During our trip to Nags Head, North Carolina, I learned a very important thing: never stay with relatives. The trip took seven hours from where we live in Clover, South Carolina, to the outer banks of North Carolina, where Nags Head is located. Not only did we almost get killed by a maniac while driving on the bridge to Roanoke Island, when we got to the rental vacation house we found out that since our relatives already claimed all of the bedrooms, we had to sleep on the floor. After one backache inducing night, my father got up at the crack of dawn to hunt down a hotel room. He practically begged for a room at the Nags Head Inn (M.P. 14 Ocean Front), which was only about two blocks away. We made up an excuse as to not hurt their feelings, since they were family, but we had to get out of that house.
The hotel itself was very nice. It was located right on the beach. It also had an indoor heated pool and a hot tub, which had a view of the beach and ocean, and you could even get to the beach right from the pool room. The hotel staff was very nice, letting us check in before noon. The beach itself was a private access beach. You had to be staying at the hotel to be in that certain area. It was also nice and very clean. The original plan was to only stay two nights, but we enjoyed staying at the hotel so much that we stayed an extra night. We ate dinner from the Yellow Submarine restaurant, located at MP 14.5 Outer Banks Mall, which delivered to the hotel for free. The food was so good that we ate there each of the three nights we stayed at the hotel.
Nags Head also has a lot of campgrounds. Dogs are allowed on the beach, but only if they are on a leash no more than 10 feet long. There are 18 hole golf courses as well as tennis courts. I went parasailing at Kitty Hawk Kites. It was one of the coolest things I have ever done. Overall, Nags Head is a very relaxing place. It is not geared towards young kids. If your idea of a getaway is to literally get away, this is the place to go. Just remember, never stay with family, because then you can do what you want, when you want.
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