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Is Manteo Crowded in the Summer? 

09/28/2023 | by Emily Wells | Outer Banks Travel Tips

Travelers who are looking for a place to get away from the daily routine in the summertime in the name of vacation fun will find Manteo, North Carolina to be a captivating vacation destination. Without fail, this area provides its visitors with easy access to fun, entertainment, and the stunning views to top it all off in a memorable style. Whether you’re heading this way on a solo journey, as a couple on a romantic escape, or in a group of family and friends, knowing what to expect in terms of crowds can help you plan a trip that fits your preferences and travel style.  

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A Look at Manteo Crowds by Season

Many travelers excited to experience Manteo for themselves wonder if it’s a crowded destination in the summertime. It’s good to note that the months of June through August constitute Manteo’s high travel season when many adventurers flock this way thanks to vacation time on the calendar and school out of session. Temperatures are warm and inviting with August typically seeing the biggest crowds in the area. September through November in Manteo enjoy daily highs lingering in the low 80s and fewer crowds as school gets started up and vacationers head back to the office. The winter season in Manteo sees a bit of a jump in visitors looking to escape the snow, while spring is generally considered the second busiest travel season in the area following summer.  

Activities to Enjoy While You’re Here in the Summertime

Even if it is the busiest travel season in Manteo, a summer trip this way comes with a ton of opportunities for fun and entertainment to be added to an itinerary. Summer visitors to Manteo can enjoy booking sailing trips around the sound that often include dolphin spotting along the way. Many summertime travelers take the opportunity to enjoy crabbing in this area or to book a chartered deep-sea fishing tour when angling happens to be your interest of choice. Adventure seekers can always enjoy parasailing above the waves while those who prefer to explore on two wheels can easily rent a bike and enjoy time on Manteo’s many scenic trails. Taking a stroll along the Manteo boardwalk is bound to be delightful while restaurant hopping your way through a summer stay is just as appealing! Kayak tours and waterfront yoga sessions can all be added to your agenda when you’re looking for activities that help you wind down and appreciate your surroundings. For summertime visitors with a passion for the past, a trip to Manteo is an opportunity to dig into history at its best. From the historical stops and performances at Roanoke Island Festival Park to a stroll through the stunning Elizabethan Gardens, there’s no shortage of options when you’re looking for summertime activities that are equal parts educational and engaging in this area. 

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