Another major publication has rated the Outer Banks as one of the best places in the United States for a summer vacation.
U.S. News and World Report published its 21 Best Summer Vacations in the USA for 2023 list last week, and has placed our destination as the number 10 best in the country.
Here’s what they had to say about us:
A quintessential family vacation spot, the Outer Banks fills to the brim in summer with beachgoers looking to relax. Activities for kids and teens abound in this North Carolina destination, including fishing, windsurfing, boogie boarding and kiting adventures like kiteboarding, hang gliding and classic kite flying. Meanwhile, travelers interested in U.S. history appreciate the Outer Banks’ significance as the Wright Brothers’ first flight site and where Roanoke Island’s colonists mysteriously disappeared. What’s more, there are numerous lighthouses to discover and the beaches are wide and clean.
Leading this year’s U.S. News rankings is Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park; Grand Canyon National Park; San Diego; Grand Teton National Park; San Francisco; Bar Harbor; the Adriondack Mountains; and Seattle.
Following the Outer Banks is Hilton Head at number 11; Cannon Beach, Oregon (where Goonies was filmed); Zion National Park; Cape May, New Jersey; Great Smoky National Park; Mount Rainier National Park; Chicago; Fairbanks, Alaska; Portland, Maine; Boston; and Cape Cod.