Make it an endless summer on the beaches of the Outer Banks, a string of islands that run along the coast of North Carolina. A favorite vacation destination, the Outer Banks are famous for wide, unspoiled beaches and perfect climate. Enjoy it all from your oceanfront hotel, just steps from the beach!
Day 1 – Beach Bound (D)
Sit back and relax as we hit the road, heading south for the beach! Smell the salt air as you arrive at your ocean front hotel, The Ramada Plaza in Nags Head, NC, just steps from the beach! Celebrate your arrival in style before kicking off your trip with a welcome reception and dinner. Meet new friends and share the anticipation!
Day 2 – Flight of Fancy (B, D)
Take a Flight of Fancy on a guided tour of the Wright Brothers National Museum, where Wilbur and Orville Wright changed the world forever with the first powered airplane. After an historic morning, the rest of the day is yours… relax on the beach, swim in the Atlantic, explore this wonderful town – it’s your vacation! Tonight, eat like an “Outerbanker” at Kelly’s Restaurant, a favorite of tourists and locals alike. After dinner, we’ll head to Jockey’s Ridge State Park for an Outer Banks sunset over the highest dune on the East Coast, a spectacular sight sure to take your breath away!
Day 3 – A Wild Ride… #1 Tour in the Outer Banks! (B)
Hit the beach and take a wild ride across the dunes in a specialized 4x4! Search for the mustangs that run wild on these shores! Only reachable by 4x4, your guide takes you through wildlife in search for the wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs.
Enhance your trip with an optional afternoon! Add to your vacation with a historic afternoon at Fort Raleigh, the site of the first English settlement. Blooming with history, stroll the battlements, exhibits and the Elizabethan Gardens, a memorial to the first colonists and celebrated as a classic example of a period English garden. Only $39 per person!
Day 4 – Roanoke Island Park (B, D)
Experience life in the first English settlement in America at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Step aboard a replica tall-masted ship, the Elizabeth II, to meet the costumed 16th century sailors. With your guide, try traditional woodworking, watch the blacksmith, tour the Adventure Museum, stroll the marsh-side trails and more! This afternoon, spend time on your own in the beach town of Manateo. Famous for its boardwalk leading to a red roofed pier with panoramic views, quaint shops, restaurants and more. Tonight, we’ll gather for a farewell dinner at Lone Cedar Restaurant.
Day 5 – Homeward Bound (B)
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, relax on the road toward home. Compare photos, souvenirs and great memories with new friends.