4 of the Best Educational Family Vacations
North Carolina Vacations, Resorts, Rentals, Suites and Getaways
There tends to be a favorite warm and sunny destination among east coasters. And, that destination is Outer Banks—or "OBX" as it can often be found abbreviated on bumper stickers across the country. What's located on this hotspot, you ask? Kitty Hawk, a quiet beach town that conjures up images of the Wright brothers soaring high above the dunes in their historic first flight. But, that's not all it's known for. Get ready to explore the place that offers up a little something for everyone—white sandy, secluded beaches to plenty of shops, delicious eats, local bottles at the town's brewery, and even a 100-acre maritime forest where you can enjoy a morning walk. Escape to this underestimated haven for the relaxed, oceanside getaway of your dreams.
BeachwoodsMore Info1 Cypress Knee Trail, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Ready for one of, if not the most unique vacation experiences on the Outer Banks? If so, you'll find Beachwoods Resort to be your quintessential hideaway. And, for a good reason. It's surrounded by lakes, woodlands, rolling dunes, and wildlife, placing it in a class of its own. After a...
Known once as the "Athens of the South", New Bern is an area rich in history and culture. Whether you're exploring the town--with four districts on the National Register of Historic Places--or hiking the surrounding trails, you'll have plenty to do as you take in the slow southern days. Perhaps one of New Bern's most famous sites is the historic Tryon Palace, once home to the British governors of North Carolina and now a perfectly preserved piece of history. Step back in time in New Bern--you may not want to come back!
Fairfield HarborMore Info475 Broad Creek Road, New Bern, NC
Indulge your inner history buff and nature lover at the same time in historic New Bern, NC at Wyndham Fairfield Harbour Resort. Nestled in the Carolina countryside, Fairfield Harbour is perfectly situated on the banks of the Neuse River, allowing you to wake up every morning to a gentle su...
Wrightsville Beach is an ideal refuge for a true beach lover. Located just 20 minutes from Wilmington, North Carolina, this destination is filled with nothing but relaxing vibes. So, pack your bags and get ready to breathe in the salty ocean air, views of white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, and all the amenities and attractions that fill the town. Hitch a ride with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours for a Pirate Island Treasure Hunt as you travel to what is rumored to be the spot where the renowned Captain Kidd buried his illegal loot. Or, get out on the water to enjoy a SUP paddleboard lesson down the Intracoastal Waterway. Wrightsville Beach is also known to be an ideal surf spot, so, if you’re up for it, take a lesson with Sean’s Private Surf Instruction, featuring summer day camps for kids and teens. They’ll even take a drone or GoPro along for the ride to capture photos or a video of your family catching some waves!
Blockade RunnerMore Info275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Blockade Runner Beach Resort offers waterfront rooms that will serve as your R&R spot when you’ve spent a long day enjoying some fun in the sun. It was actually featured in USA Today’s article titled, 10 Best: Beach Resorts Kids Clubs, thanks to its supervised “Sandcampers” program f...