The Outer Banks are a 130-mile chain of barrier islands in North Carolina.
Places to stay
Though the Outer Banks is quite a large area, the tourist areas are separated into three categories: Northern Beach, Hatteras Island and Roanoke Island.
What to see
The Outer Banks has several historic lighthouses, museums and wildlife areas, and is the home to Kitty Hawk, where the Wright brothers flew the first plane. The Outer Banks also has many beaches that are open to the public.
The main tourist season is in summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. A lot of places close down after the summer, but the costs go down and some places stay open year-round.
The average high temperature during the summer is in the mid-80s. The average high temperature in the winter stays in the 50s.
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