With the sun shining high in the sky your family will be racing each other to get out to any one of the beautiful beaches. Corolla, Duck, Nags Head and Cape Hatteras are all located along the Outer Banks, giving them an island feel while still staying close to the mainland. Whether you stay in Duck or just pass through, the Lifesaving Station Restaurant has a family friendly atmosphere and menu. Everyone can enjoy fresh seafood and mom and dad can sample one of the award winning wines offered.
Family vacation rentals in North Carolina, especially within the Outer Banks area, make it easy to stay busy all day long and still have a spacious living area to come back to in the evening for resting and relaxing. Take everyone over to The Outdoor Outfitters in Nags Head to get the water activities started. If you already know what you are doing, they will provide you the rental equipment you need to get out in the water in a kayak, canoe, or pontoon boat. If the family is a little new to this type of adventure, you can take lessons in snorkeling, scuba diving, and even spearfishing.
Emerald Isle, Oak Island, and Topsail Island are also popular destinations for families. While you can still participate in any number of water sports here, there are a few added features that you don't want to miss. If you want that perfect vacation photo, visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore by way of a ferry ride. Climb the 207 steps of the lighthouse and you will find the perfect backdrop for a quick family picture.
Weapon and war buffs alike with enjoy the Missiles and More Museum . Walking through the exhibits, you'll notice the featured artifacts from pirates to the Native Americans that first settled along the coast. Then spend some time at the Osprey Aircraft Exhibit . When your tour is complete, take everyone over to the Crab Pot for some of the local seafood specialties. You can't be this close to the water and miss out on sampling some oysters, crabs, and seafood chowder.
One of the first things you will notice about the Blue Ridge Mountains is that from a distance, they really do look blue. As part of the Appalachian Mountains, they extend down along the western border of the state. Just like staying along the coastline in one of the family vacation rentals in North Carolina, chances are that the family is going to want to be out and about all day long in this picturesque area of the state. Hiking trails are everywhere. For beginners, most locals recommend the Carolina Mountain Trail which is only 2.4 miles total. Along the way Asheville is a great place to stop for food and entertainment.
Family vacation rentals in North Carolina make taking a trip with the kids easy and affordable. There are locations sprinkled throughout the state, so no matter where you want to spend your time, somewhere to stay is just around the corner. After all of the action and adventure of the day, nothing will feel better than coming back to your home away from home.