If you’re looking to plan an amazing Memorial Day in North Carolina getaway to kick off summer, you can do no better than the town of Duck, on the Outer Banks. This adorable town has so many fun activities to get your summer started just right. Check out our awesome Duck rentals and get your holiday started!
Comfort and Convenience
Whether you need two bedrooms or eight, our Duck rentals offer the very best value. You’ll find they’re stocked with everything you need for a great getaway, from full-sized kitchens that allow you to prepare meals in the convenience of your rental, huge decks for enjoying the sea views and salt air, and so much more. Stay connected with family and friends back home using the fast Wi-Fi; watch your favorite shows and movies on giant flat screen TVs and relax in cozy dens and living rooms. Many of our Duck homes also include extras like game rooms, hot tubs, and private pools, so make sure you check out all the listings and find the one that’s right for you!
One of the great things about a stay in Duck is that the town is small enough, nearly every place is within walking distance of the ocean. You can easily step out for a swim at any time of day and can also make the most of romantic strolls under the moonlight. Take a walk at the Duck Town Park Boardwalk, a popular mile-long path that winds along coastal marshes, past boat launches and ice cream shops. It’s a great place to see waterfowl, as well as beautiful views of Currituck Sound. If you prefer to travel a bit faster, you can also rent bicycles in downtown Duck, and explore the town by bike.
Head Out to Sea
While you could just spend your days lounging on the beach, why not make the most of the beginning of summer by trying some fun water activities? There’s no better place to do it than Duck on the Outer Banks! For a great workout coupled with sightseeing, try a kayak trip with Coastal Kayak Touring Company. Named one of the top 100 best adventures in America by National Geographic, they offer an awesome range of options for all ages to enjoy getting out on the water. Coastal Kayak will take you to amazing spots that you’d never get to see otherwise, such as the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary. Their knowledgeable guides will make sure you have a great time, and you’ll learn a lot to boot!
If kayaking isn’t your favorite, why not head over to Nor’Banks Sailing & Water Sports? No matter what sort of ocean adventure you’re looking for, they can help you out. As the most complete water sports center on the Outer Banks, Nor’Banks offers a full range of rentals and lessons. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to sail or stand-up paddle, now’s your chance; if you’re already experienced, you can just rent what you need. They also offer options for wakeboarding, parasailing, water skiing, tubing, pontoon boats, and tours, so come on down and check it out!
Libations and More
Most people enjoy having great drinks to accompany their great vacation, and there are plenty of options for you to find those in Duck. One fun idea is to hop aboard the Vineyard Voyage, a unique wine-tasting tour that includes a boat ride! You’ll head across beautiful Currituck Sound and visit Sanctuary Vineyard, which is located on the historic Wright Brothers farm. After crossing the scenic marshes and agricultural fields, you’ll arrive at 33 acres of viniferous grapes. Enjoy the setting, the flavors, and learning about how they produce their wine on this popular tour that frequently sells out.
If you’re more of a beer drinker, stop by Growlers to Go to pick up your brews. This specialty shop offers 42 beers on tap, for sampling in flights or pints, or to take home in to-go growlers. Their selection includes all the Outer Banks breweries, which is great, because you can try them all in one place! They also offer 100 varieties of packaged beers, including national favorites. It’s your one-stop beer shop for when you’re visiting Duck!
Finally, no Outer Banks vacation would be complete without a great seafood meal. One of the easiest and best ways to do that is to book a boil with the Outer Banks Boil Company. They specialize in offering you the experience of a traditional low-country boil, by artfully layering jumbo shrimp, red bliss potatoes, Vidalia onions, corn on the cob, and authentic Louisiana andouille sausage, and seasoning them all together into one pot of deliciousness. Add your choice of snow crab legs, lobster tail, clams, and mussels for a true seafood feast! You have two options for your boil: pick up the pot from them and boil it yourself, or, for a truly sumptuous experience, let Outer Banks Boil Company come and cater to you in the comfort of your own rental home.
Have fun planning your delicious Memorial Day in North Carolina trip! Contact us!