Hello. I am looking forward to visiting the Outer Banks next week, June 22nd-29th. We realized that Saturdays were the busiest days for travel when we booked, but we couldn't avoid those dates. I will be coming from DC and have family coming from New England. From DC we're planning to leave early (4:30 am) Sat AM to arrive before the rush and hang out somewhere for the day. Any suggestions for where to go with a baby and 4 year old?
From New England I think they will plan to arrive at dinner time. Is that reasonable or should they plan to arrive at 8 or 9 PM to avoid sitting in traffic for hours?
I've seen lots of posts about arrival traffic, but I am also wondering about departing the following Saturday. What time would be best to leave Corolla to avoid lots of traffic and really extending our drive? Anything we should be aware of? I'm not sure leaving Friday night is an option.
Thanks very much for your help. Looking through the forums has been so helpful in getting ideas and planning our trip.