Hello! I'm about to book a rental on Buxton which looks absolutely amazing, and while I'm quite sure I'll be happy to enjoy the peace and quiet and the beach, I'm also going to want to go out and explore shops and see the sights.
I'm used to vacationing on Hilton Head which like a little village, there's a bunch of stores and restaurants, etc. but I've never been to the Outer Banks areas, so I'm not entirely sure where I need to go to reach "civilization" and visit the usual tourist areas. Suggestions please? I don't mind driving a bit to get to the good places!