The OBX holds a special place in our hearts as it is unlike most vacation destinations in that it is relatively undeveloped. Of course there are the stereotypical mini golf places, restaurants and ice cream shops galore, and those beach trinket places but for the most part, when you go there, you go for the […]
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
The highlight of our most recent OBX trip is our visit to Alligator National Wildlife Refuge. Because BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was determined to see a bear on this trip and that determination paid off because we saw not one, not two, but THREE black bears. The refuge is expansive so be sure to stop at the […]
We love visiting the piers in the OBX because the boys love seeing what all the fisherman are pulling in, but Jeannette’s is unlike any other pier. There are some aquariums housing native fish species inside, a gift shop, restrooms and a huge bath house. There is an entry fee (free if you have a […]
The newest playground in town is Dowdy Park. This park has the coolest playground equipment and is handicap accessible. The only downsides are that there is no shade or restrooms (yet) but they do seem to be doing more construction. They also offer an amphitheater for shows in the park.
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Raise your hand if your kid(s) likes collecting shells… If yours is up, then Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is a must do. About 20 minutes South of Nags Head, Pea Island is just a little stop off on the way down to Cape Hatteras. There’s a gift shop, some disgusting restrooms (better than nothing?), […]