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How to Make the Most of Your Trip From Washington D.C. to the Outer Banks

02/12/2021 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Travel Tips

Sometimes you need a quick break from the hustle and bustle of crowded city life. Whether you want to relax at the beautiful sands of the North Carolina coast or take a charter fishing boat out on the open seas, a road trip from Washington D.C. to the Outer Banks is just what you need to escape to your happy place. 

For more ways on how to make the most of your trip to the Outer Banks, be sure to request our complimentary Vacation Guide! It is full of the best restaurants, attractions, and activities in our area. 

The Best Driving Route From Washington D.C. to the Outer Banks 

The trip from Washington D.C. to the Outer Banks by car is almost a five-hour driveThere is one main route that takes you down I-95 to Richmond before branching off on I-64 through Norfolk. Once you get through the Chesapeake Bay area, it’s a straight shot down Highway 158 to Nags Head. It’s an easy, no-sweat trip that only sees traffic around the Richmond and Norfolk areas during rush-hour times 

 Keep reading to discover some great vacation ideas for your next vacation to the North Carolina Coast! 

How to Spend Your Time in the OBX 

Family Beach Trip 

Planning a family beach vacation to Roanoke Island is one of the best ways to make the most of your trip. You’ll find an incredible array of activities and attractions for both kids and adults, ranging from an aquarium to a pirate ship cruise! There is also plenty of history to explore and, of course, the beautiful stretches of golden sand. 

Beach/Outdoor Adventure 

Our condos are perfect for couples who want to escape from the bustling metropolis of Washington D.C. to the Outer Banks for an extended weekend trip. You can relax on your balcony overlooking Roanoke Sound as you sip a glass of wine next to your significant other during the late hours of the evening. There are also plenty of restaurants, activities, and attractions for couples to enjoy together! 

Romantic Coastal Getaway 

The Outer Banks is full of adventures for even the most intrepid explorer. Whether you love watersports, hiking, biking, or swimming, there’s something here for everyone. The Alligator River National Wildlife RefugeNags Head Woods Preserve Trail, and Jockey’s Ridge State Park are just a few of the unique wilderness areas that are unique to the coast.  

Book Your Road Trip to Roanoke IslandPirate's Cove resort 

Pirate’s Cove Realty offers the ultimate Outer Banks experience. Our rentals provide visitors with a variety of locations on Roanoke Island! These locations give you easy and convenient access to the beach, nature preserves, historical attractions, and more! Whether you want to stay in a condo in downtown Manteo or a home in Pirate’s Cove Resort, you’ll find the perfect property for your needs. 

Start planning your getaway today by booking one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Outer Banks.