Friday, April 13, 2012

A few of my favorite things in and around Duck, North Carolina...

*Links from my previous posts on my OBX trip with more tips and highlights can be found at the bottom of this post.

Here are the rest of the highlights and tips 
from my Spring Break trip...

{in no particular order}

The Bike Paths...

Click here to learn more about the bike paths.

Be sure to bring your bike or you can rent one.
Biking is the best way to get around Duck. 
We rented bikes and a Cornhole set from Duck Village Outfitters.  
They had everything we needed, from helmets to baskets for the bikes.

Click here for a list of rental companies to meet your 
recreational needs while visiting Duck and the surrounding areas.

Love BBQ?
Run to Duck Deli!
They have the best North Carolina Pulled Pork BBQ!!!  
A must try!!!
Duck Deli has the yummiest Hushpuppies I've had to date!

If you love Shrimp N' Grits, 
head to Red Sky Cafe...
Red Sky's DO NOT disappoint!
They also have awesome Fish Tacos!

The best deal for Shrimp n' Grits is during lunch, only $11.99 - Dinner menu it's $25
So.  Darn.  Good.

Red Sky Cafe has the cutest decor walking up to the door...

For a great cup of coffee 
or hot chocolate, head over to 
This is the cutest coffee-shop & book store, so unique!
They are known for their world famous coconut-crunch coffee.
My little one LOVED the hot chocolate!
This cute dog bone dispenser was on the porch 
walking up to the coffee-shop's front door.  
Duck is VERY dog friendly!
Duck is ranked in the top 10 for dog beaches.  
Click here to find out more.

Right in the heart of the Village is the Duck Water Tower

Duck has a wonderful variety for shopping & great dining!
Click here for a shopping guide.
Click here for a dining guide.

For great take-home SEAFOOD,  

They are so friendly and have the freshest local seafood.  
During our week stay, we pretty much lived here.
They have all your cooking needs ~ sauces, marinades,
 sides, desserts and all the utensils you'll need.
 Their crab & clam dips are super yummy ~ good warm or cold...
but I highly recommend heating them!
They have ready-to-eat cooked peeled & deveined shrimp.  
My favorite is their Old Bay Spiced Shrimp!
Also great...their she-crab soup!  
What they are known for is their Down East Clambake
everything in one pot. 

My first stop for my June trip to Corolla will be here!

All around Duck, Corolla and surrounding areas are these adorable 
painted Wild Horse statues.  Each one is unique and they come in all different sizes.
 Up the road from Duck is Corolla, famous for the 
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and their wild horses. 

Click here to find out more about the wild horses.
Click here to find out more about the Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

I hope to go on a wild horse tour during my trip to Corolla in June.

This is my second trip to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse...

Even though I've been to the lighthouse twice, I haven't climbed it yet.  Thankfully, my aunt did and took pictures of the amazing view from the top!
($7 to climb the Lighthouse)

In the morning, FOLLOW YOUR NOSE to

{These are "hurt you" good donuts!  So good, ONE person, who will remain anonymous, ate 5 of  the 6 }

The best part of Duck and the Outer Banks,
 the reason we all come...

What a beautiful way to start the day in the Outer Banks...

...and a spectacular way to end to a day with a sunset on the Sound.

So many reasons to love Duck and why...

The best sign of a great vacation is not wanting to leave...
We all wanted just a few more days...
Can't wait to return.

Here are links to my two previous posts on my trip: 


(OBX Beach Home Rental Tips)

Thanks for stopping by!


Natalie said...

Wow - just Nat

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Nat...wish we were still there. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

Oh, I am so jealous! That beach looks amazing. And such yummy food, too! Thanks for sharing. :)

Lauren said...

We used to go to the Outer Banks growing up and I am dying to go back- especially after this post! I just LOVE their beaches- so relaxing and the dunes are so picturesque. Good to see all there is to do in town- we never left the beach house!

Christine @ Angel Stitch Embroidery and Jezebel said...

Oh, I haven't been to Outer Banks in years! Love, love, love NC beaches.

Mary ~ said...

Me too, Christine - time for you to go back! :O) Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary ~ said...

Krissy, The beaches are amazing, along with the local food! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message! Have a great one! Cheers!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Lauren! I'm dying to go back and I was just're right, it is so peaceful. Thanks so for stopping by and for the sweet message! Hope you make it back to the OBX soon :O) Cheers!

Missy F. said...

Thanks for sharing! My family and I go to Duck every year from Iowa. We absolutely LOVE it!!!