US news & world report: obx #1 for families
The Outer Banks is ranked #1 again–this time as the #1 location for family vacations according to US News & World Report.
The reporters and editors certainly got the ranking right, but they got a few things wrong in the article (like the Wright Brothers took their famous first flight at Kitty Hawk but it’s really Kill Devil Hills). Later on in the piece they note that many of the Outer Banks wild horses are now located “mostly in Ocracoke,” which we think must be a shock to the herd in Corolla!
Oh well, even if some of their knowledge is a bit fuzzy, at least they got how great the Outer Banks is for families, and they also share some great tips for travelers.
“History drips from the Outer Banks: Here, aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright took their famous first flight (at Kitty Hawk), the pirate Blackbeard fought his last battle (at Ocracoke) and the mysterious Lost Colony disappeared (where is anyone’s guess). But this chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina – affectionately dubbed OBX – isn’t just for history buffs. Fishing, windsurfing and wildlife watching attract adventurous types, not to mention the 3,000 shipwrecks you can explore by scuba diving. Families gravitate toward the beaches, mini-golf courses and the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.”