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3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Trip From Virginia Beach to Manteo, NC

03/19/2021 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Travel Tips

Do you need a change of scenery? Yes, you live near the beach, but you’re tired of going to the same spot over and over. It’s time for you to escape from Virginia Beach to Manteo, NC. Whether you want to relax at the beautiful sands of the Nags Head or take a dolphin viewing excursion around Roanoke Soundhead south down the coast is the perfect way to mix things up. 

For more ways on how to make the most of your trip to the Outer Banks, be sure to request our complimentary Vacation Guide 

The Best Driving Route From Virginia Beach to Manteo, NC 

Traveling from Virginia Beach to the Outer Banks is a beautiful trip that takes about two hours. The main route takes you back through Norfolk and Chesapeake before heading south on Highway 168 before turning into Highway 158. Just keep heading down the road and you will eventually loop through Nags Head to Manteo. 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 OBX! 

Vacation Ideas for Your Trip From Virginia Beach to Manteo 

Family Beach Trip 

Planning a family beach vacation to Manteo 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 crowded shores of Virginia Beach to the wide-open stretches of Sand in 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 

Skip town and head south from Virginia Beach to Manteo for a romantic getaway with your special someone. 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.  

Escape the Crowds and Head to Manteo!Sunset 2 chairs - 1 

Pirate’s Cove Realty has the ideal vacation rental for you and your family. We offer condos and homes at a variety of locations around Roanoke Island, including our private gated community and Shallowbag Bay Resort. We even have properties in downtown Manteo that are steps away from the lighthouse! Whether you need a large house for the entire family or a cozy condo for two, you’ll find it with us!  

Start planning your Outer Banks getaway by booking one of our accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you to our coastal oasis.