Fun in the Sun in Corolla this Summer

May 23, 2024

When it comes to choosing a vacation for your family, sometimes the options can be overwhelming. As you may be trying to narrow down your location choices and focus on what you are looking to experience during your vacation, many times it comes down to connecting more as a family, relaxation and making memories for a lifetime.

A family vacation in Corolla checks all of those boxes. An opportunity to connect, unplug and unwind as a family while taking in the fresh air and soft sea breezes is exactly what the doctor ordered. Your countdown to making new memories in Corolla is on! (And if you haven’t booked your trip yet, there is select availability this summer) As the season begins to heat up, your mind may be wandering to what you may experience this year on our picturesque shores. Your family may have your traditions and typical stops, but we would like to share some additional ideas to consider for your itinerary.

Beach Day Fun
In addition to grabbing or renting your favorite umbrella and chairs for your beach days, you can also consider leveling up the fun on the beach with some great beach games like Cornhole, SpikeBall, or paddle ball. All are great group options to get everyone in the family involved.

Watersports Paradisekitty hawk kayaks and surf school2
Not a fan of the sand? You can still take to the seas with one of the fun options for watersports, such as jet skis, pontoon boat rentals, sailing, waverunners and more. If you are looking to slow down on the water, you may want to consider renting a paddleboard or trying out a surf lesson.

Land Lubber
Take your crew for a round (or two!) of Putt Putt or a quick race on Go Carts. You and your crew can also check out some of our weekly events on the picturesque grounds at Whalehead. You can also book a tour to see the famous Wild Horses in their natural habitat.

Take in some History
If you are looking to learn more about your favorite beach town, there are several historical locations to check out when you are in town. Stop in to learn more about the famous Whalehead mansion or Currituck Maritime Museum during your stay to learn more about some of the first residents, the anglers of the Outer Banks and how community came together in Corolla.

Shop ‘Til You Drop
Of course any trip to Corolla isn’t complete without purchasing a few souvenirs to enjoy the memories all year long. The locally owned shops in Corolla carry just about everything including your favorite OBX swag! Stop into some of the local artisan shops to taste the wines, sample the fudge (and bring some home!) and enjoy all of the wonderful things that the shops have to offer in Corolla.

Whether your family has already booked their stay this summer or are working on syncing your calendars, we look forward to welcoming you to our beaches, the shops and restaurants for another summer of fond memories.

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