There are numerous historical points of interest that you will want to make plans to see. The first English settlers made the Outer Banks their home. America's oldest outdoor drama plays nightly except Sunday in the summer months telling the story of the lost colonist. Go aboard the replica of the Elizabeth II ship and pretend you are crossing the big sea to a new life here in America. Numerous lighthouses are along the coast that you can go see. The Wright Brothers made their first successful flight here at the Outer Banks. Be sure to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills.
There are other reasons that thousands visit this little strip of land off the coast of North Carolina. Fishermen (and women) enjoy the surf and pier fishing. Off shore deep sea fishing trips are available to try your luck at hooking one of the big fish to hang on your wall back home. You might just see me fishing in the surf, but watch out! I look like a side-arm pitcher out there!
If you want to see some fish that are still swimming, you can when you visit the North Carolina Aquarium. The beaches along the coast provide a chance to walk beside the surf watching the children build their sand castles and bounce along on their rafts and body boards floating on the waves. Nothing is more relaxing than just sitting in a chair observing the sandpipers and sea gulls run back and forth from the lapping shore. Keep a look out over the ocean because you just might see a school of dolphin swimming by.
A visit to the Outer Banks certainly should include a trip to Jockey's Ridge State Park to climb the huge sand hill that changes shape daily with the movement of the sand. Try your luck at hang-gliding off Jockey's Ridge for your own flying experience. For the golfer, there are several golf courses in the area that are sure to challenge and entertain you.
Several water sports, kayaking, wave-runners, windsurfing, parasailing, pontoon boats and sailboat rentals are available. Take your car and drive on the ferry for a ride over to Ocracoke Island for a unique village experience. A ride to the northern beaches may catch you a glimpse of the wild ponies of Corolla which graze along the shoulders of the road and along the oceanfront.
Get your appetites ready because the Outer Banks has a grand selection of restaurants that will have you avoiding the scales when you get back home.
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