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Girls’ North Carolina Getaway to Hatteras Island

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Hatteras Island is an exceptionally fun and exciting vacation destination and when you’re lucky enough to spend time here alongside your best girls, there’s even more to look forward to. The following three-day itinerary is a great place to start when you’re excited to plan your unforgettable girls’ North Carolina getaway to scenic Hatteras Island this year!

Day 1

This morning, you’ll start things off in luxury and style alongside your best girlfriends by enjoying breakfast and a hot cup of coffee in the comfort of your luxurious vacation rental overlooking the water. Whether you settle in around a kitchen table or head out to a furnished deck overlooking the shoreline, it’s a refreshing way to start the day at your very own pace.

Next, it’s time to explore the scenic Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This is the ideal first stop for a girls’ getaway with a focus on incredible scenery and nature! There’s also some rich history thrown into the mix as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the country’s first nationally designated shoreline too. When you’re here, there’s plenty of time to soak up the sun from the sand, splash in the waves, or enjoy watching shorebirds fly by. You’ll enjoy Bodie Island Lighthouse views from this vantage point.

After you’ve had your fill of fun under the sun, make your way to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island in Manteo. This is an exciting place to encounter incredible wildlife because the aquarium hosts a 285,000-gallon shark tank on-site as well as films and a variety of interactive exhibits.

Tonight, you’re going to want to treat yourself and your crew to dinner at Breakwater Restaurant. Found at 57878 North Carolina Highway 12, Breakwater Restaurant is a delicious stop when you find yourself craving classic seafood dishes, steamed platters, and delicious drinks, all paired up with impressive waterfront views.

Day 2

On day two of your girls’ getaway to Hatteras Island, grabbing breakfast at Sonny’s Waterfront Restaurant promises to be a palate-pleasing way to start the day. Found at 57947 North Carolina Highway12, Sonny’s Waterfront Restaurant offers great views and a robust selection of breakfast foods ranging from omelets and pancakes to French toast, bacon, hash browns, and more.

Once you feel fueled up for the fun, it’s time to head to the Manteo waterfront and relish some serious retail therapy. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of charming shops and souvenir stops to explore as well as opportunities to simply stroll, watch the boats drift by and people watch as well. Whether you’re looking for gifts, crafts, art, jewelry, or apparel, there’s a good chance you’re going to find it all and more right here.

If cravings come calling after all of that shopping, be sure to swing by Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop or the Lost Colony Tavern for savory bites that will have you feeling ready to keep exploring in no time.

You’ll definitely want your energy because next, you’re heading to the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Here, you’ll see the past come to life and also have options to explore the many trails that wind their way through the grounds. There’s a visitor center to explore and a historic waterside theatre that runs the show The Lost Colony during the summer months.

This evening, consider stopping by Howard’s Pub & Raw Bar Restaurant to enjoy fresh-shucked oysters, clams, pizza, and access to more than 200 brews on-site! There’s a lovely rooftop deck here as well which offers up spectacular harbor and ocean views.

Day 3

Embrace a savory start to the day on the third morning of your journey with a stop at the Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop. Situated at 57196 Saxon Cut Drive, this welcoming and cozy stop is a great place to enjoy an espresso, latte, cappuccino, and a pastry too.

After breakfast, make your way to the thrilling Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. This one-of-a-kind stop pays homage to the treacherous offshore waters in the area that have caused upward of 2,000 shipwrecks since the 1500s. The hazardous Diamond Shoals have been the culprit in many shipwrecks before 19th-century lighthouses were built. The museum covers some of the most notorious wrecks and presents artifacts, photos, and information on the disasters that have taken place locally.

Next, spend some time at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center and learn more about the native tribes that called Hatteras home long before settlers ever arrived. This museum puts beautiful pottery, beadwork, basketry, and tools on display.

When you’ve finished strolling through the museums, this afternoon is the perfect time to check out the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse near Buxton. If you have time afterward, spend the late afternoon strolling through the Elizabethan Gardens and enjoying a refreshing and colorful moment in good company.

Enjoy a dinner at Hatteras Sol Waterside Grill on the last night of your Hatteras Island girls’ North Carolina getaway. Located at 58646 Highway 12, Hatteras Sol Waterside Grill serves up seafood and American classic dishes in style alongside an impressive wine list and handcrafted cocktails too. If you come around sunset, you’ll be treated to inspiring and colorful views over the Pamlico Sound.

Book Your Getaway Today

When travel plans bring you to Hatteras Island, be sure to book your luxurious accommodations through the team at Midgett Realty. Reach out today to learn more!