Summer 2021 is just around the corner. With 2020 safely behind us all, it’s hard to ignore the feeling that this year might just be the year that things turn around. When you’re ready to seize the day and enjoy the prospect that better things are yet to come, planning an endless summer in Corolla vacation is bound to inspire!
While the entirety of the Outer Banks of North Carolina has long called to travelers from near and far who value beautiful and scenic landscapes, Corolla is particularly special. Known for its population of wild horses as much as it is for its charming lighthouses and delectable dining options, Corolla has even more appeal in 2021.
The international vacation rental search engine HomeToGo officially placed Corolla on the list of the Top 10 Most Luxurious Summer Destinations for 2021! Its Currituck Outer Banks location makes it a place where visitors can come to savor the sights of summer in true style. Elegant and intriguing, Corolla has earned its place on the list and continues to prove it’s a destination worth returning to time and again.
If you find yourself in need of a summer 2021 escape, Corolla promises to be a place that caters to travel interests of all types. So, what can you expect to enjoy during a stay? The following are a few of many options available in the area.
Visit the Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Stretching 162-feet into the air, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla isn’t hard to spot. It’s also hard to resist visiting! It made its way onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and continues to captivate guests with its red-brick façade. It’s $10 a person to access the lighthouse and if you’re feeling brave and up for a new perspective, you can climb the 220 steps to the observation deck. From here, unsurpassed views are yours for the enjoying. Don’t forget your camera for this summer 2021 fun activity.
Explore The Whalehead Club
Settled on 39 acres along the Currituck Sound, the Historic Whalehead Club is worth a visit when your travel plans bring you to Corolla. Showcasing art-nouveau architecture from the 1920s, this sprawling residence stands out within the landscape thanks to its bold yellow exterior. Stepping inside is a step back in time as the interior has been fully restored to its original glory. Tours of The Whalehead Club are available with a reservation between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Take Time to See the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge
The Outer Banks are barrier islands that host incredibly beautiful and complex eco-systems. Those making their way to Corolla this summer with a passion for learning more about the great outdoors won’t want to skip a chance to visit the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge. This protected area was first established in 1984. Today, it’s an integral part of preservation efforts that help maintain the balance creatures and plants depend on to thrive. If you’re an avid bird watcher, this is the optimal place to bring your binoculars. Species frequently spotted here include but aren’t limited to prairie warblers, hooded warblers, and the king rail.
Book a Corolla Wild Horse Tour
There’s still much debate surrounding where exactly Corolla’s wild horse population originated. While some point to them as being the sole survivors of shipwrecks off the coast hundreds of years ago, others believe they were left behind by explorers who first set foot on these barrier islands. Either way, they’re an incredibly inspiring and unique part of what makes Corolla an intriguing destination to discover.
When you’re here over the summer, be sure to book your place on a Corolla Wild Horse Tour. These mindful excursions are led by knowledgeable guides who take you to those areas where wild horses thrive. You’ll stay a safe distance away so as not to disturb them in their natural habitat, but you’ll be close enough to capture the amazing moment on camera. It’s sure to be the highlight of your summer adventure.
Savor the Sands of Corolla Beach
A summer trip to Corolla just wouldn’t be complete without time enjoyed at the beach. When you’re looking forward to soaking up the sun, Corolla Beach is a great place to start. Bring your beach chair and umbrella and plan on arriving early to beat the afternoon crowds. Many who frequent this particular stretch of shoreline do so with the intention of pairing their sunbathing with a swim or snorkel too.
Book Your Summer Stay Today
Corolla is an amazing destination that’s well worth adding to your must-visit list this summer. When you need beautiful and comfortable accommodations to match, Shoreline OBX has the rentals you’ve been searching for. Contact us today to learn more about our many property options and to start planning your next summer adventure.