My husband and I are planning to take a short trip to the Outer Banks in early August - this is our first trip so we would like some advice on where to stay and what to do (other than going to the beach!). We only have 3 days, so which would be a better base - Nags Head or Duck? What other towns should we visit and are the hightlights of the area not to be missed? Also any advice on traffic - we will be driving from Washington DC on a Monday or Tuesday- do we need to avoid certian times of the day? Thanks in advance!