Family Vacation in the Outer Banks

August 16, 2008

Vacation planning time is here again perhaps and you are seeking something new and different for your family. Currituck County, North Carolina, is so much more than beautiful pristine beaches. These are many activities your whole family will enjoy.

Have you ever tried crabbing? All you need for this activity is some chicken, string and a net, then head over to Currituck Heritage Park. Tie some string around a piece of chicken and toss it into the Currituck Sound. Then, all you have to do is wait for the crabs to start biting. When a crab grabs the piece of chicken, slowly pull the string toward the shore. When it is close enough, gather the crab in your net. Crabbing is that easy! If you are interested in fishing information, contact one of our experienced local bait and tackle shops, including Corolla Bait and Tackle Shop, Currituck Sports, TW’s Bait and Tackle, and Hookers Bait and Tackle Shop.

How about a relaxing round of mini-golf? Miniature golf is fun for the entire family. Currituck has two beautiful mini-golf courses. Call the “Corolla Grass Course” at (252)453-4198 or TimBuck II at (252)453-6900 for additional information.

Both kids and adults will love to paddle boats on Currituck Sound. Adults will both love the leisurely pace and enjoy relaxing, and the kids will love watching turtles and other wildlife while paddling around. If you prefer, the whole family can paddle together because some boats hold up to six people. Find information about paddle boat rentals at “Kitty Hawk Water Sports,” located in TimBuck II, (252)453-6900.

TimBuck II also hosts “Corolla Raceway,” which features a large go-kart track. Younger family members will enjoy the bumper cars. Call (252)453-9100 for more information.

On the Currituck mainland, expert design meets innovation at Maple Skate Park. Grindline Skateparks, a world leader in skate park design, designed this skate park that continually receives rave reviews from pros and amateurs alike. Clean lines and deep bowls exemplify this arena. Genuine pool coping gives riders the edge they’ve been seeking. Riders can frontside an 11 foot keyhole or just cruise around on glass-smooth cement. This park is free, but all riders are required to wear a helmet, elbow and knee pads. Maple Skate Park is open from 8:00 a.m. to sundown year round. Call (252)232-3007 for directions and more information.

Visit www.ComeToOurBeach.com for even more information or to sign up for your free Visitor’s Guide.

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