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Old 12-17-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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Good morning,

We are planning our first ever trip to the Outer Banks for next spring, have done some online research and have received print brochures from the travel bureaus, etc. With this I would like some inside info - favorite restuarants not to miss, insider tips, etc. It will be just my husband and myself, planning to rent from vrbo, spend about a week. I am a lighthouse freak so those stops are a definite.

I went back through the NC forum and apologize in advance if this is an oft-repeated request from newbies. Thank you.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Where in Outer Banks are you staying, how long you staying?

So we can give you recommendations from there OBX is about 2/12 hours from one end to the other excluding Ocracoke.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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Thank you for your quick response. We are planning a week's stay and aren't sure yet but probably will be staying in or near Duck. Long day trips do not bother us, want to cram in sightseeing with vegging out (translation: I shop while hubby finds an open basketball court!). In fact, if you know of any schools or gyms that have open nights for men, that would be the icing on the cake for him. We like outdoor stuff - bike riding, day hikes, beach walking, in addition to museums, food, etc. No need for nightlife or juvenile amusements although I imagine in spring entertainment is pretty sparse. We have lived by Maine beach towns and things board up till mid-June; is that the case in the OBX? Thanks for any and all info.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We have lived by Maine beach towns and things board up till mid-June; is that the case in the OBX?
Maybe the answer is obvious. No, they are not boarded up as the weather is nice from March thru November (unless there's a hurricane). You will find plenty of places open.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I love the outer banks. A week there made me fall in love with NC. For food, I really enjoyed Prime Only Steakhouse. It's in Nags Head. It's a bit pricey, but I'm a big steak fan, so it was worth it. I also liked American Pie Pizza in Kill Devil Hills. They have really good homemade ice cream too. I think Roanoke Island is nice for walking through. They have a cute little lighthouse. Plus, it was the sight of the lost colony, and I find that really interesting. Good luck!
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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We are going to Kill Devil Hill's the middle of March for the Food & Wine Festival meeting friends from So. NJ that have never been there for a week, they are bringing their dog & we are bringing our appetites.The weather is beautiful in March.
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