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Old 05-21-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Hi all, very excited for our first trip to Corolla in 4 weeks (counting down!). We have really no idea what to expect as we've never been. Was wondering if we could get some idea of the Must Sees/Dos/Gos. In particular:

1. Restaurants: family friendly and NOT all seafood (2 of our 4 family members don't eat seafood of any kind). Lunch spots, breakfast joints but especially dinner options.

2. Places: we love to explore, but have 7.5 yr old kids with us, so has to family friendly. Love nature, being outdoors, historical sites etc.

3. Activities: we will be at a resort/condo, so we will have plenty of options for swimming , tennis etc, but I heard there may be a drive in theatre around or something? Any activies we shouldn't miss?

4. Day trips: we will have a elderly dog with us but she can stay in the condo for most of a day, can't be gone overnight, but anywhere that we just have to get to, even if it's somewhat of a drive?

5. How to kill time on Saturday? Our check in is after 4PM and we plan to be in Corolla by noon....will have our aforementioned elderly dog, how can we kill a few hours with kids and a dog?


Thanks!!
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Timbuck II Shopping Entertainment Dining in Corolla, NC - Services

You can't go wrong with Timbuck II! It is our favorite place to go when at the OBX. So many shops, mini golf, go carts, home made ice cream store, restaurants, etc.

Enjoy!
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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wow great! sounds like someplace we will certainly be spending time Thanks
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Cool Stuff to do in Corolla!

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Originally Posted by arielmina View Post
Hi all, very excited for our first trip to Corolla in 4 weeks (counting down!). We have really no idea what to expect as we've never been. Was wondering if we could get some idea of the Must Sees/Dos/Gos. In particular:

1. Restaurants: family friendly and NOT all seafood (2 of our 4 family members don't eat seafood of any kind). Lunch spots, breakfast joints but especially dinner options.

2. Places: we love to explore, but have 7.5 yr old kids with us, so has to family friendly. Love nature, being outdoors, historical sites etc.

3. Activities: we will be at a resort/condo, so we will have plenty of options for swimming , tennis etc, but I heard there may be a drive in theatre around or something? Any activies we shouldn't miss?

4. Day trips: we will have a elderly dog with us but she can stay in the condo for most of a day, can't be gone overnight, but anywhere that we just have to get to, even if it's somewhat of a drive?

5. How to kill time on Saturday? Our check in is after 4PM and we plan to be in Corolla by noon....will have our aforementioned elderly dog, how can we kill a few hours with kids and a dog?


Thanks!!
I'm a 25+ year local in Corolla...I hope this helps!

1.Restaurants:

Route 12 AND North Banks Seafood are both in TimBuckII Shopping Village are great for lunch or dinner and family friendly. Flying Dutchman is terrific, too--in the Ocean Centre at the Currituck Club. We've got some great Coffee Places for breakfast or Lighthouse Breakfast & Burger is in TimBuckII as well. GREAT BBQ place, Village BBQ in Corolla Village next to the lighthouse and for a special evening out, the Blue Point in Duck is AMAZING! All of the restaurants serve a variety of food, for seafood lovers and other lovers as well.

2. Places & Exploring--Historic Corolla Village is great, even for kids. You should climb the lighthouse http://www.currituckbeachlight.com/]Currituck Beach Lighthouse - Corolla, NC visit the Outer Banks Centre for Wildlife Education and the Whalehead Club http://www.whaleheadclub.org/ right next door to the lighhouse. The area is pretty dog firendly, as well. The Whalehead Club has a large park like area with picnic tables. Also, there's the Corolla Wild Horse Museum http://www.corollawildhorses.com/
and on Tuesdays, the kids can't paint their own wild horse cutouts--very cool! Be sure to take a Wild Horse Tour--there are several terrific guided tours available or if you have a 4WD, you can go exploring on your own.

The Wildlife museum has a TON of kid friendly activities--check the schedule on their website: http://www.ncwildlife.org/Education_Workshops/Outer_Banks_Center.htm This would be a great place to kill time on your early Saturday arrival. Be sure to stop at the Currituck Outer Banks Visitor's Center (don't go to the Dare County Center--it won't have any info. on Corolla) on the way into town. Check out their website http://www.cometoourbeach.com for all the latest information on stuff to do in Corolla.

There's also a TON of shopping and a 4 plex movie theater. Don't burn a hole in your credit card! LOL

4. Day Trip: Wright Brother's National Memorial is a must in Kill Devil Hills and follow it up with a trip to Manteo to see Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the NC Aqaurium and/or the Elizabehan Gardens. If you have time, get tickets for The Lost Colony production on the Waterfront....great fun for the whole family. Have lunch or dinner at Basnight's Lone Cedar Restaurant on the Causeway into Manteo for some local vittles.

If you can tear yourself away from our GORGEOUS beach, I hope you'll have time to do HALF the stuff I've talked about. Most of all, Relax and enjoy your stay...we're glad you're here!
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