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Kid friendly places

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Kid friendly places

I would like to know where the best place to stay with children would be. Our childrens ages range from 6 months to 15 years. Also, if you know of any cool places to take them.


Virginia, USA
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1. Re: Kid friendly places

Hi skyehi and welcome to the forum! The Outer Banks is kid friendly everywhere you go. If you would prefer to stay in a central location closer to where major activities are, I would suggest the Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills area. You will be close to shopping, restaurants, Jockey's Ridge, miniature golf, movies, etc. You are a short drive from Manteo, the Elizabethan gardens, and the aquarium.

I am pasting websites here you should look at to get an idea of what the areas are like.




If you prefer a more isolated area, travel south to the Salvo, Rodanthe, Hatteras areas. The south nags head area has a mix of old and new homes in an area set apart from activities, shopping and restaurants.

For wider beaches and larger, newer homes, travel north to Corolla. Duck is always a popular choice and not as far north to drive.

I would also encourage you to use the "search" function here or just scroll through previous posts as this is a frequent topic here and there are many opinions given and information regarding this subject.

Please let us know if you have questions as you consider your options.


Bear, Delaware
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2. Re: Kid friendly places

Hi Sky, I was just looking thru the Outer Banks Visitor Guide for you. It has a section for "Kids On Vacation". Take a look at vgnet.com. Another guide book I use is sunnydayguide.com. It is full of coupons that you can use during your trip to the OBX. I'll add to MollyB's description of stuff to do: 4 X 4 tours in a Jeep, kayak, pontoon, fishing boat and waverunner rentals. skateboard parks, lots of go-carts and putt-putt golf, parasailing, hang gliding lessons, jet boat rides, dolphin sightseeing tours, museums, aquarium, bowling, movies, fishing piers, nature trials, Jockey's Ridge sand dune climbing, kite flying, bumper boats, YMCA pool & water park, climbing lighthouses, air tours and of course, the beach. Have lots of fun! We'll be down in mid-August.


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