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Single vacationing in Outer Banks

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Single vacationing in Outer Banks

I am planning on trying the Outer Banks for the first time in September of 2013. At this time, I am going on my own. Does anyone recommend doing a house rental over hotel? Location that is more safe? I would like to be on a beach that isn't overly populated but yet be kind of close to some nightlife and restaurants. Anything at all you can tell me would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Single vacationing in Outer Banks

September would tend to be less crowded than peak summer season regardless of where you are. The bulk of the "nightlife" would be in the Nags Head/Kitty Hawk/Kill DevilHills area. There are a number of small hotels/motels along that 16-mile stretch. If I were traveling solo, I'd probably go the motel route if for no other reason than cost. My wife and I stayed at the Sea Foam Motel (MP 16.5) last June and had a great experience. It was an older property, but I preferred its character to a cookie-cutter chain hotel. It was clean, safe, and right on the beach. We also were within reasonable walking distance of several restaurants. Farther north, there are even more places clustered together. I hope this helps.

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You may want to try Folly Beach South Carolina. The town has rental houses and a hotel right near the small city. Walking distance to some great restaurants and night life. The awesome city of Charleston is a quick 20 minutes away.

Edited: 21 December 2012, 07:08
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Someone asking questions here about the Outer Banks and someone suggests Folly Beach in a different state, why not also suggest Key West Florida? I hear there is a lot of nightlife there too. Or maybe good ol Myrtle Beach in SC?

Gees people.

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Thank you for the information!!

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Group of guys looking for the party spot in Outer Banks. Any help would be appreciated. Where to stay and possible rental home etc.

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I don't know of any OBX rental agency that rents to groups, except families. Single guys create the chance of an out of control party and PD response. No homeowners, rental agency or your neighbor wants that. Every rental contract I've seen stipulates family groups only. Violation of a rental contract is cause for immediate eviction. I recommend you stay in Virgina Beach.

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