Winter Vacations On The Outer Banks North

Travel-and-Leisure What is there to do after the holidays are over? How about taking a winter Outer Banks vacation? Everyone knows how great the Outer Banks are during the summer but only a few realize how much fun a winter Outer Banks vacation can be. The Outer Banks are a .pletely different experience in the winter. For one thing, there are no crowds. Instead, there are long stretches of sand with hardly a person to be seen, perfect for long walks. There are also lots of shells for the collector with hardly anyone collecting them. Instead of the sounds of other people, one hears the sounds of waves breaking, seagulls crying and wind whistling through the long grass. Another benefit of a winter vacation is that Outer Banks vacation lodging is generally less expensive than it is in the summer. What is there to do besides walking on a nearly-empty beach then? There are plenty of attractions at the Outer Banks besides seaside walks. A few are visiting the lighthouses, going to the North Carolina Aquarium and surf fishing. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is perhaps the most famous lighthouse in America. This black and white striped lighthouse has been portrayed on postcards, calendars, books and television shows. Winter is a great time to visit the tallest lighthouse (208 feet) in the country because there are no crowds here either. It is closed for climbing in the winter but the museum and grounds are open all year long. North Carolina Aquarium Located on Roanoke Island, this aquarium is the largest in the state. It has a 285,000-gallon tank filled with hundreds of fish, sea turtles and sharks. There are also exhibit tanks filled with marine life such as eels, rays, sharks and different fish species. River Otters, turtles and alligators can be seen in the Wetlands Atrium. Surf Fishing Just because the water is too cold for people does not mean the fish are not biting. Surf fishing is a popular sport in the Outer Banks all year. There are several surf fishing schools, outfitters and guides located in the area who take surf fishing seriously and will be happy to get you started. More good reasons for visiting the Outer Banks in winter include the many choices in Outer Banks Vacation lodging, seeing the Wright Brothers Memorial, visiting the eclectic shops and trying some of the seafood restaurants. With a little imagination, you can have a great winter vacation in North Carolina! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: