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Old 10-22-2009, 04:53 AM
 
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I am planning a summer vacation in OBX and I was wondering which area is good for Families. Would like some nice resturants and activities such as mini golf, go-karts maybe an arcade or childrens rides. I was looking at Nags Head, Kill Devil and Duck. Any suggestions.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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I am planning a summer vacation in OBX and I was wondering which area is good for Families. Would like some nice resturants and activities such as mini golf, go-karts maybe an arcade or childrens rides. I was looking at Nags Head, Kill Devil and Duck. Any suggestions.
Virtually all of the towns along the coast of NC have good restaurants, excellent fishing and friendly locals, some may have small scale attractions, mini-golf, not many arcades, perhaps go-karts, the NC coast is not Myrtle Beach, thankfully, the draw is miles of somewhat deserted beaches, Aquariums, good food, helpful locals, great fishing, peace and quiet. You could always bring some good kites and strong string.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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We love obx so much we bought there but it's not a "boardwalk" type of resort area. If your kids are used to that they may find the OBX boring. My kids are in their early-20's now and they love it there cause they can just chill but if you asked them when they were 15, you'd probably get a different answer.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:21 AM
 
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I would suggest checking out the Avon area of the Outer Banks instead of the northern shores. We vacationed there 3 years in a row and loved it. There is nothing like crossing over the big bridge, hanging a right and driving on Highway 12...forever! Avon has everything your busy family will want. A Food Lion, places to eat, videos, shops, putt-putt, go-karts, ice cream...and that beach!...way out there, large beach, wonderful sand....good Lord...I'm having an out of body experience! Check it out!
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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I would suggest checking out the Avon area of the Outer Banks instead of the northern shores. We vacationed there 3 years in a row and loved it. There is nothing like crossing over the big bridge, hanging a right and driving on Highway 12...forever! Avon has everything your busy family will want. A Food Lion, places to eat, videos, shops, putt-putt, go-karts, ice cream...and that beach!...way out there, large beach, wonderful sand....good Lord...I'm having an out of body experience! Check it out!
We love Avon too. Actually we love all of Hatteras Island BUT...it's even more remote than the north Banks. Again, if the OP is looking for a Northeast "boardwalk-type" beach area, they will want to investigate more. As I said, my kids found the OBX boring until we kept going back, they got older, and eventually our vacations morphed into more laid-back time.
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