Outer Banks, N.C.

  1. My g.f.'s and I are going to the Outer Banks. I'm not sure where they plan on staying. I see on a map that the area's big. (from Kitty Hawk to the Outer Banks)

    It looks like if we stayed at Kitty Hawk I could use the Norfolk, Va. airport...the prices weren't too paid.

    But then I'm looking for an airport if they stayed farther south...and I don't see where I could fly into. I want an airline ticket from Detroit to whatever airport that won't be too pricy. And no further then 3 hours away from the Outer Banks.

    What airports are there??

    ** all my friends families are driving...my dh hates to drive and refuses to drive any further then 3 hours from house to airport.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Zee_RN
    Don't know about the airports there. We just got back from Nags Head, Outer Banks. Wonderful time. We drove down; it's about 9 hours from Pittsburgh. Not a bad ride at all.
  4. by   VickyRN
    Norfolk International is the closest airport (1-1/2 hours):
    http://www.outer-banks.nc.us/newsinfo/distance.htm
    Also, RDU Raleigh. Take 264 East, then Hwy 64 to Outer Banks. About 3 1/2-4 hours.
    More directions, etc:
    http://www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/v...irections.html
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...ntry=us&zoom=4
  5. by   moonchild20002000
    Norfolk International Airport is the closest
    airport for you.

    The area is large but its such a plesant drive...
    You can make it from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head in about 20 minutes.

    There are so many fun things to do while you are there.

    There are a lot of really great places to eat. There is a free newspaper in most of the grocery stores thats lists places to eat and things to do.

    The beaches are just beautiful. If you get the chance try to go to hatteras island to see the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. It has been restored and if you can climb to the top(about 250 steps or so) the view is just out of this world.

    Beyond Hartteras is Ocracoke Island. You take a free ferry to the island. The island is about 14 miles long and a beautiful place.
    The trip to the lighthouse and island is about 80 miles from Kitty Hawk but well worth the drive.

    I could just go on and on about all the things you can do and see there. I have to say it is my favorite place.

    If you want any more info feel free to pm me.
    And enjoy your vacation!!!!!
  6. by   NurseAngie
    We're going to Nags Head this weekend and I can hardly wait. I'm in Norfolk...you should stop by and say hi on your way down!

    ~Angie
  7. by   VickyRN
    Come visit... it's practically in my back yard! Some of the most beautiful unspoiled country on God's green earth.
  8. by   phn92
    I have a couple of friends who are going this week! Never heard of it, until they told me. Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Wish I could go!

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