodie Island light house
Jockeys Ridge State Park
Wright Brotherís memorial and museum
Nags Head Woods
Nags Head Historical District
The ride from where you were staying north to Nags Head is remarkable in its natural beauty. Great views from Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet.
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We own a cottage in South Nags Head. Some places I would recommend are:
Ocracoke
Hatteras lighthouse and museum
Chicamacomico life saveing station (Rodanthe)
Roanoke Island (aquarium, Manteo)
Bodie Island light house
Jockeys Ridge State Park
Wright Brotherís memorial and museum
Nags Head Woods
Nags Head Historical District
The ride from where you were staying north to Nags Head is remarkable in its natural beauty. Great views from Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet.
We went to Nags two years ago and we went to Wright Museum, very interesting. Also took an air boat ride in Nags head/Manteo area- that was just so much fun. We booked it through Outer Bank Adventures in Nags, they have a face book page as well.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:28 PM   #6
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We're headed to Cape Hatteras KOA over memorial day weekend.

We'll be there 7 days and am wondering what to see and do. We plan to do some day trips around the area.

The fam will consist of 2 adults and 2 kids 6 and 4. Some things that are pet friendly would be needed as we'll have our golden retriever with us also.

So lets hear the suggestions!!! Thanks!
We did the Outer Bank Adventures in Nags/Manteo- air boat rides and different excursions. Just beautiful way to see the areas Nags/Manteo. They have a face book page. We did Wright Museum that was fascinating part of history, we did the light houses, went to the town of Duck where they have a boardwalk along refuge area and there are little shops along the way and ice cream too. It's a small tourist town and is busy in summer. We went in off season so we could find a place to park. Go to Corolla to take wild horses tour as well.

Have fun.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:30 PM   #7
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Make sure you visit or order Lisa's Pizza. Best on the OBX


Also that KOA is fantastic. Have fun
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:47 PM   #8
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We always had fun at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. My kids also liked stopping at the Oregon Inlet when all the fishing boats were unloading the catches of the day.
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Jockeys Ridge, bring kites, Wright Bros. museum, multiple lighthouses, ferry to Ocracoke, if y'all got 4wd head up to Corolla and drive up the beach, jump over a sand dune and see some horses. We've been multiple times, headed that way again in April, y'all will sleep good!
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We went to Camp Hatteras, just next door to the KOA. Our kids enjoyed the sand, water and all that, plus the pool. We did Hatteras Lighthouse, rode the ferry over to Ocracoke one day, we went and saw The Lost Colony outdoor drama. Our kids were older, so yours probably wouldn't appreciate it. We spent half a day at the Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey's Ridge and the boardwalk area. We also went fishing up around the Oregon inlet and caught enough for our dinner.

Pick up a tourist info book and you will have lots of things to do.
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Oh yeah, they sell a million different kites at shops throughout the OBX. I always enjoy flying kites down there, brings out the kid in me! Although that isn't hard to do.
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We own a cottage in South Nags Head. Some places I would recommend are:
Ocracoke
Hatteras lighthouse and museum
Chicamacomico life saveing station (Rodanthe)
Roanoke Island (aquarium, Manteo)
Bodie Island light house
Jockeys Ridge State Park
Wright Brotherís memorial and museum
Nags Head Woods
Nags Head Historical District
The ride from where you were staying north to Nags Head is remarkable in its natural beauty. Great views from Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet.
These are all good. Mid-afternoon at Oregon In let fishing center when the boats are coming in , Manteo is a neat little town. Caution don't try to ride your bikes on the highway. No shoulder just soft sand.
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If you plan on driving on the beach, you'll need a beach buggy permit. Way easier to get it online than trying to go to one of the offices over a holiday weekend...definitely do that in advance. You can do that here:
https://www.recreation.gov/vehiclepermits/249978

We stay further south (Buxton/Frisco/Hatteras Village), closer to the ferry to Ocracoke.

Dancing Turtle is a great coffee shop owned by locals in Hatteras Village, right by the ferry dock...grab a cup of coffee for the ferry ride to Ocracoke (Mexican Spice is my favorite!). On the other end of the ferry, grab lunch at Howard's Pub, and before you leave, pick up some fresh seafood for dinner from Patty at Ocracoke Seafood Company!

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is also right by the ferry dock...very cool place....

Best part about OBX (especially south of Kitty Hawk) is that there's very little to do but relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
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We're headed to Cape Hatteras KOA over memorial day weekend.

We'll be there 7 days and am wondering what to see and do. We plan to do some day trips around the area.

The fam will consist of 2 adults and 2 kids 6 and 4. Some things that are pet friendly would be needed as we'll have our golden retriever with us also.

So lets hear the suggestions!!! Thanks!
7 days won't give you enough time to decide what to do!
Beaches, lighthouses, beaches, Wright Brothers, beaches, kite flying at Jockey's Ridge, beaches, waterparks, beaches, seafood, beautiful views of the oceans and sounds, Pea Island,... this could go on for days!
You really need go to the Visit NC websites, and get ready for some serious fun time.http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ignhavefun.gif
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We're headed to Cape Hatteras KOA over memorial day weekend and am wondering what to see and do. So lets hear the suggestions!!! Thanks!
I suggest you stay out of that cold-***** water that will be washing up onto the beach. Jus' sayin.'
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Also baked goods at Orange Blossom Cafe were great. Fish tacos at Mama Quan's in Kill Devil Hills are great.
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I suggest you stay out of that cold-***** water that will be washing up onto the beach. Jus' sayin.'
Lo to mid 70's by Memorial Day.
I do prefer mid-June..... 80's!!!!!
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There's good fishing in that there ocean too. You need a license to fish from the beach, or there are inshore and off shore charters available which are a little pricy, but you're blanketed by their license. The light houses are a must see. A lot of steps to the top of the Hatteras Light house, but the view is worth it. You also can't throw a stone without hitting a place to rent kayaks, surfboards, and similar items.
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Ocracoke, and go to Manteo. Wright exhibit.
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Out of Manteo...the Dolphin Watch tour and the Downeast Rover Sail are two really good family adventures. Also on Roanoke Island...the Crystal Dawn headboat provides comfortable sound side fishing experiences.
If you want some really fresh local seafood at lunchtime...make your way to Wanchese and Oneills Sea Harvest...right on the docks. Shrimp, Scallops and whatever is running in the gulf stream...and sounds. Reasonable and delicious...as is the seafood store right in the same place. Enjoy!
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