We get that not everybody is into Valentine’s Day. To some, it’s just plain old February 14th on the calendar, though in recent years single ladies have gathered friends together for “Galentine’s” outings. Be it a night on the town or a whole weekend of fun, friendship, and assorted fabulousness, a Galentine’s trip could be the remedy for the blues. There’s no better place to enjoy quality time with your gal pals than Corolla and the Currituck beaches.
While you may not be ready to connect in person with your besties just yet, we hope this sample Galentine’s Day itinerary inspires you for when you are ready to travel. Best part is, you can enjoy most or all of these events throughout the year in the Currituck area.
Get Creative: Beach time is often the number one activity for couples, families and groups here. When you want to take a break from the sun, Corolla offers a number of activities for you and your BFFs. Reserve a paint party at Local Color – their “Lushes With Brushes” adult events are quite popular. In warmer months, you can find inner peace with yoga classes on the lawn at Historic Whalehead. On the mainland side, Sanctuary Vineyards offers the perfect backdrop for a wine tasting — check their website for live music and other events. While you’re in Jarvisburg, stop by the Weeping Radish Farm Brewery and celebrate one another with a tasting at North Carolina’s first microbrewery.
Get Glammed Up: What’s a vacation without a bit of pampering? As you plan your trip, reserve your spots at Eden Day Spa & Salon for soothing massages or matching mani-pedis. Afterward, make the rounds at Corolla Light Town Center and Timbuck II Shopping Village, and shop our many boutiques and beachy gift shops. You may find something nice to wear for our next stop…
Get Your Tastebuds Ready: What’s a Galentine’s without at least one night “on the town?” Corolla restaurants offer a variety of casual to fancy fare, seafood to Carolina barbecue, and delicious local options. Toast your friendship with a pint at Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company or a glass of something spectacular at Bacchus Wine & Beer Bistro, martinis at Metropolis, live entertainment at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room, raw bar delights at North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar, creative coastal cuisine and craft cocktails at Upside Restaurant and Bar, inventive Italian at La Dolce Vita, or sit out on the deck at Oceanfront Grille and watch the waves as you dine.
Get Out There: Are your besties also your workout buddies? Bring your bikes and pedal past the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and through Historic Corolla, or sign up for the weekly Lighthouse 5k series that runs from late May through September. Of course, if you’re truly looking for adventure you have to book one of our famous Wild Horse sightseeing tours. No trip to Corolla, Galentine’s or otherwise, is complete without a gander at these gorgeous and majestic creatures.
Afterward, wind down the day on the balcony of your vacation rental home, or stroll through Historic Corolla Park and watch the sun disappear over the Currituck Sound. When you’re ready to bring your closest friends together again, we hope you’ll bring them here.