God does crazy things.
Crazy things to our heart.
Crazy things to our head.
Crazy things to our feet.
My feet keep taking me back to North Carolina and I have no complaints.
In October, I was fortunate enough to sit in the hot sand again and explore further the 200 miles of island that make up the Outer Banks.
Here is a list of five good eats that I've tried and you should try too!
1. Fish Heads Bar & Grill
If I ever moved to the banks and applied for a waitress gig, this would be the place. This restaurant sits right on a fishing pier in Nags Head. During our last trip, we went twice and couldn't get enough of their 15 cent happy hour shrimp. The menu is simple and the service was awesome, even when the place was packed!
2. Sunset Grille & Raw Bar
They don't call it Sunset Grille for nothing. This place gives you a spectacular view of the sunset over the Currituck Sound. The food is pretty average, but the view and location in Duck makes this place worth visiting! If you want to spend some time exploring Duck before or after you eat, try walking along its famous boardwalk!
3. The Spot
I'm lowkey sad because this place use to be called Logan's Ice Cream lol. On another note, what's a better beachy snack than an acai bowl? I've been dying to try one of these forever and I'm so pumped I got to do it on the banks. I ordered the small Hippie Bowl and it was delicious!
4. First Light
We had no intention of finding this little breakfast and burger place in Corolla. A few hungry tummies and one open restaurant in a shopping outlet, made our choice pretty easy. Yet, holy crap, it did impress! Hands down best food AND mimosa I had on that whole trip. Get the sliders. Seriously just do it.
5. Beachside Bistro
You may have already heard me rave about this place on my last post. This cute lil' bistro is on the ground floor of the Sea Ranch Resort. (Aka the coolest hotel on the banks) Anyway, this place is great because of the yummy appetizers (tuna and bommmb mild wings), fruity cocktails, and fun live music. This place will make your heart happy.
I'm sure I will be back soon.
*Did I miss one of your favorite places to eat on the banks? Let me know below!
If you've never experienced the Atlantic Ocean, this is where you need to do it. Three weeks ago, my family made our third trip to this charming Outer Banks getaway.
The Sea Ranch Resort is located in Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Although, don't let the name fool you, it's affordable, especially in a shoulder season. (I'll talk more about that in the price break down below)
How We Got There:
A Quick Tour:
The Sea Ranch has three different options for accommodation: Oceanfront guest rooms, main building guest rooms, and sea ranch condos. We've stayed in both oceanfront rooms and most recently, their condos. Here's a quick tour of what the condos look like...
Now that you know what this cozy condo looks like, let's break down the pricing...
Summer season: June-August (I wouldn't recommend visiting during this time unless you're okay with terrible traffic, high room rates, and crazy crowds.) Not even gonna throw out the price because I personally wouldn't spend money here during the summer months.
*These prices are based on my search today using hotels.com. First, I selected Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st, 2017 to retrieve prices from a weekday standpoint. Then I selected Dec. 1st - 2nd, 2017 to find the weekend price change. (Keep in mind this is only one month prior to my stay.)
To my knowledge, the only way to book a condo is directly through their website.
A weekday night-
Lemme tell ya. These prices are SUPER reasonable. The view and beach access are phenomenal. It's the perfect spot to experience what the banks has to offer.
If you can't decide which option is for you, consider these factors...
Book your visit now and have your first relaxing day without even leaving their property.
Overall About the Hotel:
*No guys, they didn't pay me to write this. The Sea Ranch is just one of those places where you visit once and can't stop returning to.
I hope you love it as much as I do.
Wanna read more about North Carolina? Here's 10 Reasons Why I Adore OBX.
*Do you have a favorite hotel on the Outer Banks? Which one?
*What's your go-to vacation spot and why?